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Feb 06 2018

The Breakfast Club (Take A Stand)

Welcome to The Breakfast Club! We’re a disorganized group of rebel lefties who hang out and chat if and when we’re not too hungover we’ve been bailed out we’re not too exhausted from last night’s (CENSORED) the caffeine kicks in. Join us every weekday morning at 9am (ET) and weekend morning at 10:00am (ET) (or whenever we get around to it) to talk about current news and our boring lives and to make fun of LaEscapee! If we are ever running late, it’s PhilJD’s fault.

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This Day in History

President Ronald Reagan born; Hillary Clinton runs for the U.S. Senate; Britain’s King George VI dies; baseball legend Babe Ruth and reggae superstar Bob Marley born.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

Come gather round people wherever you roam
And admit that our country don’t feel like our home
And that silence speaks louder than those who condone
If a tweet to you is worth favin’
Then lift up your voices and put down your phones
For the times they are a-changin’

Come women and men who hashtag Me Too
And believe me when I say that we believe you
For weak is the man who calls truth “fake news”
Time’s up, our silence we’re breaking
And even though Mel Gibson was in Daddy’s Home 2
Well the times they are a-changin’

Come athletes with platforms throughout the land
Who by taking a knee are taking a stand
And before you shout out that they should be banned
Listen to what they are saying
Perhaps they’d stand up if you reached out your hand
Well the times they are a-changing

Come journalists, writers who report the facts
And brandish your pen to fend off his attacks
Look past what he says and look at how he acts
The fire and fury is raging
For his words can hurt, but your words can fight back
New York Times, they aren’t a-failin’

Come leaders who bully like Internet trolls
We’ll curse you with four-letter words ‘love’ and ‘hope’
For we will go high even when you go low
The order is re-arranging For you have the power, but we have the vote
The times they are a-changin’

Breakfast News

Will intelligence agencies stop confiding to Congress? Court allows Pennsylvania to redraw GOP-favored district map

As stocks plunge, Trump hits Dems for non-support on economy

Girl Scouts to lobby over bridge named for segregationist

Scouts eye whether cookie seller near pot shop broke rules

US begins reducing troops in Iraq after victory over IS

Russia questions US compliance with key nuke accord

Bloody 24 hours as Syria, Russia escalate punishing attacks

Lithuania: Russia deploying more missiles into Kaliningrad

US investigator of ivory, rhino horn trade killed in Kenya

Staid Sao Paulo is getting in on Carnival fun in Brazil

Breakfast Blogs

Trump’s Comey Problem Charles Pierce, Esquire Politics

Nunes Is So Dumb He Missed the Most Likely Way the Trump Campaign Might Have Been Wiretapped emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

Trumpian Motion Ed White, emptywheel

We Know Devin Nunes Probable Collaborator at the White House: Michael Ellis Josh Marshall, TPM EdBlog

They have shame? digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Hullabaloo

2017 breaks climate records despite lack of “El Niño boost” Gaius Publius, Hullabaloo

So what else is new? Tom Sullivan, Hullabaloo

Paul Simon is Homeward Bound Simon Balto, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Super Bowl Aftermath 1: The EaglesLawyers, Guns and Money

David Brooks Versus The Thresher Blades: Part 1,000 drifglass, at his blog

THIS IS WHAT NEWS COVERAGE WILL LOOK LIKE IF DEMOCRATS GAIN MORE POWER IN THE NEXT FEW YEARS Steve M., No More Mister Nice Blog

Public School Board Member Threatens Boss Of Woman Who Spoke Out Against School Book Banning Mike Masnick, Techdirt