Bob and Chez Show

The Bob & Chez Show Presented By 1/24/17

Bob and Chez
Written by Bob and Chez

RELM_buttonSpicer Land: The Trump Crisis Day 87; China is saber rattling with ICBMs; The Dakota Access Pipeline and KeystoneXL are back on; Trump rants to congressional leadership about conspiracy theories; Trump's White House leaking like a bucket with no bottom; The pointless executive orders; Trump embarrasses himself at CIA headquarters; Sean Spicer's battle with facts and Dippin Dots; and more. Brought to you by Bubble Genius, Harry's Razors, the Amazon Link and The Bowen Law Group.


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  • Badgerite

    They can call it “populism” if they want. I would call it certifiable. And dangerous.

    • Scopedog

      I’ll call it “a steaming pile of bullshit”.

  • Bugsy

    Bob, Please check your math. It seems wayyy longer, but Trump was elected 77 days ago. Your Trump Crisis Day count-up is 10 days off. Also, 1 out of 100 americans getting out to the march is 1%, not 10%. Side note: There are 126,230,400 seconds in 4 years. Thanks for getting me through almost 7,200 seconds of Trump’s presidency each week!

  • Trump’s thing at CIA is Sales-y Bullshit 101.
    He’s met with the decision-makers, the deal’s done, and he basically owns the thing now, so what he needs to do is to get up in front of the little people – the ones who do all the work but mean nothing to anybody who has any real power (in his mind) – he’ll give ’em all a little pat on the head, and reassure them that Daddy’s here and it’s all gonna be OK. But he has to dress it up and make it look like the whole joint loves him, so he has the Fluffer Squad to reinforce that phony image of awesomeness.

    Unbelievably dismissive and condescending.

  • Great fuckin’ show today, btw.
    Definitely need that Clownstick Emperor’s March on YouTube, or iTunes – I’d pay a little to get it.
    Put it up on your Amazon channel as a download(?)

  • Badgerite

    Apparently Twitler not only bragged about how many times he was on Time Magazine in front of the Memorial Wall at Langley. He also lied about that.

  • To temper the tho’t that (eg) California will be OK even tho’ Trump is determined to punish you:

    Catherine Rampell – WaPo
    “If blue states think they’re going to be shielded from the coming Trump tsunami, they’re sorely mistaken.

    Much has been written about how the unified Republican front in Washington is going to betray the working-class whites of deep-red Trump country. The coming Obamacare repeal, fewer worker protections and additional fraying of the safety net will inflict enormous pain.

    Blue states might appear to be relatively insulated from much of this turmoil, since they’ve already locked in many of the progressive policies Republicans aim to roll back at the federal level.”

    Reward & Punishment is what the Daddy State is all about.

  • Badgerite

    Jesus. Is he talking to dead president’s pictures yet? Not just empty suit. Crazy empty suit.

  • muselet

    I was going to call this the start of Cold War II, between China and the US this time, but that may be overly dramatic. Given public statements about China made by Donald Trump and the various lunatics he’s assembled around himself, China’s deployment of Dongfeng-41s was inevitable. If we’re all very lucky, it’s just a warning to both the US and Russia not to get too belligerent.

    Trump approving DAPL and Keystone XL—which Charlie Pierce rightly calls “the continent-spanning death funnel and Republican fetish object”—was always going to happen, even if he didn’t have a financial stake in the decision. It’s of a piece with his nominating a pro-pollution politician to head EPA, and the gag orders he issued for EPA, USDA and Department of Interior. Back in 1983, Ansel Adams described the anti-environmental policies of the Reagan administration (Google “Interior Secretary James Watt” for details) as “Rape, ruin, and run.” By 2020, I’m afraid we’re going to be calling the Reagan years The Good Old Days of Environmental Sanity.

    Chez, of course Trump will withhold emergency funds for California if we have an earthquake or some other natural disaster. Even if he doesn’t, I can think of a whole lot of congressional Rs who would be overjoyed to screw us over because a few dumb people talked about secession after the November election.

    The idea of the President of the United States being a neurotic, small-minded, thin-skinned, narcissistic bully is terrifying, almost as terrifying as his inner circle leaking embarrassing information about him (what the hell is that about?). Whether or not the leaked information is true, this cannot end well.

    The Trump administration is going to be the embodiment of chaos. Nancy LeTourneau yesterday, building on a Michael Kruse article at Politico, suggested that’s deliberate, a way for Trump to ensure there’s no loyalty to anyone or anything but himself. What could possibly go wrong?

    Trump has always been very clear who he is. I just wish more of our fellow citizens had applied the wise words of Maya Angelou: “When someone shows you who they are believe them; the first time.”

    Chez, I don’t believe the Rs are capable of the sort of foresight and planning necessary to oust Trump at the right moment. Yes, they’d be happier with Mike Pence (weird and creepy, yes, but no loose cannon), but I just don’t see it happening. I actually hope I’m underestimating Rs’ capacity for skulduggery and treachery.

    Lindsey Graham will always be a good, loyal R. He will not stand in the way of anything coming out of this White House, no matter what he thinks of Trump. Ditto John McCain. They’ll snark and snipe at Trump—and they’re guaranteed good press for doing so—but they’ll dutifully fall in line and vote for party before country.

    Trump’s performance at the CIA was disgusting. The Intelligence Community will not have been impressed—and given Trump’s slurs against the IC during the campaign, nobody was in a forgiving mood to begin with—so I fully expect to see some kind of low-intensity mutiny against the White House (and Katie bar the door if Michael Flynn sticks his oar in). These are the people who understand better than most just how dangerous it can be to make stupid mistakes, after all.

    Someone once said of Peter Jennings that he could speak, on-air and ad lib with a producer talking in his earpiece, not just in complete sentences, but in paragraphs. Barack Obama could speak, ad lib, in paragraphs. Donald Trump can barely form sentence-like constructs without a prompter and struggles even with one.

    It is, as I keep saying, going to be a long four years.


    • Sadly I think you’re right about McCain and Graham putting party before country.

      Just delaying a day or two after a major earthquake in CA would have very serious consequences. Herr Hair doesn’t have to do much to really hurt them (or anyone else for that matter).

  • ProudLiberalAlways

    I don’t mean to correct you Bob, but every time Rump says that line it’s the same—-“You know, I’m like a smart person.”
    I know it’s this that he always says because each time I get to say “No, you’re nothing like a smart person, you paranoid fool!”

  • ProudLiberalAlways

    Don’t you wonder what history books will be saying about this in 50 years? Boy, I sure do! And about the loyalty thing, wasn’t it Truman who said that if you want a friend you can count on in D.C., you have to get a dog!

  • ProudLiberalAlways

    With the sheer volume of material for the next few years, how about 3 shows a week? The American psyche really needs it guys! There is just too much to wait days for. I wish Steph would do 2 shows a day, too!
    Rump, statesman-like? Please!!! I find it hard to believe that a giant Id can be a statesman. All the control of a grease fire! Jesus!!

  • ProudLiberalAlways

    Why would you take the time to drive Rump crazy? It’s such a short trip. I think rethugs are going to impeach him so Pence can be their leader. After all, they (rethuglicons) LOVE a true believer!

    • I’m beginning to think that having Pence in won’t be any better. Perhaps Bob is right. We drive Herr Hair crazy enough to keep him distracted and off-task so he is ineffective. Maybe that is the best tactic….

  • WHY do the Birther-in-Chief’s aides put up with him? Is the money really worth it? I guess now the power is…

    That story about Spicer eating gum was REAL?

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