Feb 17 2018

The Breakfast Club (Colorless)

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

Serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer gets life in prison; House lawmakers pick a president; Garry Kasparov beats IBM’s Deep Blue at chess; NBA star Michael Jordan born; The Eagles release their greatest hits.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

When I sing, I don’t want them to see that my face is black. I don’t want them to see that my face is white. I want them to see my soul. And that is colorless.

Marian Anderson

Breakfast News

Monsanto loses bid to stop Arkansas ban on farm chemical

U.S. top court mulls whether to take up ‘Dreamers’ dispute

Facebook faces big challenge to prevent future U.S. election meddling

‘Sinister and systematic attack’ by Russians prompts U.S. Congress calls for action

Maryland jury awards $37 million to family of woman shot by police: report

NY judge rules Charter Communications must face lawsuit over slow internet

U.S. man indicted for identity fraud in Russia probe ‘made a mistake’: lawyer

Gone with the wind: storms deepen Florida’s beach sand crunch

Powerful 7.2 quake rocks buildings in Mexico, minor damage reported

Exclusive: Haiti president says many aid organizations hid misconduct

Oxfam agrees not to bid for new funding from UK government

Venezuela’s hardline opposition party to boycott ‘fraudulent’ election

Brazil army ordered to take over security in violent Rio de Janeiro

Turkey frees German-Turkish journalist, who flies to Berlin

Ethiopia declares state of emergency after PM’s resignation

Breakfast Blogs

Mueller Has the Goods Now, and Trump Knows It Charles Pierce, Esquire Politics

Rosemary Collyer Moves to Lock Down the FISA Court emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

Short Posts, 2/16/18. On Russian Election Interference, Porn As Sex Education And Other Interesting Topics Echidne, at her blog

Trump was making political speeches in New Hampshire in 2014. Even Russians knew what that meant. digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Hullabaloo

A bullet in the head Tom Sullivan, Hullabaloo

Trump Absolutely Can Be Blackmailed Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

The Ongoing GOP War on the 17th Amendment Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Paul Krugman Calls For David Brooks To Be Fired driftglass, at his blog