Feb 16 2017

The Breakfast Club (Freedom Of Speech)

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) 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

Highlights of 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

If the freedom of speech is taken away then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter.

George Washington

Breakfast News

Refugees seeking urgent medical care imperiled by immigration crackdown

Mattis threatens Nato with reduced US support over defence spending

Anti-Muslim hate groups nearly triple in US since last year, report finds

Seattle judge demands an explanation after undocumented ‘dreamer’ arrested

Pope Francis Says Native People Have Rights Over Their LandsPope Francis Says Native People Have Rights Over Their Lands

Tillerson, Dunford to meet with Russian counterpart

Breakfast Blogs

President* Trump Can’t Escape This Time Charles Pierce, Esquire Politics

David Ignatius’ Curious Role in the Mike Flynn Story emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

School Lunches in the Republican Era Echidne, at her blog

Why people shouldn’t stop caring about the Trump Organization’s corrupt dealings digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Hullabaloo

Cyborgs Sent from the Future to Destroy America Say the Darndest Things driftglass, at his blog

The Electoral College: It’s Always Been Bad Erik Lomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

America’s Dumbest Traitors Steve M.., No More Mister Nice Blog

Oh, Sure, Suddenly Now The House Intelligence Boss Is Concerned About Surveillance… Of Mike Flynn Mike Masnick, Techdirt