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The Bubble Genius Bob & Chez Show 9/4/14


RELM_buttonGates of Hell: ISIS Beheads Another Journalist; Biden’s Gates of Hell Reaction; Glenn Greenwald Jokes About US Response to Beheaded Journalists; This is the Real Greenwald; Conspiracy Theorists Insist Obama is Giving ISIS Part of New Mexico; Duck Dynasty’s Phil Robertson Discusses ISIS on Hannity; Rand Paul Can’t Stop Flip-Flopping; and much more. Brought to you by Bubble Genius, the Amazon Link and The Bowen Law Group.

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  • I haven’t listened for a while (for a variety of reasons having nothing to do with how great you guys are) but I did listen today and I’m glad I did. I’ve missed your sanity.

  • WhittakerWalt

    Is there any qualitative difference between interviewing Phil Robertson and getting political analysis from the cast of Hee Haw?

  • muselet

    Every time I hear a clip from Star Trek, I wonder how Willilam Shatner could sleep at night after having chewed up so much of the scenery. (And great Ghu, Gene Roddenberry wrote spectacularly on-the-nose dialog!)

    Bob, I have no personal experience with this, but I’ve known musicians who swore by egg cartons (yes, really) to soundproof a room. If nothing else, it’s lots cheaper than an isolation booth and just looks ugly and weird instead of creepy when you have guests.

    Glenn Greenwald is a jackass. Nothing more needs be said.

    This week, one of the supermarket tabloids is screeching that Barack Obama didn’t save James Foley and has a big box on the front saying “IMPEACH HIM NOW”. (The tabs are lying bottom-feeders, we all know this. I just find it amazing that a jackass who demands to be taken oh-so seriously behaves worse than they do.)

    Comedy is hard. Some people are naturally good at it. Most of us struggle along being fitfully amusing. Some people never get the hang of it. If Greenwald is trying to be funny, he falls into category 3 and should stop immediately.

    I think I’ve said this before, but anti-Obama conspiracy theories have always been ridiculous and OTT, but lately they’ve started sounding like they began as a bar bet. “Ten bucks says I can convince the rubes Obama’s in cahoots with ISIS. Who’s in?” As for the audience for this nonsense, it must be exhausing to be so frightened and angry that believing the president is giving ISIS land in New Mexico in order to launch terror attacks is actually comforting. Maybe putting Thorazine in the water supply would help.

    I assume Sean Hannity had Phil Robertson on his show to shore up his ratings among the toothless hick demographic. No other explanation makes any sense.

    Chez, I think you give William F. Buckley Jr. too much credit. As far as I can tell, he was fine with the lunatic fringe as long as they used big words. National Review was, for example, unapologetically a segregationist journal, but it was a place for articulate segregationists to pontificate on the intrinsic inferiority of those awful dusky people. Ill-bred and uneducated ruffians like Bull Connor and bigwigs in the KKK were never invited to appear in NR‘s pages, not because Buckley disagreed with them but because they would have lowered the tone.

    Bob, the far Left and the far Right are both made up of loons. The difference between them is that the far Left is a tiny minority that knows how to use the internet as a megaphone to make itself sound bigger and more important than it really is, whereas the far Right has taken over one of our two major political parties. Until the far Left starts to gain actual influence in the other of our major political parties, I choose not to expend much energy getting upset by it.

    Rand Paul isn’t consistent because he’s not a serious person. Anything he says is in service of his ambition to become president and bring the Paul family’s special brand of highly-selective glibertarianism to the country. If he has to flip and flop and flip again in order to do so, then so be it.

    Oh, I’m sure Vladimir Putin is quaking in his boots at the prospect of being shouted at by someone displaying all the warning signs of an impending heart attack.

    (Chez says “shit” at 24:14. It’s entirely justified, but it’s there.)


    • it must be exhausing to be so frightened and angry that believing the president is giving ISIS land in New Mexico in order to launch terror attacks is actually comforting

      I wondered about this myself. I used to tell my ex who is a libertarian, “Stop being so paranoid! Imagine what you could do with all that energy you are wasting being frightened and angry. Hell you might actually be able to get a damn job”. But I finally realized these theories aren’t their worldview, they simply support their worldview and actually validate them as intelligent people. It inflates their ego to think ‘aha, I knew I was right and everyone who didn’t believe me were rubes’. I’m beginning to believe that it stems from a profound lack of self-esteem.