This week on BLT...will anybody actually be at the inauguration on Friday? So far it looks like it's going to be Hillary Clinton and Code Pink. Plus, Trump will save the ungrateful voters in John Lewis’ totally functioning district whether they want him to or not, and Ben Carson will stop all those pesky gay people from getting their extra rights. What a relief! Meanwhile, Cory Booker shoots himself in the 2020 foot, the GOP signals their plans to take away your healthcare are just as ill conceived as you imagined, and nobody does a press conference like Donald Trump and a stack of blank paper. Bonus: we did it, America! #GoldenShowers has now officially trended on Twitter. Come for the news, stay for the...news!
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!
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!
This week on BTL...at what point do we get to start calling the NRA a terrorist organization? Is it now? Do we have to wait until we hit 400 mass shootings a year? Luckily for us, the GOP proposed all sorts of strategies to deal with this week’s mass shootings including...outright denial, misplaced blame, and voting no on common sense gun legislation. You be you, America! Actually though, don't. Other genius GOP ideas's this week: asking their GOP Senate candidates to wear cooler clothes and dig up tree roots, repealing Obamacare in new and exciting ways, and getting rid of that terrible foreign scourge: hummus. All this and lots more!
This week on BTL, Louisiana voters finally draw a firm line at...TWO prostitution scandals. Still okay: 1 prostitution scandal, 1 exorcism, association with the KKK. Plus, the GOP primary is heating up with the entrance of an exciting new candidate that's already nabbed a spot in the top 5. Welcome "Wouldn't Vote" to the presidential race! Excited to hear you at the next debate. Plus, Julia Brownley, world’s most desperate/worst Democrat, won’t help world’s most desperate refugees because SHE'S AWFUL. And everybody said the absolute wrong thing about refugees this week so it should come as no surprise that RICK ROLLING IS BACK. Shit's just heading in that direction. This time, however, Astley is "never gonna give up" on fighting terrorism. All this and TONS more because, guys, it was that kind of week.
Well let's not beat around the bush - this week was a mess. Thanks to those terrible attacks on Western Europe/the joy of Lila's birthday, most of us realized that terrorism-related death and destruction is happening everywhere. The world is a dangerous place and we're just living in it/hoping not to have cynical politicians team up with the terrorists to make us 100% scared at all times. BUT, we also had two debates, one for each party, and we've got plenty of thoughts on where the biggest schism in the GOP really lies, where the most interesting schism in the Democratic party lies, and how parroting Rudy Guiliani is never the right choice. Then on to some interesting protests heating up at universities nationwide and why SCOTUS hates our sanity so much. And tons more! Really. The extra day gave us too many thoughts!
This week on BTL...Tuesday’s election results were total garbage. You guys have to remember to vote (Kentucky, we're talking to you)! Also, don't bother learning anything about the life story of GOP frontrunner Ben Carson. Apparently it's all a lie AND science isn't science and history isn't really history and everything you know is wrong. Don't worry though, he promises from the bottom of his heart that the anecdote about him stabbing somebody is totes true. Plus, we'll tell you everything you didn't even know you didn't know about MSNBC's (secret?) Democratic candidates forum, last month's impressive jobs numbers, and the latest in the war on Christmas. Oh, and Sinkhole radio returns with an important PSA so listen like your life depends on it!
Carson’s life is a fascinating and uniquely American story, one that proves that...idiot savants are a real thing. He’s the only candidate in the race that we’d let operate on our brains, but he doesn’t seem super capable of using his own to think analytically or practically about how to not make unnecessary references to slavery or Hitler. How Carson wound up in the middle of a political maelstrom that he seems only casually interested in riding out is a real question, but we’ll be digging for answers as we take you through his life, chapter by chapter