On this episode, we focus on the need for someone to put Trump in a checks and balances type situation. His entire team is going off the rails and making weird and dumb claims that are hurting his brand and Presidency. First up, we discuss Kellyanne Conway and her need to create fake and false massacres to feed the Muslim Ban. She went on another political show on TV and stated that because of the “Bowling Green Massacre”… that’s why the ban is needed. Only problem is that it never happened and she completely made it up! Another alternative fact.
President Donald Trump has had a busy first week in office and at the end of it he decided to ban people from seven specific Middle Eastern countries that have terrorist ties. But the issue is that he left a few other countries that are also terror-based off the list. Why? Maybe he has economic ties to those countries, or maybe he doesn’t feel they are a threat at all. Regardless, the hashtag #MuslimBan seems to be taking the entire world by storm as country after country denounces this US stance. But first, Kayo Bracey joins the show to discuss hip hop and growing up in North Carolina over the past few years with all the confederate flag talk and now Trump becoming the president. He tells us a little about his upbringing as well as his influences coming from the home of hip hop legend Petey Pablo.
Well he’s the President now and with that starts the reign of Donald Trump. And right off the bat, Trump sent new White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer out to let the media know, “We don’t like you!”… all because the world showed pictures of the small turnout for the inauguration of Trump. Kellyanne Conway decided to put the brakes on and stated that Spicer had uttered some “alternative facts”, which is just another phrase for LYING. So Mark and his team decide to delve in and discuss the Alternative Facts. As well as an Alternative Universe we seem to be in now.
On this episode, Alex Elias and Jason Kull, joined by Board op Stephan, come together with Mark to discuss the newest revelations, including the continued need to lash out at NBC’s Saturday Night Live for parodying him again. But, the best is when political commentator Jonathan Harris jumps on the line with Mark and the crew to discuss where this presidency is going and if there is any light at the end of the tunnel. A big discussion is the way Trump treated Jim Accosta from CNN this past week during Trump’s surreal first press conference since winning the November election.
Will Trump keep a single promise he made to the people of the United States? Matt Krueger jumps in and joins Mark, Bobby, Jason and Schep to break down these ideas and promises. The guys tangle it up about whether Obama has created more divisiveness during the 8 years that he was President. Rob Schamberger from the WWE also joins to talk about his early interests in being an artist.
The guys speak to retired pro wrestler and amazing artist Dartallion Allen. Also known in wrestling as Eric Allen, Dartallion discusses his earliest influences and how he did some tryout work with Marvel. From there, Jason Kull and Schep jump in for the discussion about Donald Trump and what is going on for this year. Mark has a list of predictions he’s calling now, and many of them seem to have a common theme.
Rick Pearlstein joins the show to discuss his books called Nixonland and The Invisible Bridge. Mark, Jason, Bobby, and Schep talk to him about the Donald Trump presidency and who he thinks he most resembles out of past presidents. He discusses the Republican party through the ‘60s into the ‘70s and ‘80s, and drops some pearls of wisdom that he uncovered while researching the book. This is the Christmas show and Santa has a naughty and nice list, and there are some common naughty things that people in the US prescribe to. Do any of the cast fall into these locations… find out on the last Q of 2016!
Mark Bland, Jason Kull, Producer Bobby and Board op John are joined by special guest Alex Elias as they discuss the latest movements in the Trump transition and how they don’t look like it’s going to be a smooth trip. Mark touches on how people (if they are unhappy with Trump being President) should view and handle news stories from now on. Finally, the team focuses on how their zodiac signs attract people to them and a discussion about a lady, a guy and their unborn baby. The team is divided on whether the man in the relationship should have as much power and say in the relationship to do what he did.
Mark Bland and Jason Kull welcome Darius Jackson to the show to discuss the world for minorities during this Donald Trump transition. What does black and minority culture think is going to happen over the next 4 years? Darius has some serious questions regarding Donald Trump and thoughts on Betsy DeVos taking over the Department of Education under Trump. She’s planning on instituting a potential voucher plan for schools – find out what the guys think about this plan and how it might lead back to less pleasant times.
Anarchy was a wrestling organisation based just outside of St. Louis, MO with a fanbase was like no other. Pierre Abernathy and Evan Gelistico are back on the show to discuss their folding of St. Louis Anarchy Wrestling and the beginning of their new venture. The guys also discuss wrestling as a business and how it should be handled at all times, and the ups and downs of indie wrestling. Mark still throws in some politics discussing the Trump Transition and if the extreme attitudes of some of the picks will bode well, being implemented in such a fast fashion.