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The Bubble Genius Bob & Chez Show 8/14/14


RELM_buttonThe Continental: Back from Hiatus; The World is Going Nuts; Racial Turmoil in Ferguson, MO; Overreaction in Ferguson Versus Underreaction at the Bundy Ranch; Al Sharpton on the Scene; Rep Steve King Calls Ferguson Citizens ‘Continental’; Sarah Palin Incoherently Mumbles About Fast Food and Purgatory; Colorado Republican Praises Flammable Tap Water; and more. Brought to you by Bubble Genius, the Amazon Link and The Bowen Law Group.

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  • KABoink_after_wingnut_hacker

    Wow, Dan Bidondi and Sarah Palin in the same episode displaying some seriously weapons grade incoherent babble….awesome!
    Nice to hear the show again after your time off.

    • Victor_the_Crab

      The thought of these two trying to have a serious conversation together would make my entire head throb in agony.

      • KABoink_after_wingnut_hacker

        Now wouldn’t that be hilarious!
        They may just understand each other because they both seem to be on the same wave length.

  • muselet

    Law enforcement in this country has pretty much always underreacted to middle-aged white males misbehaving and overreacted to everyone else whether they’re misbehaving or not, but that’s true of society as a whole.

    The violent official response in Ferguson MO is so wildly disproportionate that it’s actually made the situation far worse. There’s not a resident of Ferguson who, at the end of this, will trust the local police, and that’s not good for anyone.

    What’s particularly galling about Ferguson is the laziness of the non-violent official response. Officials can’t even be bothered to come up with a complete story before issuing rote press releases and letting details trickle out—I’ll interrupt myself for a moment to point out that the official account of what happened, highly unlikely as it may be, just might be true—when it’s convenient for the police.

    You guys make a good point that this poisons relations between citizens and the police everywhere. Some people just don’t seem to care.

    Tear-gassing Al-Jazeera America’s remote setup in Ferguson and arresting credentialed journalists for nothing in particular sounds more than a little familiar, if turned up to 11. I’m reminded of the LAPD’s 2007 police riot, when self-proclaimed anarchists at a pro-immigration rally chucked a few water bottles at the cops, who then rampaged through MacArthur park—in what someone called “Martian storm-trooper drag”—taking wild baton swings at anyone within range and arresting everyone they could catch. The highlight of that day was a band of officers charging through a local Spanish-language TV station’s remote location, with two anchors sitting at a desk, surrounded by lights and cameras.

    The police do not need military equipment. Once more, I point to my hometown which now has not only the APC it’s had for years (which gets dragged out of the police garage once a year for the local PD’s Open House) but also some newer, larger armored vehicle acquired through the moronic 1033 program. When asked why, the local yokels replied, “Because SWAT needs big armored vehicles to deal with hostage situations.” If anyone can figure out the logic there, please let me know.

    Bob, I wrote this before you said it, so clearly I agree: if things go so badly sideways that the only reasonable response is to use military equipment, ask the governor to call out the National Guard.

    I would happily make this deal with every police agency in the country: you get to keep your military toys if and only if you ban the wearing of balaclavas and visibly mark every piece of personal equipment (black ninja outfit, camos, flak vest, helmet, all of it) with the wearer’s name and badge number in (I’ll be reasonable) clearly-legible, two-inch letters. The reason, I leave as an exercise for the reader.

    Steve King is a waste of air.

    Bob, I agree. In the face of madness, the only rational response is Teh Kewt (see attached).

    Sarah Palin clearly understands that rational people have a reflexive, “Oh, you have got to be kidding me!” reaction to nonsense. And she’s apparently attended an open mic night at Wasilla’s comedy club. Beyond that, I have no frelling idea what she’s on about. If anything, Dan Bidondi was more eloquent.

    Dead Andy taking a shot at anyone for taking something out of context is hilarious.

    Bob, if Sarah Palin were self-aware, she wouldn’t be Sarah Palin. Or she’d be Sarah Palin curled up in the fetal position under her desk, moaning, “Why did I say that? What was I thinking?”

    Chez, the idea of a boob like Randy Baumgardner doing his “burning waters” defense of fracking in Tonto-pidgin is the funniest thing I’ve heard this week.


    • You’re awesome as always. Thank you.

      • muselet

        Hey, you guys do the heavy lifting. I just sit back with a glass of something and riff.

        Welcome back, by the way.


    • ranger11

      They need tanks and all to get cats out of the trees. Frightening little devils. Doesn’t everybody know this?

    • 1933john

      Enough of the back-slapping,
      why the pic of the dog food?

      • muselet

        You maybe prefer this?


  • JohnC80

    never told anyone this story about my mini run in with Glenn Greenwald but before I tell the story I do support the Rev Al Sharpton considering we got too many black “leaders” scared to say anything.

    Now to the story it was the summer of 2011 I took a day off and I spent the day replaying the story mode in “Batman Arkham City”, while playing the game I was checking out Twitter. So I paused the game and fired off a tweet saying I wished emoprogs hold @ggreenwald to the same standard as they do with Obama or something like that. And few minutes passed I notice there was a notification and I paused the game to see who it was, and it was Greenwald. He wonder what I was talking about and I brought up him and CATO then he went off. While he was going off in my timeline I was busy trying to get Mr.Freeze’s freeze gun back from Penguin. And I was thinking seriously this dude got something like 10,000 followers while I barely got 2,000 followers but he’s fighting me like I was on Bob’s or Angry Black Lady’s level.

    So I just responded with a lot of smart ass comments, while fighting Penguin’s guys and trying avoid getting shot at because it was one of those hide then strike then hide again part of Batman games. seriously each time I responded with a smart ass comment it was like he was getting mad. The funniest thing happen I dealt with Greenwald on Twitter before and usually his fanboys would jump in to gang up on me. It didn’t happen, people started RTing my responses to him and it seem people were cheering me on and none of his fans jumped in.

    I think when Angry Black lady retweeted one of my responses to him that’s when he blocked me. But hey I did get passed Penguin and Grundy again.

    • Xeknos

      “Solomon Grundy, born on a Monday…”

      But seriously, the Mr. Freeze part was an excellent part of that game.

      • JohnC80

        I kinda like the mission where you have to track down Ra’s al Ghul to get his blood. Origins wasn’t that bad playing as a angry, younger Batman was pretty cool.

  • Victor_the_Crab

    It’s so nice to hear Bob and Chez’s voices again, after two weeks off and a whole lotta bucket of sad in the news. Welcome back boys.

    • KABoink_after_wingnut_hacker