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The Bubble Genius Bob & Chez Show 1/29/15

RELM_buttonHe Goin' Rogue: The GOP Abandoning Sarah Palin After Disastrous Speech; Steve Very Strong, He Goin’ Rogue; Hilarious New Dan Bidondi Audio; John McCain Slams Code Pink Protesters; Andrew Sullivan Quitting; The Jonathan Chait Controversy; Bill Maher Flummoxes the Banter; and much more. Brought to you by Bubble Genius, the Amazon Link and The Bowen Law Group.

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  • 1933john

    Hey Sarah!
    Cross your legs, you’re breath smells!

  • Badgerite

    It is really good to know that they “had no problem with the patriots balls”. It’s why I tune in. Bidondi. There is no substitute.

  • Victor the Crab

    Can you imagine Sarah Palin and Dan Bidondi having a conversation together? The Algonquin Round Table, it wouldn’t!

  • holyreality

    I am deeply disappointed in your treatment of Code Pink.
    I would expect knee jerk liberals to approve of what McCain disapproves of, while Henry Kissinger may be old news, his war crimes set the stage for the travesty of justice Americans accept today.
    Bidondi deserves your laughter.

  • Badgerite

    WE the People, in order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, and insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare, and Secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish…..
    ……………….The position flexible

    When in the course of human events…………He goin’ rogue.
    I’m sorry. The woman is an idiot. And no idiots had anything at all to do with the making of those founding documents.
    The Founding Fathers did not “go rogue”. They used their intelligence to state clearly and with great wisdom why they were seeking to break from the United Kingdom and establish a new form of government on the planet. In those documents they called on the ideas of the Age of Reason ( the Enlightenment) to state why all citizens are entitled to certain rights and why it was necessary to form a nation based on those ideas. They did not….”go rogue”.

  • Grizzle

    So it was Maher that linked to Luciano’s piece?? I thought it had to be someone big since the site crashed and one of my mediocre comments received like 200 upvotes in under an hour!

  • Grizzle

    Glad you mentioned Tom Nichols’ peice “The Death of Expertise”. I’ve forwarded and shared that piece quite a bit lately.

  • muselet

    Another explanation is that Sarah Palin is an Andy Kaufman type, a brilliantly satirical performance artist who is exposing the inanity of modern politics and the vacuity of political reporting by … naw, who am I trying to kid? Palin is a semi-literate nitwit. As a commenter at—I think it was—TPM said, her teleprompter didn’t die, it committed suicide.

    The Righty reaction to Palin’s speech has been a wonder to behold, not least because while they say they’re now convinced that “Sarah Palin’s critics” were right that she’s an imbecile, they can’t bring themselves to say publicly that most of “Sarah Palin’s critics” are Lefties. I can’t be bothered to find out if Rich Lowry is over his bad case of starbursts, mostly because I want him forever to have his pathetic masturbatory fantasies about Sarah Palin hung around his neck like a millstone; and if John McCain were capable of shame, he’d disappear from public life as penance for inflicting that horrible woman on the nation.

    The late and much lamented Molly Ivins had this to say about Henry Kissinger back in 2006:

    The Old War Criminal is back. I try not to hold grudges, but I must admit I have never lost one ounce of rancor toward Henry Kissinger, that cynical, slithery, self-absorbed pathological liar. He has all the loyalty and principle of Charles Talleyrand, whom Napoleon described as “a piece of dung in a silk stocking.”

    Come to think of it, Talleyrand looks pretty good compared to Kissinger, who always aspired to be Metternich (a 19th century Austrian diplomat). Just count the number of Americans and Vietnamese who died between 1969 and 1973, and see if you can find any indication he ever gave a damn.

    As for Kissinger’s getting the Nobel Peace Prize, it is a thing so wrong it has come to define wrongness — as in, “As weird as the time Henry Kissinger got the Nobel Peace Prize.”

    Tom Lehrer, who was a lovely political satirist, gave up satire after that blow.

    That combination of ridicule and distaste seems to me the perfect way of dealing with, well, an old war criminal. Chanting and disrupting a senatorial hearing, giving John McCain an excuse to act like a Vogon, isn’t.

    I’ve long joked that some people just weren’t raised right, but the problem with the internet is that it’s too easy to forget there is a person at the other end of a blog post/tweet/whatever. That’s why the Living Room Rule (don’t say anything you wouldn’t say in someone else’s living room) was created. On the other hand (and this doesn’t necessarily have anything to do with Andrew Sullivan, whom I simply couldn’t trouble myself to pay particular attention to), it’s also all too easy to forget there are people reading what you’ve posted/tweeted/whatever, people who have different sensibilities and different experiences and who aren’t kindly disposed toward those who dismiss them and their life experiences (ugh, I can’t believe I actually used that expression). Which is a long-winded way of saying the Golden Rule should apply, even on the intertubes.

    Dan Bidondi plus football. Just shoot me. Shoot me now.