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May 15, 2022 @ 9:28 pm

5/16/22 - Stupidity Week

In Which We Discuss:

1. Protests should feel more like protests and less like guitar circles: A graduate thesis from Brain Trust Live.

2. Somehow Donald Trump missed the opportunity to endorse a pro-rape candidate in the PA primaries, and that seems like an oversight.

3. There’s nobody to vote FOR on the LA mayoral ballot, just people to vote against.

4. Biden had a prime stupidity week, but at least the deficit is going down.

5. Baby formula: Let’s find some.

6. Student Loans: Let’s cancel some.

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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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 10, 2021 @ 10:23 pm

10/11/21 - Invented Problems

In Which We Discuss:

1. Having COVID has given Allen West too much free time. Let’s get that man out of the hospital ASAP.

2. The Debt Ceiling: A problem we invented just so we could solve it.

3. Infrastructure: It never ends. It also never starts.

4. It’s fake panic time for the fake jobs numbers!

5. With schools finally open, it’s time to get back to the business of studying duck and cover techniques, the only true way to prepare kids for the American workplace.

6. It’s the return of Sinkhole Radio!

 

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Brain Trust Live is (still) 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!

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September 19, 2021 @ 8:02 pm

9.21.21- No Takeaways

In Which We Discuss:

1. 9/11 is over, but you can still buy Lila’s book, Some Kids Left Behind.

2. The main correct takeaway from the CA Recall is that money was wasted and there’s nothing to learn from it.

3. Everybody is trying to leave the Senate

4. Losing statewide office once is one of the ways to get yourself onto a ballot for statewide office in Texas.

5. Infrastructure season update: lol.

6. Joe Biden, just like last time he was in the Executive Branch, is not afraid to deport you.

Brain Trust Live is (still) 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!

 

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May 31, 2021 @ 9:49 pm

6/1/21 - The News From A Single Room

In Which We Discuss:

1. Biden administration hellbent on up to one year of big structural change, which is actually the opposite of structural change

2. Biden debuts infrastructure month, which is exactly like infrastructure week in that nothing gets accomplished, it’s just longer.

3. Someone is about to have to take four months off work to to decide a question with a simple answer: Is Donald Trump a criminal? Yes.

4. The battle of the working class origin stories is coming to a Florida Senate primary near you.

5. There’s no one who wants Donald Trump to die more than Matt Gaetz.  Pass it on.

6. Tom Perez is joining Jay Carney in union-busting hell.

Also:

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Brain Trust Live is (still) 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!

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May 24, 2021 @ 8:50 pm

5/24/21 - 400th Episode Extravaganza

In Which We Discuss:

1. Having proved himself a terrible senator, we’re now seeing why Rand Paul didn’t hack it in the medical field either.

2. Joe Biden loves to compromise so much, he’s decided to do it with himself

3. The squad is finally coordinating with each other! Just maybe not in the way you’d hope

4. Turns out one way to end a war is for everybody to declare victory at once and avoid specifics.

5. Abortions: Men and Amy Coney Barrett don’t want you to have them. 

6. In further proof that the space/time continuum is busted, it’s time to start talking about elections again!

 

Congrats to the winners of our anniversary trivia game, The Buttons!

 

Brain Trust Live is (still) 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!

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September 27, 2020 @ 9:07 pm

BTL #369 - Read the Room - 9/28/20

In Which We Discuss:

1. RBG is the first woman to lie in state. Ever. 

2. Trump makes his SCOTUS selection. Dems already prepared with excuses for why they can’t do anything about it.

3. Goodbye healthcare, it was nice not ever really knowing you.

4. It turns out #justiceforBreonnaTaylor will remain a hashtag and not a reality.

5. In another failure to read the room, Nancy Pelosi is now offering even less COVID relief.

6. The beginning of Joe Biden’s campaign day is usually a statement telling us it’s over.

In Which we Don't Discuss:

Trump's taxes. The news didn't break in time to make it into this week's episode. We'll cover it next week!

 

Brain Trust Live is Lila Nordstrom and Brent Thornburg's look at the week in electoral and political news. Join the millions of quarantiners, 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!

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June 21, 2020 @ 9:56 pm

BTL #355 - The Emptysburg Address - 6/22/20

 

In Which We Discuss:

1. Hillary Clinton bravely comes off the sidelines to endorse a 16 term incumbent

2. Trump reveals himself to be an expert ramp physicist at his sparsely attended Tulsa rally

3. Neil Gorsuch borrows Dick Cheney’a hunting rifle for this week’s SCOTUS decisions

4. John Bolton’s Moustache finally reveals its secrets! 

5. “Law and Order” president signs entirely predictable policing executive order amidst nationwide protest

6. Klobuchar withdraws from VP race, seemingly unaware that the rest of us had proactively withdrawn her weeks ago

Brain Trust Live is Lila Nordstrom and Brent Thornburg's look at the week in electoral and political news. Join the millions of quarantiners, 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 14, 2020 @ 10:14 pm

BTL #354 - Kill The Compromise - 6/15/20

In Which We Discuss:

1. Black lives still don’t seem to matter enough to police departments in California and Georgia

2. But don’t worry, the Democrats have seen the protests and boy do they have a compromise for you!

3. The threat of COVID is even worse than that time you stayed in your house for three months

4. Trump’s new campaign strategy: Kill his own supporters so he doesn’t have to be president for four more years

5. Biden’s VP shortlist is shorter in number and short on excitement

6. You can take Bernie Sanders out of the presidential race, but you can’t take his supporters out of the electorate

Brain Trust Live is Lila Nordstrom and Brent Thornburg's look at the week in electoral and political news. Join the millions of quarantiners, 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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July 1, 2019 @ 10:33 pm

BTL #319 - Who is John Delaney? - 7/1/19

In Which We Discuss:

1. Lila was in the thick of the biggest news of two weeks ago

2. #DemDebate Real Talk: 

3. Partisan gerrymandering is no big deal if you have a lifetime appointment

4. SCOTUS is super confusing these days, but ultimately still as horrible as you’d expect

5. We’ve been gone a month, so here are all the times we almost went to war

6. Trump is celebrating the 4th of July by scheduling counterprogramming to PBS’s celebration because what better way to celebrate America than by getting better ratings than Carole King?

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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