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    May 14, 2017 @ 10:19 pm

    BTL #244 - TO STATE THE OBVIOUS - 5/15/17

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. Comey firing was not, as it turns out, an elaborate prank on him, but it was certainly an elaborate prank on America

    2. Sally Yates “states the obvious’ in her Senate hearings because she’s the only one who will admit the obvious

    3. After seeing how much America loved having their healthcare taken away, GOP is moving to cut even more programs Americans depend on

    4. Trump plans first trip as president to the only vacation destination tackier than Mar-A Lago, Saudi Arabia’s royal palace

    5. It’s 2017 and white nationalists still bring torches to their rallies

    6. If there’s one person America needs in 2020 after this administration, it’s someone nicknamed “The Rock”

    Brain Trust Live is Lila Nordstrom and Brent Thornburg's look at the week in political news. Join the millions of sirens and helecopters 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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    March 12, 2017 @ 10:24 pm

    BTL #236 - SAY TRUMPCARE - 3/13/17

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. Enjoy your Trumpcare America, assuming you don’t die swiftly and in debt

    2. Heartless Republicans declare: “Let them eat iPhones!”

    3. GOP seems to think they’ve released the first accurate jobs report in eight years.  If true, it would also be the first accurate jobs report in the history of America.

    4. Donald Trump’s Twitter dreams are answered: He will get to see the court in court!

    5. The Terminator claims he’s not running for a California senate seat, so we’ll probably just see him on the ballot then

    6. Couldn’t find a White House tour that fits your schedule?  Getting in is apparently as simple as jumping over a fence and walking directly into the White House.

     

    Brain Trust Live is Lila Nordstrom and Brent Thornburg's look at the week in political news. Join the millions of screaming 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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    March 6, 2017 @ 12:12 am

    BTL #235 - OH, THOSE RUSSIANS! - 3/6/17

     

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. Trump spends one hour speaking unhinged words in a regular tone, is celebrated near and far for just sounding human

    2. Overheard in Jefferson Beauregard Sessions III’s office: “Oh, THOSE Russians!”

    3. Donald Trump resumes his shabbat twitter meltdowns, daring America to choose between trusting Breitbart and Barack Obama

    4. Trump complains that healthcare is hard. Crybaby! (Sad.)

    5. Donald Trump’s literal tens of...well, just tens of supporters show up to the Trump version of the “biggest rally in American history”

    6. We live in a world in which Kanye and Oprah Winfrey’s presidential campaign might happen at the same time

     

    Brain Trust Live is Lila Nordstrom and Brent Thornburg's look at the week in political news. Join the millions of helecopters and 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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    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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    November 6, 2016 @ 10:28 pm

    BTL #220 - FREE STICKERS - 11/07/16

    In Which We Discuss:

     1. James Comey, recent letter-writing aficionado, is desperate to be penpals with Congress

    2. Media shocked by tightening polls despite decades-long long history of this very change happening right before election day

    3. Despite what you’ve heard, there’s lots of things to vote on this week.  We’ll tell you all about them!

    4. Trump’s would-be Attorney Generals had a very bad week with the law.  A window into Trump’s America?  

    5. Trump aides take away his Twitter privileges only years too late.

    6. Some legal advice on taking ballot selfies from two non-lawyers

    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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    May 22, 2016 @ 10:58 pm

    BTL #202 - THE SCANDAL TO PORE RATIO - 5/23/16

    In Which We Discuss:


    1. If we’ve learned anything this election season, it’s that a public official’s level of scandal is directly proportional to how many of their pores we see in the press.

    2. Hillary wins Kentucky by a nose.  Loses Oregon by all the noses.  [That was a Kentucky Derby pun, see what we did there?]

    3. Planes are unnatural and we refute the science that says otherwise.  We are not birds.

    4. We finally have the Parliament we’ve always wanted!  (Minus any productive action.)

    5. Oklahoma GOP hoping to rid state of frustrating hordes of medical professionals and women in the most passive aggressive way possible

    6. Good news!  All Texans are now gay according to the state GOP’s platform

    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 24, 2016 @ 10:29 pm

    BTL # 198 - ARCANIEST OF THE ARCANE - 4/25/16

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. It’s Proxy Armenian Battle Day in LA!  Come Google Armenia with us and find out if it still exists!

    2. Dispatches from the upcoming SuperTuesday (number 2 million): Pennsylvania’s arcane voting system is the arcaniest one in America

    3. Take a break from Trump as we bring you Brain Trust Live’s guide to this year’s most important Senate Races

    4. New York always wins, even if the competition is over who is the best at voter suppression

    5. Clinton’s Veepstakes, i.e. her latest plan to lose the youth vote, begins in earnest

    6. Trump’s goal: come up with as many “definitive” stances on transgender bathrooms as he did on abortion

    7. It was a great week for 90 year-olds

    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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    February 28, 2016 @ 11:35 pm

    BTL #190 - THE FRUIT SALAD OF LIFE - 2/29/16

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. Low turnout in South Carolina led to Hillary Clinton blowout.  Sounds right.

    2. Guys, Trump is going to bring us “so much everything” when he’s president. Hopefully “everything” means pizza, but it might mean racism so keep an eye out.

    3. If the latest GOP Debate is any guide, the “fruit salad” of Marco Rubio’s life involved his lunch money being stolen every single day

    4. Anybody who’s anybody in whatever the opposite of MENSA is endorsed Donald Trump this week

    5. Super Tuesday is upon us THIS WEEK and all signs point to Texas is proving once again that it can’t be trusted

    6. Nobody is safe from schoolyard logic, not even Hillary Clinton

    7. Adult armed militias are so 2015, so trendsetter state Iowa sets their sights on forming a toddler squad

    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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    February 21, 2016 @ 11:56 pm

    BTL #189 - GEORGE’S LITTLE BROTHER - 2/22/16

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. The Nevada Caucus: Another time caucuses made no sense

    2. Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio win decisive non-first-place victories in the SC primary

    3. Jeb! has retired his exclamation point and can now go back to being called “George’s little brother”

    4. Mitt Romney will endorse ex-Mormon brethren Marco Rubio because the whole world is one giant conspiracy

    5. Trump picks a fight with the Pope over which one is the real Christian.  Of course only one of them was disowned by their childhood church...

    6. Obama is going to Cuba because he’s more fun than the rest of us

    7. A totally reliable source offers new definitive proof Obama murdered Justice Scalia

    *Plus don’t miss Carla Nordstrom’s editorial on the Democrats and their needed outreach to younger voters!

    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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