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    March 7, 2016 @ 5:59 am

    BTL #191 - THE EUPHAMISM - 3/7/16

    It's a Special Bi-Coastal Edition(!) in Which We Discuss:


    1. Sunday’s Democratic Debate reminds us of all the terrible things that snuck through in the 90s while America was transfixed by the Spice Girls

    2. “Super” moniker is now available to any day with between three and a million primaries.  Welcome to Super Sunday!  Enjoy Super Monday!

    3. A sad day for the Reagan family answers the every-present query: “Is Nancy Reagan still alive?”

    4. CPAC welcomes the failed aristocratic-rights activist Mitt Romney to deliver a highly dubious rebuke of the tacky rich

    5. Anti-Trump shadow attack PAC is finally getting some airtime

    6. Donald Trump promises worried Americans that the documented stubbiness of his fingers isn’t a euphemism

    Brain Trust Live is Lila Nordstrom and Brent Thornburg's look at the week in political news. Join the millions of loud sirens 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 21, 2016 @ 11:56 pm

    BTL #189 - GEORGE’S LITTLE BROTHER - 2/22/16

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. The Nevada Caucus: Another time caucuses made no sense

    2. Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio win decisive non-first-place victories in the SC primary

    3. Jeb! has retired his exclamation point and can now go back to being called “George’s little brother”

    4. Mitt Romney will endorse ex-Mormon brethren Marco Rubio because the whole world is one giant conspiracy

    5. Trump picks a fight with the Pope over which one is the real Christian.  Of course only one of them was disowned by their childhood church...

    6. Obama is going to Cuba because he’s more fun than the rest of us

    7. A totally reliable source offers new definitive proof Obama murdered Justice Scalia

    *Plus don’t miss Carla Nordstrom’s editorial on the Democrats and their needed outreach to younger voters!

    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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    February 8, 2016 @ 1:08 am

    BTL #187 - DISAPPOINTING WINS, VICTORIOUS LOSSES - 2/8/16

    In Which We Discuss:


    1. The Iowa caucus was such a beautiful mess that everybody got to deliver a victory speech

    2. Now eight debates in, Ben Carson still doesn’t recognize the sound of his name being announced

    3. Hillary Clinton is a progressive now?  Sounds like we need a new word to describe our politics.

    4. Gloria Steinem proves that even radicals can develop into crotchety old people

    5. This week was so crazy, there were even cars being eaten by sinkholes!

    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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    January 31, 2016 @ 11:58 pm

    BTL #186 - HOW TO CAUCUS WISELY - 2/1/16

    In Which We Discuss:


    1.  The most reliable Iowa Caucus poll can now tell you reliably that they have no idea what’s going to happen

    2. How’s that debate plan looking now Debbie?  We suppose it was your idea all along to have both major candidates demand extra debates?

    3. Hey guys have you heard about Hillary’s private email server?  So too, finally, has the State Department.

    4. If a GOP debate is filmed in the absence of Donald Trump, did it really happen at all?

    5. Our Flint fury is growing furiouser by the moment

    6. Makers of the Planned Parenthood video had worse fake ID skills than most suburban high school students

    7. Ammon Bundy is a bigger wimp than his dad Cliven: the proof

    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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    January 24, 2016 @ 11:58 pm

    BTL #185 - SQUIRMISHING IN HOLLYWOOD - 1/25/16

    In Which We Discuss:


    1. “Squirmish” along with us as we read excerpts from Sarah Palin’s Trump endorsement

    2. Glenn Beck is riding a snowball to hell comprised of his mixed metaphors, and that’s why he needs you to vote for Ted Cruz

    3. Woodie Guthrie posthumously trolls the Trump family for red-lining (ie before they started segregated using bad taste as the means of control)

    4. Michael Bloomberg now considering a run for president because what about him, huh?  He’s a meglomaniac billionaire too!  Trump can’t have all the glory.

    5. Simon and Garfunkel have the best week ever.  

    6. 2015 hottest year on record.  Again.  Guys, it’s too hot.

    7. #oscarssowhite, a protest movement so elite that only Will Smith and Spike Lee are qualified to participate

    Brain Trust Live is Lila Nordstrom and Brent Thornburg's look at the week in political news. Join the millions of barking dogs 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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    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...)

    Brain Trust Live is Lila Nordstrom and Brent Thornburg's look at the week in political news. Join the millions of barking dogs 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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    January 3, 2016 @ 10:21 pm

    BTL # 181 - LADY OF LEISURE - 1/4/16

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. Pataki will no longer have to debate himself at the next kiddie table GOP debate.


    2. Bernie Sanders shatters Obama fundraising records to close out the year.

    3. Lady of Leisure Hillary Clinton wants you all to know that she approves of dodging jury duty.

    4. With the 24/7 coverage of Donald Trump, you probably forgot there are other exciting races in 2016!  We’re here to remind you.

    5. The Cliven Bundy domestic terrorist family rides again!

    6. Taking the side of 90% of the country, Obama takes gun control matters into his own hands

    7. Bill Cosby is indicted.  Hey, at least he’ll get jello at every meal in prison?

    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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    December 20, 2015 @ 10:54 pm

    BTL # 181 - TALK OF RETIREMENT - 12/20/15

    In Which We Discuss:


    1. Hillary Clinton and data breach go together like...tar and feathers

    2. Dem Debate reveals what Sanders does for fun - talk about taxes.  Apparently he knows something about taxes that we don’t.

    3. Tuesday’s GOP Debate penetrates deep into the internet with the sound of Ben Carson’s coughs

    4. We’ll have a government for the next year!

    5. Kasich has a “terrific” running-mate in mind for Trump

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    December 13, 2015 @ 11:28 pm

    BTL # 180 - HUNGRY HUNGRY HIPPOS - 12/14/15

    In Which We Discuss:


    1. 195 Countries are willing to take a chance on believing in climate change, which is a far better percentage than in our own Congress


    2. Ted Cruz is the new second-place frontrunner in the GOP primary because...he’s actually in first place somewhere!


    3. Trump decides we should ban all Muslims...except the rich/important kind.  So don’t worry, the bin Ladens can still visit you!


    4. Just about everybody is threatening to leave the GOP and run independently over a contested convention that hasn’t happened yet


    5. The rent is still too damn high, but Jimmy McMillan is retiring so now nobody is working on it


    6. America is losing on several fronts most notably the soda, chicken wing, and hippo-related ones


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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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