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    August 9, 2020 @ 9:27 pm

    BTL #362 - Rabid Bats - 8/10/20

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. Progressives are on such a winning streak that you only have to raise $25k to win a statewide primary these days.

    2. If the widespread confusion is any guide, Joe Biden REALLY doesn’t want to choose Kamala Harris as a running mate.

    3. No matter who you are and where you sit on the political spectrum, you will be pissed off by the Democratic National Convention.

    4. Practicing his dictator skills, Trump has started work on an Executive Order bonanza

    5. What’s happening with TikTok? Also, what is TikTok. Also, we’re too old to be discussing TikTok and that means Donald Trump is too.

    6. Rabid bats...is the subject of a story about the Libertarian party so...that tracks.

    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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    August 2, 2020 @ 4:44 pm

    BTL #361 - Trump State Media - 8/2/20

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. Donald Trump doesn’t feel like having the election anymore so let’s just pack it in and head home

    2. In a twist that only Angelenos should have anticipated, Scientology enters the Veepstakes battle!

    3. There is no modern parallel to how terrible the economy is so Republicans are floating ways to make it worse

    4. Herman Cain dies of COVID-19 only 11 days after patriotically attending Trump’s Tulsa rally

    5. GOP is furious Mark Zuckerberg can’t explain Twitter’s user policies

    6. "Demon Semen" is wreaking havoc all over America

     

    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 28, 2020 @ 10:26 pm

    BTL #356 - Long-Term Plans - 6/28/20

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. If you run progressives, you sometimes can elect them, and that is the definition of being electable

    2. Eating out is nice and all, but what about staying at home and drinking alone...forever?

    3. Donald Trump: Where white nationalism and Russian nationalism find their Grand Wizard

    4. Progressives can defeat mainline Democrats by thinking long-term

    5. DC gets one step closer to statehood. Puerto Rico...still batting zero.

    6. California Democrats try a crazy experiment...moving the party forward in a unified way.

    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 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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    January 27, 2020 @ 12:18 am

    BTL #336 - Authentic and Unvarnished Views - 1/27/20

     

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. Impeachment diet of milk and candy is no match for 85 year old sleepy people in senate marathon trial

    2. John Bolton’s unreleased book is already old news

    3. Is Elizabeth Warren the new establishment candidate?

    4. No Hillary Clinton, America does not want your authentic and unvarnished views 

    5. Latest polls prove that we live in a post-poll world

    6. Donald Trump has the best numbers.  So much so that they definitely prove he’s the second coming.

    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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    November 17, 2019 @ 10:57 pm

    BTL #331 - The Birthday Gift That Keeps On Giving - 11/18/19

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. If Louisiana votes on Saturday, couldn’t we all do it?

    2. Impeachment hearings are the birthday gift that keep on giving. And taking.

    3. Roger Stone proves that getting a Nixon tattoo on your back will eventually land you in jail

    4. If you’re looking for a book deal, there’s still time announce that you’re running for president

    5. Pete Buttigeig: Loved by Midwestern white people and fake black people everywhere!

    6. Elizabeth Warren over-plans on healthcare and, in the process, accidentally under-plans

    7. Fringe political celebrities are desperate to represent Simi Valley: An update

    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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    November 3, 2019 @ 11:07 pm

    BTL #329 - Tuesday is Also Election Day - 11/4/19

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. The presidential election is officially one year from today, but guys...you could also vote on Tuesday. Because this coming Tuesday is election day.

    2. Sanders heart attack seems to have installed a third stent into his poll numbers.

    3. Liz Warren has more than just a plan, she has a zinger.

    4. Trump should be pleased that the House’s impeachment inquiry will definitely be good for his favorite polling metric - TV ratings.

    5. The Katie Hill saga is a good to time to remember that the average member of Congress is too old to even know what revenge porn is

    6. Even people who watch senseless violence of fun hate Donald Trump

    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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    October 20, 2019 @ 8:44 pm

    BTL #328 - Is Giuliani-ness contagious? - 10/20/19

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. Mean Pete Buttigeig is that guy you were always avoiding in your Intro to Political Science seminar.

    2. Hillary Clinton accidentally sides with Russian by reminding us that Tulsi Gabbard is running for president.

    3. Mick Mulvaney shows a Giuliani-like penchant for incriminating himself. Is Giuliani-ness contagious?

    4. U.S. Brokered cease-fire in Syria benefits nobody but the dictators, those being Erdogan and Trump.

    5. Brexit: the scariest thing coming this Halloween.

    6. World leaders spared from a tacky vacation filled with overcooked beef and gold trim by emoluments clause.

    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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    October 7, 2019 @ 9:44 pm

    BTL #326 - We’re All the Next Whistleblower - 10/8/19

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. Another whistleblower steps forward, and by now it seems like any human being with a television is qualified to step forward next.

    2. In Trump’s America you can solve a mystery using common sense so, look, everybody you suspect was on the Ukraine call...was on the Ukraine call. 

    3. Joe Biden is now losing the treason conversation too. Because losing on policy wasn’t fun enough.

    4. Trump makes Twitter plans to impeach Mitt Romney and Nancy Pelosi right back using a little-known constitutional amendment entitled: the Alternative Facts Loophole!

    5. Q3 fundraising numbers are in and poor “frontrunner” Joe Biden’s pool is already maxing out.

    6. Donald Trump doesn’t need your stupid opinion on Syria. He’s got Erdogan’s. 

    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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