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The Bubble Genius Bob & Chez Show 9/10/15

Bob and Chez
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RELM_buttonSo Much Winning: Colbert's Debut on The Late Show; Christian Sharia Law on the March; Shep Smith for the Win; Sarah Palin's Incoherent Iran Speech; Huckabee Says Dred Scott is Still the Law of the Land; Trump Will Have So Much Winning; You Are the Ball Lickers; Oath Keepers Protecting Kim Davis; Ben Carson Knows About Kidneys; and much more. Brought to you by Bubble Genius, the Amazon Link and The Bowen Law Group.


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  • McKinley

    If Governor The Reverend Mike Huckabee has believed all his life that the Dred Scott Decision is standing American law – that technically black people are property to be remanded to their ancestral owners – WHY DIDN’T HE DO ANYTHING ABOUT IT???!!!!

  • markjcorsi

    For someone who claims to have “only watched a couple of clips”, Chez certainly seems to have a lot to say. Of course, he DID watch the whole show, but had to present himself as being above it. I agree with his opinion of the first episode, despite his condescention to TV.

  • Badgerite
  • JMAshby

    “You are the ones who are the ball lickers!”


  • I agree that Bernie is unlikely to win the presidency should he (by some miracle) win the Democratic nomination. However, Democrats should welcome him in the primary if for no other reason than he is helping to build the party. Independents are registering to vote in Democratic primaries because they like Bernie Sanders, and like it or not, Hillary just isn’t building his level of support among independent voters. At least as important is the fact that without Bernie running as a Democratic candidate, many of these kinds of voters would likely gravitate toward Rand Paul and register to vote in Republican primaries. Even if those voters represent a few percent of individuals overall, those are votes that Rand Paul will not receive.

  • Badgerite

    The GOP are obviously in the process of a re-branding process. Hence forth they shall be known as the Abandon All Hope party. Mr. Trump is a “nasty, wasty Skunk” and Sarah Palin is a Harpy ( or as I like to call her, The Mouth To Nowhere)

    • Aynwrong

      Considering that the ultimate result of the GOP’s last rebranding project was the Tea Party……*sigh* this should end well.

      • Badgerite


  • HilaryB

    “I’m roastin’, I’m meltin’.” I think Screechy McJutty, as you called her in the Banter article, is the perfect name for her.

    • Lancelot Link

      “I’m meltin'”
      What, did Dorothy throw a bucket of water on her?
      Oh, what a world.

  • muselet

    I don’t watch late-night TV, but I saw a couple of clips of Stephen Colbert’s first Late Show. Frankly, it felt as if he’s feeling his way right now and—guess what?—he is. Colbert is too good and too smart not to figure out pretty quickly what works on broadcast TV at 11:35.

    Ken Levine put it this way:

    I thought last night’s show was the first waffle you make Sunday morning and throw away. I have high hopes for the Colbert show, but it’s going to take some time and adjustments.

    Sounds a lot like your reaction, Bob.

    CBS didn’t hire Stephen Colbert because they wanted a 21st-century Ernie Kovacs to do cutting-edge, experimental television. CBS hired Colbert to be The New David Letterman. We’ll have to wait and see whether Colbert will put up with the implicit restrictions, and whether CBS will give Colbert his head (get your minds out of the gutter, you reprobates, it’s a horse-racing expression).

    Bob, the Religious Right doesn’t want the culture war, they want to be ceded the win in the culture war, a war they started in the first place. Their Manichean view of the world means that if they—the forces of purity, godliness and righteousness—don’t have complete control, then The Others—that would be us godless heathens, fighting for bad naughtiness—must be oppressing them. The Bible tells them the world will hate them and persecute them, and the fact that we don’t confuses and annoys them. Hatred and persecution have been rounded down so much that forcing! a Bible-believin’ Christian to provide a wedding cake or issue a license or fill a prescription is exactly the same! as martyrdom (somewhere in the afterlife, St Lawrence shakes his head sadly).

    Holy moly. The closest I can come is someone used the word “braggadocio” (“boastful or arrogant behavior”) around Sarah Palin and she decided to make an adjective out of it without fully understanding how language works.

    Palin doesn’t care that Iran and Da’esh are on opposite sides. She doesn’t have to, at least not as long as the yahoos who’ll still pay her to speechify don’t know or care.

    I keep hearing that Palin was calling Black Lives Matter “dogs.” I don’t interpret it that way (I could be wrong, it’s happened before, just hear me out). I hear that as Palin echoing the pathetic bleatings of the poor, put-upon cops who can’t stop-and-frisk or harrass or shoot those people any more without Obummer siccing the Justice Department on their arses. In other words, law’n’order conservatism, served straight, no chaser.

    “Why doesn’t she just go the fck away?” She will, as soon as people stop paying her to stay.

    Oh, if only Louie Gohmert were serious.

    Mike Huckabee is proudly ignorant and happy to spread his ignorance like an out-of-control manure spreader.

    Huckabee is, as Steve Benen put it, “falling short of a junior-high-school level of understanding of the American Constitutional system.” Remember, Huckabee really and truly believes Congress has to pass, and the President has to sign, enabling legislation whenever the Supreme Court makes a ruling.

    I implied it before but I’ll come right out and say it now: if push comes to shove and David Bunning orders Kim Davis back to jail for contempt, the Oath Keepers would stand no chance against the US Marshals Service Special Operations Group (think the baddest SWAT team you can imagine).

    I’ll say the same thing about Rs I’ve said about police officers: I believe there are good ones, but that opinion will remain tentative at best until the good ones call out the bad ones.

    Ben Carson is actually selling himself as the next George W Bush. What could possibly go worng (identify the reference, win a prize!)?

    Chez, I’m fine with people supporting Bernie Sanders for President, as long as they’re realistic about it. No, he’s never going to be elected—and I think he knows it—but he can, will and should bring up issues that are uncomfortable for all other candidates, D and R alike. If he has a positive effect on the terms of the debate, Sanders will have done a service to the nation. That said, yeah, you’re right, his most ardent supporters would abandon him in a heartbeat if he ever got elected.

    Bob, of course John Boehner said that. Charlie Pierce used to say Eric Cantor had Boehner’s balls hidden in a Mason jar buried somewhere on the Capitol grounds; now, the location of that jar seems to be known only to the House Crazy Caucus. Alas for the nation, Boehner so badly wants to remain Speaker that he’ll say or do anything the R backbenchers demand.


    • HilaryB

      Great post, as usual. 🙂

      • muselet


        Thank you.


    • Aynwrong

      As per HillaryB: Ditto

      • muselet

        Thank you.


    • Aynwrong

      “Bob, of course John Boehner said that. Charlie Pierce used to say Eric Cantor had Boehner’s balls hidden in a Mason jar buried somewhere on the Capitol grounds; now, the location of that jar seems to be known only to the House Crazy Caucus.”

      So John Boehner’s relationship to the “crazy caucus” is roughly what Sam Kinison described as marriage in this clip. Starting around the 1:30 point.
      Mind you, I’m not that cynical regarding marriage, but Sam sure was.