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    January 17, 2016 @ 11:58 pm

    BTL #184 - #HILLARYPILLORY, THE MOVEMENT - 1/18/16

    In Which We Discuss:


    1. Bernie Sanders: A man who got the most debate time at this week’s Democratic debate

    2. Hillary Clinton: A woman who won’t let experience stop her from misunderstanding things

    3. Iran‘s prisoner release includes a mystery man that Wolf Blitzer just learned of

    4. State of the Union reveals Paul Ryan is member of the elusive pro-cancer caucus

    5. Ted Cruz and ALL of New York City have a very different sense of what “New York values” consist of 

    6. Flint, MI’s water situation is just another kind of state violence against black people

    7. Have a happy MLK Day, America!  (Related: Have a terrible Robert E. Lee day, Arkansas!  Or better yet, just don’t have one at all...)

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    December 6, 2015 @ 11:32 pm

    BTL # 179 - DEADLY MONEY - 12/7/15

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. When can we start calling the NRA terrorists instead of lobbyists?  Is it now?

    2. GOP proposes several strategies to deal with the week’s multiple mass shootings including denial, misplaced blame, and voting no on common sense gun legislation

    3. Bernie Sanders is now polling higher against Hillary than Obama was in December of 2007

    4. GOP releases plan in case of Trump nomination: ask Senate candidates to wear cooler clothes and dig up tree trunks for a day

    5. Senate now only 60 Obamacare repeals behind House in the GOP war of healthcare-hating

    6. Ben Carson will the defeat the delicious chickpea-based snack food beloved by millions, fear be damned

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    November 16, 2015 @ 11:49 pm

    BTL #177 - FRIDAY THE 13TH - 11/17/15

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. Terrorists are out to ruin Lila’s birthday, which is just like terrorists to do

    2. Terrible attacks in Western Europe lead many to the discovery that terrorist attacks are happening constantly and all over the world. It’s a dangerous place!

    3. GOP Debate #4 ends with a sad plea by moderators promising that economic issues can totally be interesting sometimes

    4. Knee-Jerk Hillary Clinton turns out to sound a lot like Rudolph Giuliani at Saturday’s super secret Democratic debate

    5. College protests start up in Missouri, end with Yale students hating John Calhoun and Chris Christie hating Obama

    6. SCOTUS will now determine whether they meant to give us any abortion rights at all

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    October 11, 2015 @ 7:41 pm

    BTL #172 - HUMAN DNA FOUND AT POLITICON - 10/12/15

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. What is it that drives Hillary Clinton destroy everything that she loves?  What will become of her beloved TPP?

    2. With McCarthy gone and the GOP in shambles, we’re all in some danger of becoming Speaker of the House.  Is there an opt-out form somewhere?

    3. If any of the 158 families determining the next election results are listening, we have a campaign we’d like to talk chat about.  We accept checks.

    4. Ben Carson’s gun control prescription: find a human shield or raise an army of casual handgun owners.  #assuredsuccess  

    5. POLITICON.  It happened.  We were there.  We can confirm that Michele Bachmann is a real person with human DNA, FYI.  It was a weird day.

    6. Guys, there’s a Democratic debate Tuesday night on CNN.  You should watch that.

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    September 27, 2015 @ 10:46 pm

    BTL #170 - CELEBRITY WATER THIEF - 9/28/15

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. Hey guys, what does it mean that Boehner is being remembered by Democrats as a great compromiser?  Should we be concerned?

    2. Walker can’t stand the figurative and literal heat at the Reagan library GOP debates

    3. Florida’s entry into the GOP race is on the rise...it’s just not Bush

    4. The Democratic poll numbers are fucking bananas

    5. Pope’s visit finally puts the spotlight on the greatest celebrity water thief in American history.  Somebody elected this person to office, btw.

    6. Who would have guessed that the makers of the adorable Beetle hatchback would be up to something so nefarious?  Only students of German history.

    7.  Brazen sea turtle riding on the rise in...you guessed it...Florida!

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    June 14, 2015 @ 11:29 pm

    BTL #158 - COLLECTIVE INTERNET WINS - 6/14/15

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. Out of literally nowhere, Democrats grow a pair and spurn Obama and Republicans on TPP. 

    2. Hillary Clinton re-launch proves that she is physically capable of reading the same words that Bernie Sanders once said and meant.  

    3. Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio apparently never finished high school English

    4. Michele Bachmann brought about the straw poll endtimes with her 2012 win.  Whatever will Ben Carson do now?

    5. Every once in a while America comes together around one story to collectively win the internet.  This week, Rachel Dolezal was that story.

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    May 17, 2015 @ 10:15 pm

    BTL #155 - THE GREAT REPUBLICAN TICKLE-FIGHT - 5/18/15

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. We successfully crashed the CA Democratic Convention.  Screw the rules!

    2. Jeb Bush battles the hypothetical question of whether Jeb Bush should be answering hypothetical questions as a candidate

    3. Massive carnage on an Amtrak route they frequent won’t stop Congress from making cuts to infrastructure spending

    4. We’re still giving out the death penalty, a discussion

    5. Mitt Romney and Evander Holyfield tickle-fight for charity

    6. Andrew Keegan brings us the most Los Angeles story ever written


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    April 28, 2015 @ 11:26 pm

    BTL #152 - BIRTHDAY PRESENTS - 4/29/15

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. Bernie Sanders gives Brent the best birthday present a boy could ever ask for.

    2. A message to the police: please stop killing unarmed black people.  Coming up with funny headlines for those stories is impossible.

    3.  In a very Los Angeles move, Ted Cruz would totally protest Loretta Lynch’s appointment if he didn’t have better plans.

    4. A war of the signs breaks out outside the Supreme Court.  Also something is going on inside there...

    5. Washington commences the yearly summit between famous comedians and the people they make awkward jokes about. 

    6. Bruce Jenner comes out as a...Republican gun-owner.  JUDGEMENT.

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    And check out Lila's new soft sexism blog here.

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    April 12, 2015 @ 11:30 pm

    BTL #150 - THE ANNIVERSARY BONANZA (GUEST: GRANT SLOSS) - 4/13/15

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. Hillary is IN...but ONLY if you watched until the very end of that Kaiser Permanente video she’s passing off as a campaign announcement

    2. Rand Paul is also in, and he’s already beating Hillary.  Lindsay Graham is also in, but he’s only running against Rand.  Former Republican Lincoln Chaffee’s also in, but just to make sure there’s someone to Hillary’s...left?

    3. Republicans and racists alike have finally found a shooting of an unarmed black man they can denounce.  So...progress?

    4. Rahm Emanuel just barely avoids being Christine Quinn’d, can now victoriously continue closing schools and free health clinics.  Hooray!

    5. Tom Cotton has a detailed plan for Iran.  Step one: Bomb them.  Step two...actually there’s no step two.  It’s a simple plan, really.

    6. Finally, we’ll take a terrifying walk down memory lane and revisit the news of BTL #1! 

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    April 6, 2015 @ 11:07 pm

    BTL #149 - UNLEASHING THE DREAM - 4/7/15

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. Rand Paul prepares to “unleash” the American Dream on an unwitting public.  No news yet on whether that’s a condition that can be treated.

    2. This week on Hillary Pillory, Hillary moves her campaign artillery to an auxiliary office on Tillary

    3. World applauds outline of Iran deal..well, world minus GOP Congressmen and their party president Bibi Netanyahu

    4. Jerry Brown must really love walnuts, hate showering.  A discussion of why.

    5. Edward Snowden encourages us to take a principled stand on dick picks...by continuing to take them

    6. Even Pat Robertson knows that gays aren’t trying to have pizza at their wedding receptions, sees this as more of a cake lobby issue

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