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    October 25, 2016 @ 10:56 am

    CALIFORNIA GENERAL ELECTION PROP CHEAT SHEET (NOV. 2016)

    Let's make this one easy, right?

    We know you panicked when a 233 page voter guide appeared in your mailbox.  It's too many props, we get it!  That's why we've put together this handy cheat sheet, along with our reasons for taking the positions we did.  Now you can sound informed at dinner parties AND avoid screwing up on Election Day.  

    Have a happy, healthy, enjoyable, sticker-producing, smug-smile-generating voting experience!

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    February 16, 2015 @ 2:14 am

    BTL #142 - INTER-PARTY SOCIALISM - 2/16/15

    In Which We Discuss:


    1. We saw 50 Shades of Grey so you don't have to.  We did it all for you...seriously.

    2. GOP itching to shut something down, even if it’s their own overreaching security apparatus

    3. Obamacare works.  Factual.

    4. Equal opportunity-loving GOP gives every member of the party a state to lead in for 2016.  Is this inter-party socialism we see?

    5. Don’t worry, Babs Bush was just kidding before!  Only two families should be in charge of the free world...and hers is one of them.

    6. Notorious RBG does the SOTU like the rest of us wish we'd have done it...drunk

    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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    December 16, 2013 @ 12:47 am

    BTL #90 - AFFLUENCING AFFLUENZA - 12/16/13

    In Which We Discuss:


    1. Bipartisan budget deal draws enough criticism from both parties to pass the House going away


    2. When it comes to sign language interpreters in South Africa, you really get what you pay for


    3. Colorado residents should no longer expect staying alive to be one of the perks of living near all that fresh mountain air


    4. Do you know someone who suffers from Affluenza?  Get them help immediately before their inevitable crime spree goes unpunished!


    5. Brain Trust Live tells you the future in a segment on the 2016 primaries


    6. Megyn Kelly really needs you to know that Santa Claus is white.  Because children!


    Tell your friends about BTL, okay?  Send them to rate us on iTunes or find us on FacebookTwitterTumblr, or Instagram and earn our unending love and devotion!


    And don't forget to vote for us on Stitcher in the News + Politics category!!


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    October 20, 2013 @ 10:06 pm

    BTL #83 - THE SELF-DESTRUCT SEQUENCE - 10/21/13

    In Which We Discuss:


    1. Shutdown end triggers GOP self-destruct sequence


    2. Republicans too busy losing popular support to notice winning anti-Obamacare argument staring them in the face


    3. Introducing our newest weekly segment: the Hillary Pillory


    4. New Jersey courts pave the way for Showtime’s newest series: The GTL Word


    5. Eric Holder holds the line with JP Morgan, gets us some money


    6. Plus, needless asskicking, teacup hospitality explained, and zany socks galore!


    And why not tell your friends about BTL, eh?  Send them to rate us on iTunes or find us on FacebookTwitterTumblr, or Instagram and earn our unending love and devotion!
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    October 13, 2013 @ 10:49 pm

    BTL #82 - FEAR OF OPTIMISM (w/ GUEST: SEAN PROPHET) - 10/14/13

    In Which We Discuss:


    1. Fearing the outbreak of optimism sweeping the nation, Congress decides to not make any deals on the debt ceiling or government shutdown


    2. Polls show that most Americans would vote for literally anyone other than their current representatives


    3.  In positive shutdown news, the first Obama nominee not subject to intense opposition is likely to be approved by the supposedly non-working Senate


    4.  Voters at the Value Voters Summit prove through straw poll results that their values are...mostly non existent


    5.  A trip in the way back machine to the weirdest election in California history


    6.  Michele Bachmann states that the endtimes are here, and if China’s hornet situation is any indication, she might be right


    Make sure to check out our guest Sean Prophet's own show, National Progressive Talk Radio, at www.nptr.net! This week they've got a great interview with Bill McKibben!

    And, as always, why not tell your friends about BTL, eh?  Send them to rate us on iTunes or find us on FacebookTwitterTumblr, or Instagram and earn our unending love and devotion!


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    September 23, 2013 @ 8:06 am

    BTL #79 - THE SELFIE AWARDS - 9/23/13

    In Which We Discuss:


    1. A roundup of the inconsequential un-newsy news of the week!  Did anybody say Emmys?  IPhone?


    2. Republican strategy to defund Obamacare...now with more confusing twists!


    3. Sadly, mass shootings surpass Miley Cyrus twerking videos as America’s hottest trend


    4. President and Vice President of “selfie-town” get together to talk smack about weiners


    5. GOP politicians, after several incomplete Bible reads, certain that Jesus would starve the poor and hate the gays


    And why not tell your friends about BTL, eh?  Send them to rate us on iTunes or find us on FacebookTwitterTumblr, or Instagram and earn our unending love and devotion!

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    September 15, 2013 @ 8:50 pm

    BTL #78 - OUT OF DANGER (W/ GUEST: ERICA BARDIN) - 9/16/13

    In Which We Discuss:


    1. After a spectacular De Blasio victory, Carlos Danger's mayoral campaign ends on an entirely predictable note


    2. Putin flexes his muscles, both literally and figuratively, to reach Syria chemical weapons deal


    3. Tea Party not content with just ruining the Democratic party, hellbent on ruining GOP as well


    4. Proposed state of Jefferson intent on becoming a lawless, insurance-less, perma-stoned hell-hole


    5. Cuban Canadians apparently don’t move tickets with Iowa GOP


    6. Floridians trying to decide which fate is worse: being overrun with George Zimmermans or herpes monkeys


    Plus, please check out the page for our guest Erica's short film "Clave" and donate if you can! It's at http://bit.ly/ClaveFilm.

    And why not tell your friends about BTL, eh?  Send them to us on Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, or Instagram and earn our unending love and devotion!
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    August 18, 2013 @ 10:53 pm

    BRAIN TRUST LIVE #74 - OUR FAIR ECONOMY (W/ GUEST: KEVIN MCDONALD) - 8/19/13

    In Which We Discuss:


    1. Some serious shit’s going down in Egypt.  No one knows what to do.


    2. North Carolina certain that putting a halt to all voting will put a stop to their invisible voter fraud epidemic


    3. Economics expert Kevin McDonald explains money to us like we’re toddlers


    4. State Fair updates, from butter cows to rodeo clowns


    5. Steve King on round three of defending his racism and still not sorry


    6. Bill Clinton doing a worse job of controlling his foundation than he did of the entire country


    7. Bob Filner will literally sexually harass your great grandmother


    8. Creationist author gives us the reason we’ve needed to re-up our dragon insurance

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

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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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    July 7, 2013 @ 11:06 pm

    Brain Trust Live #68 - BELATED BLOWBACK - 7/8/13

    In Which We Discuss:

    1.  Finding inspiration in Texas’ legislators, hundreds of GOP politicians decide they don’t like having female supporters either

    2. North Carolina takes on the biggest threats of them all, Sharia law... and voting

    3. Obama’s doing what he does best, chipping away at his one achievement.

    4. A tragic human interest story tailor made for CNN and the podcast BBF Jill takes up all 24 hours of the news cycle

    5. Egypt stages a military coup in order to save democracy

    6. Brazil’s experiments with the Olympics continue, meanwhile, Tulsa’s experiment is just getting started

    7. And some tips and tricks that will come in handy during your next transit strike experience

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