Bob Cesca Show

The Bob Cesca Show Presented By BubbleGenius.com 4/4/17

Bob Cesca
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RELM_buttonThe Hangover: The great Charles Johnson from Little Green Footballs joins us for the hour; The links between Snowden and Russiagate; The Greenwald left questioning the validity of the Russia story; Carter Page confesses to communication with Russian spies; Susan Rice in the crosshairs again; Trump can't stop praising Egypt's dictator; Alex Jones rattles of an epic obscenity filled rant; Trump wants to dropp essential health benefits; and more. Brought to you by Bubble Genius, Harry's Razors, the BobCesca.com Amazon Link and The Bowen Law Group.

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  • Zero Dark Thirsty ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ
    • proghunter

      What’s your point? How many members of the libtard media met with Obama?

  • Zero Dark Thirsty ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

    You just said Betsy Devos is “married to the guy from Black Water” … His name is Eric Prince and he is her brother!

  • katanahamon

    You know, all those accusations about the finances between those in Rump’s orbit, Rump himself and the Russians, all the corruption, nepotism and incompetence is really serious, but honestly guys..we need to get back to the real problems, like the time President Obama wore brown, or how often Hillary coughs in public, and pushing for the eighteenth Benghazi investigation. (Yeah, at this point I’m abusing sarcasm..but seriously…if the Repubs could get away with investigating bullshit with bullshit excuses, when are the investigations into these TRULY serious issues going to happen??)

  • katanahamon

    Rump didn’t sign the documents because ..he didn’t remember why he was there! He got in front of the mic and when he was questioned, he reverted to thinking he was doing a statement or something, then he got pissed and just took off! Time to apply the Alzheimer’s label, sorry, but we have no choice since he could do something cataclysmically awful.

  • Badgerite

    Joe Digenova was an attorney who was heavily involved in the Whitewater “vast right wing conspiracy”. I think he was tangentially involved in the Paula Jones fraudulent lawsuit as well. He is not to be trusted. Period.

  • kevin conway

    Give our best to Debbie Wasserman Schultz and Lance Armstrong.

    • katanahamon

      I thought you were banned…

      • kevin conway

        Lance? Does he still ride his little bike?

  • muselet

    Donald Trump ask Michael Rogers or someone else who actually knows something about incidental collection? Unpossible!

    I try to avoid pathologizing the behavior of politicians, sometimes because it’s not fair and sometimes because it lets the politician off the hook too easily. Trump may be suffering from Alzheimer’s or senile dementia—he’s 70, not in great physical condition, seems forgetful, is easily distracted, repeats himself—but he’s always been somewhat dim and incurious about, well, everything because he’s never had to pay attention. Yeah, he was more coherent in decades past, but let’s not be too quick to toss a diagnosis around.

    Charlie Pierce says he saw the early signs of Alzheimer’s in Ronald Reagan during his first term, which the Reagan family vehemently denies. Maybe so, I dunno, but he’s made no similar claim about Trump. Take that for what it’s worth.

    I’ll repeat my question from the blog: Is there anyone, anyone, associated with this administration who’s not either—as Charlie Pierce puts it—a Russian sublet, a cheap grifter or both? (If you can think of one, sing out, because I can’t.)

    Carter Page isn’t very bright, is he? Confirming one’s contacts with identified Russian spies (or nearly so) is incredibly boneheaded. Maybe he thinks he won’t be prosecuted because of his connections to Trump. Unfortunately for him, the administration reflexively disavows anyone who might present a public-relations problem, and Page presents a biggie.

    It’s not just Glenn Greenwald. Truthdig has run several pieces over the past couple of months calling concern over Russia “neo-McCarthyism” and calling it “reminiscent of the Soviet Kremlin and its media.” I suppose part of this is to help protect Jill Stein from the same (to my mind, reasonable) accusations of excessive chumminess with Vladimir Putin & Co as have been leveled at Trump, but it seems odd and anachronistic for some quarters of the Left to be singing the praises of Russia.

    “When the facts change, I change my mind. What do you do, sir?” –attributed to John Maynard Keynes

    Putin is a frelling Bond villain made flesh. Someone said he doesn’t want to rebuild the Soviet empire, he wants to be Tsar. Sounds right to me.

    Trump has been connected to Russia, Russian oligarchs and the Russian mob in the US for a very long time. How much of him do the Russians own?

    Small wonder Donald Trump is cozying up to Abdel al-Sisi:

    No one should ever let al-Sisi forget that he claimed that the Egyptian army cured AIDS. And Hepatitis C.

    Al-Sisi lambasted anyone who objected to this ridiculous assertion as overly negative and unappreciative of the sacrifices of the Egyptian army for the nation.

    In other words, he lives in an anti-intellectual, science-denying fantasy world that he uses all the might of the Egyptian state to impose those fantasies on journalists and teachers.

    [link omitted]

    In other words, al-Sisi’s who Trump wants to be when he grows up.

    The problem we find ourselves with when it comes to North Korea is that both the US and NK are currently presided over by erratic madmen. Trump thrives on chaos, or believes he does in his business affairs, so who knows what he’ll decide to do?

    If Trump decided to detonate a nuclear weapon for shits and giggles, I like to think he’d face a mutiny by the entire officer corps of the military.

    Trump putting loyalists everywhere isn’t surprising. It’s how he runs his business, after all. Government isn’t supposed to work that way but Trump doesn’t care. Sadly, neither do congressional Rs. They all seem happy to turn the US into a banana republic.

    Alex Jones badly needs to be 5150’d—or the local equivalent wherever it is he lives—and soon. He’s never been particularly grounded in reality, but that tirade was … well, unhinged is the word that comes to mind.

    Charlie Pierce today:

    Here at this shebeen, we’ve made something of a hobby of tracking the conjuring words of the American right, the magic incantations that inflame the wingnut mind, set the flying monkeys aloft, and generally have the same effect on the conservative hive as the queen of diamonds had on the unfortunate Raymond Shaw. Alas for the actual person with this name, “Susan Rice” is now a conjuring spell used to summon up unthinking rage, and to soften up its intended audience to believe almost anything and to act upon that belief relentlessly, ruthlessly—“I wonder where Ruth is?”—and, almost always, mindlessly.

    According to everyone knowledgeable about the subject, Susan Rice looks to have acted appropriately in requesting the identities of US citizens be unmasked in intelligence reports. According to Donald Trump and Righty media, ZOMG! OBAMA’S MINIONS TARGETED TRUMP FOR SURVEILLANCE, OUT OF SPITE! I know which group I believe.

    Trump isn’t used to people telling him things he doesn’t want to hear, so he surrounds himself with people who will tell him things he does want to hear. If that means distorting objective truth, they’ll do it, either because they’re loyal or because they’re good little minions who expect to work in future R administrations.

    For every vote Trump gains among the House Freedumb Caucus, he’ll lose one from the (relative) moderates, the ones who aren’t ensconced in safe, gerrymandered districts. It’s hard to see how to square that circle, even figuring the Rs tend to fall in line in the end. That dynamic may keep healthcare from becoming an Ayn Rand acolyte’s wet dream, but it’s scary to think we have to hope internal divisions in the GOP will keep us from a future of leeches and snake oil and chewing on willow bark.

    –alopecia

  • Jeremy Grunloh

    Just downloaded. Hope you hit on the fact the Bernie-left got conned by the Russian op too.

    • I’ve talked about that on previous shows.

      • Jeremy Grunloh

        I know… I never miss a show (and I’m kinda fanboying out right now that you responded to me). 🙂

        But I feel like it’s undercovered; like we’re all afraid to talk about it because we know it’ll piss off the emoprogs and we don’t feel like dealing with their shit.

        • HA! I have no problem pissing off “emoprogs.” You should see my mail. 🙂

      • proghunter

        So only what 22 people listened?

  • Michael B. Conway

    It’s the Syphilis.

  • katanahamon

    Maybe we should agree with Rump about possible illegal voting, and just re do the election…it’s the only way to be sure (a la Ripley in Aliens..).

  • katanahamon

    North Korea has always been isolated by calmer diplomatic minds..now, you’re correct Bob..Rump is crazier than they are! The comments below stories on right wing sites are really frightening in that I believe they are made by both crazy right wingers and the crazy paid trolls, they are encouraging the use of nuclear weapons. They’re saying “now that apologist Obama is gone, now we’ll see some proper action.” Unless we can remove Rump, we are heading down the road of serious military, possibly nuclear confrontation. Rump installs spies because he is emulating the dictators he so loves. We could see all this before he was elected, which is another reason I firmly believe the vote totals were tampered with. There were simply too many instances of “just the right number in just the right places” for this to have been a legitimate election.

    Alex Jones should not be broadcast..or allowed on twitter or whatever platforms he’s allowed…for him to have such strong feelings about “foreign agents” he must really be concerned about Rump at this point. About the propaganda, the best headline was at huffpost “O’Reilly Enters The No Sponsor Zone,” and reflects for me the best solution to this propaganda..eliminate the money for them. Find out Fox’s sponsors, and we ALL must boycott until Fox is eliminated. Just one idea…

  • katanahamon

    We never had a reputable doctor or report about Rump’s health/mental health. It’s past time to bring that up, maybe impeach him on that basis. Or, appeal to Pence (uuurrrggghh..) to get some dirt and just get him out now!

    The left has its very own tea party now..we must mend our fences, appeal to reason..look how the Repubs can’t get anything done, we could easily end up the same way in five years. Oh wait..that’s why we lost an unloseable election. The far left wouldn’t pull the “D” lever, now we have Bernie out there just like Rump STILL attacking Hillary. We are so busy fighting ourselves, we can’t get the most corrupt group of people ever elected out of the White House!

    When is the “return to common sense?” Pussy-grabber? How could that have been elected?? Look at the conflicts of interest..look at the non-divestment..the nepotism..how frightening does it have to get before we do something? Hate to say it, we are already being run by Christian fundamentalists.

    • The left has its very own tea party now..we must mend our fences, appeal to reason

      If appealing to reason were possible we would have been able to convince them to vote for Hillary. Most of the people on the extreme edges are ideologues and rational thought has little to do with it. The want what they want and be damned the consequences or morality of it. So I don’t think there is any appeasing them. We are better off appealing to people in the center and since Herr Hairenfuhrer was elected, that “center” has grown exponentially.

      • katanahamon

        I don’t believe in appeasement either, (see appeasement of the far left in appointments) but instead trying to steer them in the direction of “reality” instead of ignoring them completely, like we are Bernie right now. He’s out there attacking Hillary, for christ’s sake, instead of admitting his culpability for the attacks and negativity toward Hillary and his prolonging his failed campaign which was directly responsible for the Democratic loss. If we don’t learn from this loss, we will repeat it in the future.

        • Those who can learn have done so. Those still parroting the BS about the DCCC playing favorites with Hillary and calling folks like us Russophobes will never change.

  • I think you have something factually wrong in the show….Betsy DeVos isn’t married to Erick Prince. She is his sister.

    • katanahamon

      Wife..sister,..brother..sister-wife…whatever!

    • Oops. But “sister” makes it worse, IMO.

      • It certainly indicates those people are operating under dynastic rules

      • Absolutely! Can you imagine their family gatherings? All that money and opportunity and they still have no goddamn sense.

  • Badgerite

    Oh Jesus. There are some things in the world worth being “phobic” ( afraid) of.
    Just ask Garry Kasparov.

    • Aynwrong

      Greenwald really has turned himself into the definition of a useful idiot.