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The Bubble Genius Bob & Chez Show 11/10/15

Bob and Chez
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RELM_buttonJetpacks Made Of Beef: We Preview the GOP Fox Business Debate; Ben Carson in Full Meltdown; Ben Carson's Press Conference Freakout; The GOP are Bullies Turned Victims; The Complete List of Ben Carson Lies; Ben Carson's Weird Jesus Painting; Hugh Hewitt versus Joe Scarborough; Starbucks Cups and the War on Christmas; and much more. Brought to you by Bubble Genius, the Amazon Link and The Bowen Law Group.


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  • katanahamon

    Pop on over to Huffpost to see the latest story of Carson’s involvement with this criminal healthcare defrauding dentist named Costa..Carson stumps a position that anyone who commits healthcare fraud should have their hands cut off and be incarcerated, yet his friend that he says is the most valuable person in his life after his wife is a totally scummy crook…no surprises there..

  • GrafZeppelin127

    Shorter Carson meltdown: “Marcia, Marcia, Marcia!!”

  • katanahamon

    Yeah…about..that .painting.., I think all I can say is, ” KREPLAH!!!”..

    • muselet

      I believe that word is typically transliterated as Qapla’, “success,” most commonly used in leave-taking (some sources indicate it can carry the deeper meaning of “die honorably,” which figures).

      Unless you’re thinking of kreplach, dumplings often called “Jewish wontons” or “Jewish ravioli.”

      Either way, I’m being annoying. And that painting is weird and creepy and, alas, can’t be unseen.


      • katanahamon

        Sorry my Klingon spelling is a bit rusty………..

        • muselet

          I did admit I was being annoying.


  • Badgerite

    See what you made me do?

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  • Badgerite

    Just imagine if Barack Obama during the 2008 campaign had said that he was a violent youth who had tried to stab a “friend/relative” in the stomach, tried to hit his mother with a hammer and threw rocks and anything he could get his hands on at other people. Remember the ‘terrorist’ fist-bump episode between Michele and Barack Obama. . And then, of course, there was the “death panels”, etc.

    And that is the creepiest picture of Jesus I have ever seen.

  • Badgerite

    And Trump continues to dazzle with his policy proposals. Starbucks should be boycotted until they put a picture of Jesus on the their cups and saying “Merry Christmas” will be mandatory. I guess we can all rest safe then. Because the “high energy” candidate who will restore “greatness” to America again is thinking big.
    I love Christmas. I love the songs, religious or otherwise. But, being an American, if someone tells me that I
    must say “Merry Christmas” whether I feel like it or not, I will absolutely refuse to do so. I’m an American. Nobody tells me what to say or what to think or what to feel. Not even The Donald. Especially not the Donald.

  • muselet

    You couldn’t have paid me to watch the Republican debate, even if I had cable (and yes, I know it was livestreamed).

    It would be nice if we had a functioning news media instead of a bunch of whimpering ninnies terrified of being called theliberalmedia.

    There is no greater waste of time, space and electrons than Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski, a/k/a Squint and the Meat Puppet (both Driftglass and Charlie Pierce call them that, and the names do need to be more widely used). And liberal MSNBC has them on for four bloody hours a day.

    Chez, you have it right: Ben Carson isn’t used to being questioned. Neurosurgeons might be questioned by other neurosurgeons, but that’s collegial, and—usually—respectful and technical in nature. The very idea that the unwashed in the media would dare to question his life story, especially his sin-and-redemption stories, is alien to him.

    I’m not sure Carson is a pathological liar, at least about his life story. Kevin Drum thinks Carson’s embellishments are all about telling evangelicals what they want to hear: a story of, as I said above, sin and redemption. He’s exaggerating—sometimes a lot—about his past rather than outright lying, though that may be a distinction without much of a difference.

    The business with Mannatech absolutely was a lie, and it’s surprising that he thought he could get away with it. He seems to have imagined no one would follow the paper trail (and we’re back to his not being used to critical questioning).

    “The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald” got, yes, far too much airplay. Love it or hate it, that song is, ultimately, a very traditional ballad (ballad = story song), and it was a ballsy move on Gordon Lightfoot’s part to write it.

    Ben Carson inhabits the same universe The Base does, the one in which a Kenyan-born IslamofascistNaziblacknationalistsocialist Murca-hating community organizer was annointed by the lamestream media long before he’d even been elected to the Illinois State Senate, and nobody ever asked a single question about his background or his policies. I’m not sure if Carson is lying or just a common or garden wingnut.

    The Amateur Duo, as Steve Benen calls them, are dominating media coverage because they’re the frontrunners. It’s a chicken-and-egg argument over which is cause and which is effect, but at this point only a serious and sustained drop in their poll numbers will stop the obsessive media attention.

    Carson is a well-trained, highly-intelligent ignoramus. He knows very little outside his narrow specialty. I refuse to pathologize his ignorance by calling him an idiot savant, I think he is content not to catch up on a lifetime of general knowledge.

    If anyone deserves to be slapped down, it’s Hugh Hewitt. He was an insufferable twit back in the 1990s, when I first became aware of him (as a co-host of “Life & Times” on KCET), and he’s only gotten worse, mostly because he has a much bigger megaphone now.

    I shouldn’t be surprised Hewitt is still having sexual relations with that chicken. There is zero evidence Hillary Clinton violated 18 USC §1924, no matter how fervently Hewitt wants to convince The Base there is. To make his idiocy worse, he holds a JD degree and is a law professor at an ABA-accredited institution. He knows better. Tosser.

    I think it was a commenter at Talking Points Memo who said something to the effect of, “I didn’t know Jesus was Klingon.”

    Charlie Pierce:

    Because nothing says “Peace on Earth, good will to men” like a pest in a Jesus shirt coming into a coffee shop strapped. I await this year’s production of Amahl and the Night Gunmen.

    I would hypothesize that the sort of Christian who feels the design of a paper cup at Starbucks, of all things, is an attack on his/her faith has internalized John 15:18–20 and feels inadequate as a Christian because nobody’s actually persecuting or hating him/her. I welcome other explanations.

    Bob, if our glorious news media takes a single, hesitant step toward being less useless, I’m all for it. This would be a fairly low-cost year to take that step, too, because of the sheer volume of lunacy coming from the Rs.

    (Bob, you missed Chez’s fucks at 4:48 and 4:49.)


  • ProudLiberalAlways

    Great show, guys. Really f*cking great! Listening to it should be nationally mandatory.