This week on the pod - good news, guys! We didn’t need a border wall anyway! Plus, there is just so much about Roger Stone you didn’t know, like how much he and his favorite back tattoo have in common! And we’ve got the 2020 updates you didn’t hear about because, well, if a tree falls… P.S. Puerto Rico is still a place that exists to everybody that isn’t Donald Trump. It’s a place that needs our help. All this plus tons more on this weeks BTL!
Dmitry Zotman sits in for Brent as we discuss the AHCA (aka Achoo) passage in the house, the RELIEF of a boring moderate winning the French presidential elections (how far we've fallen), the chaos in Venezuela, Trump’s Monday press storm, and more! And a speedy recovery to Brent, whose trip to Mexico left him with a terrible death-illness that Donald Trump's continued existence is NOT helping go away.
In memorializing Chavez we are not memorializing any of his specific domestic policies, his friendship with Ahmadinejad, or any of the many short-sighted things a man operating a cult-of-personality-based government is bound to say and do. What we are memorializing is resistance, specifically resistance to the long-term US economic imperialism that has dominated the region. Also we’re memorializing the fact that he had a weekly TV show called “Hello, President” in which he sings. We here at BTL can’t stress enough that more world leaders need to be doing this.