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Dec 19 2016

The Breakfast Club (Pause and Reflect)

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 10:30am (ET) 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 Bill Clinton impeached; General George Washington opens camp at Valley Forge; Charles Dickens’ novel “A Christmas Carol” is first published; Apollo 17 splashes down in the Pacific Ocean; ‘The Music Man’ opens on Broadway.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.

Mark Twain

Breakfast News

Gunmen burn buses, Aleppo convoy goes through

Poland is ‘on road to autocracy’, says constitutional court president

Oil prices rise in anticipation of tighter 2017 market

.S. | Sun Dec 18, 2016 | 4:34pm EST Dozens of Cuban migrants land in Florida Keys

Texas city lifts tap water ban after chemical spill fear

Only the hardiest remain at Dakota protest camp

Temperatures plunge to new lows in midwest and northern plains

Breakfast Blogs

Obama’s Response to Russia’s Hack: An Emphasis on America’s More Generalized Vulnerability emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

Liberal Bubbles and Conservative Intellectuals Ed Walker, emptywheeL

A Battle Plan digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Hullabaloo

Fascism is good for ratings tristerom, HUllabalooo

Butcha Are, Blanche, Butcha Are* Hecate, hecatedemeter

Another Dupe Of The Day: Bill Keller Steve M., Mo More Mister Nice Blog