Feb 24 2017

the Breakfast Club (The Sting)

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

President Andrew Johnson impeached; The Nazi Party holds its first major meeting; Manila liberated during World War II; Britain’s Prince Charles, Lady Diana Spencer engaged; Lauryn Hill’s Grammy feat.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

God grant me the courage not to give up what I think is right even though I think it is hopeless.

Chester W. Nimitz

Breakfast News

Trump Wants to Make U.S. Nuclear Arsenal ‘Top of the Pack’

Federal Appeals Court Reinstates Texas’ Immigrant ‘Harboring’ Law

Police remove last Standing Rock protesters in military-style takeover

Iraqi forces seize Mosul airport from Isis as Syrian rebels take al-Bab

US private prison program rebooted by Trump administration

Uber accused of ‘calculated theft’ of Google’s self-driving car technology

California on Track to Have Wettest Year on Record Following Five-Year Drought

Alan Colmes, Sean Hannity’s Liberal Foil on Fox News, Dies at 66

Breakfast Blogs

Your Weekly Reminder That It’s Not Just Flint Charles Pierce, Esquire Politics

n Anwar al-Awlaki: Two Days from Finalized 302 to OLC Authorization for Execution emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

So How Is Our Dear Leader Faring? Deportations, Bathrooms and Sickness Echidne, at her blog

Trump Stops START (because he’s an idiot) digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Hullabaloo

Get ready for a two-thirds cut to EPA personnel Gaius Publius, Hullabaloo

NH Governor Signs “Here’s a Big Pile of Guns, Everybody Grab as Many as You Can” Law driftglass, at his blog

Donald Trump’s Callous Bullying Is What the Republican Party Is Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Sen. Wyden Wants Answers From New DHS Head, Introducing Legislation To Create Warrant Requirement For Border Phone Searches Tim Cushing, Techdirt