Mark Bland, Brandon Travis and Producer Bobby have to join us on this amazing episode of the Q.
Fresh off the heels of two mass shootings, Mark and the guys decide to discuss the entire situation in glorious detail. Mark discusses the amount of preparation the shooters went into setting up their deadly massacre's. Two incredibly different shootings with differing purposes, but both claim that politics and our discourse as a nation fueled their rage. Whether it was disenchantment with the system in Dayton, Ohio...or it was fueled by bigotry and xenophobia in El Paso, TX....both area's are reeling from the damage done by the two ignorant and jerk shooters. This leads to the main discussion of if Trump bares any responsibility in these shootings because of his attitude and words he's used to play to his fan base.
This leads into Bobby giving some of his beliefs live on the show and discussing them with Brandon and Mark. First up, Abortion. Bobby gives his stance on abortion and everyone gets into talking about how long you as a parent should have to til you are stuck with raising the baby. Next up was GUNS. Producer Bobby believes that guns are important to protecting yourself in the USA. This leads to discussion about confiscating guns. In russia, they only shoot rubber bullets.
Finally, it seems the boy scouts are not such good guys after all. New documents presented in court this past week show that the boy scouts, similar to the catholic churches they hold meetings at, have been holding back the names of hundreds of leaders over the years that were caught molesting children. This is a travesty of mass proportions and also opened up some memories from my past with boy scouts and my stories about thinking leaders were creepy.
It's an exciting week on this episode of the Q!
Gary Weed guests with Mark Bland and Jason Kull as another shooting takes place in a HS in Florida. It seems unfortunate for the guest whose booked because gun talk and laws isn't a fun thing to discuss. Neither is dead children because others don't want their "rights" trampled on.
First up, the guys focus on the Olympics and Mark decides that there needs to be a change in the broadcast team for ice skating. Then it's right into the Parkland Florida shooting. Why can't we change gun laws? How many times does Mark have to come on his show and address stupidity from the conservatives as they dance and try to downplay the real issue with people in the country...they are becoming emboldened to not care about others anymore because of attitudes like Trump.
Finally Gary hits the HOTSEAT, created for the Q 6 years ago, to test his meddle on random questions that helps learn a little more about our guest.
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.
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!
Chris Cyr the holder of the empire that is stlouiscomedy.com , a place for all comedians to find out about all the shows and comedy opportunities that exist in the St. Louis metro area. Chris is a very funny man who joins Mark and Jason on this weeks episode of the show.
First up Mark and the guys discuss something that is not on the agenda. Because of June being PRIDE month, Mark brings back his whole "You don't need to make sure everyone knows you're gay argument". He loves the LGBTQ community, but the constant need to talk about it and promote it with rainbows seems like overkill.
Then they move on to Trump and the AHCA along with discussing gun rights and the Philando Castile dash cam video. This leads to internet troll Mark Dice being brought up and discussed on the show. All this and much more on this episode.
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Well Andy Echele is back to discuss the gun issue in the USA and talk about how the shooting in Orlando has many facets that need to be focused on. Should guns be legal or not? Where is the line between protection and constituional rights? Do the rights in the Constitution from 200+ years ago even apply effectively to our day and age with assault weapons. This and many other topics will be discussed on this episode of the Q. Including how the wife knew it was going to happen and allowed it to happen at all.
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