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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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    May 3, 2020 @ 10:12 pm

    BTL #349 - The Joe Biden Experience - 5/4/20

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. If 2019 was the year of believing women, then 2020 is the year we decided to stop.

    2. If we can read anything into the Biden VP selection committee, it’s that Biden likes to stick to a theme.

    3. If Kansas is lapping you in primary ideas, you might be New York State.

    4. States are re-opening, so looks like we may have to die to save capitalism.

    5. He may be the king of ratings, but his polling is the one stat Donald Trump can’t rescue through sheer force of personality.

    6. If Kim Jong-Un really is back, then he’s wasted an opportunity to peddle a brilliant rebirth story. Amateur.

    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 23, 2017 @ 10:50 pm

    BTL #254 - BRANDING MEDIOCRITY - 7/24/17

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. The new Sean Spicer is a Nickelodeon villain who donated to Barack Obama

    2. Russia actually called us thugs this week, which is cute

    3. Zombie healthcare will kick a new and exciting figure of 32 million off their healthcare. Way to keep playing, guys!

    4. Al Gore is the latest borderline Republican to come out in favor of single payer

    5. Democrats new motto urges us not to lose faith. Our most mediocre times are still ahead of us!

    6. A "spicey" goodbye to America’s most exciting and irreverent character in the nation’s first reality presidency

    PLUS, don't forget to follow us next weekend on social media as we follow all the fun at Politicon!  We'll be galavanting AND asking the hard-hitting questions all weekend! 

    Brain Trust Live is Lila Nordstrom and Brent Thornburg's look at the week in political news. Join the millions of sirens and helecopters 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 23, 2017 @ 8:15 pm

    BTL #242 - THE EUROPEAN MARGIN OF ERROR - 4/24/17

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. French presidential elections are three parts funny farm, two parts nonsense, one part unpredictable margin of error

    2. Trump’s first 100 days were so annoying we might be willing to settle for a wall-related government shutdown

    3. DNC “Unity Tour” kicks off with protests and pro-lifers

    4. Joel Osteen doppleganger Jon Ossoff might have more fun being “radically boring” on the pulpit than the soap box

    5. Hollywood Friends: Exciting opportunty! Jason Chaffetz is on the hunt for a better paying job. Willing to leave office and betray the people of Utah for talk show contract.

    6. If Bill O’Reilly’s fiction is any indication, women everywhere better watch their backs

    Brain Trust Live is Lila Nordstrom and Brent Thornburg's look at the week in political news. Join the millions of sirens and helecopters 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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    February 15, 2016 @ 11:58 pm

    BTL #188 - REAL PIZZA - 2/16/16

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. Justice Scalia’s death leaves a vacancy for the position of RBG bestie.  Heartless GOP is unwilling to help.

    2. Being a Democratic Socialist is now a legitimate way to win a presidential primary

    3. Donald Trump wins Saturday’s GOP debate by garnering most boos, Ted Cruz loses by speaking worst Spanish.  It’s a mad, mad world. 

    4. Nevada caucus race could be totally up for grabs because no pollster has tried to grab it yet

    5. Debbie Wasserman Schultz clearly hates her job, hatches new plan to get herself fired

    6. The GOP hates Obama’s budget so much they’re not even going to bother to see what’s in it.

    Brain Trust Live is Lila Nordstrom and Brent Thornburg's look at the week in political news. Join the millions of honking cars 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 8, 2015 @ 11:29 pm

    BTL #157 - SNAKES AND SINKHOLES - 6/9/15

    In Which We Discuss:


    1. Sadly, Hastert’s attempt to rid the nation of corrupt legislators in the Clinton years was always destined to be incomplete.  Turns out he was one of them.

    2. Not even a clown car can contain the current GOP field.  And evidently the Democratic party can’t contain their candidates since none of them are actually members.

    3. Will the Biden’s ever catch a break?  For God’s sake!

    4. Jobs.  We have more of them than we used to.

    5. Patriot Act.  We have less of it than we used to.

    6. Duggars go on television to further explain their terrible choices, further embarrass their daughters 

    7. A rare supercombo of Snakes AND Sinkholes strike this week’s news!

    8. Huckabee.  This guy.

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    April 20, 2015 @ 11:33 pm

    BTL #151 - SINGLE IN THE SENATE - 4/21/15

    In Which We Discuss:


    1.  Marco Rubio spends his first week on the campaign trail presenting diametrically opposed ideas on numerous subjects

    2. The Ted Cruz Super PAC trilogy teases a mythical tale of blockbuster proportions

    3. Why is Lindsay Graham still single?  Fox News and Brain Trust Live discuss.

    4. Hillary, Huma, and the whole Scooby gang begin their storied road trip to rural Iowa with a burrito, a Liz Warren compliment, and a dream

    5. We’re 91% closer to having a Chick-fil-a in the White House thanks to Lindsey Graham

    6. Animals are literally falling from the sky, an in-depth analysis

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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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    November 10, 2014 @ 1:28 am

    BTL #131 - NOTHING CAN’T BE UNDONE - 11/10/14

    In Which We Discuss:


    1. As far as elections go, we’re not going to say everything is hopeless, but we are going to say that you need to do better next time, America!  We’ve blogged about how: Post-Election Blues: 14 Ways To Get Even


    2. Voters everywhere voted both for and against everything they stand for this election day.  Hey voters,  you don’t get to have two opinions on the same issue!


    3. The Lame Duck session is shaping up to look more like a healthy and virile duck session.


    4. SCOTUS invites a serious case of deja vu with a slate of new, high-profile cases that suspiciously like the old ones.


    5. We now have 3,000 troops in Iraq, but don’t worry, they aren’t “one the ground.”  The are just soldiers deployed to a war-torn region who have no particular mandate or agenda...nothing to see here.


    6. Goodbye Michele Bachmann and Steve Stockman, hello Glen Grothman, who will carry on your tradition of rhyming last names and insane agendas.


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    *We apologize for the audio issue at the very end of the podcast.  Audio geniuses we are not, but hilarity geniuses?  That you can count on!


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    October 12, 2014 @ 6:52 pm

    BTL #127 - ARMED WITH A SANDWICH - 10/13/14

    In Which We Discuss:


    1. New revelations in the case of #PalinBrawl2014.  Apparently the Palins rented that stretch hummer just to drunkenly crash a stranger’s birthday party.


    2. As of this week, Ebola is a disease you can get without having gone to Liberia or Sierra Leone.  Time to stop making out with strangers!

    3. We know the Middle East is confusing, but are we sure we’ve gotten our geography right with the whole ISIS airstrike campaign?

    4. St. Louis cops and residents disagree on whether you can be armed with a deadly sandwich.

    5. This week in Senate election news, Independent candidates are rousing the electorate’s weirdest rabble.

    6.  Dick Morris is still in the business of making totally wacko, inaccurate predictions.

    Join the millions of barking dogs who love our podcast and tell your friends about BTL!  Then rate us on iTunes or find us on FacebookTwitterTumblrStitcher, or Instagram!



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