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    August 4, 2019 @ 11:31 pm

    BTL #321 - I Wrote The Bill - 7/5/19

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. Domestic terrorism has had a big week

    2. After 12 hours of debate, we still can’t pick the generic white moderates out of a Democratic Debate lineup

    3. The people of Puerto Rico overthrew their government last week. Now if only we could overthrow ours...

    4. Trump, unsurprisingly, can’t find a National Intelligence Director. Or an intelligent person to work for him in general.

    5. Trump furious that Elijah Cummings can’t stop Trump’s own family from slumming up Baltimore

    6. Go and demand some impeachment, people!

    Brain Trust Live is Lila Nordstrom and Brent Thornburg's look at the week in political news. Join the millions of sirens, 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 7, 2019 @ 10:06 pm

    BTL #320 - Some Loveless Thinking About Marianne Williamson - 7/8/19

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. As the earth literally shook all around us, at least we could take comfort in the fact that the USGS was having the Best. Week. Ever.

    2. Donald Trump regaled us with tales of fourth of July glory, commemorating the forgotten Battle for LaGuardia, Terminal C.

    3. Somehow Pete Buttigeig is now the fundraiser to beat in the Democratic Primary

    4. The Census citizenship question Just. Wont. Die.  Possibly because neither will Donald Trump.

    5. Justin Amash, founding member of the Freedom Caucus, is leaving GOP BECAUSE IT’S TOO RADICAL FOR HIM.

    6. Marianne Williamson has more in common with Mormonism’s Joseph Smith than you’d want or need.

    Brain Trust Live is Lila Nordstrom and Brent Thornburg's look at the week in political news. Join the millions of sirens, 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 1, 2019 @ 10:33 pm

    BTL #319 - Who is John Delaney? - 7/1/19

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. Lila was in the thick of the biggest news of two weeks ago

    2. #DemDebate Real Talk: 

    3. Partisan gerrymandering is no big deal if you have a lifetime appointment

    4. SCOTUS is super confusing these days, but ultimately still as horrible as you’d expect

    5. We’ve been gone a month, so here are all the times we almost went to war

    6. Trump is celebrating the 4th of July by scheduling counterprogramming to PBS’s celebration because what better way to celebrate America than by getting better ratings than Carole King?

    Brain Trust Live is Lila Nordstrom and Brent Thornburg's look at the week in political news. Join the millions of sirens, 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 19, 2019 @ 10:32 pm

    BTL #317 - BODILY AUTONOMY - 5/20/19

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. GOP impeachment domino watch: 1 down, 198 to go

    2. Joe Biden will protect the nation from Trump using a strategy of incremental soul-saving and forgetting what he just said

    3. If an announcement is made and nobody hears it...is DeBlasio actually running for president?

    4. Missouri is the latest state to grant greater bodily autonomy to clumps of cells than to full grown living breathing women

    5. Are we going to war with Iran? Anybody know why?

    6. Arnold Schwarzenegger gets drop kicked for a Lamborghini. And yes, we also wonder what the connection is.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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    March 24, 2019 @ 10:59 pm

    BTL #311 - WHAT, IF ANYTHING IS OBSTRUCTION - 3/25/19

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. So...what does it mean to actually have the Mueller report?

    2. Jared Kushner is talking to Saudi criminals on Whatsapp.  But, you know, what about her emails?!?!

    3. Beto O’Rourke proves yet again that he knows a lot of rich people. (By the way, If anyone knows of any, we are also looking for rich friends.)

    4. Joe Biden requires someone other than Joe Biden to make him seem like an attractive candidate.

    5. Turns out countries that decide to have gun control can just...have gun control.

    6. Safety is now a luxury commodity, just like car elevators.

    Brain Trust Live is Lila Nordstrom and Brent Thornburg's look at the week in political news. Join the millions of sirens and helicopters 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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    March 4, 2019 @ 11:22 pm

    BTL #309 - A PEN-PAL ROMANCE - 3/5/19

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. Bernie is really running for president, not just favorite activist hero

    2. All the most boring Congressional committees have all the best hearings these days

    3. Jerry Nadler is going after every document owned by every person in America. Consider yourself on notice.

    4. Trump and Kim Jong-Un’s pen-pal romance has hit a rough patch

    5. Donald Trump won the TV arms race by creating the most defining and fascinating two hours of television known to the modern era

    6. Our latest national emergency is Luke Perry’s death

    Brain Trust Live is Lila Nordstrom and Brent Thornburg's look at the week in political news. Join the millions of sirens and helicopters 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 22, 2019 @ 1:07 am

    BTL #308 - NATIONAL EMERGENCY WEEK - 2/22/19

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. How is your national emergency week going? Ours is pretty uneventful.

    2. Bernie will fundraise you under the table, then casually shrug about it.

    3. Tax reform is a success, because Netflix paid nothing and our taxes went up!

    4. Amazon just doesn’t understand the value of a good slice of pizza.

    5. Jussie Smollett and how fake news took the left.

    6. From faking the news to making the news: The Sean Spicer story.

    Brain Trust Live is Lila Nordstrom and Brent Thornburg's look at the week in political news. Join the millions of sirens and helicopters 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 11, 2019 @ 12:04 am

    BTL #307 - ABOLISH THE STATE OF THE UNION - 2/11/19

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. Breaking the shutdown record was just too fun not to try it again.

    2. The Green New Deal is fun and exciting, and if you don’t think so...well...you’re probably not running for president

    3. We’ll tell you all the detail of the Virginia abortion mess.  Oh, wait, did you think it was only about racism?

    4. Let’s abolish the State Of The Union

    5. What if we all just announced we’re running for president only once?

    6. Trump doesn’t do work. Now we’ve got the numbers.

    Brain Trust Live is Lila Nordstrom and Brent Thornburg's look at the week in political news. Join the millions of sirens and helicopters 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 21, 2019 @ 4:24 pm

    BTL #305 - SHOW UP ANYWAY - 1/21/19

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. The first rule of marching is you show up to the march anyway.

    2. Buzzfeed publishes second widely disputed bombshell that we’ll find out is completely credible in two years.

    3. Trump “deal” to end shutdown is just a worse version of a deal he’s already reneged on once.

    4. Everybody is running for president pt. 2

    5. The only person who can use military aircraft this week is Melania Trump.

    6. Steve King has had it up to here with Steve King

    Brain Trust Live is Lila Nordstrom and Brent Thornburg's look at the week in political news. Join the millions of sirens and helicopters 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 14, 2019 @ 12:29 am

    BTL #304 - PEACHES THE FRIENDLY WALL - 1/14/19

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. Anybody you’ve ever heard of (and some that you haven’t) is running for president.

    2. Shutdown update, day 6000: No news. Shutdown continues. Send park janitors...or something.

    3. GOP finally draws soft line in the sand with Steve King, so they do eventually semi-censure white nationalism. Just takes 16 years to get their story straight.

    4. Trump is a foreign agent. Deal with it.

    5. If anybody’s selling Iran-bombing excuses or plans, John Bolton is in the market.

    6. You could be picketing right now.

    7. We’re calling Trump’s wall Peaches from now on so now it’s friendly.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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