Mind In Neutral. Foot In Mouth.
Mark brings his usual irreverence to a quick fire review of some of the more absurd news stories of the week so far. From Michigan militia using PT Cruisers as their attack vehicle of choice, to ICE Cube being accused of selling out black people! Alas none of our political leaders, nationally or locally, come out smelling of roses! Heidi Harmon & Donald Trump especially, and you don't often see those two names in the same sentence! On this occasion boy (girl, ze, xe, ae - take your pick) does Heidi earn it for a classic case of opening mouth before engaging brain!
In this ThoughtCast Mark notes that politicians seem to have perfected the art of not answering questions directly. Journalists seem to have perfected the art of not asking direct questions. While The World Health Organisation seem to change their mind on what the right answers are regularly, with catastrophic economic consequences.
STICKS & STONES
Mark reminisces about the days when comics, writers, musicians and entertainers had the creative license to entertain without fear of being cancelled or worse prosecuted and convicted. Using his trademark appeal for all of us to be 'REASONABLE', Mark encourages everyone to stand up for free speech, demand civil discourse, respect everyone's right to a point of view even if you don't agree with it, and of course to vote.
Our Votes Can't Be Bought!
Mark honors his 'equal opportunity offender' status, giving both sides both barrels as he responds to the latest attempt by both parties to buy our votes through 'stimulus checks'. He also gives his honest opinion on President Trump. Hint, it isn't pretty. Talking of which, he also shares his thoughts on Nancy Pelosi. In the immortal words of the Incredible Hulk...."You wont like me when I'm angry"!
CAN'T WE JUST BE HONEST!
After a debate where direct answers to direct questions were as rare as a politician honoring their campaign promises, Mark takes a quick 10 minute look at some of the absurd and maybe dishonest claims made in the VP Candidate Debate. Followed by 10 minutes pondering about more absurdities doing the CV19 circuit, like wearing masks in between bites!
IF YOU DON'T LAUGH YOU'D CRY!
Mark goes vegan...at least when it comes to butter! Then reminds us that if you want to understand the motivation of people, just follow the money. Sad yet too often true! He looks at recent CV19 controversies at CalPoly as well as local tax increase initiatives on the ballot. All in just over 20 minutes!
ENRAGE TO ENGAGE & THE END OF GAS POWERED CARS?
Mark returns from a brief hiatus to remind us all that today's 'news' is more interested in stirring the proverbial pot that providing balanced, fact based reporting. From Trump's dice with CV19 to Newsom's pledge to ban gas powered cars, Mark looks under the covers to provide a more reasonable and non-partisan perspective.
KEEP YOUR HAIR ON & TWO NATIONS DIVIDED BY A COMMON LANGUAGE!
Mark musters up all his sense of humour to avoid being outraged. First at the "stitch up" of Nancy Pelosi's haircut, and then at the plans by California to introduce 'Ethnic Studies' to the school curriculum . Then he is joined by Clive from across the pond in England to discuss how our allies across the pond are dealing with Coronavirus and the small matter of Black Lives Matter!
MARK RUMINATES ON CONVENTION SEASON.
To save us from having to sit through over a weeks worth self-serving character assassinations, grandiose claims and 'egos writing checks their bodies cant cash', Mark threw his own body on the line to spare us the insanity. In this weeks episode, Mark ruminates on what he saw, heard and learned.
THE DOG DAYS OF SUMMER.
Mark's inaugural show sets the stage for Mark's move to podcasting. He takes a mischievous looks at the 'Dog Days of Summer' as California rolls from one trial to another tribulation, questions why California's electricity supply doesn't work when it's windy, hot or after dark, laments the hyper-partisanship in America and discusses the latest BLM controversy in San Luis Obispo. All in 30 minutes!