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May 17, 2015 @ 10:15 pm

BTL #155 - THE GREAT REPUBLICAN TICKLE-FIGHT - 5/18/15

In Which We Discuss:

1. We successfully crashed the CA Democratic Convention.  Screw the rules!

2. Jeb Bush battles the hypothetical question of whether Jeb Bush should be answering hypothetical questions as a candidate

3. Massive carnage on an Amtrak route they frequent won’t stop Congress from making cuts to infrastructure spending

4. We’re still giving out the death penalty, a discussion

5. Mitt Romney and Evander Holyfield tickle-fight for charity

6. Andrew Keegan brings us the most Los Angeles story ever written


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May 11, 2015 @ 11:49 pm

BTL #154 - BIBLE BOMBSHELL - 5/12/15

In Which We Discuss:


1. Seymour Hersh bombshell: Osama bin Laden is still dead.  Carry on.

2. Hillary Clinton’s new media strategy is to pretend there is no media

3. Lap band surgery was probably cheaper than Chris Christie’s football game concessions

4. The Sheldon Adelson solo primary claims another victim: common sense

5. Republican candidates hawk Bible cures for your diabetes and tax woes because...pseudoscience

6. Somebody finally stood their ground and shot George Zimmerman in the face

7. Texas does the most Texas-y thing even attempted

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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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April 28, 2015 @ 11:26 pm

BTL #152 - BIRTHDAY PRESENTS - 4/29/15

In Which We Discuss:

1. Bernie Sanders gives Brent the best birthday present a boy could ever ask for.

2. A message to the police: please stop killing unarmed black people.  Coming up with funny headlines for those stories is impossible.

3.  In a very Los Angeles move, Ted Cruz would totally protest Loretta Lynch’s appointment if he didn’t have better plans.

4. A war of the signs breaks out outside the Supreme Court.  Also something is going on inside there...

5. Washington commences the yearly summit between famous comedians and the people they make awkward jokes about. 

6. Bruce Jenner comes out as a...Republican gun-owner.  JUDGEMENT.

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April 20, 2015 @ 11:33 pm

BTL #151 - SINGLE IN THE SENATE - 4/21/15

In Which We Discuss:


1.  Marco Rubio spends his first week on the campaign trail presenting diametrically opposed ideas on numerous subjects

2. The Ted Cruz Super PAC trilogy teases a mythical tale of blockbuster proportions

3. Why is Lindsay Graham still single?  Fox News and Brain Trust Live discuss.

4. Hillary, Huma, and the whole Scooby gang begin their storied road trip to rural Iowa with a burrito, a Liz Warren compliment, and a dream

5. We’re 91% closer to having a Chick-fil-a in the White House thanks to Lindsey Graham

6. Animals are literally falling from the sky, an in-depth analysis

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April 12, 2015 @ 11:30 pm

BTL #150 - THE ANNIVERSARY BONANZA (GUEST: GRANT SLOSS) - 4/13/15

In Which We Discuss:

1. Hillary is IN...but ONLY if you watched until the very end of that Kaiser Permanente video she’s passing off as a campaign announcement

2. Rand Paul is also in, and he’s already beating Hillary.  Lindsay Graham is also in, but he’s only running against Rand.  Former Republican Lincoln Chaffee’s also in, but just to make sure there’s someone to Hillary’s...left?

3. Republicans and racists alike have finally found a shooting of an unarmed black man they can denounce.  So...progress?

4. Rahm Emanuel just barely avoids being Christine Quinn’d, can now victoriously continue closing schools and free health clinics.  Hooray!

5. Tom Cotton has a detailed plan for Iran.  Step one: Bomb them.  Step two...actually there’s no step two.  It’s a simple plan, really.

6. Finally, we’ll take a terrifying walk down memory lane and revisit the news of BTL #1! 

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April 6, 2015 @ 11:07 pm

BTL #149 - UNLEASHING THE DREAM - 4/7/15

In Which We Discuss:

1. Rand Paul prepares to “unleash” the American Dream on an unwitting public.  No news yet on whether that’s a condition that can be treated.

2. This week on Hillary Pillory, Hillary moves her campaign artillery to an auxiliary office on Tillary

3. World applauds outline of Iran deal..well, world minus GOP Congressmen and their party president Bibi Netanyahu

4. Jerry Brown must really love walnuts, hate showering.  A discussion of why.

5. Edward Snowden encourages us to take a principled stand on dick picks...by continuing to take them

6. Even Pat Robertson knows that gays aren’t trying to have pizza at their wedding receptions, sees this as more of a cake lobby issue

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March 29, 2015 @ 11:52 pm

BTL #148 - AMATEUR BOXING - 3/30/15

In Which We Discuss:

1.  Finally chance to remember the knockouts in Harry Reid’s amateur boxing career, mediocre Senate career

2. A beloved french fry restaurant, site of many an important high school gossip summit, now sits in a pile of rubble due to East Village explosion tragedy

3. 2016 presidential field split on important issues like male pattern baldness, country music, monarchy 

4. Indiana finally gives everybody a reason to ban travel to Indiana, a net win for all Americans

5. Ellen Pao loses lawsuit, still wins at proving the tech industry is a disgusting rich boys club

6. Christian minister knows she’s a prophet because hollywood films are super predictable

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March 24, 2015 @ 11:11 pm

BTL #147 - CANADIAN GAMES - 3/24/15

In Which We Discuss:

1. First ever Canadian candidate officially declares his intention to run in the 2016 American presidential race.  CANADA IS FINALLY TRYING THIS, GUYS!!

2. Hillary Clinton promises that from now on she’ll tell the press directly if she’s going to yoga

3. Israel choses hate over peace, spying over diplomacy, bad polling over good polling.  Obama chooses letting them fuck off over actually caring anymore.

4. GOP Congress gets another chance to totally bungle the budget process this week

5. Happy Birthday to the only 5 year old on earth you’d actually want to hang out with...Obamacare!

6. Floridians now required to seek medical attention for belief in climate science, daring to improve the gene pool

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March 16, 2015 @ 11:35 pm

BTL #146 - GENIUS CONSPIRACY THEORY - 3/17/15

In Which We Discuss:

1. Senate sends letter to Iran to warn world that Iranians may be secretly in control of...the Iranian capital.  Next stop, Washington?


2. Hillary Clinton doesn’t know if we care about Chelsea’s wedding or her own yoga schedule, but she decided to just make an executive decision about the whole thing and now we’ll never know

3. Secret Service is populated by the same drunk frat guys you always suspected it was

4. Senate happy to keep their least favorite person Eric Holder employed just to show us how wrong abortion is...since that’s relevant.

5. Netanyahu desperately shouts conservative talking points so people remember he’s tough on vague, amorphous enemies

6. Bristol Palin engaged to the Rascal Flatts lifestyle, and now a man too!

7. Genius conspiracy theorist tricks Glenn Beck into badmouthing his beloved NRA via concerns about taxes and the Muslim Brotherhood

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