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The Bubble Genius Bob & Chez Show 6/30/15

Bob and Chez
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RELM_buttonBlow Blow Blow: The Most Vile Fox News Channel Segment Ever; Chris Christie is Running; Donald Trump Fired by NBC; Lindsey Graham Talks About His Girlfriends; Ben Carson is Bored with His Own Campaign; Bobby Jindal Wants to Eliminate the Supreme Court; Farewell, Chris Squire; and much more. Brought to you by Bubble Genius, the Amazon Link and The Bowen Law Group.


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  • Badgerite

    Nothing like a little “compassionate” conservatism to make you toss your lunch.

  • Boko999

    I’d like to think that Bernie Sanders is the Uber- ‘merkin.
    ‘ course, I’m a Canuck. Happy Canada Day! I think I’ll set up a go fund me page and see if can stay plastered ’till The Fourth of July (Forth? You ‘merkins are crazy!).

  • muselet

    Chez, that’s the best kind of roadtrip: have a few must-sees but otherwise, follow your nose and pay no attention to where your tail has been.

    “Chris Christie and his ice cream cone are running for President.” I have no idea why, but I laughed out loud. Well done, Bob.

    Chez, Mike Huckabee doesn’t care if anyone thinks he’s a serious candidate. He’s just trying to raise his profile a bit among the members of The Base who are likely to buy the next kind of snake oil he endorses. Running for President is a business opportunity for Huckabee.

    In 2008 and 2012, there was a common (unfunny) joke in Left Blogostan that the R candidates were John McCain (2008) or Mitt Romney (2012) and The Seven Dwarfs: in other words, one serious (or at least sorta serious) candidate and a bunch of makeweights. I’m at a loss to figure out who the sorta serious candidate is in the current—or even the prospective—GOP field. Bush? Walker? Kasich? Rubio? None of them exactly screams “gravitas,” do they?

    Bob, as much fun as we may have laughing at Ben Carson, his “I don’t want to run” comment is him telling GOP voters that things are so bad under the unjust reign of the Kenyan Usurper that he has no choice but to run for President, to try to right eight years of wrongs. It’s hooey, but it’s hooey that resonates with The Base, and Carson is the right messenger, since he’s one of them dusky folks. (So there’s no misunderstanding, snowballs in hell are giggling about Carson’s chances of being the GOP nominee, but he’s one of the good ones and so acts as, you should pardon the expression, a stiffener for the party.)

    Chris Squire was an astonishing bass player, and I’m happy to hear he was a good bloke. I was introduced to Yes when I was in high school, and as non-musical as I am (gratuitous joke: I can barely play a radio), I could tell that Squire was doing something more with a bass than just rhythm; and now, with access to far better headphones than existed ‘way back then, I’ve been absolutely blown away by what and how he played.

    And yeah, 67 is far too young.

    NBC may have let Donald Trump get away with saying terrible things, but now he’s an announced presidential candidate. That’s all this is about. As soon as the short-fingered vulgarian’s campaign implodes, he’ll be back, helping NBC be the number 5 network in the US.

    Bobby Jindal needs to stake out a position to the Right of every other GOP candidate, so he called for the Supreme Court to be abolished. Nobody can go farther Right, so he’s happy. Once again, it’s precious that he thinks he has any chance of being the R candidate for President.

    Bob, the difference between you and the Right is that you respect the functions of government, even when decisions don’t go your way.

    Chez, the Rs wrapped their arms around the idea of The Silent Majority back in 1969 and have clung desperately to it ever since. Them damn’ hippie libruls may win an election, or dominate an opinion poll, but The Silent Majority is with us!

    The indispensable Digby points us to an article by Juan Cole on what the Bible really says about marriage. Nickel summary: just about everything the Right says about the Bible and marriage has nothing to do with what’s in the Bible.

    I don’t often use language like this, but I’ll make an exception. Fuck Jesse Watters sideways with a rusty chainsaw.

    There’s no simple solution to homelessness, but a good start is to give people homes. There was a pilot program years ago in New York City that gave homeless people their own apartments; it had good results which everyone promptly ignored. Recently, Utah started a similar pilot program that (I fearlessly predict) will have good results which will be studiously ignored by policy-makers. Knowing you have a place to live, having that stability, makes it so much easier to deal with all the other crap in your life. But it’s so much easier to bash the homeless, and—if you’re of a particular personality—more fun, too.

    Sick, sick, sick.


  • Ceoltoir

    There are times when I wish I could bring about ironic justice. Fox News putting out something like that would be well served by having the person or persons responsible being given the full tour of whatever combination of mental illness, addiction or bad luck that would land someone on the street happening to them.