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BTL #192 - Return of the Goldwater Gal - 3/14/16

BTL #192 - Return of the Goldwater Gal - 3/14/16

This week on BTL, MSNBC is shocked, shocked, shocked when the Michigan primary results are exactly what their own exit polls predicted.  Plus, this is the week we reached peak Trump: he gave us the best hour of television in American history not to be confused with the best reminder possible that he's a dangerous lunatic that must be stopped.  And Hillary Clinton might be channeling her Goldwater Gal past a little too clearly these days.  And of course we have election results, a look to this week's primaries, and polling galore!

BTL #191 - The Euphamism - 3/7/16

BTL #191 - The Euphamism - 3/7/16

This week on a special bi-coastal BTL, all hell breaks loose in the GOP primary in an ever-mounting flurry of desperate party maneuvers and bizarre Donald Trump quotes.  Christ Christie has been kidnapped and cannot be saved so let's not worry about him anymore, but is anybody going to tell Rubio that his time might be up?  Also, a rowdy Democratic Debate in Flint, MI, election results from all the "super" election days a person could ask for, CPAC, Ted Cruz's booger-eating, and so much more!  How is it possible that every week tops the last?  We're exhausted, you guys, but we do it all for you!

BTL #190 - The Fruit Salad of Life - 2/29/16

BTL #190 - The Fruit Salad of Life - 2/29/16

This week on an all-new BTL, Donald Trump's Nevada blowout saw him promising that he's going to bring us “so much everything” when he’s president.  If "everything" involves more of his accidental slam poetry, then we're in.  If it involves more racism, however, we're not.  Will update.  Plus, Thursday's GOP Debate was more bananas than ever and showed an emerging trend in the GOP field: campaigning exclusively via insult comedy.  (Policy proposals are so 2015.)  Also, anybody who’s anybody in whatever the opposite of MENSA is endorsed Donald Trump this week, Clinton had a BLOWOUT win in South Carolina,  and Super Tuesday is upon us!  (All signs point to Texas is proving once again that it can’t be trusted.)  Then there's the NY Times' sudden Clinton takedown, some intelligentsia speculation that for once isn't about Beyonce, and the newest kind of militia to look out for in the post-Bundy world: toddlers.  It's yet another week for the books and we have it all here!

BTL #188 - Real Pizza - 2/16/16

BTL #188 - Real Pizza - 2/16/16

What a week!  It began with the best day of our lives - the New Hampshire primaries and ended with the surprise death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia.  He was a complicated man, scourge to liberals, BFF to RBG. knower of real pizza, not-knower of the rights of women, gays, minorities, and most other human creatures to have healthcare, the right to marry, or services and dignity of any kind.  The GOP is honoring him the best they know how - by refusing to do their job.  Alex Jones and Matt Drudge are honoring him the best way they know how - by spreading conspiracy theories about his death.  We're honoring him the best way we know how -  by bringing you news on the most raucous GOP debate to date, the upcoming Nevada caucuses and South Carolina primaries, and so much more!  It's yet another rollercoaster week in this unbelievably exciting election cycle!

BTL #187 - Disappointing Wins, Victorious Losses - 2/8/16

BTL #187 - Disappointing Wins, Victorious Losses - 2/8/16

This week on BTL, literally everything happened.  The Iowa Caucuses!  A Democratic Debate!  A Republican Debate!  It was a bonanza of everything we love and hold dear.  We've got caucus results, polling heading into New Hampshire (it's on Tuesday!), and rampant speculation about South Carolina, plus, find our why we're totally over Chris Wallace, totally into DeRay McKesson, and totally pissed at Gloria Steinem.  And if all that wasn't enough, Sinkhole Radio is back!  What a whirlwind!

BTL #186 - How To Caucus Wisely - 2/1/16

BTL #186 - How To Caucus Wisely - 2/1/16

IOWA, IT'S TIME TO CAUCUS!!  We have everything here need to know going into today's official start of the primary season, plus all the dirt on the Hillary and Bernie's newly agreed upon Democratic Debate schedule, last week's Trump-less but not very reassuring GOP Debate (were they all always so boring?), and Hillary's never-ending email dramas.  All that plus we've reached maximum rage in the Flint water scandal/atrocity/fucking terribleness, and we have some important lessons for the GOP about when a group of liars should try to fool the judicial system and when they should just...stay home.  Follow along all week as we report and dissect the Iowa results!

BTL #185 - Squirmishes in Hollywood - 1/25/16

BTL #185 - Squirmishes in Hollywood - 1/25/16

Never in our lives have we had so much to say about performance art, meta commentary, and...idiots.  Lots of thoughts on idiots.  Plus, panic on the right, left, and center about the rollercoaster of a primary and the gloves come off in the Clinton-verse!  Oh, and it’s super duper hot these days and it will be forever and ever so...that’s cool.

 

BTL #184 - #HillaryPillory, The Movement - 1/18/16

BTL #184 - #HillaryPillory, The Movement - 1/18/16

Join us this week on BTL as we discuss where our medium tolerance of the idea of maybe voting for Hillary Clinton in the general met it's natural end. Misrepresenting corporate ties was one (bad) thing, but misrepresenting single-payer healthcare and Bernie Sander's (superior) health platform is where we draw the line. We're legit not having her in any way shape or form! Come for the rage, stay for our rundowns of the rest of this action-packed week: Tuesday's State of the Union, Thursday's GOP Debate, Sunday's Dem Debate, and the latest on Iran followed by our coverage of the infuriating/criminal Flint, MI water situation.  The episode is long but worth it!