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    June 27, 2021 @ 9:16 pm

    6/28/21 - Ennui on the Funeral Crashing Circuit

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. We’re starting with Britney. For the clicks.

    2. The votes are in in the New York City mayor’s race. So we’ll tell you who won in one to two months!

    3. Infrastructure. We’ve got nothing left on this one.

    4. SCOTUS went so far to the dark side that Clarence Thomas had to speak up.

    5. Don’t worry, you can still go to prison for longer than Derek Chauvin if you put your mind to it. Or if you just happen to be Black.

    6. Apparently the funeral crashing circuit got boring.

     

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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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    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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    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

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    August 30, 2020 @ 9:54 pm

    BTL #354 - Operation Block Ivanka - 8/31/20

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. Trump’s affinity for bottle blondes and the apocalypse was on full display at the RNC.

    2. Kenosha police are eager to earn the approval of a 17 year old vigilante murderer

    3. The season premiere of Biden Unbunkered is coming September 8th.  Time and location TBD. Airing: Probably nowhere because he doesn’t know how to grab a headline. Check your local listings.

    4. If you live in Massachusetts, cast your ballot now!

    5. Election Security: We don’t have that anymore.

    6. And is Melania Trumps’ “Operation Block Ivanka” the only successful scheme currently being carried out inside the White House?

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    July 19, 2020 @ 10:35 pm

    BTL #359 - Manhattan, Texas - 7/20/20

     

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. Nation mourns the loss of John Lewis while Marco Rubio learns he can’t tell any of his black colleagues apart

    2. Texas, of all places, is trying to become the next New York City

    3. We live in a Southern Cone dictatorship, so maybe don’t worry about election results anyway

    4. If you’re shocked you haven’t yet had to go hungry, just wait until August!

    5. Kanye West and all his demons hold their first campaign rally

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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

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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

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    February 17, 2020 @ 9:53 pm

    BTL #338 - We Must NEVER Vote for Michael Bloomberg - 2/17/19

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. Pete Buttigieg and Amy Klobuchar win New Hampshire by coming in second and third.

    2. Sanders manages only first place in both New Hampshire and most national polls. Is first place his ceiling?: An Investigation.

    3. Nevada hopes to relieve Iowa of the pressure of being the only incompetent caucus state in the country.

    4. If you don’t like putting kids in cages, Michael Bloomberg can’t be on the table. 

    5. Telemundo’s accidental quiz show proves that only annoying overachievers know who’s running Mexico right now. 

    6. Maybe you missed the Saturday Night Massacre last week because it was on Tuesday.

    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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    December 8, 2019 @ 11:58 pm

    BTL #333 - Judiciary Committee - 12/9/19

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. The impeachment hearings move to Judiciary, where more staid professionals argued that Trump’s legal shenanigans are also illegal crimes.

    2. Giuliani’s genius plan for this week was to go to Kiev because that way he can commit different crimes to avoid suspicion about the stuff he’s already done.

    3. Duncan Hunter and his pet rabbit Eggburt are leaving Congress.

    4. Somebody has actually polled California only to discover that we all love Bernie Sanders.

    5. Biden challenges Iowan man to a pushup contest because, again, he’s not sure how running for president works.

    6. AOC beat Amazon just by having the gaul to suggest that letting corporations blackmail major cities is a waste of resources.

    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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    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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