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    August 2, 2015 @ 10:14 pm

    BTL #165 - HITCHHIKING FOR ROBOTS - 8/3/15

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. First GOP debate just days away and there is no way to discredit Trump in time.  Lookout!

    2.  Huckabee plans to distinguish himself before the debates as the only candidate ready to call the military in to stop your abortion

    3. Obama will introduce new climate change measures, but not in time to stop this nightmarish heatwave in Iran

    4. Black lives may not matter to some Americans, but lion lives sure do.  A dead lion trumps another police murder as the week’s top story. 

    5. Send your computer friends to Canada, guys.  Turns out American streets are not safe for hitchhiking robots.  

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    June 22, 2015 @ 11:20 pm

    BTL #159 - NORTH KOREAN DERRING-DO - 6/23/15

    In Which We Discuss:


    1. Like the president and Jon Stewart, we’re sick and tired of thinking of something new to say about white domestic terrorists and their totally legal super-deadly arsenals.

    2. Proving they’re only 250 years behind the times, South Carolina may finally take down their state confederate flag.  It’s time to admit the dream is dead, guys.

    3. Speaking of dreams, 2016 is going to be the year we finally get to officially not vote for Donald Trump.

    4. Math and science finally prove that once you know Bernie Sanders, you have no choice but to love him. 

    5. The GOP’s Catholic hopefuls now must explain why their faith is guiding them to deny science even the Pope knows is true.

    6. Women continue to get 77% of what they ask for in their battle to be on the $20

    7. North Korea cures everything using a top secret combination minerals and derring-do.

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    May 3, 2015 @ 9:23 pm

    BTL #153 - FOLK HERO - 5/3/15

    In Which We Discuss:


    1.  An important review of Bernie Sanders’ long-forgotten folk career

    2.  Baltimore finally has a folk hero and, more importantly, an indictment

    3.  Ben Carson hopes to add a sequel to his hit TV biopic. Cuba Gooding-Jr is probably still available.

    4. New Bridegate developments strike at the very moment Chris Christie would have liked to have been announcing

    5. Rick Santorum cannot tolerate your gay marriage due to the fact that it caused 9/11 but is totally cool if Bruce Jenner feels he’s a woman.  Who is he to judge?

    6. Biggest boxing match in history pits domestic violence aficionado against world’s least effective politician 

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    August 25, 2014 @ 12:23 am

    BTL # 122 - FAKE FRY - 8/25/14

    In Which We Discuss:


    1. Obama administration casually wonders if we should stop arming our local police forces with tanks.  They’ll look into it...

    2. ISIS delusionally believes they might take over India and, hell, why now throw in Saudi Arabia too?

    3. #HillaryPillory : In the face of challenges from “fringe isolationist” Rand Paul, DNC assures Americans that we will definitely go to war if Hillary is elected.  Whew!

    4. Hillary Clinton to headline the Harkin “steak fry,” a kind of “fry” that is mysterious to even born-and-bred Iowan Brent Thornburg.  

    5. Unsurprisingly, a MN anti-gay crusader and GOP congressional candidate knows way too much about gay sex.

    6. Updates on all of the most important pop culture events of the week: #Jessie Williams, #GreysAnatomy, #TaylorSwift, #MichaelSam, #IceBucketChallenge and more!

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    August 3, 2014 @ 7:51 pm

    BTL #119 - CAPITALIST COOKIES - 8/4/14

    In Which We Discuss:


    1. Kidnapping is this year’s "weapons of mass destruction"


    2. US government charters Ebola’s first flight to Atlanta


    3. One day after voting to sue Obama for unilateral action, Boehner pleads with the president for unilateral action on immigration


    4. Turns out some guys were doing some torture or something like that….whatever, carry on with your day


    5. Fearing cookie-inspired uprising, Kim Jong-Un bans much beloved capitalist cookie.


    6. Sarah Palin’s channel already providing a platform for horribly bigoted “real Americans” to call for Obama’s death.  Ain’t ‘murica great?


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    July 14, 2014 @ 11:33 pm

    BTL #116 - JESUS H. REAGAN - 7/15/14

    In Which We Discuss:


    1. Israel and Hamas really commit to this whole war thing


    2. It’s Rick “Reagan” Perry versus Rand “Leave It Alone” Paul in a foreign policy op-ed deathmatch


    3. In other Rick Perry news, he’s a child-hating racist!  Surprise!


    4. Sarah Palin cooks up a tasteless impeachment word salad.  Eric Holder chews it up and spits it out.


    5. Boehner hatches plans to sue over Obama’s late implementation of the healthcare law that he voted over 50 times to scrap entirely.  


    6. We now have proof of what GOP lawmakers feared...Obamacare works, and even their wingnut constituents now enjoy quality, affordable healthcare.


    7. Speaking of healthcare, do NOT, we repeat, do NOT get your medical advice from Pat Robertson


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    June 22, 2014 @ 10:53 pm

    BTL #113 - BRATING LIKE YOU MEAN IT - 6/23/14

    In Which We Discuss:


    1.  Rand Paul continues his terrifying sense-making tour even when challenged by evil robot-man Dick Cheney on Iraq


    2.  Vladimir Putin would make a great Hollywood agent!  We explain why.


    3.  Undocumented children now getting the state fair livestock treatment in Arizona warehouse


    4.  Find who’s David Brating and where this primary season!


    5.  The Clintons and the Obamas gear up for modern political tragedy of Shakespearean proportions, all over that damn golf game


    6.  The return of Sinkhole Radio, World Cup Edition


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    April 29, 2014 @ 11:27 pm

    BTL #107 - FAIRYTALE-INHALATION AND THE OTHER DANGERS OF KUMBAYA - 4/30/14

    In Which We Discuss:


    1. Donald Sterling, Cliven Bundy, and SCOTUS face off to prove that irony isn’t dead, and neither is racism.


    2. Russia just doesn’t care


    3. Oregon hipsters were too blissed out  on farm-to-table food last fall to finish their Obamacare exchange website.


    4.  This week on Hillary Pillory, Wall Street realizes that the best GOP candidate for president really is Hillary Clinton


    5. Florida Georgia Line isn’t just an annoying country band, it’s also now the world’s most inviting murder destination


    6. Why does Sarah Palin think Kumbaya is such a bad thing?


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    March 30, 2014 @ 9:45 pm

    BTL #103 - NO NEWS IS NO NEWS - 3/31/14

    In Which We Discuss:


    1.  We’ll tell you how one random guy’s spreadsheet is saving America!


    2.  A classic Kerry diplomatic strategy prompts a meeting about a meeting with the Russians instead of an answer to a problem


    3.  Though Chris Christie has now purchased some innocence, Jeb Bush is waiting in the wings to launch pt. 3 of the Bush dynasty


    4. Hobby Lobby better hope their female employees’ hobby isn’t having sex


    5.  Northwestern football players score a touchdown in their case with the National Labor Relations Board


    6.  Signs of the end times part one!


    7.  Kim Jong Un hopes his newest reform will solve the age-old problem of not enough North Korean men looking like Chinese smugglers


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    February 23, 2014 @ 11:50 pm

    BRAIN TRUST LIVE #98 - THE NEWLY EMINENT DOMAIN - 2/24/14

    In Which We Discuss:


    1. An Olympics grudge match leaves the US stuck with Justin Bieber for another four years


    2. Sochi, surprisingly, goes off without a hitch.  Sadly the rest of the world is falling apart.


    3. Colorado marijuana tax revenue will now go to plans to ensure they have no more marijuana tax revenue


    4. According to Tom Delay, the bestselling author of the Bible apparently also founded the most powerful nation in the world.  Busy guy.


    5. Ted Nugent doing some serious projecting with his “subhuman mongrel” criticism of Obama


    6. Birther Queen real estate dentist lawyer Orly Taitz looks to top her 3% haul of votes in 2012 in her race for Attorney General


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