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    March 22, 2021 @ 12:18 pm

    3/22/21 - Mild Competence

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. We once again found out what happens when a 21 year-old white guy with a gun has a “bad day.”

    2. Ted Cruz could finally get his chance to share recipes and re-read his beloved Dr. Seuss from the Senate floor.

    3. Mild competence was, as it turned out, all we needed to get vaccines into arms.

    4. If smoking pot gets you kicked out of the Biden admin, Lila Nordstrom will be only person in American qualified to serve. Medicare-for-all, coming soon!

    5. The CA recall is shaping up to be a...huge waste of money.

    6. Mar a Lago has just as many germs as you’d expect.

     

    Also:

    CALL YOUR REPS. ABOUT EVERYTHING. Make this number your profile picture. Tweet it every day. Add it to your phonebook:

    Capitol Hill Main Switchboard: (202) 224-3121

     

    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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    February 7, 2021 @ 5:46 pm

    BTL #386 - Bad Puns Gone Too Far - 2/8/21

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. The Iowa Caucus was one year ago this week in real time and this week last millennium in thought time.

    2. How can we tell Donald Trump that testifying himself at his impeachment trial would be so good for his ratings?

    3. Looking to compromise with someone, Democrats choose themselves in COVID stimulus reconciliation process. 

    4. Marjorie Taylor Green makes desperate attempt to cling to respectability by admitting 9-11 was real.

    5. Alert: The Newsom recall is actually happening.

    6. Pillows are now political: A treatise on bad puns gone too far.

    Also:

    CALL YOUR REPS. ABOUT EVERYTHING. Make this number your profile picture. Tweet it every day. Add it to your phonebook:

    Capitol Hill Main Switchboard: (202) 224-3121

     

    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! 

    Spread The Vote

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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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    December 27, 2020 @ 8:48 pm

    BTL #381 - End of Year Extravaganza - 12/28/20

    No structure. No rules. No doc. But plenty of updates on the COVID, the stimulus, CA's new senator, and how to be a pain in the ass for Congress from day one!

    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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    December 20, 2020 @ 8:02 pm

    BTL #380 - Saving America’s Leading Science Deniers - 12/21/20

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. Latest stimulus bill has insulting checks that will arrive just after your kid’s Christmas is ruined

    2. The Vaccines are coming for doctors...and America’s leading science-deniers

    3. Mayor Mouseface for transpo and other questionable cabinet picks

    4. Bill Barr should never be allowed back on the DC dinner party circuit

    5. Could it be that asking voters to vote for you is the best way to get voters to vote for you? An experiment moderate Democrats waited until after the election to try!

    6. Guardians of the Galaxy joins Star Trek in the Trump Space Force fictional universe

    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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    November 8, 2020 @ 10:49 pm

    BTL #374 - Old Democrats, New Georgia [w/ guest Kat Calvin] - 11/9/20

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. We’re joined by the founder of Spread The Vote and host of Vote! The Podcast, Kat Calvin! 

    2. Joe Biden was declared the winner by Lila Nordstrom a full 12 hours before network news had the balls to step up and say something.

    3. Alaska‘s not bothering to count at all, GA’s going to have to count forever because they’re having two Senate runoffs in January.

    4. We lost all sorts of house races b/c people won’t listen to AOC.

    5. Californians fucked up on the props. And after we literally did all the work for you!

    6. The Biden transition talk is as infuriating as you’d expect because Pete Buttigeig is involved.

     

    Donate to organizations doing critical GOTV work in Georgia:

    Spread The Vote

    New Georgia Project

     

    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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    October 25, 2020 @ 9:05 pm

    BTL #373 - Things Could Always Be Worse - 10/26/20

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. We’re on track to shatter our voting turnout records at a whopping...62%! Cool. One-third of you guys are still like, “nah.”

    2. Trump’s closing argument at debate #2: Things could always be worse. 

    3. White House staff loved COVID so much the first time, they decided to try it again!

    4. We comment on his zombie-like stares all the time, but is Mitch McConnell actually one of the undead?

    5. Lisa Murkowski and Susan Collins never had any principles, guys.

    6. Fake Melania’s on a plane!

    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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    October 18, 2020 @ 9:57 pm

    BTL #372 - Who Needs The News - 10/19/20

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. Americans everywhere vote early, wish they could now just sleep for weeks and wake up on November 4th. 

    2. Amy Coney Barrett is awful, but is there anyone worse than Dianne Feinstein?

    3. Biden hits Trump where it hurts the most: TV ratings.

    4. Trump now banking all his election hopes on locking up all Democrats.

    5. The NY Post posts the postiest election conspiracy theory yet. 

    6. In a shocking departure from Trump, Chris Christie has mostly the right takeaways after his week in the ICU.

    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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    October 11, 2020 @ 9:25 pm

    BTL #371 - The Senate Rundown [w/ guest Carla Nordstrom] - 10/12/20

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. Carla Nordstrom returns to tell you everything you need to know about the state of the Senate races!

    2. Is Ranked Choice Voting coming for you?

    3. The VP Debate was won by fracking and flies

    4. Trump is feeling healthy and ready to get out there and start superspreading COVID again

    5. Lindsey Graham insists black people are safe in SC as long as they’re conservative, but offers no further comments on how to project conservatism for your safety.

    And hello to our friends at Trillbilly Worker's Party, a fellow progressive podcast that got a couple of shout-outs this 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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