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October 20, 2014 @ 10:24 pm

BTL #128 - SOCIAL EXPERIMENTS - 10/21/14

In Which We Discuss:


1. If @LenaDunham’s book and Lila Nordstrom’s memory are any any guide, mock slavery social experiments were how history got taught to a generation of NYC kids in the 90s.


2. Newly appointed Ebola czar is not the czar John McCain would have picked if he was in favor of appointing czars which he’s not so stop asking him about it.


3. U.S. practices favorite kind of armchair diplomacy - air-dropping “lethal aid” on rebels with ambiguous goals.


4. Politico poll proves that it’s easy to be panicked about everything when you know nothing about anything.


5. This week in #HillaryPillory  - Thought-crime strikes again, this time care of @Harpers 


6. #SCOTUS faces their biggest gender divide yet...and not over gender issues.  #VoterID


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October 12, 2014 @ 6:52 pm

BTL #127 - ARMED WITH A SANDWICH - 10/13/14

In Which We Discuss:


1. New revelations in #PalinBrawl2014 reveal that Palins rented that stretch hummer just to drunkenly crash a stranger’s birthday party.


2. As of this week, Ebola is a disease you can get without having gone to Liberia or Sierra Leone.  Time to stop making out with strangers.

3. We know the middle east is confusing, but are we sure we’ve gotten our geography right with the whole ISIS airstrike campaign?

4. St. Louis cops and residents disagree on whether you can be armed with a deadly sandwich.

5. This week in Senate election news, Independent candidates are rousing the electorate’s weirdest rabble.

6.  Dick Morris is still in the business of making totally wacko, inaccurate predictions.

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October 5, 2014 @ 9:35 pm

BTL #126 - DISCOMFORT SAGA - 10/6/14

In Which We Discuss:


1. You might as well continue to peddle your crazy Ebola conspiracy theory.  It’s certainly not going to get unproven this week.

2. Teenager-led Hong Kong pro-democracy rallies are the most mature thing that’s happening in Chinese politics right now.

3. In the midst of the Dear Leader “discomfort” saga of 2014, three senior North Korean officials took a journey to the land of the Choco-Pie for a weekend of cookie gluttony and peace talks.

4. Secret Service still roughly as capable as Lila’s last run-in with them would suggest

5. Mitt Romney continues to “not” run for President by being in Iowa and stumping with wingnut conspiracy theorist Joni Ernst.

6. Russian bank hackers might have ties to the Russian government, which might be the most Russian story ever told.

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September 28, 2014 @ 10:43 pm

BTL #125 - TOWNS WITH DOORS - 9/29/14

In Which We Discuss:

1. A couple of ISIS bombings and Republicans are already excited about the prospect of boots on the ground in unnecessary war.

2. Thanks to Senate discord, Eric Holder’s resignation might end up just being for show.

3. After Obama’s fake #lattesalute gaffe, how long will we have to wait for a pumpkin spice latte salute campaign from Starbucks (#PSL).

4. The struggle is real for would-be murderers who just happen to be Muslim.  It’s hard to be notorious when Al Qaeda gets all the credit for your crimes. 

5. Value Voters can’t decide whether gay marriage is just boring or a scourge on society, but they all seem to know who Ben Carson is.

6. Self-appointed Real-Life Disney Princess sues Disney for stealing her tale of having a sister and living in a village with doors.

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September 21, 2014 @ 10:30 pm

BTL #124 - WATCH OUT WORLD - 8/22/14

In Which We Discuss:


1. What do Ban Ki Moon, Bernie Sanders, and Sting all have in common?  They all went a’ climate marching this weekend!

2. We finally figured out what it takes to make GOP-ers fund the government: war resolutions.  Watch out world!

3. In Obamacare news, despite GOP scare-mongering, people can be trusted to pay for products they’ve purchased, just like has always worked in the past.  Hooray capitalism!

4. Secret Service combat training and sniper rifles are not enough to stop one Texas man with an important message about the sci-fi apocalypse

5. J.K. Rowling wins the day in an uber-expensive campaign against two obese Scottish lottery winners looking to buy a nation

6. Shonda Rhimes takes on the New York Times TV critic over a super un-clever play on words

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September 15, 2014 @ 11:20 pm

BTL #123 - LIPSTICK ON A TRACK - 9/15/14

In Which We Discuss:


1. The Palin family’s extracurriculars prove that you can put lipstick on a drunk shirtless man giving the finger to everybody, but it’s still a Track Palin

2. The US may or may not be at war with ISIS, but it’s definitely at war with itself over foreign policy semantics

3. Left-wing “money for schools, not for war” demand takes on bizarrely literal meaning

4. America learns an important lesson: refusing to acknowledge a political opponent named Zephyr Teachout is a fool’s errand

5. Hillary Clinton proves she’s running for president by pretending to believe “steak frys” are a real thing

6. CNN was right all along- you definitely will die of ebola

7. Like your 13 year-old cousin, Mark Sanford breaks up with his girlfriend on Facebook.

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August 25, 2014 @ 12:23 am

BTL # 122 - FAKE FRY - 8/25/14

In Which We Discuss:


1. Obama administration casually wonders if we should stop arming our local police forces with tanks.  They’ll look into it...

2. ISIS delusionally believes they might take over India and, hell, why now throw in Saudi Arabia too?

3. #HillaryPillory : In the face of challenges from “fringe isolationist” Rand Paul, DNC assures Americans that we will definitely go to war if Hillary is elected.  Whew!

4. Hillary Clinton to headline the Harkin “steak fry,” a kind of “fry” that is mysterious to even born-and-bred Iowan Brent Thornburg.  

5. Unsurprisingly, a MN anti-gay crusader and GOP congressional candidate knows way too much about gay sex.

6. Updates on all of the most important pop culture events of the week: #Jessie Williams, #GreysAnatomy, #TaylorSwift, #MichaelSam, #IceBucketChallenge and more!

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August 17, 2014 @ 5:28 pm

BTL # 121 - HILARIOUS DRUNK PEOPLE - 8/18/14

In Which We Discuss:


1.  RIP Robin Williams.  Your death is at least bringing attention to the dangers of mental illness, which is something even repeated tragic school shootings couldn’t.


2. Ferguson, MO is just the latest in a series of war-torn regions that the American military, ie. a municipal police force, is having to “save” via ruthless military intervention.


3. Rick Perry really doesn’t like hilarious drunk people, is obviously no fun.


4. Nouri al-Maliki is so over it, realizes that fixing Iraq will require somebody with a desire to do so.  


5. Do not even think about nominating us for the ice bucket challenge.  We mean it.


6. As if the fear of your flight just disappearing into thin air isn’t enough, we now have proof that armless pilots are captaining planes.  


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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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August 3, 2014 @ 7:51 pm

BTL #119 - CAPITALIST COOKIES - 8/4/14

In Which We Discuss:


1. Kidnapping is this year’s "weapons of mass destruction"


2. US government charters Ebola’s first flight to Atlanta


3. One day after voting to sue Obama for unilateral action, Boehner pleads with the president for unilateral action on immigration


4. Turns out some guys were doing some torture or something like that….whatever, carry on with your day


5. Fearing cookie-inspired uprising, Kim Jong-Un bans much beloved capitalist cookie.


6. Sarah Palin’s channel already providing a platform for horribly bigoted “real Americans” to call for Obama’s death.  Ain’t ‘murica great?


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