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The Bubble Genius Bob & Chez Show 9/22/15

Bob and Chez
Written by Bob and Chez

RELM_buttonFind The Popes In The Pizza: Wheels Down for the Pope in the United States; The GOP's Incoherent Rage About the Pope; Religious Hypocrisy; Obama Bowed to the Pope; The GOP of 1980 versus the GOP of 2015; Worst Person in the World; Hedgefund Douchebag Jacks Up the Prices of HIV and Cancer Drug; Big Pharma and Repressing Cures for Profit; Jesse Ventura Schools Huckabee on Religion and the Constitution; and much more. Brought to you by Bubble Genius, the BobCesca.com Amazon Link and The Bowen Law Group.

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  • Badgerite

    “And Boehner wept,,,,,”

  • Badgerite
  • McKinley

    You just know Shkreli spends $200 a week on phone sex.

  • Chez’s description of Mr Shkreli makes him out to be Donald Jr, so:

    Trump / Shkreli 2016!!!

    Grifters On Parade

  • Draxiar

    It amuses me to no end hearing conservatives blather about how the Pope is anti-capitalist, wants the rich to redistribute wealth, anti trickle down economics, anti-gun / violence, and so on.

    They may as well be saying, “How dare he emulate Christ? Who does he think he is…the Pope?”

  • leemoder

    Bob, try eating your In ‘N Out Pittsburgh-style and put the fries ON the burger.

  • Villemar

    I remember seeing some Anti-Papist conspiratorial crackpottery in John Birch Society screeds from the 1950’s and early ’60s, specifically WRT fears that JFK would receive his marching orders from the Vatican. We look back at this as so distant and so crazy that it’s about as relevant as the Anti-Masonic Party. But, like any of these modern resurgences of antiquated JBS gibberish, like Paulist Goldbuggery and Fluoridation causing whateverthefuck it’s supposed to cause, why not? Let this modern incarnation of conservatism alienate Catholics too. And not just practicing Catholics but nominal, cultural Catholics who don’t go to church but might have older family members who do, who went to Catholic school back in the day, etc.

    Also, now I want to hear Bob and Chez talk about Dabney Coleman’s filmography as Jesse Ventura! I want to hear more about such cimatic chestnuts as Cloak & Dagger, Modern Problems, Meet The Applegates, etc.

  • Badgerite

    Does the Glen Beck ‘team’ to ‘re-educate’ the Pope involve waterboarding?

  • muselet

    I doubt the Pope cares very much what the Rs have to say. I doubt he cares very much what the Ds have to say. He has priorities that do not neatly align with the positions of either US political party. This should surprise no one.

    What I do find amusing is that the likes of Paul Gosar and Steve King, Catholics both, are interested in what Pope Francis has to say only when it aligns with their interests. What is the phrase, “more Catholic than the Pope”?

    Wikipedia:

    Since 2009, Savage has been barred from entering the United Kingdom, for allegedly “seeking to provoke others to serious criminal acts and fostering hatred”.

    There’s a reason the UK has a reputation as a more civilized place than the US.

    Not being Catholic, this is the view of an outsider, but it’s always seemed to me that “cafeteria Catholics” of the liberal, or liberal-ish, variety have tried to stay true to their understanding of the principles laid out in the Bible and the teachings of the Church, while the current crop of conservative “cafeteria Catholics” are simply clinging to those bits of doctrine they find convenient to reinforce their prejudices. Again I repeat the old expression, “more Catholic than the Pope.”

    Dead Andy has a White House correspondent? Good grief.

    Chez, I’m enough older than you are that I remember the rise of talk radio. Talk radio didn’t create the idiocy that demands everything come to a dead halt to stop them damn’ libruls! from destroyin’ Murca!, talk radio (and, later, FNC) arose because some amoral—I’m trying hard not to use the word “evil” here—people saw a business opportunity in exploiting that idiocy.

    The difference between 1980 and 2015 is mostly that the Rs have given up on the very idea of governance. Sure, they gave up on that years ago, but then it was a philosophy and now it’s an article of faith.

    Martin Shkreli is genuinely an evil man, and I don’t use that word often.

    If the manufacturing cost of a dose of Daraprim (pyrimethamine) is—round numbers—$1 (sounds about right), then packaging, warehousing, shipping, regulatory compliance, &c runs the price up to $7, maybe $9 if you’re being generous. The stuff was plenty profitable at $13.50 per tablet, especially given that it’s not the commonest drug on the market. Jumping the price to $750 per tab is a middle finger raised to sick people and would be even if there were the slightest intention of pouring that profit into R&D.

    Bob, here’s the thing. If it’s possible to use some cheap chemical to treat a disease (food dye, to use your example), a drug company still has to jump all the regulatory hurdles to turn that cheap stuff into something approved for medical use. That costs money, money that will never be recouped by selling a cheap product for not much more per dose than the stuff you could buy at the local supermarket. It’s uneconomical to do that sort of thing more than once in a very great while. That may very well be a good argument for letting the FDA allow some regulatory shortcuts for medical uses of products already approved for food uses, but imagine the outrage if the food product turned out to have Thalidomide-nasty effects when used medically (which itself may be a good argument for socializing the costs of developing and getting approval for new pharmaceuticals, which may in turn be a good argument for getting The Free Market—hallowed be its name!—out of the business of finding and developing new drugs, and down the rabbit hole we go).

    Isaac Hayes is turning at about 4000rpm about now. Good lord, that’s appalling. Bob, please, I’m begging you, never play that jingle again.

    I don’t doubt Jesse Ventura is earnest and sincere, and I don’t deny his absolute right to speak out on topics that are important to him. I simply can’t take the man seriously, even when he occasionally says something that makes sense.

    (Bob, you missed Chez’s “fuck” at 25:47.)

    –alopecia

  • Bosma

    Solid Real Genius reference, Chez…

    • leemoder

      Remember seeing that one in the theater.

  • HilaryB

    Thank you for the Jesse Ventura stuff at the end. I really needed a good laugh after that first part of the show.

  • Aynwrong

    OH God!!! Jesse Ventauta talking about religion.
    Jesus may have had a bleeding heart but I ain’t got the time.

    That, or he is gonna tell us that Jesus was an extraterrestrial and that his body is hidden in a secret military bunker somewhere in Nevada.

    Can’t wait.

    • Aynwrong

      Jesse Ventaura made sense and yet he is still hilarious.

      Win, win.