Steve and Jim review Talisker Storm Scotch Whiskey, we discuss the Florida High School shooting with regards to the media and social media reaction and the misguided effort to over simplify a complex issue. The release of Black Panther and the social media hoaxes about black on white violence. Laura Ingraham's criticism of LeBron James' and Kevin Durant's remarks about the President, a Russia Investigation update and a little NFL talk...enjoy.
We review a new whiskey. Steve is caught in a lie about whiskey procurement. We talk about the Quincy Jones interview in Vulture magazine, the pending debut of Black Panther, superhero workouts, Rob Porter (not Portman), race and NFL quarterbacking, the Winter Olymics and the Tonya Harding/Nancy Kerrigan story (because of the film I Tonya).
After calling in, Steve drops in to the Cleveland Studio to discuss Russell Westbrook shoving a fan that confronted him on the court after a game. We also talk about the NFL Hall of Fame class especially Randy Moss and Terrell Owens (including Jim's personal beef with Skip Bayless regarding his lack of ethics in reporting on TO. We make our Superbowl predictions and drink a little more whiskey too.
Steve and Jim connect to talk about an incident between a young woman and the police in Lakewood Ohio (where they both used to live). They also talk about "The Memo" from California Representative Devin Nunes that made headlines and the contorversy about the Cleveland Indians/Major League Baseballs decision to remove the "Chief Wahoo" logo from official events. Superbowl Whiskey bet. More to come later today. Please enjoy this two part episode including NFL Hall Of Fame talk and Superbowl predictions.
One day removed from the Carolina Reaper Chip Challenge, Steve and Jim are back in studio to discuss the event (thank you Barley House) and then we get back into what we do...news, politics and race issues in America. We talk about the school shootings that occurred this week, Border Patrol arresting a man in Arizona for leaving food and water for migrants. Be prepared for Steve to have a meltdown about the pressures put on black men in America to join causes while their causes are ignored. Vermont legalizes pot without a referendum...yay. And then there is the Mo'Nique/Netflix situation. Tune in and enjoy.
Steve and Jim review another whiskey at the Barley House in Downtown Cleveland. We also talk about the pending (now official) government shutdown, Steve Bannon being served with a court order, a shakeup in the Baltimore police department and the #MeToo movement particularly with regards to Aziz Ansari. Also Leonard Fornette's car being totaled by a Steelers fan (spoiler alert, it wasn't Steve).
Our friend Mike Wood Jr calls in from LA to discuss the President's "shithole" remark, the problems with overly sensitive liberals, media and culture. The shooting of Daniel Shaver in Arizona and the subsequent acquittal of the officer who killed him. Followed by whether refusing to date a trans-sexual makes you a bigot...yeah, things got interesting.
Steve and Jim review a Scotch style whiskey made in Japan. Our Christmas holidays and related travel experiences. We also talk about the Trump Tax Bill, Steve Mnuchen's Christmas gift, the demise of ISIS and the NFL instant replay process and the NFL in general including the Patriots signing former Steeler James Harrison. Plus an update on the Chip Challenge.
Happy Holidays from Whiskey Congress. What better gift can we give our listeners during the holidays than to lighten up, drink some whiskey and have some fun. In this episode, Steve and Jim talk about movies. Specifically, we give three movies we consider to be underrated and overrated. Have a Merry Christmas and we will get back to politics, society and sports soon...Enjoy and as always thanks for listening.