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The Bubble Genius Bob & Chez Show 9/1/15

Bob and Chez
Written by Bob and Chez

RELM_buttonBing Bing Bing Bong Bong: The GOP Goes Full Obama Derangement Syndrome Over Mt McKinley Name Change; The Stupid Party; Chris Christie's Immigration Plan; New GOP Poll Shows Republican Voters are Dumber Than Ever; Predicting the 2016 Outcome; Trump Rants About Hillary, Calls Anthony Weiner a 'Perv'; Bob's Internet Screw-up; Chez's Daughter Makes a Guest Appearance; and much more. Brought to you by Bubble Genius, the Amazon Link and The Bowen Law Group.


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  • McKinley

    I’ve said this before, but – Trump is modeling his campaign and his speeches after Jon Stewart on The Daily Show.

    GOP and Fox News thought Stewart was – or thought of him as – a serious public-political figure. Remember, both Hannity and O’Reilly took Stewart to task in all earnestness as if he were in the same business as they.

  • Victor the Crab

    Chez, your dark cynicism at the world never ceases to disappoint me. That’s one of the reasons I enjoy listening to the podcast.

  • Badgerite

    The GOP this election cycle got you down. Lacuna,Inc. may have the answer. The Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. It is just about getting to that point. The Democratic slogan is “Hope and Change”. The GOP slogan is “Stupid and Reactionary with a side of Pathetic.” Their candidates don’t even have the spine to stand up to a blowhard like Donald Trump. Daily Kos had a really good post. The days “Deep Thoughts”
    by Donald J. Trump. His daily musings on the Trump Wall.

  • muselet

    Bob, if you use Firefox, Safari, Chrome, IE or Opera, check out Web of Trust. It’s not perfect and it won’t stop you from doing something stupid (and we’ve all been there), but it will give you a little visual warning in your search results and next to your address bar.

    Bob, the magic sentence isn’t “Stop calling me!” it’s “Remove this number from your call list.” And if the callers don’t get the message, buy yourself a air horn (Big5, $10–17) and use it.

    Chez, there’s something to be said for building a “B” ark. As long as we all sanitize our own telephones, we might achieve the Star Trek future.

    Donald Trump doesn’t care if his immigration plan—for want of a better word—makes no sense, because The Base loves his idea. Chris Christie tried to backtrack on his nonsensical immigration plan—”don’t be ridiculous”—which was probably a mistake because The Base loves his idea. Scott Walker is trying to out-Trump the short-fingered vulgarian, which is a terrible mistake because he can’t manage The Donald’s insouciant disregard for reality; watch Trump present the Canada wall as his own idea five minutes after the Koch brothers get tired of Walker burning through their money.

    The toothless hill folk would cheer themselves hoarse watching furriners gittin’ loaded onto cattle cars. Sure, sane and civilized people would be horrified, but we’re not the audience for this idiocy.

    This is why I often say I miss sane conservatives.

    Kevin Drum deigned to pay attention to Sarah Palin’s moan about Donald Trump being asked his favorite Bible verse.

    The R freakout over ZOMG! Denali! Aieee! would be funny if it weren’t so pathetic. The Department of the Interior has had the authority to change the names of geographical features since 1947, and Alaskan congresscritters have been pushing for the name change since statehood. Hey, Rs! Want to use the previous name for a mountain you’ll probably never see? Go ahead. Nobody’s stopping you.

    Chez, even with the lovely Inara in the picture, I somehow never saw you as a cat person.

    Bob, you’re not required to root for the Giants. Just ask Brett Dennen (relevant lyric: It’s a real good baseball town/But my team is across the Bay).

    Mike Huckabee is a clown. He’s sinking back into irrelevance and that’s making him desperate. Serves him right for not maintaining his (false) persona as a decent human being.

    The business about where Barack Obama (and now Ted Cruz) was born is all about reinforcing tribalism. The Righty tribe hates Obama, so he was born somewhere else and is ineligible to be President (which somehow makes everything he did in office null and void); the tribe loves Cruz, so he must have been born here. Everything else is hogwash.

    Moody is trying to sell a product. That’s why that analysis was accompanied by palaver about how the numbers will change and to keep watching Moody Analytics blah blah blah. Anyone who takes polls seriously fourteen months out from the general is a dummy.

    So according to twice-divorced Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton has a problem because Huma Abedin is married to Anthony Weiner who is one of the biggest sleazeballs. That is the worst attempt at a two-cushion shot at guilt by association I’ve heard in years.

    My fearless prediction: after he brandishes an AR at a press conference, Trump will reach up, pull off his latex mask and reveal himself to be Andy Kaufman.


  • leemoder

    No to Kanye 2020. America’s not ready for a gay fish.

    • Aynwrong


  • Aynwrong

    I just hope that poll Bob read off is right. The one about a Democratic landslide. Because honestly, that is the only way the responsibility Chez spoke of takes place. The conservatives in this country will never understand or even care to understand how disgusting and embarrassing they have become unless the cost on election day. And it has to happen more then once. This group of voters has to be locked out of power for years. Maybe even a generation.

    The gerrymandering is the most frustrating part. Truthfully they have already lost. The only thing that allows them to maintain power is through parliamentarian tactics. If the results of the 2010 midterms are ever undone they are done. The GOP maintains its power by default.

    • muselet

      I agree, but it has to be a crushing defeat in election after election. One or even two losses in a presidential election won’t phase the Rs (we know this because that didn’t slow them down before). Losing the presidency over and over, plus becoming a tiny, irrelevant, shouty minority in both houses of Congress might.


      • Aynwrong

        They have to lose access to political power at all levels government with possible exception of the local dog catcher. They have to be reduced to utter political irrelevance. They have to be humiliated.

        I hate to make the comparison but what they have to go through is what liberals went through during the 80s & 90s when the only way to win was to moderate and move to the “middle.” Mind you I’m not defending the results of that move.