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July 31, 2022 @ 10:08 pm

8/1/22 - Pulling a McConnell on McConnell

In Which We Discuss:

1. Somehow the entire executive branch is a part of the “small minority” of people who experience Paxlovid rebound. But don’t worry, we “have the tools.”

2. Former New York mayoral candidate Andrew Yang is inexplicably teaming up with New York’s Public Enemy #1

3. Fetterman is trolling his way to the top of the polls

4. The call for climate reform is literally coming from inside the house! 

5. Manchin and Schumer pull a fast one on Mitch McConnell and the political blowback is wild

6. The J6 Season Finale was viewed by all, and specifically not enjoyed by Josh Hawley

7. MedBeds: 2022’s best conspiracy theory

 

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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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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February 6, 2022 @ 11:14 pm

2/7/22 - NBC State Media

In Which We Discuss:

1. USA fighting Chinese propaganda by using a private media conglomerate as our own state media.

2. Whether or not the jobs numbers are good, it’s good to remember that they’re always fake

3. CA’s single payer demise is not an indication of voter sentiment, Politico. Stop using consultants as sources.

4. MN Police doing a great job of disproving the one bad apple theory

5. Meanwhile Joe BIden still publicly believing in the one bad apple theory

6. Garcetti holds his breath in photos while Los Angeles holds their breath waiting for him to just go to India already.

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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November 14, 2021 @ 6:46 pm

11/15/21 - Mayo Pete

In Which We Discuss:

1. We watched Mayor Pete so you wouldn’t have to!

2. But don’t worry, we still took bets on how many collared shirts Steve Bannon will wear when he turns himself in on Monday.

3. Also, Britney is Free...

4. But your groceries sure aren’t, and they’re only getting more expensive. 

 

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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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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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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.

 

Also:

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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 31, 2021 @ 7:46 pm

BTL #385 - Unity - 2/1/21

In Which We Discuss:

1. It’s Occupy Wall Street, but instead of sleeping on a park bench, you get to make millions of dollars!

2. Democrats continue to compromise with themselves over direct payments

3. “Unity” with the GOP is not the same thing as unity with the American people

4. Every day we’re a step closer to Donald Trump potentially representing himself in his second Impeachment trial

5. Jewish Space Lasers: Where do you buy them and how do you use them?

6. Schumer is a man who really, really, really doesn’t want to get primaried in 2022. Let’s dash that hope.

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 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

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 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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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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