Politics, politics, politics...The show get's the complaint all the time from the fans because they hammer on the same topics all the time. NOT THIS TIME! Mark took the cue and decided to bring in famed St. Louis Chef Rob Connoley of St. Louis' own Squatters Cafe/Bulrush to come in and discuss the culinary arts. They discuss how he made the jump from his previous job into being a chef, plus what living in New Orleans and New Mexico taught him about life and food. Rob is also quite the politically motivated individual and this brings around a conversation about Roy Moore, the embattled Alabama senate hopeful, who is dealing with allegations about dating and molesting underage girls back in his earlier career. But that doesn't stop President Donald Trump from sticking his foot in his mouth again and deciding to team up with Moore to try and help him ensure victory. Should the President do this? What can Rob infuse with Salmon to make a delicious winter treat taste amazing? All this and more is discussed on the new Q!
One of the best things about poker is the flop and the cards that get turned over during the game. Well this Trump situation seems to have a lot of people around it that could change everything at every turn. Michael Flynn is definitely one of those people and he is currently set to turn on Trump and explain all the Russia stuff he has knowledge of. we don't know how damning the evidence could be but he was one of the highest ranking officials at the White House and was privy to many convo's and plans for the Trump presidency. So Jason Kull decides to jump in and discuss the Tweets from Trump, the Michael Flynn debacle and everything flying through the political atmosphere of today. All this and much more on this episode of The Q!
Andy Echele and Mark Bland discuss the GOP backing of senator Roy Moore and how it affects the view Donald Trump as President of the US. After some political banter, Mark decides to bring up a Which is Better scenario with the Christmas movies Elf and Christmas Vacation. This leads to a deeper conversation about comedic movies and the best ones of the past 20 Years. Did yours make the list? Listen to this and find out through the forest of topics Mark and Andy cover!
Andy Echele and Jason Kull join to discuss the Lavar Ball, LiAngelo Ball, UCLA and Donald Trump story. Lavar Ball is not happy about Trump stating he helped get his kid out of China...even though Trump probably did help somewhat. Jason thinks one way about the events and Andy has a completely different stance on what was and should have been done. Listen to find out what happens.
Also, Mark decides to dust off the old "F My Life" website and look through some of the raunchier things on it. In what becomes one of the best ending to a show all year, Mark, Andy and Jason breka down the F MY LIFE stories and figure out who really has a bad life or who deserved the comeuppance.
Whether holding up guns at campaign rally's or just touching a 14 year old girl inappropriately, we all know that the republicans and conservatives are going to defend Roy Moore from Alabama. Why? Well that seems to be the issues we are having but it's still happening.
Jason Kull joins this week to discuss the Roy Moore situation and how we got here. Also discussed is the first of a few of Donald Trump's trips to asia. Trips where he goes out of his way to trash an asian nation to others. A Trip where he chooses to try and joke about climate change and the US stance on it. A trip where he hob nobbed and hung out with dignitaries while getting absolutely nothing accomplished to better the USA. Oh don't forget the speech where he basically told all the press in every country that whatever country he was currently in was screwing the USA on trade.
Plus Mark discusses the hit TV show Stranger Things...find out if you agree with him.
So theres a lot ot take in and discuss on this newest episode of the Q!
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A church in Texas is attacked and 26 people are killed in the carnage. Once again the USA is thrust right back into the Gun Control discussion and the president says that it is a Mental Health issue. Find out what guest Andy Echele and Mark Bland think about this newest and freshest mass shooting. Where will it end and why can't we do anything about it.
Also, Mark hasn't really pushed for anyone to write in lately regarding the letters from the listeners, so he compromises and grabs some Savage Love stories for him and Andy to pick through and discuss. Also, Mark did get some questions from the listeners and wants to knock some of them out with Andy.
Similar to the walls of Jericho, the trump administration might have their walls start crumbling in. Mark Bland, Jason Kull and Producer Bobby discuss why they waited so long for this episode. Well, Robert Mueller who has been following Trump and investigating him decided to arrest Paul Manafort, Trumps former campaign manager, for conspiracy against the United States. The guys discuss this.
Plus, Producer Bobby attempts to change the Halloween game before Mark stops him...AND there are a ton of weird conspiracy theories out there. The guys decide to read through a list of 20 and figure out which ones might or might not have merit.
It's been a minute, but DJ Gelner (author) joins the Q for another round in the world of politics and pop culture. Immediately the show starts ripping and roaring right out the gate with Gelner telling guest Andy Echele about his work with GothamClub.com, a dating site for guys to get tips about women. Andy then lets on about how he is the kink master of all kink and starts describing all his sex capades in an attempt to make Mark and DJ impressed. They seemed like they were!
Then Mark asks the question of the show...Is the country more divided than ever, or is the media trying to make it look like that. Mark, Andy and DJ discuss which leads to what the breakdown divide looks like and some of the components. Do they figure out if it's truly divided or not, find out!
Finally the guys discuss some questions with Gelner since he hasn't been to the newer studio, so he needs to be run through the ringer. This brings up an interesting story that perks Mark back into the idea that there are natural dividers in society and Gelner's topic is one of them.
Halloween is just around the corner and Jason Kull joins Mark to discuss some of the greatest horror films of all times. The guys read through a list of the greatest horror movies you should know about and add in those films they think you should see.
Plus, Trump is on a tear again and it's discussed about his need to repeal and replace healthcare. Signing executive orders just like Obama did (and all the presidents before him), Trump takes away the ability to have pre-existing conditions guarded from disclosure while signing up. So having one means that they can drop you from coverage or deny you coverage at a new company. It's a dagger into the heart of many and the guys discuss it in glorious detail and explain how we got to this problem in our country.
Finally, Taxes are a hot issue and should we pay them? Are they too high? Mark and Jason discuss why we have them and how people should look at taxing in 2017.
Las Vegas was the most recent outbreak of gun violence the entire country is talking about and Mark and Andy Echele break down whether there should or should not be gun control. With so many people discussing each time something happens, it's hard to turn away and say nothing. Mark breaks out the idea that this will never go away and how much it will affect the Presidency of Trump.
Next up, Mark discusses how the word "snowflake" is improperly used in the lexicon of 2017 and why conservative voters gravitate towards using it. Mark then discusses with Andy about DACA kids and illegal immigration and why there shouldn't be as much focus and worry about illegals as the media and Trump would like for you to believe.
Finally mark discusses the whole vibe of our forefathers and how they landed in our country. People usually stop at Washington and 1776 as their forefathers, but Mark makes a valiant plea for the forefathers to be the Pilgrims.
All this and much more on the new Q!