The South shall rise again....oops....not so fast...sit down. The country is buzzing with news discussing a shooting in a South Carolina church where 9 people are murdered, but the focus quickly changes when pics of the shooter with Confederate flags shows up in his social media. Immediately the country starts in on the age old discussion of the Civil War, the inherent racism of that time period and the flag that represented those ideals. Mark and Bobby focus on the value of the arguement being made and look into the back ground of the shooter who claimed his decision was based in race, giving more creedence to the Confederate Flag talk.
Then the guys switch up a little and start talking about the effect of the confederate decision on multiple businesses, Including Nascar. This swtiches to a group of people that are definitely not happy Nascar and drivers like Dale Ernhardt Jr. are against the confederate flag. They take to social media to voice their opinion and Mark decides to promote and discuss some of their great and bigoted comments live on the show.
Finally Mark and Bobby decide to play the parts of the South and the North discussing the potential for Seccession from the Union and how they think it went down. Sit back and enjoy as these two rewrite history for a moment.
On this Episode of the show, Mark has amazing news. He has been verified on Twitter which legitimizes him as a popular and credible inividual in society. Its a difficult thing to achieve but he woke up one morning and evidently enough people know him nationally to give him the checkmark. Producer Bobby eventually becomes dismayed by the promoting of the verification and takes shots at Mark...an this is a side note on the show...
First up, Bellator fighter and UFC legend, Tito Ortiz joins the show to promote the upcoming Bellator show, but when the convo starts dwindling early, Mark calls for an audible to the surprise of Bobby and Ortiz and it gets the interview and disucssion back on track in a positive format!
Then the guys are joined by Taylor Hay, the running back for the all women professional football team called the St. Louis Slam! They are on their way to the playoffs for 2015, but Taylor takes a couple minutes to jump in with Mark and Bobby and discuss her upbringing, her love of football and to discuss where she gets a little of her slang pronounciation from.
Finally, Rachel Dolezal is a household name now due to the situation of her claiming to have balck parents and upbringing when she didn't. Mark and Bobby tackle this issue and discuss all the viewpoints and thoughts that have been bantered about for the past week.
First up, Kevin Harvell of STL Tech Talk and Tech Informist joins the show to discuss tech and phones and Producer Bobby's love of hating the iPhone (errr wait....yep thats sort of correct). But he also jumps in to give his opinion on the big story out of McKinney, Texas (Dallas) where a pool party goes awry and the police are called in. All of which is fine as long as you are not one specific cop and his Lethal Weapon-esque style all caught on camera. The guys discuss the implications and the racial inequality discussion that came out after the fact.
Then we switch gears and talk with Gerogia Page calling in from Australia. Georgia put on the black and gold for Lindenwood Unversity (Mark's Alma Mater) and played Womens Rugby....which eventually led to her showing how dominate and tough she is through ESPN replaying her clip over and over in their Top Ten plays. Georgia takes a massive hit and keeps on trucking. We talk with her about the sport of womens rugby and Vegemite.
Finally Mark goes all in discussing soccer in the midwest and specifically the attitude of fans in 2015 with regard to soccer in the US. This brings up the attempts by some to bring Soccer back to prominence in the STL and Mark hits them all with a strong dose of reality only he can deliver.
Mark doesn't go to too many St. Louis Cardinals games at all. But he usually enjoys himself whenever the opportunity presents itself. That is until this latest time. Mark explains how his simple decision to grab a hot dog turned into missing an inning and a half of a game, and waste 25 minutes of his life. This also leads to Producer Bobby explaining his backgroudn from working with the organization and dropping knowledge about special food tickets that exist.
Then the two discuss the story about Chris Long and his Rams teammate deciding to go undercover for ESPN as homeless people for a couple days. It really is an eye opening situation and makes these two pro athletes change their tune quickly. SPOILER ALERT, they do something....and Producer Bobby explains it in the show.
Finally its out in the open. Bruce Jenner has become Caitlyn Jenner and our fine host don't even care. Mark is pissed that so many people care at all and keep discussing it and arguing about it. And of course we found ANOTHER moron that claims tea party and conservatism as they try to fight the laws of our land while exercising their freedoms in an AIRPORT while carrying a loaded AR-15 around in the terminal. Needless to say it didn't go well and he took his verbal lashings but these decisions are becoming harmful to our culture.
Rush Limbaugh, Ann Coulter and Sean Hannity....what do these people all have in common? Well according to this weeks episode they are all hardcore BlowHards. Mark Bland gets back to his moderate/liberal roots on this episode of the show by taking Limbaugh and his co-horts to task for attacking liberals and claiming they are siding with islam and extremists against the USA. The statement holds no merit and Mark and Bobby (who somewhat agrees with Limbaugh) discuss the value of what is being said and the people themselves stating it.
Also, Marks been holding on to a few letters from the listeners due to recent topics on the show. So he decides to get some out of the mail bag and the two hosts dig deep to help some deserving listeners with their personal and private issues.
Short episode, but still worth the price of admission. It's THE Q....Real Radio Real Honest!