Fixed the brake bleeder.
Bled the brakes until I had clear fluid and no bubbles. Again.
I'm moving on to more productive things so the car is back in its corner.
I've gone through nearly 2 gallons of brake fluid at this point. When I get back from my trip, I'm going to put the gas tank back in the car and drive to a shop (it's close and I have a functional e-brake) and let them bleed the brakes. I don't think this is my 'thing'.
Sometimes the best thing I can do is know when to stop.