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The Bob Cesca Show Presented By BubbleGenius.com 9/18/18

Bob Cesca
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RELM_buttonToad -- NSFW; Charles Johnson from LittleGreenFootballs.com is here for the vacationing Buzz Burbank; Sexy Liberal DC this Saturday; Stormy Daniels described Trump's penis; Yeti hair; Mushrooms and Mario Kart; Ronan Farrow has the Apprentice tapes; Chuck C Johnson's links to Brett Kavanaugh; Rape allegations against Kavanaugh; The Dems are pushing back; Trump declassifies a series of documents regarding Russia; Ben Shapiro linked to Manafort's Yanukovych propaganda; Mitch McConnell is a troll; and so much more.

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  • The story of Kavanaugh’s connections with Scaife and Starr gets even weirder and scarier when you understand the connections they all have with the Long Con Game of the Radical Right that’s been coming on strong since the 80s – and the simple fact that we can now link it all up thru Anthony Kennedy.

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  • katanahamon

    No no..it should be “crooked as a mushroom shaped penis..” R word? Retard? Is that it? Unbelievable that we have to discuss the president’s genitalia. As to Kavanaugh, the comeback to right wing skepticism should be “if we are trying to predict behavior thirty years from now for a lifetime appointment, shouldn’t behavior from thirty years ago be appropriate to look at?” Push to reveal the suppressed documents they are withholding about Kavanaugh. McConnell saying the word “bipartisan” anywhere near a discussion of the Supreme Court is hypocrisy of the highest order. I’m still just as angry, still think that the stealing of a Supreme Court seat was the worst offense against our democracy committed in our lifetimes, and we still need to remedy, and punish this heinous transgression. Rump shouldn’t be allowed to touch anything remotely related to any investigation connected to him..just common sense. Anyway..good to have Charles on the show again..

    • Badgerite

      Second that last line.
      As to the Supreme Court, legal expertise and credentials are of course a prerequisite for the job but there is more to it than that. The right answer in any particular case does not come about based on nothing but expertise in the law. There is more to it than that. Take the case of Brown v the Board of Education of Topeka, 347 US 483 (1954)
      the landmark case that ruled against Jim Crow laws and overturned the Plessey v Ferguson standard of “separate but equal” that had been the law for close to a hundred years. It wasn’t some new legal argument. The laws being applied had not changed. What changed was the human assessment of what was really going on in terms of “separate but equal”. And that involved something other than the law. That involved a human assessment of the effects of a separate discriminatory status throughout their lives on those discriminated against. And the human assessment of the judges was that there was no equality in separation by law. That it was, by its nature, designed to be unequal. And the true effect was to create a secondary class of citizen based on race and a psychology of inferiority that would hinder them throughout life. And that violated the 14th Amendment. So it matters what kind of person sits on the Supreme Court as their personal assessments will inevitably become part of of the fabric of our laws.
      As Justice Sotomayor has wisely pointed out, the character and personal experiences of the justices matter a lot.
      I don’t think Kavanaugh belongs on the Court for a lot of reasons having to do with the evasiveness and the apparent dishonesty of his answers and the evasiveness of his demeanor during the hearings, his work for the Ken Starr investigations with focus on his handling of the Vince Foster suicide, his time in the Bush administration and his stance on torture as well as other issues, not to mention the allegations made by Dr. Ford. But I especially don’t think he belongs there because of the way he reacted to Fred Gutenberg, the father a victim in the Stoneman Douglas school shooting. I think it important that justices on the Court can make the human assessment of how their decisions will impact the lives of real people. I don’t see that with Kavanaugh. What I see is a political operative.

  • Badgerite

    Josh Marshall@joshtpm
    Next line from the White House: It was a game of twister and there was a misunderstanding.

    • katanahamon

      I’m glad to see someone else write multiple posts like I end up doing. Usually I start listening to the show and start writing a comment, finish the comment, then they say something else to comment on. Guess I’m impatient that way…I waited until today, Wednesday, to listen..maybe I’ll make it through before commenting…whoops, guess I didn’t make it if this is my first..!

      • Badgerite

        Usually there is a lot of good material to comment on. Like today’s show.

  • Badgerite

    Josh Chafetz @joshchafetz
    Kavanaugh wasn’t at that party.
    If he was, he didn’t do anything.
    If he did, it was just “horseplay.”
    And if it wasn’t, he shouldn’t be held responsible for something he did so long ago.
    His defenders really need to settle on one story.

    Amen. Changing attempts from denials, rationalizations, to more or less pleading youthful something doesn’t exactly scream let’s put this guy on the Court to make our laws for what remains of his lifetime.
    Unless you are a Privileged White Guy and this is your idea of how the law should be.

  • Badgerite

    I have always wondered why trump tried to enforce there NDA on Stormy Daniels and ended up bringing someone dangerous to Cohen and him like Michael Avenatti into the case. It isn’t like the Evangelicals would have given a crap about anything other than trump lets them into the halls of governmental power. I begin to think the reason is because of just exactly what Stormy Daniels has done which is describe his personal mario, as it were, and trash the sex.
    “Be best.”

  • Badgerite

    There is such a thing in the Federal Rules of Evidence when it comes to personal testimony that are called indicia of reliability. One of those indicia is prior statements to others of the kind that Professor Ford made to her therapist in 2012. And statements to friends or family contemporaneous with the alleged events.
    Those are present in this case. The idea that she is someone with a partisan agenda is not supported by the facts of the case. Not to mention the fact that her privacy and safety have all been threatened by coming forward on this.