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The Bubble Genius Bob & Chez Show 5/29/13


Michele Bachmann Leaving Congress; Michele Bachmann’s Greatest Hits; Crazy Sells; The Fox News Mole on Bill O’Reilly; Jan Brewer Actually Did Something Good; The Five Demands Obama Focus on the Scandals; John Boehner and the Lazy Shiftless President; MSNBC’s Ratings and Headline News; and much more. Brought to you by Bubble Genius, the Amazon Link and the Bowen Law Group.

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  • muselet

    We haven’t seen the last of Michele Bachmann. The various investigations won’t stop her unless she winds up in prison. Barking mad she may be, but she’s ambitious.

    Louie Gohmert, Steve King, Steve Stockman, Michele Bachmann, they believe every single word they say. There’s no calculation there, there’s only a toxic brew of lunacy and ignorance. Yes, they learned that Teh Crazy gets them on TV, but only in the way pigeons learn to dance in a Skinner Box: they have never made a conscious decision to gabble semi-coherently on front of a camera, but they get rewarded for doing so.

    Jan Brewer, unlike goobers like Rick “Goodhair” Perry, isn’t willing to leave money on the table (free money!, as Charlie Pierce reminds us). She doesn’t care about the poors or the olds any more than any other prominent R, mind you, she has dollar signs in her eyes.

    “Why doesn’t Obama just refuse to sign legislation until the Republicans agree to do something?” What legislation? Surely it hasn’t escaped your notice that this congress has passed ten—one zero—bills so far this term, the last of which, Anne Kim informs us, is intended: “To specify the size of the precious-metal blanks that will be used in the production of the National Baseball Hall of Fame commemorative coins.”

    Bob, you may well be right about John Boehner’s continuing obsession with Benghazi!! Benghazi!! Benghazi!!! Or he’s made the political calculation that dead people are particularly easily exploited in campaign ads.

    Careful with the time-space continuum, Bob. Freak wormholes can cause all manner of mischief. Just ask the G’Gugvuntts and the Vl’hurgs. (Adams, Douglas: The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, Chapter 31)

    Nobody does stupid quite like The Five.

    No, I tell a lie. Kevin DuJan cranks the stupid up to eleven and breaks off the knob.

    As ever, I’m so very happy I don’t subscribe to cable. I’m still waiting for someone (hint, hint!) to make “Nancy Grace” a synonym for something revolting, the way Dan Savage’s readers did for “santorum” (please, if you have even the slightest shred of a soul, google “santorum” and click on the link for spreadingsantorum[dot]com—far be it from me to suggest you do so forty or fifty times).

    Chris Hayes deserves to have a show. The times I’ve seen him guest-host The Rachel Maddow Show (MSNBC makes the show available as a podcast, and bless ’em for that), I’ve always been struck by what a terrible showman he is. I appreciate his approach—a cable host who doesn’t chew the scenery, what a concept!—but I also realize it’s not the sure path to ratings gold.

    And at this point, Conan O’Brien’s awkwardness is part of his on-air persona.