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BTL #218 - Bad Hombre - 10/24/16

BTL #218 - Bad Hombre - 10/24/16

This week on BTL, we've got all the bad hombres, nasty women, and important updates from the final presidential debate.  (Thank god these are over.)  Plus, recent polls are showing thatTrump really doesn’t have much to worry about in the way of rigged elections...he'd have to be close to winning one first.  But don't worry, the rich always come out on top, and Il Duce is no different - Trump TV is the latest business scam hounding this election and it's a doozy!  Tune in, tune up, tune around, and listen to an all new BTL.  Most importantly, it's that time again so REMEMBER TO VOTE!  We'll have a prop cheat sheet up on the site this week!

BTL #216 - Interview: Jill Stein - 10/10/16

BTL #216 - Interview: Jill Stein - 10/10/16

On this week's BTL, we talked voting, third parties, Libertarians, Ralph Nader, and more with GREEN PARTY PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE JILL STEIN!  Check out our chat with her, some dispatches from her Pershing Square rally, and of course all the bafoonery around the second presidential debate, Donald Trump pussy-grabbing, Hillary Clinton wall street speeches, and everything else that happened in this absurdly packed week!

BTL #215 - We're Back! - 10/3/16

BTL #215 - We're Back! - 10/3/16

Welcome back listeners! It's been an exciting three weeks are we're ready to dive back in.  We fit this week's record between readings of the 233 page California Official Voters Information Guide (233!  That many!), and it's jam packed! We've got the dirt on the first presidential debate and the ensuing melodramas of The Donald v. Women, The Donald v. Taxes, and The Donald v. Twitter.  Plus, 2016 is the year of the non-endorsement, Californians might not live to see the outcome of this horrible presidential race (earthquakes around every corner), and the Senate is furious that Obama doesn’t control the laws of time and space.  It was a great week for our triumphant return and we can't wait to dive in!

 

BTL #209 - Republican Dancing - 7/25/16

BTL #209 - Republican Dancing - 7/25/16

This week on BTL, we do our best to make up for our one-week absence!  We try our hand at reporting breaking news, plus we've got a look ahead at the DNC and a look behind at the (terrifying, disorganized, slapstick-ridden) RNC.  All that plus a discussion on the meaning of your vote and when voter outreach works and doesn't, plus an exciting (read: horrible) update on the week in racism.  And jokes.  We've got jokes too!

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!