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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.

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    April 25, 2021 @ 5:49 pm

    4/26/21 - Warm Fuzzy Feelings

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. Derek Chauvin is a man who will be going to jail and that’s a nice thing. We could have this warm fuzzy feeling about the justice system anytime if we tried.

    2. Joe Biden allows John Kerry to ride a Lime scooter on camera even though, as his boss, he probably could have put a stop to that.  

    3. Andrew Yang loves lesbian bars but apparently not the lesbians who congregate at them.

    4. Nancy Pelosi vs. Squad: A battle with no winners

    5. Please commit to hating the Caitlyn Jenner candidacy for the right reasons

    6. New American Psycho: The Josh Hawley Story

     

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    March 14, 2021 @ 5:12 pm

    3/15/21 - The Accidental Leftist

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. We had to pass the American Rescue Plan to find out what was in it.

    2. Joe Biden discovers that a regular speech can also get you good ratings.

    3. Cuomo may get a crash course in NY’s exploitive rental laws.

    4. Nevada now a place for socialists instead of Harry Reid.

    5. The cancel culture debate confusingly gives Ted Cruz an opening to promote reading.

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    March 7, 2021 @ 7:24 pm

    BTL #390 - Problem Causers Caucus - 3/8/21

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. Less than $2000 could be coming to a checking account near you very soon!

    2. Joe Manchin formed the problem causers caucus, whose political ideology seems vaguely similar to the problem solvers caucus.

    3. Marie Antoinette voted no on increasing the minimum wage

    4. Neera Tandan. Goodbye forever. We wish you nothing but the worst.

    5. For second week in a row: Do not run for a third term in NY state.

    6. March 4th has come and gone and Donald Trump has no risen from the swamp.

     

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    February 28, 2021 @ 9:31 pm

    BTL #389 - Never Run For a Third Term In New York -3/1/21

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. The further right you get on the political scale, the more you should not be allowed to dance in public. And yet...CPAC still happened.

    2. The House passed Biden’s stimulus bill, but was the less-than-$2000 really worth staying up all night for?

    3. In classic Biden fashion, he figures out how to send bombs to Syria before checks to your bank account.

    4. Kids in cages are being shuffled around to different cages under the Biden border plan.

    5. Listen, kids, here’s some advice to live by: Never run for a third term in New York.

    6. More vaccines are coming! So you can think about that while you continue to not be able to get an appointment.

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    February 21, 2021 @ 8:42 pm

    BTL #388 - The Weather Messed With Texas - 2/22/21

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. Rush Limbaugh: A terrible person, now with deadness.

    2. The weather messed with Texas and...Texas folded immediately.

    3. Ted Cruz picked himself up by his bootstraps and flew himself to Cancun for some fun in the sun while Texas froze.

    4. “Joe Manchin saves the day” is a sentence we never thought we’d write.

    5. Famous empath Joe Biden can’t seem to find the aforementioned empathy for minimum wage workers and student borrowers.

    6. It’s so annoying that we’re going to have to boycott all the gig employers in California.

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    February 14, 2021 @ 4:33 pm

    BTL #387 - No Defense - 2/15/21

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. We joked Donald Trump would not need an impeachment defense to get off scott free and he didn’t have one.

    2. Blowback for GOP convictors. Not yet enough blowback for Mitch McConnell’s open hypocrisy.

    3. Trump’s COVID was more serious than we were told. And yet, it was also less serious than it should have been.

    4. I guess local GOP officials would be the ones to know if Antifa caused the Capitol riots because tons of them were active participants.

    5. In the Biden administration, threatening the press gets you suspended, not promoted.

    6. Weather. It’s everywhere. We’ll tell you what to do.

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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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    January 24, 2021 @ 10:17 pm

    BTL #384 - A Place of Chaos - 1/26/21

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. We finally found a competent Trump official! His airplane choreography guy was top notch. Goodbye to a legend.

    2. The Inauguration was just one stop on a list of errands Bernie Sanders had to run on Wednesday

    3. Joe Biden’s version of "Infrastructure Week" might include actual policy

    4. Introducing the 117th Senate: A place of chaos!

    5. Nobody wants to hear a peep out of any of these fools until we have $2000 burning a hole in our pockets

    6. The Trump era’s collateral damage: conspiracy theorists were left sad and confused

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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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    January 17, 2021 @ 7:51 pm

    BTL #383 - After Wednesday - 1/18/21

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. Happy MLK day! Please enjoy our yearly reminder that MLK was a socialist. Be like MLK.

    2. Donald Trump did succeed at one aim - making DC into a military state. Unfortunately they’re doing it to keep his people out.

    3. Biden won’t get to take the train ride he’s been waiting for 40 years for.

    4. Trump earns a place in history as the most impeached president ever!

    5. Our Vaccine stockpile didn’t exist, which, when you think about it, tracks perfectly.

    6. Trump has been the best accidental cheerleader for his arch nemesis CNN.

    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!

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    January 10, 2021 @ 5:59 pm

    BTL #382 -Tyranny and the Muesli Caucus [w/ guest Kat Calvin] - 1/11/20

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. Trump interfered so badly in the Georgia runoffs that even the muesli caucus was able to win

    2. Speaking of muesli caucus, they were awarded three cabinet positions this week

    3. You know the president is dangerous when even Pinterest has a Trump ban 

    4. The vaccine rollout is chaos. See you guys in December.

    5. It’s women that are losing all of the jobs.

    6. We’re joined by Spread the Vote founder and guest extraordinaire Kat Calvin!

    Donate or volunteer for Kat's fantastic organizations, which help get IDs to the people who need them to work, get healthcare, get services, and more! 

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    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!

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