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The Bubble Genius Bob & Chez Show 8/28/14


RELM_buttonThe Cricket: 9 year old Girl Shoots Man in Face with an Uzi; The NRA and Marketing Guns to Kids; The Gun Culture; 7 Ways Children Can Have Fun at a Shooting Range; Romney for President Again; Big Deficit News; James Foley Beheading and New Social Media Rules; and much more. Brought to you by Bubble Genius, the Amazon Link and The Bowen Law Group.

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  • muselet

    According to the AP, the manager of the shooting range called Charles Vacca a “great guy, with a great sense of humor” and called him “very conscientious and very professional.”

    I’ll stand by my reaction at IrishGrrrl’s place: great guy he may have been, but—nihil nisi bonum be damned—if Charles Vacca really had been conscientious and professional, he wouldn’t be dead.

    Putting an automatic weapon in the hands of a nine-year-old is stupid and irresponsible, which is why my fondest desire in all this is for the girl’s idiot parents—and the owner of the shooting range—to be prosecuted for reckless endangerment of a minor. It’s Arizona so it’ll never happen, but one can hope.

    Guess I’m less forgiving than you are, Chez.

    Bob, all those child-related shooting deaths and injuries are the price of freedumb! Or something.

    Those ways for children to have fun at shooting ranges sound like … something other than fun. “Here, Jimmy, go blow holes in a bunny. It’ll be fun!” Gads.

    Of course Wayne LaPierre will say something ghoulish and horrible and inflammatory about children and guns—that’s his frelling job—and I guarantee sane people will allow themselves to be distracted by LaPierre’s provocation because we always do.

    Chez, the horserace has already started. There are already polls being taken in Iowa, for pity’s sake (“Undecided” is the current frontrunner on the R side, for the record).

    I can’t tell if Mitt Romney is going to run or not. He’s being almost too coy about it to be serious, but his ego took quite a blow in 2012. That might be enough to make him run.

    The GOP may not have anyone new to run, may have run out of new ideas thirty years ago, and may have no clear frontrunner for 2016, but it would be foolish in the extreme to write the party off because Rs vote for their eventual candidate, every damn’ time. There may be grumbling from the cheap seats and some isolated threats to boycott the election, but the GOP will not be split over its presidential nominee, no matter who he is.

    Not for the first time, you guys make me very glad I’m not on social media.


    • HilaryB

      My jaw dropped when Bob mentioned that Romney might run again. I swear that man is a glutton for punishment. I don’t think I’d be able to watch.

      • muselet

        As I say, Mitt Romney is being terribly coy about whether he will run or not, with lots of not-quite-denials and no-comment comments. At this point, that benefits him: lots of buzz, lots of attention, zero responsibility.

        For what it’s worth, Iowa Rs are taking seriously the notiion that he’s running, vaulting him into the lead over “Undecided” by a few points.

        Will he run? Dunno. He clearly wants to avenge his 2012 humiliation—he’s taken noisy and very public exception to nearly everything the Obama Administration has done lately—but the campaign ads against him write themselves.

        If he does run, it could be the longest slow-motion train wreck of all time.


      • Draxiar

        I audibly asked out loud to no one, “HUH?!” then pleaded, “Dear God nooo….”
        Although the more I think on it I’m partially hoping he does if only to see him melt down again like a wax candle.

    • DetroitSam

      Wonder what would have happened if it was on of this 9 year old girl’s parents? Would the survivor blame the girl.

      Who by the way will be scarred for life.

      • muselet

        That doesn’t bear thinking about.

        The girl will be scarred, yes, but kids are resilient. With a lot of luck and a lot of therapy, she may get past this and lead a full and even happy life. My fingers are crossed for her.


  • HilaryB

    Yes. Okay, since you guys brought it up, I have to admit that I rather enjoyed listening to Ben talk last week. Bring him back! 🙂

    Seriously though, I think last week’s After Party and the one before that have been the best so far. I enjoyed hearing about Chez’s time in Ferguson, and the discussion about Robin Williams was really touching. The show is very much worth the $6/mo.

  • Victor_the_Crab

    I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: social media is evil. And Facebook is at the top of that dungheap.