This all started with a CNN reporter asking Donald Trump about information regarding a rumor about Russia and Trump Tower meetings. On that day, Trump called it FAKE NEWS and said CNN was liars. And from then on, everyone chastised CNN and liberal news sources as liars that always put out fake stories.
Cut to this past Sunday...Donald Trump goes on Twitter and tells everyone that the meeting did happen with Russia and his son was there, AND it was a meeting to get info on Hillary during the election. Well meeting with people to get dirt on the opponent is not illegal. But when you tell us CNN lies for 2 years and then you admit you actually lied and CNN was right...now we know you're purposely swaying the information to your advantage. Which is Total BS.
Mark is joined by Jonathan May and Gary Weed to discuss this new information and break down what it means for the country. But during the convo, a conversation from off air re-enters the room. And again it has racial implications. Mark feels that Jonathan and black culture is playing too much off things from the Civil War to justify actions in 2018. Jonathan claims that it is fair to do that. See where you stand at the end of this epic discussion!
Mark knows the name of this episode is not gonna win him a lot of fans, but he's gotta be honest about the music business.
Mark believes Radiohead sucks as a band. He feels they were shoved down peoples throats as a darling in the 1990's and they never looked back. And, as proof, Mark has Jason Kull to disagree with him and complain....but this all starts with Iron Maiden.
On this episode, Mark is joined by Gary Weed and Jason Kull to discuss Trumps dumb decisions for the week. But the show starts off with a discussion about Jason wearing a Iron Maiden shirt and Mark claiming they suck. This rears Gary's head being a huge fan of Maiden and having seen them multiple times. This also leads to a discussion about groups that are the top heavy metal groups of all time.
Also, it seems that Mueller is getting close to Trump. Trump started lashing out on twitter all angrily at everyone and that seems to be his M.O. for when people are right or on his heels about something. He lashes when angry. But why is he angry? Well being the president, you are privy to information before others and the guys feel he's been giving the proof and it's not making him a happy boy. Well don't do bad things.
Finally, Mark has some letters from the listeners and the crew answers some of the more interesting questions we've had on the show. Including: What is your favorite documentary?
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Mark and Producer Bobby are back with a vengeance and Donald Trump makes it all the sweeter. This week Donald tee'd off on two MSNBC news hosts about their personal lives and took pot shots at Mika Brzezinski for a face lift that was personal and a problem for her. Then called them good people. Mark and Bobby discuss the impact of Trump Tweeting and attacking Citizens. This leads to a discussion about Tom Brady and whether or not we feel he has hit "Michael Jordan sports ICON" level yet.
And thats not all. Chris Christie decided to close the state beaches and parks due to budget issues in New Jersey. This coincided with the 4th of july holiday weekend and people got pissed. But to add insult to injury, Christie took his family to an empty beach and let his family have a blast. Super uncool. We discuss all this and much more on this weeks Q.
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On this episode of the Q, Producer Bobby begins his sabbatical so Mark has to dig deep and bring back Justin Deming (@deyemofo) and Andy Echele to resume hosting duties while the producer is away.
This is an interesting mix because Mark immediately takes ire with something that Andy and another social friend posted regarding POTUS and misinformation. Andy being the Former military guy has an issue with Barack Obama not properly saluting marines as he disembarks from Marine 1. Mark and Justin then dig deeper and the discussion goes past the video and into how good of a job POTUS has been doing the past 7 years. Ofcourse everyone has a say and no one is backing down which makes this a intense half hour you don't want to miss.
Then the guys get back on format and talk about a school that refused an inhaler to a choking student simply cause they didn't know it had been prescribed and the school has a protocol to adhere to. Then its on to Edward Snowden whose in the news again cause he joined twitter and immediately started right back up influencing people via his new page. This pisses Mark off cause he believes that Snowden doesn't deserve popularity for what he did.
All this and Overtime where we discuss Retro Gaming! If you like video games and talking about old NES, the the Overtime is what you want to listen to.
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A much welcome surprise joins the Q today when Deyemofo (Justin Deming) decides to show up and play radio host with us. And what a great show to be a part of...so much in store!
First up is Nick Bryant joining us to discuss his co-authored book, Confessions of a DC Madam. His Co-Author Henry Vinson was the head of high powered and connected gay liason service which was the front for the government to get info to blakcmail people. In the book many notable individuals play a part in this cover-up and amazing story. Mark and Justin throw Nick for a loop when Mark brings up he doesn't feel there is value in blackmailing people with the homosexual card anymore....this leads to discussion about the value of people and power players in 2015 Washington DC.
Then our periscope becomes more offline than online when Sally Periscope calls in to discuss our opinions on the Donald Trump and the 2016 presidential situation as it lines up today. Mark explains just how out of touch the caller is with their belief that Trump will win the nomination and how disconnected the conservative people are to understanding the general malaise of the country at this point.
Finally the guys tackle pro sports and discuss the fact that the Cardinals got booed at the AllStar Game and that Pete Rose was given then good ole welcome back to the fold by MLB. All in all a very entertaining show and you will be happy you listened.
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This is a huge show and it doesn't disappoint in the least. First up....
Marisa Lather comes on the show to discuss her background in Social Media and consulting for businesses in the Midwest. She delves a little into her personal life before Mark and Producer Bobby square off discussing Bobby's recent decision to abdicate his Facebook page. He claims that there too much negativity and people are not agreeing with him, so he doesn't like that. Marisa discusses with the crew and decides on whether Bobbito is in the right or wrong for that. Plus she confesses that she won't take her boyfriends name if they get married, which is another whole discussion.
Next Judyth Baker joins the show to discus her book, "Me and Lee" about her torid love affair with Lee Harvey Oswald before he was involved in the killing President Kennedy. Judyth explains about Abort Teams that her, David Ferrie and Oswald were on. Her involvement with giving cancer to mice and how she excelled at that beyond others and eventually the love life of her and Oswald. Plus she throws Mark for a loop on one question.
Finally Eric Garner's death in NYC was total BS and the crew breakdown what happened and discuss the travesty of the Grand Jury's decision in that case to not bring the officer up on charges. In less than two weeks, 2 grand juries found two officer related deaths of black men as "no true bill" and it set the world on fire in Ferguson, MO and worldwide on the Garner case. Why is this happening, should it be happening and when will it end? Also Marisa suits up for a good HOTSEAT moment and plays a game of "Would you Lather" to finish it all off. Plus there is a dirty Overtime where we meet a new friend of the show named...MILO (pronounced MEE-LOW).
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Well the time has come and the Grand Jury decision was rendered as a "NO TRUE BILL", which means former Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson will not have any charges brought against him in the shooting death of Michael Brown just outside of St. Louis, MO. This judgement didn't go over well and the protestors that have been hot since the August situation took to the streets in a violent manner. Burning buildings, hurling objects and disrupting life for one solid night based off the decision. Mark and Bobby come back from their Thanksgiving break to do a special 1-hour episode of the Q discussing the reprecussions of the decision, their opinions on the rioting that took place and where they go from there. Mark also discusses a twitter war he was involved with do to OUTSIDE sources wanting badly to be a part of the Ferguson discussion and his interacting with them.
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Well the results are in and it seems that 12 Years a Slave is the best picture in the land...but that deosn't stop the Conservatives and right wingers from claiming that the only reason it won was because of White Guilt. Really...white guilt?
Andy Echele, one of the Q show all stars, joins Producer Bobby, Dan Walsh and Mark Bland in their quest to discuss and figure out if there is this overbearing feeling of white guilt still alive in 2014 or if this was just the best movie of the lot.
This leads to a discussion about stereotypes when Andy brings up the recent tweets of long standing St. Louis Broadcaster Charles Jaco and if his belief about motorcycle riders was a "joke" that went too far or if there is truth to the background of certain stereotypes that Mr. Jaco's social statement was making.
Next the guys attack te recent decisions of Vladimir Putin and his Russian Army's steadfast decision to push forward on the Ukraine and their fleet in Crimea. Does Putin have a foot to stand on? Will this lead to another potential Cold War or even a new World War? And what should be the U.S. position on this? Should Obama have a say in this or should the U.S. position be one of isolation in regards to protecting itself? The guys look through all the options and discuss it all.
Also Game ON/Game OFF and an Overtime with more of those amazing advice stories you've come to love and admire. This is an episode of the Q you don't want to miss!
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Well the world is full of scumbags and douches and there are three men in the St. Louis, MO area ready to take on all of them. Two are your wonderful hosts Mark Bland and Justin Deming.... the other just happens to be KMOV (St. Louis CBS Affiliate) Investigative reporter Chris Nagus . The hometown kid made good, joins the guys to discuss coming up in the journalism business over the past decade and some of his more glorious trimphs of defeating idiots.
Then the guys are joined by none other than Jerome Cusson of PWPonderings.com to discuss the fallout of mass proportions on the heels of a twitter message goen crazy from ROH World Heavyweight Champ Jay Briscoe. It all comes from the Delaware House choosing to support Gay Marriage. Well lets say Mr. Briscoe went a little overboard in his thoughts and opinions. They talk in depth with Jerome to get to the bottom and figure out what should be done.
Plus there were three girls that were found in Cleveland this past week after 10 years of being kidnapped by some derranged men (Boston Bombing what???). They discuss the event and the unlikely hero Charles Ramsey.
Its time for the Q....taking talk radio and turning it up to 11! And don't miss the Overtime 121 cause it was the most hotly contested discussion that Mark and Justin ever get in to.
We've made it to 115 of these and the train just keeps barreling through life. On this episode Justin is taking a little vacation and Mark is joined by Tony Kozina and Jeremy Bailey to ponder those things which we don't speak of when Jeremy lets on early that he's having a weird day. This leads to a discussion about baptism and religion....and DRIVER ETTIQUETTE? After that, the conversation turns to the STL Comic Con that just came to town and Mark gives his review.
But the goodness doesn't end there, since the guys take on the #1 topic of the week in regards to the Supreme Court deciding on the Gay Marriage policy. This leads to a discussion about conservatives that hate the entire idea of gay marriage.
Also an interesting discussion about Internet policing and social media rules combined with law regarding emails rounds out the show.
The Q...taking talk radio and turning it up to 11!
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