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May 9, 2022 @ 10:07 pm

5/9/22 - Governing With Imagination

In Which We Discuss:

1. It’s time to try to dream as big as Republicans.

2. Also, If you’re in line to protest at the homes of the SCOTUS judges, stay in line!

3. When Jen Psaki and Bill Kristol give you life advice, do the opposite.

4. If you’re going to pursue student loan forgiveness, try actually forgiving some loans.

BUT most importantly, you can do more than vote. Burn it down! Become ungovernable!

 

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

And, as always, you can buy and review Lila's book here: Some Kids Left Behind

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October 7, 2019 @ 9:44 pm

BTL #326 - We’re All the Next Whistleblower - 10/8/19

In Which We Discuss:

1. Another whistleblower steps forward, and by now it seems like any human being with a television is qualified to step forward next.

2. In Trump’s America you can solve a mystery using common sense so, look, everybody you suspect was on the Ukraine call...was on the Ukraine call. 

3. Joe Biden is now losing the treason conversation too. Because losing on policy wasn’t fun enough.

4. Trump makes Twitter plans to impeach Mitt Romney and Nancy Pelosi right back using a little-known constitutional amendment entitled: the Alternative Facts Loophole!

5. Q3 fundraising numbers are in and poor “frontrunner” Joe Biden’s pool is already maxing out.

6. Donald Trump doesn’t need your stupid opinion on Syria. He’s got Erdogan’s. 

Brain Trust Live is Lila Nordstrom and Brent Thornburg's look at the week in political news. Join the millions of sirens, helicopters, and computer beeps 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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September 29, 2019 @ 8:05 pm

BTL #325 - Clear Damning Evidence - 9/30/19

In Which We Discuss:

1. We got to vote and it wasn’t even election day.

2. Let’s impeach the president!

3. Wait, that sounds hard. If only we had some clear damning evidence that he’s broken the law.

4. Done and done. Let’s impeach the president!

5. New polls show maybe Trump should have been asking for dirt on Liz Warren instead of Joe Biden.

6. The public option is a fraud, a controversial opinion you too can have.

Brain Trust Live is Lila Nordstrom and Brent Thornburg's look at the week in political news. Join the millions of sirens, helicopters, and computer beeps 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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June 3, 2019 @ 12:29 am

BTL #318 - MATH IS VINDICATED - 6/3/19

In Which We Discuss:

1. Robert Mueller holds emergency press conference to remind us that unlike Barr, he has, in fact, read his own report.

2. It remains to be seen whether magic will be enough to get Marianne Williamson, or even Kirsten Gillibrand, into the third Democratic debate.

3. The word “Mueller” is in the news so Trump’s got a genius plan to create a diversion by tanking the entire economy of both the US and Mexico.

4. Math is vindicated once again after study shows that the Trump tax cuts...SHOCK...didn’t work.

5. It’s [name any day] in America so obviously there was another mass shooting.

Brain Trust Live is Lila Nordstrom and Brent Thornburg's look at the week in political news. Join the millions of sirens, helicopters, and computer beeps 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 27, 2019 @ 11:15 pm

BTL #306 - FAVORITE BACK TATTOO - 1/28/19

 In Which We Discuss:

1. Don’t worry, we didn’t need a border wall anyway. Trump just wanted us to think really hard about one as an exercise.

2. Roger Stone and his favorite back tattoo subject now have even more in common.

3. Michael Cohen is in the mob. Really.

4. Puerto Rico is still a place that exists to everybody that isn’t Donald Trump.

5. 2020 Updates: Don’t forget (or do) that Howard Schultz is a nobody.

6. No matter who the president is, we’re always up to the same tricks in Latin America.

Brain Trust Live is Lila Nordstrom and Brent Thornburg's look at the week in political news. Join the millions of sirens and 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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September 23, 2018 @ 9:26 pm

BTL #296 - RANTS - 9/24/18

In Which We Discuss:

Well...we've been away for a month so it’s mostly rants!  We’ll be ranting Kavanaugh, primaries, hurricanes and everything you need to know before next week, when we go back to our covering one week of news at a time.

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Brain Trust Live is Lila Nordstrom and Brent Thornburg's look at the week in political news. Join the millions of sirens and 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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June 3, 2018 @ 9:36 pm

BTL #290 - PRIMARY DAY IN CA - 6/4/18

In Which We Discuss:

1. Puerto Rico is even more fucked than we told you they were

2. Tuesday is primary day in California! Don’t get the answers wrong.

3. Tom Perez apparently has learned a lot from the Trump era, like that promises made of words don’t mean anything

4. Scientific proof that electing Democrats will lower your uninsured rate

5. Donald Trump will always forgive for the price of one giant novelty envelope

6. Roseanne Barr will now continue her nervous breakdown without ABC’s support.

Brain Trust Live is Lila Nordstrom and Brent Thornburg's look at the week in political news. Join the millions of sirens and 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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December 17, 2017 @ 12:34 am

BTL #272 - CAN’T STOP, WON’T STOP - 12/17/17

 

In Which We Discuss:

1. Alabamians proved they are only 50% outright monsters

2. Net Neutrality is dead, much like the free flow of information is about to be

3. The tax bill is finally solving some vital problems for the oft-ignored zillionaire set

4. In Paul Ryan’s dystopia, corporations are people and people are cattle and cattle should start having more children to feed the corporations

5. Donald Trump thinks we believe he could ever land Kirsten Gillibrand in a million years

6. Omorosa can’t stop, wont stop being fired

 

Brain Trust Live is Lila Nordstrom and Brent Thornburg's look at the week in political news. Join the millions of sirens and 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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October 30, 2017 @ 9:48 pm

BTL #266 - UN-FAT MEDIA CHILDREN - 10/31/17

 

In Which We Discuss:

1. Puerto Rico - they still have no power

2. Indictments are coming down in the Russia probe, so a nuclear war is probably starting this week

3. The GOP will champion an unbalanced budget if and only if their desperate need for a win overrides their deepest help principles. So...anytime.

4. Too many GOP lawmakers are scared of the political process right now

5. Sexual harassment: Everybody’s doing it. Literally...it’s too many people.

6. Trump delighted by trick-or-treating visit from un-fat children with terrible media parents

*Happy Halloween! Tweet us your best political costume pics at @braintrustlive!*

Brain Trust Live is Lila Nordstrom and Brent Thornburg's look at the week in political news. Join the millions of barking dogs 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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May 29, 2017 @ 10:13 pm

BTL #246 - VERY GOOD PEOPLE - 5/30/17

 

In Which We Discuss:

1. Add Jared Kushner to the list of “very good people” who may or may not be committing treason

2. Trump, Pope, and the twins from "The Shining" meet at the Vatican

3. Presidents, they’re just like us! Trump doesn’t understand how NATO works either

4. At the G7, Trump trails world leaders in golf cart and...in actual leadership

5. Inspired by the luv gov, Alabama GOP is out early to get some Strange...and keep it

6. If you’re an unqualified aspiring federal judge or other appointee, time to get to work on that resume

Brain Trust Live is Lila Nordstrom and Brent Thornburg's look at the week in political news. Join the millions of sirens and parties next door 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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