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    December 12, 2016 @ 9:25 pm

    BTL #224 - LOSING THE COLD WAR - 12/13/16

     In Which We Discuss:

    1. Russian hackers could have warned us they were fixing the election before we waited 90 minutes to vote.  Selfish.

    2. Donald Trump leaves no stone unturned in search for least competent cabinet in history

    3. Pop Quiz!  Which of the following is a human invention and completely imaginary: a. Climate change b. The value of a dollar

    4. Every minute that passes on earth is a minute in which Donald Trump’s Carrier deal gets less impressive

    5. Labor endorses in the DNC dogfight that decides whether or not we have a party anymore

    6. Move over guacamole!  There is, apparently, one Texan food that Ted Cruz enjoys, and now you’ll never be able to again.

    Brain Trust Live is Lila Nordstrom and Brent Thornburg's look at the week in political news. Join the millions of circling helicopters who love our podcast and tell your friends about BTL!  Then rate us on iTunes or find us FacebookTwitterTumblrStitcher, or Instagram!

     
     

     

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    April 3, 2016 @ 8:38 pm

    BTL #195 - THE BATHROOM LINE - 4/4/16

    In Which We Discuss:


    1. Trump covers five abortion stances in a matter of hours.  Who even knew there were five different stances that are all 100% wrong?

    2. The only thing we currently know about the outcome of the GOP race, is that none of these three goons are going to vote for each other.

    3. Clinton is SO TIRED of Sanders telling the truth about her record that she refuses to debate him until he stops

    4. After seeing how well it went for Indiana, other states look to get in on the anti-LGBT law passing game.

    5. Bet you didn’t know there’s an entire list of 2016 GOP candidates who will make Trump or Cruz look like totally rational choices

    6. The return of Sinkhole Radio: Sinkholes are eating fish now.  Stop doing that!!

    Brain Trust Live is Lila Nordstrom and Brent Thornburg's look at the week in political news. Join the millions of loud sirens who love our podcast and tell your friends about BTL!  Then rate us on iTunes or find us FacebookTwitterTumblrStitcher, or Instagram!
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    February 8, 2016 @ 1:08 am

    BTL #187 - DISAPPOINTING WINS, VICTORIOUS LOSSES - 2/8/16

    In Which We Discuss:


    1. The Iowa caucus was such a beautiful mess that everybody got to deliver a victory speech

    2. Now eight debates in, Ben Carson still doesn’t recognize the sound of his name being announced

    3. Hillary Clinton is a progressive now?  Sounds like we need a new word to describe our politics.

    4. Gloria Steinem proves that even radicals can develop into crotchety old people

    5. This week was so crazy, there were even cars being eaten by sinkholes!

    Brain Trust Live is Lila Nordstrom and Brent Thornburg's look at the week in political news. Join the millions of honking cars who love our podcast and tell your friends about BTL!  Then rate us on iTunes or find us FacebookTwitterTumblrStitcher, or Instagram!
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    January 31, 2016 @ 11:58 pm

    BTL #186 - HOW TO CAUCUS WISELY - 2/1/16

    In Which We Discuss:


    1.  The most reliable Iowa Caucus poll can now tell you reliably that they have no idea what’s going to happen

    2. How’s that debate plan looking now Debbie?  We suppose it was your idea all along to have both major candidates demand extra debates?

    3. Hey guys have you heard about Hillary’s private email server?  So too, finally, has the State Department.

    4. If a GOP debate is filmed in the absence of Donald Trump, did it really happen at all?

    5. Our Flint fury is growing furiouser by the moment

    6. Makers of the Planned Parenthood video had worse fake ID skills than most suburban high school students

    7. Ammon Bundy is a bigger wimp than his dad Cliven: the proof

    Brain Trust Live is Lila Nordstrom and Brent Thornburg's look at the week in political news. Join the millions of honking cars who love our podcast and tell your friends about BTL!  Then rate us on iTunes or find us FacebookTwitterTumblrStitcher, or Instagram!
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    November 9, 2015 @ 12:10 am

    BTL #176 - THE SCIENTIFIC METHOD - 11/9/15

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. Tuesday’s election results are garbage.  Election day is for voting you fools!


    2. Ben Carson goes on the defensive about his bio, promising Americans from the bottom of his heart that he definitely did stab somebody

    3. Nothing’s funny about the Keystone pipeline, so hooray!  We’ll never have to mention it ever again!

    4. Jeb can fix it.  Not his image, but “it” is all taken care of.  Whew.

    5. MSNBC’s Democratic forum is forgotten about by 99.9% of the 2% of people who even knew about it in the first place

    6. Fox News gets the facts right, the tone confusingly wrong, while reporting on this month’s jobs numbers

    7. Christians rush to the rescue of a heartbroken Baby Jesus, who in addition to taking on all of our sin now must mourn the loss of his beloved Starbucks seasonal cups

    8. Sinkhole Radio returns with warnings about the many dangers, both syrup and parking-related, of going to an IHOP

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    June 8, 2015 @ 11:29 pm

    BTL #157 - SNAKES AND SINKHOLES - 6/9/15

    In Which We Discuss:


    1. Sadly, Hastert’s attempt to rid the nation of corrupt legislators in the Clinton years was always destined to be incomplete.  Turns out he was one of them.

    2. Not even a clown car can contain the current GOP field.  And evidently the Democratic party can’t contain their candidates since none of them are actually members.

    3. Will the Biden’s ever catch a break?  For God’s sake!

    4. Jobs.  We have more of them than we used to.

    5. Patriot Act.  We have less of it than we used to.

    6. Duggars go on television to further explain their terrible choices, further embarrass their daughters 

    7. A rare supercombo of Snakes AND Sinkholes strike this week’s news!

    8. Huckabee.  This guy.

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    August 25, 2014 @ 12:23 am

    BTL # 122 - FAKE FRY - 8/25/14

    In Which We Discuss:


    1. Obama administration casually wonders if we should stop arming our local police forces with tanks.  They’ll look into it...

    2. ISIS delusionally believes they might take over India and, hell, why now throw in Saudi Arabia too?

    3. #HillaryPillory : In the face of challenges from “fringe isolationist” Rand Paul, DNC assures Americans that we will definitely go to war if Hillary is elected.  Whew!

    4. Hillary Clinton to headline the Harkin “steak fry,” a kind of “fry” that is mysterious to even born-and-bred Iowan Brent Thornburg.  

    5. Unsurprisingly, a MN anti-gay crusader and GOP congressional candidate knows way too much about gay sex.

    6. Updates on all of the most important pop culture events of the week: #Jessie Williams, #GreysAnatomy, #TaylorSwift, #MichaelSam, #IceBucketChallenge and more!

    Join the millions of honking cars who love our podcast and tell your friends about BTL!  Then rate us on iTunes or find us on FacebookTwitterTumblrStitcher, or Instagram!


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    June 22, 2014 @ 10:53 pm

    BTL #113 - BRATING LIKE YOU MEAN IT - 6/23/14

    In Which We Discuss:


    1.  Rand Paul continues his terrifying sense-making tour even when challenged by evil robot-man Dick Cheney on Iraq


    2.  Vladimir Putin would make a great Hollywood agent!  We explain why.


    3.  Undocumented children now getting the state fair livestock treatment in Arizona warehouse


    4.  Find who’s David Brating and where this primary season!


    5.  The Clintons and the Obamas gear up for modern political tragedy of Shakespearean proportions, all over that damn golf game


    6.  The return of Sinkhole Radio, World Cup Edition


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    February 17, 2014 @ 8:46 pm

    BTL #97 - NATIONAL CRISIS ALERT - 2/18/14

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. Sochi’s top notch commentators lead us to discover the greatest Olympic sport that never was.

    2. Obama golf vacation unexpectedly interrupted by GOP reasonableness sneak attack.

    3. President figures that since everybody is calling it “Obamacare,” he can make it up as he goes.

    4.  Instead of learning from George Zimmerman’s mistakes, Floridians are giving him money.

    5. Sinkholes not afraid to show their taste for cheesy classic cars

    6.  National Crisis Alert: clown shortage only getting worse


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    July 28, 2013 @ 10:52 pm

    Brain Trust Live #71 - POPULAR HATE - 7/29/13

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. Another Anthony Weiner scandal brings exasperated calls for new Weiner puns

    2. Steve King says out loud what’s on the mind of all Republicans out there.  Hint: It’s racist

    3. We’re pivoting back to the economy!  Again!

    4. A rousing discussion of populism in presidential politics

    5. A triumvirate of hatred that would make even Steve King proud.

    6. Plus, an update on one Chinese city’s losing battle against sinkholes.

    And now we're on Instagram!  Think of the excitement!  Look us up at "braintrustlive," and as always, check us out on Twitter (@braintrustlive) and Facebook pages throughout the week for links, musings and more!

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