Donald Trump and Joe Biden dived in head first on the first Presidential Debate of 2020. Moderated by Chris Wallace, there is literally too much to unpack in a description. Sit back and enjoy Mark Bland and Gary Weed as they discuss all the aspects of this first debate and the craziness that ensued!
Mark Bland is joined by Producer Bobby and Gary Weed to discuss the upcoming 2018 midterms and voting in general!
First up, Gary and Mark made a bet for the World Series and Mark ended up winning the bet. Discussion of the World series takes us down a sports path once again discussing the value of players within in their respective sports. Who was the best Baseball Pitcher of all time? Is it Greg Maddux or Rollie Fingers? Also who stands out in other sports. Hockey, Football and all of them. The guys discuss this at length.
Then the gears get switched and it's on the to newest and dumbest thing that Trump could have ever proposed. He wants to use and executive order to remove and override the 14th Amendment to the Constitution. This definitely caught him some hell for even throwing it out there as a potential. All this comes on the backs of the Migrant Caravan making it's way up from Central America with estimates of 10,000+ people looking for asylum. The guys discuss aspects of this decision and the long term reprecussions that could form from this Trump decision.
The discussion turns to video games on the release of the new Playstation Classic, but does it have the games people want or deserve? Everyone plays referee discussing what is on the machine and what is not. This leads to a convo about playing video games in 2018 on mobile devices and if you ever spend money on the games for yourself. Mark defends his spending money on a couple mobile games with the most basic of arguments..."I would have done it anyway." Listen as Mark explains and you see if he makes sense or not.
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.
Well Vitaly has been in the country since December and its time for him and his wife to make that fateful trip back to the USSR here in a week. But before he goes, Mark decides to bring him onto the show one more time to talk about Donald Trump, The Brussel's Attacks and the value of living in 2016. But he forced us to have Proucer Bobby on the show too if he came on...begrudgingly we said OK.
First up is a fun filled rant from Mark. Being a father and family man, Mark understands the value of a Family LockerRoom at a local pool. Evidently the people at the new complex in a local STL municipality do not appreciate the value of said family sized things and spent all their money not making proper accomodations in Mark's opinion.
Next up Mark discusses the Brussels Attack and how he feels that it might have been deterred if two things happen:
1. focus on why they are choosing these french speaking areas to attack
2. Start being more judgmental of the people in their country and start using a little profiling to tighten up the ranks. Not negative stereotyping, but focusing on similarities that lead to dangerous situations.
Finally Mark, Bobby and Vitaly discuss the Donald Trump phenomenon and how our society in the USA kinda created this vitriolic rheotric and attitude. Explaining why Trump seems to reasonate with the base of voters that love him. And also discussing the potential for the convention to be contested.
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http://traffic.libsyn.com/theqnow/Episode_255_-_St._Maddys_Day.mp3Oh its the 255th ep. of the show and there are so many things going on, its impossible to figure them all out.
First up, Marco Rubio has dropped out of the Primaries (for now) and is watiing till the convention comes along to see who walks out of the convention as the Republican nominee.
Next up, St. Louis Comedian Jon Maddy joins to wax poetic about the STL comedy scene. He and Mark discuss how actors like the Rock and Johhny Knoxville should be viewed within the world of Stand up comedy. They also talk about Louis CK and others within the business and whether they have comedy writers working with them at this point to help them stay on top.
Next the guys breakdown how this election will go down and how there is need for the GOP to unify or else they will split the vote and walk Hillary right into the presidency. A lot of this is from the fact that people think Trump is polarizing and originally thought that Obama was the "most polarizing person of all time". Mark feels this stems from the super sensitive nature and emotional inability of many conservative voters in the country.
Fianlly, Mark and Jon do the HOT SEAT for Jon and they do a little Over Time where they take on the famous Moral Dilemmas.
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DEYEMOFO is back on the show and ready to dive into all the heat that came out of the last show he was on two weeks ago. First up, Mark decides to lead off with some hate mail because....well because he gets a ton of it! This letter chastizes him AGAIN for the SCOTUS discussion a few weeks back and that leads right into the first topic being the Super Tuesday Primary results.
Mark wasn't paying attention to the winners...nope. He was paying attention to something else much more important that will have impact on the main election in November. You must listen to find out what was so glaring and potentially problematic for one of the political parties involved.
Then a video hit the social media and media of STL that has taken the Black Live Matter movement off their feet a bit. Protestors took to the streets in the racial hot bed of St. Louis, MO because of a claim that a police officer held a gun on a child. Of course this lead to people up in arms because of racial inequality and police mistreatment of citizens....BUT....that wasn't the case at all. Police camera footage shows that it didn't happen at all and was a made up attempt to stir the pot in STL. It worked, but backfired and Mark and Justin discuss their views on how this affects the movement in general.
This leads to a discussion where Mark once again defends the fact that Stereotypes come in all shapes and sizes...and they aren't always negative and can be very influential in specific situations. This comes on the heels of a Triumph the Insult dog video circulating the interwebz with students who need "safe spaces" in New Hampshire.
So much to hear and so little time!
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Well the ELECTION 2012 is OVER! Butt Hurt Wednesday, as Mark promised, also came and went. But we wanted to really get a good look at the Conservatives during the post election time and we do not fail to deliver. Mark is joined by Drew Ishmael and Travis Cook to get their opinion on the conservative movement and where they think this country is going. But alas, the conversation quickly devolves into a discussion on how much race played a part. Mark explains a story where a radio host showed his true colors upon finding out Obama won and Mark & Drew take jabs back and forth at each other...but like men do....face to face. All this and Robb Davis joins us again for some sports talk. The Q....REAL RADIO, REAL HONEST!
It's ELECTION TIME and a few days before the BIG ONE for 2012, Mark invites in Paranormal Researcher and Conservative Adam Jackson to break down the view points of the Elections sides and the respective Candidates, all before giving their Last Ditch Attempts to sway your votes to their sides.
But before all that can happen, Mark decides he's gonna do some ranting. And he has no clue where he is going but he gonna just put it all out there. Calling out other STL media professionals and conservatives. It is quite the site to behold. But then, in a shocking twist, that has never happened before....our Conservative Adam throws us for a loop and LIES! NO WAY...find out why, how and how petty the lie. All this and much more on this edition of the Q. Taking talk radio and turning it up to 11!
TAKE OUT BIG BIRD! Wow the sh-t hit the fan this past show when Mark is joined by Matt Krueger and noted conservative John Scheper to discuss the recent presidential debates and how Mitt Romney decided to fire off a few rounds in the direction of PBS and their figureheads (one being the BIG YELLOW BIRD!). But the fun didn't only come from there! Mark was joined early in the show by Fred Slow of Too Heavy to Skydive to discuss the upcoming Krista Roberson benefit in Alton and Mark breaks down sports...much to Fred's dismay! Taking talk radio and turning it up to 11! Real Radio, Real Honest...its the Q!