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    August 10, 2014 @ 8:32 pm

    BTL # 120 - POWER VACUUM HOUR - 8/11/14

    In Which We Discuss:


    1. Apparently, the power vacuum we created by bombing Iraq can only be solved by bombing them more?


    2. Hillary Pillory: Hillary Clinton already campaigning to lose the 2016 primary by ragging on those damn Democrats and their foreign policy plans.


    3. Ebola outbreak is both our worst nightmare and not at all a danger if you are an American who has not recently been to Liberia.


    4. Chris McDaniel finds voting irregularities in the form of seeing black people at the poles, claims Cochran race-baited.


    5. GOP would like you to believe that repealing the medical device tax will solve all your problems.  Nothing like having your finger on the pulse.


    6. Amateur hour continues at US AID’s covert Cuba spying headquarters


    7. NRA blind to the issues with arming blind people.


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    June 16, 2014 @ 11:33 pm

    BTL #112 - FLOPPING AT THE PITCH - 6/17/14

    In Which We Discuss:


    1.  After a four year hiatus, Americans pretend to be nice and cozy with soccer terminology once again


    2.  Iraqi insurgents fail to respect that the US already solved all the middle east peace problems by declaring the mission accomplished


    3.  The GOP’s un-coziness with math leads to the greatest political upset  in American history, and no, we’re not overselling that


    4.  Hillary Pillory: Clinton better be glad we’d invented a term for “Romneying” before she started her book tour


    5.  Terry Gross and Obama both give the gays pride month gifts to remember


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    May 27, 2014 @ 11:23 pm

    BTL #109 - MANIFESTO FEST - 5/27/14

    In Which We Discuss:


    1. War on Masculinity claims another victim as the War on Guns continues amassing a staggering record of defeat


    2. Feminism is en vogue this month.  Try it.


    3. If Darrell Issa can’t win Benghazi, he’ll make sure nobody can


    4. Ukraine is either at war with itself or with Russia, nobody can be sure, but one thing that is sure is that everybody is dying


    5. Obama’s latest drawdown proposal brings up the important question of why we still have troops in Afghanistan to begin with


    6. The Volunteer State will not be stopped by socialist Europe when it comes to murdering its own citizens in cruel and unusual ways


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    February 3, 2014 @ 12:54 am

    BTL #95 - INEQUALITY GODZILLA SIGHTINGS - 2/3/14

    In Which We Discuss:


    1.  Denver Bronco fans will need all the weed they can get their hands on after this week’s embarrassing Super Bowl whipping by the Seattle Seahawk-Pelicans.


    2.  Chris Christie scrawls “liar” on David Wildstein’s locker, gets suspended.


    3.  Tuesday’s State of the Union inspires a four-headed GOP inequality godzilla response monster.


    4.  GOP issues half-hearted memo promising that they’ll totally try to work on immigration this time, guys.


    5.  Trio of groundhog weather-predicting experts anticipates six more weeks of winter one week to late to save Atlanta from two inches of treacherous snow.


    6.  Not even Herman Cain has ruled out running for President in 2016.


    7. Calls to deport Justin Bieber reach fever pitch amidst Rob Ford City Hall tickle fight.  Canada continues to be just everything.


    8.  R.I.P. Pete Seeger.  We'll miss you but we'll keep singing along.

    ("If I Had a Hammer" clip is from a 1963 recording of Pete Seeger live in Australia)


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    January 19, 2014 @ 11:40 pm

    BTL #93 - THE ELEGANT DROUGHT - 1/20/14

    In Which We Discuss:


    1. NSA sneak attacks will now be marginally less sneaky


    2. Christie administration’s thuggish behavior is no longer just limited to causing traffic


    3. Jerry Brown seeking “elegant” solutions to California water shortage


    4. Bipartisan budget deal overwhelmingly passes in the house.  Wait, what?


    5. Wanted: Oklahoma senator to replace Tom Coburn.  Only anti-gay bigots need apply.


    6. Hillary Pillory: Robert Gates gives us a reason to start a #hawkishhillary hashtag


    7. West Virginia.  Don’t drink the water.  Also, don’t live there.


    8. ABC considers Grey’s Anatomy and Scandal to be the finest television programming in a generation.  We discuss.


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    October 27, 2013 @ 7:57 pm

    BTL #84 - PRACTICAL HALLOWEEN ADVICE - 10/28/13

    In Which We Discuss:


    1. Government’s general absence of 22 year-old computer nerds proving fatal to healthcare.gov


    2. If you think “worth it” means losing the House of Representatives, then you might be Ted Cruz


    3. This month’s jobs numbers are terrible, but luckily they’re fake


    4. In a second attempt to eat their own, the GOP takes on immigration reform


    5. The entire world turns into a giant real life Spy v. Spy comic


    6. This week on Hillary Pillory: Annoying rich people think they can decide the presidency with money


    7. Some important BTL Halloween advice


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    September 9, 2013 @ 9:35 pm

    BRAIN TRUST LIVE #77 - THE FRENCH EGO - 9/10/13

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. A look at the direct correlation between our indecisive Syria policy and the French ego

    2. Revisionist histories of 9/11 are all the rage as the three stooges of the Tea Party hit the airwaves live from Egypt

    4. We’ve got this months job numbers.  Stay tuned for next month’s report that these reports were false.

    5. As the primary campaigns in New York hit their final stride, Bloomberg announces that most of the electorate are just a bunch of moochers anyway

    6. This week in secessionist movements

    7. Gun rights are blindly taken to their logical extreme in Iowa


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    August 18, 2013 @ 10:53 pm

    BRAIN TRUST LIVE #74 - OUR FAIR ECONOMY (W/ GUEST: KEVIN MCDONALD) - 8/19/13

    In Which We Discuss:


    1. Some serious shit’s going down in Egypt.  No one knows what to do.


    2. North Carolina certain that putting a halt to all voting will put a stop to their invisible voter fraud epidemic


    3. Economics expert Kevin McDonald explains money to us like we’re toddlers


    4. State Fair updates, from butter cows to rodeo clowns


    5. Steve King on round three of defending his racism and still not sorry


    6. Bill Clinton doing a worse job of controlling his foundation than he did of the entire country


    7. Bob Filner will literally sexually harass your great grandmother


    8. Creationist author gives us the reason we’ve needed to re-up our dragon insurance

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    August 11, 2013 @ 10:08 pm

    BRAIN TRUST LIVE #73 - HILLARY PILLORY - 8/12/13

    In Which We Discuss:


    1. NSA showdown scorecard: Snowden 1, Obama 0


    2. From Larry Summers to Putin’s posture problems, Obama covers it all in his pre-vacation press conference


    3. Our special guest Mike Nuttal joins us for a discussion of the 2016 presidential contenders


    4. If we had a dollar for every time this was in the rundown we’d be rich...Steve King’s racist!


    5. Jeff Bezos buys Washington Post, journalism continues to face an uncertain future


    6. This week in pot meet kettle...Rush Limbaugh calls Oprah Winfrey fat


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    June 10, 2013 @ 12:07 am

    Brain Trust Live #64 - PRIDE AND PRIVACY - 6/10/13

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. Welcome NSA listeners!  If we’d have known you were coming, we would have baked a cake.

    2. SCOTUS has the most confusing week ever care of Antonin Scalia

    3. Susan Rice is now more powerful than the Senators that tried to derail her

    4. Marco Rubio proves to be a fairweather fan of his own immigration bill

    5. Lautenberg’s absence spurs Chris Christie to do everything wrong her can think of in the runup to his own reelection campaign.

    6. It’s our favorite time of year!  The Bilderberg convention, the Vegas week of corporate conspiracy creation, kicks off this week.

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