Q With A View

Every Tuesday night at 9pm Eastern/8pm Central on FTRRadio.com, SmoosieQ and her co-hosts, Mark “Dainty RINO” Warner and Jason “The Voice” Dibler, bring you sass, snark, silliness and occasional serious discourse from a right-of-center vantage point. With a variety of guests and no shortage of hot topics to debate, this trio (and their omnipresent Producer, Duke) serve up an hour of thought-provoking fun you won’t want to miss!

Q With A View #139 -

After a brief hiatus to allow Susie to regain her health and Jason to lose his, the crew is back with a new episode of “Q With a View.” They bid a sad farewell to actress Erin Moran. Susie reviews the movie “The Founder,” a “based on true events” account of Ray Kroc’s rise to fortune building up the McDonald’s empire – one which doesn’t really pull punches about the fact that Kroc was sometimes a rat. Speaking of fast food, KFC has a new ad campaign and a new spokesman in Rob Lowe. And for Buffy fans, there’s a discussion about how Buffy was not only addicting TV, but also had libertarian leanings. On the political front, they discuss Sen. Ben Sasse’s recent op-ed re: our disruptive era – the fact that advances are rapidly altering our economy and not many are preparing to adapt. Susie explains why Howard Dean apparently doesn’t understand the Chaplinsky case. They ponder Monday’s announcement that the ENTIRE SENATE will be heading to the White House on Wednesday to chat about North Korea. (No, that doesn’t sound ominous at all.) And chat a bit about the French election and what May 7th’s runoff may bring. It’s a show so full of info and fun it flies by, so be sure to click the link and listen. Then share!!

Q With A View #138 -

The Dibs is back and sassy. He and Susie cross swords over tornadoes and whether it’s better to be in the city or out on the plains when one strikes. But they both agree that HACKING the warning system is NOT COOL. They talk baseball, as Susie bemoans the Cardinals’ anemic start (Opening Day win over the Cubbies notwithstanding.) Susie regales with her recent Comic Con experience – and dragons and vampires and sugarbears, oh my! They applaud the morning’s installation of Justice Gorsuch to the SCOTUS and note some of the issues he’ll be facing early on. They contemplate the “wisdom” of United’s new “Drag ‘Em Off Bloody” policy re: paying customers who don’t readily volunteer to give up their seats for dead-heading airline employees. They touch on Syria and the interesting quandary Trump’s Thursday night Tomahawk Chop in which both his critics and his devotees found themselves. And Susie blisters NBC for its decision to run an incendiary headline implying that Ferguson was racist for “declining to elect its first black mayor” rather than recognizing the solid record of the re-elected James Knowles and the town’s demographics which belie the notion that his win was due to racism. It’s an hour so full of infotainment,it flies by. Be sure to click the link and listen!

Q With A View #137 -

While Jason takes a well-deserved night off, Susie has a show without him. And without special guest co-host Josh “Silk” Gillespie for half of the time, compliments of evil gremlins intent on wreaking havoc on “Q with a View.” Nevertheless, she persisted (and so did Duke), and a show was had after all. There’s talk of NCAA Basketball and, of course, baseball – and the Cardinals starting off the season with a nice win over the Cubs. Susie explains why she can’t stand the Trivago guy. And, once Josh is able to join them, they talk concerts and half marathons and why just finishing the race really IS the achievement in that context. They also discuss the freak accident/boiler explosion in south St. Louis Monday morning. And they briefly discuss the explosion in St. Petersburg and the question of whether it’s a Putin false flag or a true terror attack. We’re not gonna lie – it’s a weird show. But it’s worth a listen anyway. So click the link!!

Q With A View #136 -

Susie & Jason kick off Episode 136 of “Q with a View” congratulating their Executive Producer, Thomas LaDuke, for his big move to terrestrial radio. That’s right – the ED…er…EP is joining the lineup at WAAM in Ann Arbor. Congrats, Duke! They rejoice as MLB Opening Day draws near, while Susie laments her broken NCAA brackets. There’s a nice story about Oakland QB Derek Carr being a good samaritan and Susie shares her thoughts on prayer and the fact that it isn’t finite. She and Jason get into an interesting theological discussion there – a nice little change of pace. There’s more talk of Designated Survivor and why sometimes, it really would be nice if life imitated art. Of course, they cover the AHCA flop, and also give a nod to the little ways in which SCOTUS nominee Neil Gorsuch has shown his humanity and decency. Lastly, they laud the nice profile recently published in the Washingtonian regarding Mary Katherine Ham. It’s an hour so fun it flies by – you should click the link and listen!

Q With A View #135 -

In Episode 135 of “Q with a View,” hosts Susie Moore and Jason Dibler are back with LOTS to talk about. Jason’s gone Rogue, for one. Opening Day’s less than 2 weeks away. And Susie reveals why she has an emotional attachment to the NCAA Tourney. Also, she explains what she digs about “Designated Survivor.” And then…shares her Awkward Confession – she actually kind of likes Kellyanne. They revisit Judge Napolitano’s apparent foray into Tin Foil Land and the fallout from that. Susie explains why it’s so dang frustrating watching Congressional hearings from a litigator’s standpoint. And we get a refreshing glimpse of some judicial integrity (for a change). It’s a fun-filled and informative hour so you’d best click the link and give it a listen!!

Q With A View #134 -

Episode 134 of “Q with a View” features hosts Susie Moore and Jason Dibler wishing a very Happy 15th Birthday to MiniQ. They talk tornadoes (again!) and snow and the oddity of baseball games which end in a tie. Susie gets a bit ranty when it comes to those claiming they’re “triggered’ by the presence of a scale in their gym and even moreso by those who chose to indulge them — which leads into her theory of Societal Munchausen’s Syndrome and reluctance to surrender her hoop earrings for fear of micro-aggressing. In the second half of the show, Susie and Jason discuss The Donald’s wiretapping claims a bit more — and mull the rather intriguing info Judge Nap let slip regarding the possible role of British Intelligence in the mix. (GCHQ? Who knew?) Has the good Judge gone full Tin Foil? Or might there be something to what he says? They also mull the US Attorney “purge,” the ins and outs of the AHCA. And then Susie gets back to rant-mode while addressing the “new” Mike Brown video and the would-be documentarian punk attempting to cash in on his death and stirring things back up by contending he’s not a robber, just a dope dealer. It’s an hour chock full of infotainment, so be sure to click the link and listen!

Q With A View #132 -

For Episode 132 of “Q with a View,” show friend and favorite Josh Gillespie is in the co-pilot seat with Susie. It’s been awhile since Susie and Josh chatted, so they have much catching up to do. Josh gives a quick run down on what he’s been up to, and they talk concerts and baseball – gotta talk baseball! They also discuss the WHOOPS! at the Oscars, and the sad passing of Bill Paxton and Alan Colmes (including Slate’s craptastically snarky obituary.) They talk about the recent uptick in anti-Semitic threats and incidents, including the unfortunate cemetery vandalism in St. Louis last week. Susie actually wrote about it at Red State (yay! she finally made a diary entry!) And both she and Josh appreciate VP Mike Pence’s pitching in with Gov. Greitens to help out with the cleanup. Josh, of course, having worked for and with VP Pence has some added insight and appreciation for the kind of man he is and why his reaction to this incident is understandable. And lastly, they mull the recent election of Tom Perez to the DNC, and whether that’s a good? Or a bad thing? It’s a fast-paced hour – one definitely worth a listen. So click the link!!

Q With A View #131 -

It’s Episode 131 of “Q with a View,” and Susie & Jason, bolstered by the lovely weather the middle of the country has been enjoying in recent days, hit the ground running. Susie recounts her recent visit to the (non)Windy City. They note that her prediction from last week that Gen. Flynn would be out within 24 hours was a bit of an overestimate. The good news is that his replacement, H.R. McMaster APPEARS to be a solid choice. So far. The two are joined by Heather Beaudoin, National Coordinator for Conservatives Concerned About the Death Penalty, who talks about CCADP’s plans to be at CPAC this week, and some surprising, yet encouraging, recent developments in the death penalty dialogue coming out of the states. Later, Susie & Jason reflect on the month (singular) of Trump presidency, discuss an important TIME piece regarding the need for an independent press (and, the corresponding need for a press which actually embraces journalistic integrity). It’s a great show – be sure to click the link and listen, and then share it with your friends!!!

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It’s Episode 130 of “Q with a View,” and Susie’s better rested and (mostly) back to her normal cheery self. She and Jason cover a lot of ground in this one: The Blues’ sudden resurgence post Hitch, the start of Spring Training, Valentine’s Day, the Grammy’s and Joy Villa’s bold (?) Mic Ultra dress, how SNL failed to boil Kellyanne Conway’s bunny, and the new Naked Chicken Chalupa from Taco Bell. In the “Q with a Review” segment, Susie reviews “The Great Santini” – and notes some interesting trivia about one of its stars. On a more serious note, “Out Like Flynn?” Susie speculates that Gen. Mike Flynn will be out within 24 hours. (It ended up being more like 2.) They discuss the Mysterious Case of the Brothers Awan – overpaid and underscrutinized IT staffers for several well-known Congressional Democrats. They note the backlash received by a gay New York writer after “coming out” as a conservative. They ponder the appropriate response when an Imperial Wizard of the KKK meets a sudden end. And consider why it might not be the greatest idea to conduct security-related business while hanging out having dinner at “the club.” All this and more – be sure to check it out!

Q With A View #129 -

Continuing on its new night (Monday), “Q with a View” begins Episode 129 with host Susie Moore confessing her surprise at discovering Espresso Milk Stout actually contains…Espresso! Sleep deprivation notwithstanding, she soldiers on through the show with the help of co-host Jason Dibler.  There’s a bit of a rant about stolen trash cans, ill-fitting glasses, and those dang Patriots winning yet another Super Bowl. Executive Producer Thomas LaDuke steps in to defend his beloved Tom Brady (it’s #ManCrushMonday after all) and scold Susie for her Pat-hate. They get a bit gaga over Gaga, recall the highs and lows of the Super Bowl ads (including AB’s historically inaccurate attempt at social commentary.)  They give a hand to Missouri which became the 28th Right-to-Work state, And there’s a bit more about Super Bowl and the Outrage Brigade.  It’s a good show – you should click the link and give it a listen!