This week on the podcast, we begin 2020 mania! Announcements, speculation, and warnings abound. Plus, the government is shut down over a wall named Peaches and Donald Trump couldn’t have less of a clue about it. All this and tons more from over the break on our first BTL of 2019!
This week on BTL, Grant Sloss, our first ever guest host, returns to the studio as this week’s special guest co-host! We talk the SCOTUS Bachelorette, Trump’s horrible behavior at the NATO meeting, the UK’s superior sense of insult-crafting, and so much more! In the midst of the world ending, some good news even sneaks it’s way in. Tune in to find out what happened and why a family of Wisconsin woodchucks are this week’s American heroes!
This week on BTL, we do a deep dive into the French presidential elections because they're somehow even more entertaining than our own. Then we review Trump's first 100 days; he doesn't have much to show for it, and let's hope this week doesn't change that. Plus, there's Georgia's 6th, Chaffez's last, and the Tom Perez/Bernie Sanders sideshow that perfectly sums up why "unity" is eluding the Dems. All that, plus an in-depth analysis of Bill O'Reilly's hopefully not-prophetic work of fiction in which an angry, disgraced newsman who's out of a job murders all of his enemies. Eek! Watch out, women everywhere.
This week on BTL, we clicked our heels and the wicked AHCA is gone! The wicked AHCA is gone! What an adventure of a week, what a ride. What began with strong arm tactics on Monday devolved into bizarre pleas by Thursday and outright failure by Friday and we take you through the whole thing, step by step! BUT WAIT THERE'S MORE! We've got updates on the stories that didn't get the headlines this week - the odd Nunes revelations about Trump's dealings abroad, the Gorsuch hearing, and some terrible things that are happening to your privacy. Relive the glory of Paul Ryan's massive defeat (long time coming) with us!
This week on BTL, everybody hates Trumpcare including all of the non-asshole community, most of the GOP, more of the white supremacist community than you'd guess, and most mammals and sea creatures. Jury is still out on reptiles - after all, Paul Ryan supports it. Then, let us remind you of the many ways in which the monthly Jobs Report is never to be trusted, something that's especially true when the president tells you to only start trusting it now that he's in office. And finally, ever dream of seeing the White House? Apparently it's as easy as hopping a fence and...walking right in? All this and more chaos awaits!
This week on BTL, friend-of-the-podcast Carla Nordstrom joins us in the studio to talk through the week in Trump and tell us about her project at seedsofdemocracy.org! We analyze Trump's joint session speech and brief window of glory, Jeff Sessions' ensuing scandal less then 12 hours later, Saturday's wire-tapping Twitter tour de force, and lots more. We've also got updates on how Democrats are faring in local elections, how voting in general is faring in America, and how Oprah Winfrey is faring now that rich celebrities can be the president. Another week of pure political insanity - don't miss a moment of it! It'll (hopefully) never happen again!
This week on a bicoastal BTL, it's tales of the largest march in US history! We got crowd counts as well as stories of attending on both coasts! (Well done LA! 750,000?!) And guess what wasn't the largest gathering in US history? Duh, the inauguration, despite what Trump and Sean Spicer's "Alternative Facts" may claim. Plus, we've got a rundown of the week's insano cabinet confirmation hearings, the already mounting tragedy that is Trump's first days in office, and, most importantly, the real deal with Sean Spicer's five-year feud with Dippin' Dots.