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December 15, 2014 @ 12:37 am

BTL #135 - PRESSING ITEMS OF NATIONAL INTEREST - 12/15/14

In Which We Discuss:


1. CIA torture report proves that a) we’ve been in the grasp of a huge sneaking evil for years and b) Dianne Feinstein has an ounce of fight left in her after all.

2. Dick Cheney’s new heart only new in the literal sense.  His metaphorical heart is just as evil and unfeeling as it always was.

3. New UN climate deal nixes the pledges and opts for the helpful non-binding suggestions way of dealing with major polluters.

4. Pig diarrhea among the many pressing items of national interest addressed by the new, amendment-laden house spending bill.

5. Much of the left is now Ready for Warren.  Either none of or all of the right is ready for Jeb.

6. Ferguson Eric Garner Protests still going strong

7. Angelina Jolie and Amy Pascal share a hug (and grimace) heard ‘round the world in Sony leaks aftermath.

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December 7, 2014 @ 11:36 pm

BTL #134 - #ICANTBREATH - 12/8/14

In Which We Discuss:

1. Protests erupt in cities nationwide over...cigarette taxes?  No, wait, that’s not right... #icantbreath


2. “Uninspiring but mistake free” campaign crushes an uninspiring but stupidity-filled Landrieu campaign in Louisiana runoff

3. Obamacare proves, yet again, that simple math and logic have evaded GOP politicos, even in regard to a plan they thought up

4. Rolling Stone fact-checkers set anti-campus rape activist back one zillion years.  Should somebody call Aaron Sorkin?  It sounds like Rolling Stone editors need an ethics monologue.

5. Enthusiasm about fake economy’s fake good news is not a good enough reason to blow your cash on Christmas gifts

6. North Korea’s tourism website proves that they weren’t responsible for the Sony hack

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December 1, 2014 @ 11:44 pm

BTL #133 - SHOP TO VOTE - 12/2/14

In Which We Discuss:

1. Serious question: Should we move election day to Black Friday?  At least that’s a day 
people like to leave their houses.

2. Ferguson non-indictment rightly leads to the opposite of hugs and rainbows.

3. Chuck Hagel glowers through most aggressively awkward resignation ceremony in history.

4. Republican panic over their own Benghazi report proves that even they know what they don’t know, but facts are so boring.

5. Who is Jim Webb?  Answer: Not the president.  Also, not anybody.

6. Teen criminal turned GOP know-it-all implores Obama daughters to act classier, forgets that she’s the one who’s been arrested for stealing from a Belk department store.

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November 16, 2014 @ 9:10 pm

BTL #132 - SHUTDOWN, THE REMIX - 11/17/14

In Which We Discuss:

1. Obama enters a “gives no fucks” zone and promises executive action on #Immigration, his support for #NetNeutrality, and a major climate deal with #China.  Let the lame duck games begin!


2. The GOP’s only strategy is the one thing they strategized to not do again.  All hail #shutdown2015, the remix.

3. Centrists and Liberals are about to throw down Tea Party style as Democrats reckon with how to not get shitstomped in future elections.

4. Still don’t have healthcare?  What are you thinking?!  (Also, open enrollment is in session!  You could totally fix this!)

5. ISIS still in the business of producing exceptionally long, disgusting videos.  We’re starting to doubt their much-touted social media savvy.  16 minutes is too long, guys!

6. Well we landed on a comet.  (Yay?)  But besides causing a real #shirtstorm, we might not have accomplished much.  Turns out that sunlight is a really important ingredient in launching a successful solar energy space probe.

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November 10, 2014 @ 1:28 am

BTL #131 - NOTHING CAN’T BE UNDONE - 11/10/14

In Which We Discuss:


1. As far as elections go, we’re not going to say everything is hopeless, but we are going to say that you need to do better next time, America!  We’ve blogged about how: Post-Election Blues: 14 Ways To Get Even


2. Voters everywhere voted both for and against everything they stand for this election day.  Hey voters,  you don’t get to have two opinions on the same issue!


3. The Lame Duck session is shaping up to look more like a healthy and virile duck session.


4. SCOTUS invites a serious case of deja vu with a slate of new, high-profile cases that suspiciously like the old ones.


5. We now have 3,000 troops in Iraq, but don’t worry, they aren’t “one the ground.”  The are just soldiers deployed to a war-torn region who have no particular mandate or agenda...nothing to see here.


6. Goodbye Michele Bachmann and Steve Stockman, hello Glen Grothman, who will carry on your tradition of rhyming last names and insane agendas.


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November 3, 2014 @ 1:25 am

BTL #130 - THE SOAP OPERA EPIDEMIC - 11/3/14

In Which We Discuss:


1. We’re going to lose the Senate, guys.  Sorry we’ve been lying to you.  Cali sun and whatnot...


2. Colorado sneaks a personhood amendment onto the ballot by convincing voters it will save their unborn babies from drunk drivers.  Screw you, Colorado!


3. Do not mess with Kaci Hicox.  She WILL take a one-hour rural bike ride if she damn well pleases.


4. North Korea is on the frontlines of the war against Japenese Ebola and South Korean Soap Operas, both epidemics invented by North Korea.


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October 27, 2014 @ 10:38 pm

BTL #129 - IT KNOWS WHERE YOU LIVE - 10/27/14

In Which We Discuss:


1. Another school shooting, but instead of gun control, lets talk about EBOLA!  It knows where you live!


2. Alaskan pollsters just can’t know who lives in Alaska and how to reach them.  Hopefully next year’s races won’t be so close and they can get back to their real love: drunken limo brawling.


3. Fearing a repeat of Bush-Clinton, Liz Warren is not not running for president.  She is instead aware of the many “possibilities that the future might bring.”


4. In military tactical news, man on man massage is how the terrorists win.


5. Every once in a while, reality stars are forced to live in reality.  RIP Here Comes Honey Boo Boo.


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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 the case of #PalinBrawl2014.  Apparently the 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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