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    June 21, 2020 @ 9:56 pm

    BTL #355 - The Emptysburg Address - 6/22/20

     

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. Hillary Clinton bravely comes off the sidelines to endorse a 16 term incumbent

    2. Trump reveals himself to be an expert ramp physicist at his sparsely attended Tulsa rally

    3. Neil Gorsuch borrows Dick Cheney’a hunting rifle for this week’s SCOTUS decisions

    4. John Bolton’s Moustache finally reveals its secrets! 

    5. “Law and Order” president signs entirely predictable policing executive order amidst nationwide protest

    6. Klobuchar withdraws from VP race, seemingly unaware that the rest of us had proactively withdrawn her weeks ago

    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 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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    November 3, 2019 @ 11:07 pm

    BTL #329 - Tuesday is Also Election Day - 11/4/19

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. The presidential election is officially one year from today, but guys...you could also vote on Tuesday. Because this coming Tuesday is election day.

    2. Sanders heart attack seems to have installed a third stent into his poll numbers.

    3. Liz Warren has more than just a plan, she has a zinger.

    4. Trump should be pleased that the House’s impeachment inquiry will definitely be good for his favorite polling metric - TV ratings.

    5. The Katie Hill saga is a good to time to remember that the average member of Congress is too old to even know what revenge porn is

    6. Even people who watch senseless violence of fun hate Donald Trump

    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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    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 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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    June 3, 2019 @ 12:29 am

    BTL #318 - MATH IS VINDICATED - 6/3/19

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. Robert Mueller holds emergency press conference to remind us that unlike Barr, he has, in fact, read his own report.

    2. It remains to be seen whether magic will be enough to get Marianne Williamson, or even Kirsten Gillibrand, into the third Democratic debate.

    3. The word “Mueller” is in the news so Trump’s got a genius plan to create a diversion by tanking the entire economy of both the US and Mexico.

    4. Math is vindicated once again after study shows that the Trump tax cuts...SHOCK...didn’t work.

    5. It’s [name any day] in America so obviously there was another mass shooting.

    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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    May 5, 2019 @ 9:58 pm

    BTL #315 - SHE HAS A PLAN FOR THAT - 5/6/19

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. William Barr doesn’t like Mueller’s attitude when it comes to William Barr’s lying

    2. Remember the days when we were finally announcing who WASN’T going to run for president?  Those days were nice.

    3. Elizabeth Warren has a plans for that, and a t-shirt for that

    4. No one is running for Senate because everyone is running for president and, frankly, that math isn’t promising

    5. Cory Booker is committed to halting the change he’s already been a cosponsor for

    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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    April 7, 2019 @ 11:37 pm

    BTL #313 - THE ORIGINS OF ORANGES - 4/8/19

     

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. Pete Buttigeig is the nobody kid that’s outraising Cory Booker

    2. Democrats are going to win the culture war against themselves if it’s the last thing they do

    3. The dark side of experience: The longer the political career, the greater chance you’ve taken a slew of photos you regret.

    4. Who cares if your neighbors are citizens? Only Trump.

    5. British voters looking for a way to Brexit without leaving the EU. Unfortunately they can’t find one.

    6. Trump can’t say words

    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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