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The Bubble Genius Bob & Chez Show 10/9/14

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RELM_buttonEnd Times: Big Announcement on Bob’s YouTube Copyright Fracas with Sarah Palin; Ebola and The End Times; Drudge Report Has Gone Full Apocalypse; Cable News is Disgraceful; Dr. Oz is Inciting Panic; Sam Harris and Bill Maher Versus the World; Greenwald Trolls; and much more. Brought to you by Bubble Genius, the BobCesca.com Amazon Link and The Bowen Law Group.

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  • CygnusX1isaHole

    Mr. Cesca’s claim that I only show up when he writes a Greenwald article is totally inaccurate and displays a serious disconnect with his own web site. I’ve been commenting here for approximately 18 months on a variety of topics. Here are numerous articles I’ve commented on in just the last month that aren’t about Glenn Greenwald.

    – Paul Krugman Declares Obama’s Presidency “Historically Successful”
    – Rush Limbaugh’s Latest Conspiracy: The Latest Unemployment Numbers Are Fake
    – Celebrated Feminist Author … Thinks the ISIS Beheading Videos Are Fake
    – Obama Beats Romney’s Campaign Promise Of 6% Unemployment In Half the Time
    – U.S. and Arab Allies Strike ISIS and Newly-Hyped Khorasan Group In Syria
    – No, Obama Didn’t Sound Like Bush At The United Nations
    – Israel Actually Shot Down Syria Jet Fighter In Syrian Airspace
    – #BringBackOurGirls Update Shows the Failure Of Foreign Policy Hashtag Activism
    – PODCAST: Bob, Chez and Ben Discuss ..Scotland, Trolls and Investigating Wall Street
    – White House Says U.S. Combat Troops In Syria Aren’t Off The Table
    – Obama Tops Reagan on the Economy, But He Still Can’t Get the Word Out
    – THE WEEKLY MILLENNIAL: Explaining The Ukraine Crisis to Apathetic 20-Somethings
    – The Major Obama Success Story No One Seems to Remember

    The overwhelming majority of my comments are civil even though I’m repeatedly sworn at, called names and treated condescendingly. If Mr. Cesca was genuinely concerned about his comments section he’d take action to defend those with minority points of view from personal attack instead of turning a blind eye thus aiding the aggressors.

    The truest way to silence someone with an opposing point of view is by making a better argument. As the owner of this web site, however, you’re entitled to take the expedient route: invent a false purpose for my participation, label me a troll with a nefarious agenda and simply block me.

    Lastly, I do not have a Twitter account and am therefore not part of the Twitter wars Mr. Cesca engages in with Greenwald backers. Perhaps indulging in the Greenwald topic so maniacally is the reason Mr. Cesca is imagining enemies where they do not exist.

    • Victor_the_Crab

      You’re overly obsessed with Bob, little emoprog. Get a fucking life, whydontcha!

      • CygnusX1isaHole

        More swearing, name calling and condescension, otherwise known as “the treatment” for those who express contrary opinions at TDB.

        • Victor_the_Crab

          Boo-fucking-hoo, little child. The government ain’t out to getcha, so stop wrapping yourself, head to toe, with tinfoil and go do something productive with your life, for once.

    • Lady Willpower

      Thank you for giving us examples of the other threads where you show up to take a dump on the Obama presidency with discredited Right-wing memes and bogus bullshit.

      How soon before you start referring to Barry as “Golfer-in-Chief?”

  • muselet

    Bob, congratulations, but it should never have come to this. Of course your excerpting Sarah Palin’s videos was fair use, and Google’s legal team should have known that—well, they did know, but not taking her meritless complaint seriously would have opened the company up to charges of librulism or something—and told Palin and TAPP to pound sand.

    Matt Drudge has always trafficked in fear. That he’s chosen to ramp it up to pants-wetting, Lindsey-Graham-cowering-under-the-bed, “When in danger, / When in doubt, / Run in circles, / Scream and shout!”, OH MY GOD WE’RE ALL GONNA DIE! hysteria isn’t really surprising. Nothing else has worked for nigh on six years, after all (the usurper is still in the White House).

    Lunatic Righties are racist? And their constant concern trolling is a scam? Say it’s not so! (“Obola.” Jesus wept.)

    Guys, do me a favor, please. Whenever you must refer to Dinesh D’Souza, I’d very much appreciate it if you’d call him “convicted felon Dinesh D’Souza.” Thank you in advance.

    Mehmet Oz is a classic example of stepping far outside one’s area of expertise. He’s a cardiothroacic surgeon, not an infectious diseases specialist or an epidemiologist. I’ll bet anyone out there a cookie that if an epidemiologist held forth on heart valve surgery, Oz would have the conniption to end all conniptions. I don’t understand why we pay any attention to people like this (sadly, that’s not true, I understand all too well).

    In my opinion, if “weev” had found the security flaw in AT&T’s system and quietly brought it to the company’s attention, then he could legitimately be called a white-hat hacker or a hacktivist. He didn’t, so he can’t, regardless of what Glenn Greenwald thinks, and that’s before we get into the issue of weev’s racism.

    “This is not about race.” Well … If you were to poll the Great Murcan Public about Islam, I guaran-damn-tee a large majority would say Muslims are Arabs. You know and I know and everyone reading this (I hope) knows there are Muslims everywhere and from every ethnic background, but not everybody knows that. Without having seen either Bill Maher’s show (because his self-satisfaction irritates me) or Chris Hayes’s show (because I don’t have cable and even if I did, life’s too short to waste watching politics shows), I’m going to guess that is what Ben Affleck and Chris Hayes were responding to, and if I’m wrong, I’m wrong (it’s happened before, it’ll happen again).

    Every belief system—religious, ethical or philosophical—is flawed and at the very least vaguely absurd at its core. Heck, in meditative moments, I pick my own belief system apart just as an intellectual exercise. Of course every belief system—specifically including Islam—is fair game for everything from thoughtful analysis up to and including mockery, but the difference between taking potshots at fundamentalist Christianity and going after Islam is that we’re all familiar with what the fundamentalist Christians claim their god wants us all to do, but the only experience many (most?) of us have with Muslims is watching videos from the Taliban or al-Qaeda or IS/ISIL/ISIS or other crazy people. It’s a bit like looking at the IRA’s terror campaign from the 1960s into the 1990s and saying, “Boy oh boy, those Roman Catholics sure are a violent lot.”

    The majority anything takes more incoming fire simply because it is the majority somethingorother. Familiarity makes things easier to lampoon; it’s hard to make a funny if you have to start by explaining what’s being lampooned (and mocking something that’s unfamiliar or exotic feels lazy and mean). Also, members of a minority group get to make fun of their group when outsiders aren’t allowed to do so (Jews tell thoroughly awful jokes about Jews, people of Polish descent know more Polack jokes than anyone else, gays know every crap gay joke, et bleedin’ cetera, and they’d understandably rip limb from limb any outsider telling the exact same jokes).

    Toss the frothing nutcases from Fox News into the mix, and it’s not surprising that Lefties are reluctant to allow open season on Islam. It’s not that Islam—which is, for the umpteenth time, unfamiliar to most of us—is unfair.

    And the less said about Glenn Greenwald, the better.

    My goodness, I do bang on.

    (Chez says “fuck” at 51:08. Justifiably, but you are trying for a broadcast-friendly show.)

    –alopecia