Bob Cesca Show

The Bob Cesca Show Presented By BubbleGenius.com 2/20/18

Bob Cesca
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RELM_buttonSkadden Arps Slate Meagher and Flom: NSFW; Buzz Burbank from Buzz Burbank News and Comment is here; The youth movement in the wake of Parkland; Republicans are starting to attack the victims of Parkland; New indictment in the Russia investigation; Trump says he's been tougher on Russia than Obama; Trump goes nuts on Twitter; Pompeo and Pence lied about the Russian impact on the election results; CPAC speakers announced; and much more. Brought to you by Bubble Genius, Omaha Steaks, Harry's Razors, Blue Apron and The Bowen Law Group. Go shopping until you're dropping using our TARGET LINK, our eBAY LINK, and our AMAZON LINK.

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  • Burton A Lindquist

    “Consciousness of Guilt” …. Malcom Nance calls this “Getting Buggy” … Ha!

  • Badgerite

    OMG. Brilliant. Just brilliant.
    “If a kid throws a rock at another kid in the sandbox, the solution isn’t to give all the kids a rock.” – Ashley Paseltiner.
    This just nails it. “From the mouths of babes,” indeed. Maybe we should lower the voting age and let the real ‘adults’ have a say.

  • The legal concept Buzz was talking about is Mens Rea…..

  • ciskoepike47 .

    Bob, you referred to a piece on student activism’s impact on passing the 26th (voting age) amendment, ‘last night on Rachel Maddow.’ Can’t find it on yesterday’s clips. Maybe it hasn’t aired yet? (you must get the special advanced Insider feed, right?)

    • Shit, I can’t find it either. I assure you, though, it exists.

  • Badgerite

    Buzz made a comment about third party candidates to the effect that if he could find one who could win he would consider supporting them. The problem with that is exactly the problem that Barack Obama had as president. Congress, in opposition, can have a powerful impact on what can be achieved or accomplished. The system is actually set us as a two party system, though those parties may change and switch political arguments, it essentially always shakes out into a two party system. This is to allow for checks and balances in restraint of unbridled governmental or personal power to be effective and to provide a government of consensus rather than authoritarian rule. At least that is the theory. So to say you are going to vote for one person at the top who will ‘change everything’ is simply not realistic and it will not happen.
    For progressives to get enacted the policies they they want in our society, they have to appreciate how the system works and why it works and fit achieving their agenda into that organizational flow.
    a.) They need to support a political party that is open to their ideas and right now that is the Democratic party.
    Net neutrality is one example. Affordable education and healthcare is another. Rational gun laws, etc.
    b.) They need to organize at the local and state level as well as the federal level.
    One person at the top is not going to change society. It just doesn’t work that way.

  • Badgerite

    So they are banning bump stocks. ( Apparently it has dawned on Paul Ryan and the GOP that no one needs a machine gun for ‘self defense’ or ‘deer hunting’. Will miracles never cease?) It’s a start at least. Well done students of Broward County. Love your courage and your commitment to each other. You are the reason the ‘adults’ have managed to take even these minimal steps in the right direction.

  • katanahamon

    We also can’t let them (right wing) defuse this situation with a bump stock ban. Yes, that’s needed, but it’s a throwaway compared to the real need to regulate, ban and remove all assault weapons and high capacity magazines for all weapons. It’s easier for Repubs to manufacture a “need” for weapons when they aren’t in power, ie “Dem society is so dangerous and lawless,” yet when the Repubs are in power, they have to fall back on 2nd Amendment bs..look at Remington, the second largest gun maker, they are in process of filing for bankruptcy. Why? Maybe how much they have to pay for politicians’ votes, and less gun sales during a repub admin. This episode once again shows the real problem in the US..lobbyist/corporate/billionaire money/payoffs in politics.

    • ciskoepike47 .

      Good points, but since the NRA embraces the Stalinist dictum of ‘not one step back’, any kind of a defeat, even a ‘throwaway’ would be a start. So far they always win.

  • There’s about a thousand high school seniors in Parkland who’ll be ready to vote this fall, and another 2,000 or so who’ll be voting in 2020. I don’t think it’s unreasonable to expect that a very large percentage of them won’t be voting for the candidate representing a party that saw their friends murdered and didn’t do one fucking thing about it.