The government shutdown is over and Life is returning to normal...Right? Well maybe not so fast. After shutting down the government and PROUDLY ACCEPTING RESPONSIBILITY, Trump got NOTHING for all the heartache he put thousands and thousands of voters thru. 800,000 went without pay for weeks and weeks. Some started to get trouble from the landlords and others they owe money to. Also, when he opened it back up, it was only for three weeks.
Jonathan May and Producer Bobby join on the show to discuss this disaster created by Trump and blamed on everyone but Trump (even though he accepted responsibility). Also discussion of Howard Schultz running for president and Roger Stone got arrested in regards to Russian Collusion and connections to Trump. So it's been a hell of a 7 days for Donald Trump.
But the fun don't stop there...Mark decides that he feels the Star Wars Universe needs to go away. Not a popular idea for many, but Mark explains why the Star Wars universe has gone on too long...which leads to a discussion about the Marvel Universe and whether a similar fate should eventually befall it too!
Finally Bobby bought a book about Would you Rather questions and Jonathan squares off with Mark in a battle of Would you Rather. All this and much more to entertain your ears on this episode of the Q.
Ahh yes, the spirit is in the air for the Christmas season of 2017. It has been a long year and this final show of 2017 brings light to that fact. Mark Bland is joined by Jason Kull and Andy Echele to discuss the big things that we as a country had to deal with in Trump's MERICA this year.
First up the guys discuss Doug Jones beating out Republican Roy Moore which was easily the biggest political race of the entire year. Trump had put his name behind a few different people and they all lost. What does this mean for the 2018 elections and how will this affect the way the republican party is viewed?
Finally the guys discuss about Christmas traditions within their house and discuss a few movies from the Christmas season. This leads into the discuss regarding the biggest issue of the year that was overturned by the FCC. The guys jump in and discuss all the good and potentially bad things about net neutrality. Did the guys agree with the FCC or are they against it...download and listen!
Well the lunatics have taken over the asylum again and this time around Sam Richardson a noted Pro-Wrestler and Trainer from the St. Louis area joins in to discuss all the fun.
Sam and Mark go back a few years and Sam explains his love of comics and all things geeky, as well as his involvement in prowrestling and beginnings to his career. Sam is also a comic book author and he discusses his background in selling and distributing a comic book in 2016.
But things then switch to the STANDOFF....Oh yes.... Ladies and gentlemen we have a group of Trump loving hypocrites that will claim Darren Wilson was sent through the judicial system and what they decided was exactly as it should be. BUT, BUT, BUT..... The Bundy family is up in Oregon and they have taken Wildlife Refuge hostage from the federal government with 150 "armed" men. They did this because they are declaring war on the US government and their friends, who commited arson and were JUDGED in a court of law, are now in jail....and they don't like it! So their answer was to do this. Mark and Sam are going to explain where the situation stands, whether they have merit to their argument, or if they are just setting up a new Waco/Ruby Ridge situation that will end the same way.
All this and Mark breaks down a special Hotseat with Sam where he goes above and beyond for an extra 6th question that has never been done before. Witness this epic first epsiode of 2016...
PS....they talk about Force Awakens too and may hint on spoilers, so be prepared.
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St. Louis film maker and documentarian Jim Dreyer joins the show to discuss some of his recent documentaries. Jim produced an award winning film on the rise and fall of Ozark Airlines, a midwestern airline that was eventually purchased by TWA 20+ years ago. Jim is currently producing and directing a new film regarding the sport of Disc Golf called "Game of Throws". The documentary focuses on the rise of the sport in the Midwest and some of the history and current state. Jim also discusses his upbringing in the St. Louis area and how he got involved in TV and film making .
Mark also makes sure that the Christmas show doesn't disappoint. Mark and Jim discuss 10 of the gifts you only give to people that you absolutely dislike....but they find themselves also disagreeing with some of the gifts cause of personal preference. Finally we got a letter from a listener and Jim, being new to the show, has to figure out how we help the young man in question with potentially breaking up with his girlfriend before christmas or after.
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