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Jan 16 2017

The Breakfast Club (Equality Myth)

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

Operation Desert Storm begins with bombing of Baghdad; Space Shuttle Columbia lifts off on final flight; Prohibition takes effect; Shah flees Iran.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

I do not think white America is committed to granting equality to the American Negro. This is a passionately racist country; it will continue to be so in the foreseeable future.

Susan Sontag

Breakfast News

China threatens to ‘take off the gloves’ if Trump rips up status quo on Taiwan

Bill to cement Erdoğan’s power passes first vote in Turkey

World’s eight richest people have same wealth as poorest 50%

French progressives dare to hope as maverick Macron surges in polls

The big stop: Ringling Bros circus closes after 146 years

Casting off Trump: the women who can’t stop knitting ‘pussy hats’

Women’s March on Washington: what to know and what to bring

Eiffel Tower to be given €300m facelift under 15-year renovation plan

Breakfast Blogs

On “Fake News” emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

We don’t need no stinkin’ allies digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Hullabaloo

As You Prepare To Storm Your Congressperson’s Town Hall Meetings… driftglass, at his blog

Self Inflicted Wounds: Blind, Deaf, and Maybe Dumb Adam L. Silverman, Balloon Juice

The Rules For Democrats Begin To Take Shape, And They’re As Bad As You’d Expect Steve M., No More Mister Nice Blog

Where the Fuck Are You, Democrats? , The Rude Pundit, at his blog

Erik Visits an American Grave, Part 66 Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money