Bob Cesca Show

The Bob Cesca Show Presented By 3/14/17

Bob Cesca
Written by Bob Cesca

RELM_buttonJody On The Show: Jody Hamilton joins us for the hour; 26 million Americans will lose healthcare under GOP bill; Paul Ryan loves the CBO report for some reason; Our healthcare nightmares; Trump and the debt ceiling; Kellyanne Conway thinks Obama used transforming microwaves et cetera; 46 federal prosecutors fired; Fox News was being investigated by Preet Bharara; Carol Burnett stories from the old days; and more. Brought to you by Bubble Genius, Harry's Razors, the Amazon Link and The Bowen Law Group.

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  • ProudLiberalAlways

    Really good, good show today, Bob! Loved you having Jody on.

    And you’re right, the lies and utter garbage are so fast in coming, it is actually affecting time-perception for people paying attention! These last 50 days feels like 50 years! And there’s no way I’m gonna live that long!

  • Zero Dark Thirsty ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

    I’m only partially into listening to the show.. but last i heard a couple years ago, Carol is a tea party fringy type, if i recall.

  • Zero Dark Thirsty ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

    Regarding the hot pockets, this is what happened the other night in his monologue:
    skip to the 6:25 mark –

    Stephen Reaches Out To President Obama Via Microwave via @YouTube

  • katanahamon

    Well..maybe healthcare will finally be the issue that opens peoples’ eyes about what kind of society the republicans want to have. My worry is much destruction can Rump et al wreak before he is either impeached, forced out, or elected out? The lies, propaganda, hypocrisy…I’m depressed. The fact that republicans want to punish everyone except the top ten percent of earners, and enact financial policies that have already been proven to not work is just ultimately depressing. Yet, we still see ignorant rubes just lapping up all the bullshit. I’m worried that America has a hard road ahead to regain any kind of respect in the world…that’s of course if we even survive the short term…

  • katanahamon

    I miss Carol Burnett, and have missed her greatly over the years! Her show was miraculous in so many ways. Carol god, where do you start? She could just lift an eyebrow and make you laugh…there were so many classic sketches..her and Steve Martin doing Close Encounters (As The Stomach Turns), Harvey and Tim doing the Sewer Shark, Tim and the Hitler puppet,…every Momma skit…the curtain rod dress…just so, so many…

  • muselet

    Jody (may I call you Jody?), I was an occasional viewer of The Carol Burnett Show, but my mom wouldn’t miss it. It was cheesy and earnest and harmless—largely because of CBS’s Standards & Practices, according to your mother—but when everything just clicked the result was magical. I don’t envy you going through 129½ hours of the show—I couldn’t watch that much of any show without losing a substantial portion of my mind—but I do envy you seeing your mother in her pomp, with adult eyes.

    Bob, you’ll be happy to know virtuostic really is a word and, better, it’s the right word.

    I’m with Bob: I could listen to the stories about Tim Conway and the rest of that crowd all night.

    Reorganizing the executive branch into a morass of irrelevance and incompetence is Steve Bannon’s wet dream (apologies for the mental image). And since Donald Trump knows nothing about government—besides, presidenting is hard! and he hates doing it—he’ll happily go along with Bannon.

    Punishing disloyalty is certainly Trump’s m.o. I hate to be this cynical (yes, really), but could it be that Bannon is the one leaking in order to push Trump’s buttons?

    Firing Preet Bharara may not pan out the way the White House hopes, at least for the time being, since Joon Kim—Bharara’s deputy and someone who’s no less committed than his former boss to pursuing cases regardless of who the target is—will be Acting US Attorney for the Southern District of New York until someone gets confirmed.

    Trump and his inner circle (see attached) do love the banana republic model of government, don’t they?

    I would rather not follow politics and government as closely as I feel I have to now that the Visigoths have breached the gates, as it were, but that’s our current reality. In a sickly amusing op-ed that ran in this morning’s Dog Trainer, Dan McLaughlin, described as “an attorney in New York and a contributing columnist to National Review Online” (a/k/a The World’s Shittiest Website), argues that we should all relax and treat Trump as just another R president rather than as an existential threat to the Republic; this, from someone who writes for a website whose contributors spent eight years with their hair on fire about Barack Obama.

    Paul Ryan is insufferable, mostly because he genuinely thinks of himself as an Übermensch (he ain’t). If ever anyone needed evidence that reading Ayn Rand is dangerous to developing brains, Ryan is it.

    Bob, I buy multiple tins of Bubble Genius’s Whoop-Ass Hand Balm every year. The stuff just plain works, and I let people know about it every chance I get (like now, for instance).

    If the Rs fail to raise the debt ceiling, that will crash the world economy. They’ll somehow manage to blame the Ds for it—my guess is they’ll just handwave and say it’s not their fault the value of the dollar is on par with the Zimbabwean dollar (US $0.0031as I type) or that the DJIA is at 350—and just enough of the public will buy their tall tale that not every R will be burned at the stake. Whether or not the worst happens depends on the House Freedumb Caucus, heaven help us.

    Sean Spicer has the most thankless job in the world—including the guy with the broom and shovel who follows the elephants in the parade—and I have absolutely zero sympathy for him. His gabble about Trump’s accusation of wiretapping is just another variation on “take Trump seriously but not literally,” which isn’t useful advice for those of us who appreciate empirical reality. Spicer could have chosen a productive job—I understand organ donation pays really well—but instead he chose to translate Trumpish into gibberish.

    The less said about Kellyanne Conway’s blather, the better. She was either terribly misinformed or she lacks the spare neurons to breathe autonomously, and I’m genuinely not sure which it is.

    Egads, a do-over election sounds like a fantastic idea.

    I end the week feeling like I just watched the first 20 minutes of Saving Private Ryan on a loop for seven days straight.



  • When I was a kid I wanted to grow up to be like Lucille Ball and Carol Burnett. I think the only part I accomplished was the red hair. It was a pleasure to hear Jody on the show this week.

  • Michael B. Conway

    To this day, the funniest thing I have ever seen is Tim Conway telling the story of the Siamese Elephants.

    • Michael B. Conway

      • KABoink_after_wingnut_hacker

        They always loved to make the others on stage crack-up and break character.
        Very funny stuff!

      • I hadn`t seen that one since I was a kid. About 5 years ago, I watched it, and ended up sitting curled up on the floor with my stomach hurting from having laughed so hard and long. My absolute favourite.