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    August 16, 2020 @ 8:14 pm

    BTL #363 - Massachusetts: Who Knew? - 8/17/20

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. Become a Vote Captain, sign up to be a poll worker, and offer ballot pick-ups in your community.

    2. All that suspense was for nothing in Joe Biden’s veepstakes saga

    3. The DNC lineup leaves us wondering how you protest at a virtual convention

    4. Another squad member “survives” a 20 point victory

    5. Massachusetts: Who knew?

    6. QAnon is headed to Congress!

    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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    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

    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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    July 12, 2020 @ 9:46 pm

    BTL #358 - Stock Market Sacrifice - 7/13/20

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. We shouldn’t have to say this, but you don’t sacrifice the nations children to save the stock market

    2. Florida man becomes 15,000th person to get coronavirus in a single day

    3. SCOTUS would rather have the President have no immunity, but also no consequence

    4. Senate Democratic candidates out-raise Democratic presidential candidates

    5. It would have been really nice to know before the Kentucky primary that Ann Coulter would be supporting Amy McGrath

    6. Perhaps Trump aced his cognitive test this week because he employed the same strategy he used to take his SATs: hiring someone to do it for him

    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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    July 5, 2020 @ 10:09 pm

    BTL #357 - The Frontier Spirit of Las Vegas - 7/6/20

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. The next Michele Bachmann has entered our lives!

    2. New Jersey wins the prize for the most creative voter suppression method you’ve never heard about

    3. Everyone has coronavirus. Stay home.

    4. Donald Trump wowed by the indomitable frontier spirit that brought us Las Vegas

    5. Joe Biden wishes you’d tear down those statues more peacefully

    6. Kanye West isn’t going to let a web of national crises disrupt his long-time plan to run for president in 2020

    NEWS: Make sure to check out Lila's appearance on The Guilty Feminist!

    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!

    *There's a slight technical difficulty that starts at minute 42. We know about it, but what could we do, you know? Thanks for your patience!*

     

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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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    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

    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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    May 24, 2020 @ 10:42 pm

    BTL #352 - Dream Tiny Fight Weak [w/ Guest Erica Bardin] - 5/25/20

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. 2020 proves that if you’re a Democrat who wants to be re-elected...progressives are your friends!

    2. Biden continues his tireless search to find America’s lady Tim Kaine

    3. Liz Warren tests out new slogans “Dream Tiny Fight Weak” and “Small Incremental Change.”

    4. Instead of killing others in the name of Christ, Christians now experimenting with killing their own!

    5. We may never see Trump’s taxes, but at least we’ve got his bank account info! 

    6. Returning guest Erica Bardin joins us.

    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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    May 17, 2020 @ 8:26 pm

    BTL #351 - Super Duper Missile - 5/18/20

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. House Dems Heroes Act finally honors the heroes among us.  Lobbyists and rich people.

    2. The Nordstrom/Thornburg task force to study the validity of the Biden/Sanders task forces is now in session.

    3. Dems will not let Coronavirus trample their record of losing winnable elections.

    4. Everyone looking for a good reason to not vote for Biden got one...directly from Joe Biden.

    5. We’re struggling about how to make a super duper missile joke when the president has already made it for us.

    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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    April 26, 2020 @ 9:20 pm

    BTL #348 - Get Some New Tattoos - 4/27/20

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. Trump to blue states and all human beings who aren’t smart enough not to drink bleach: Drop Dead

    2. Biden has some...ahem...skeletons. Should we have taken them seriously before? 

    3. Get rid of Larry Summers. Forever.

    4. Congress further rushes to the aid of struggling large corporations. The rest of you can wait your turn. 

    5. Georgia, Oklahoma, and other states are opening up so a population in crisis can finally get some new tattoos. 

    6. Kim Jong-Un’s heart surgeon is in a bit of a situation, whether or not he actually operated.  

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