Feb 16 2018

The Breakfast Club (Dangerous Place)

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

The Civil War’s Battle of Fort Donelson; the Georgia crematory case; John Demjanjuk goes on trial; America’s first 911 call; and the NHL scraps the rest of its season.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

The world is a dangerous place to live; not because of the people who are evil, but because of the people who don’t do anything about it.

Albert Einstein

Breakfast News

New maps sent to court in Pennsylvania gerrymandering case

Oregon lawmakers move to ease scrubbing of racist provisions

Budget undercuts Trump focus on mental health, school safety

Appeals court declares Trump travel ban unconstitutional

Court received 1.17 million war crimes claims from Afghans

South African limbo ends with new president, Cyril Ramaphosa

Myanmar government under Suu Kyi cracks down on journalists

Borneo’s orangutan population plunged by 100,000 since 1999

Breakfast Blogs

Mitch McConnell Is As Mitch McConnell Does Charles Pierce, Esquire Politics

The Gates Flip and the 404(b) Delay emptywheel aka Macrcy Wheeler, emptywheel

The Gun Debate Paradox Spocko, Hullabaloo

One more time: shut down the pump digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Hullabaloo

“Draping a philosopher’s toga around a troll” Scott Lemieux. Lawyers, Guns and Money