May 13 2017

The Breakfast Club (Nails)

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

Pope John Paul II shot; English colonists arrive at what becomes Jamestown; Winston Churchill gives his first speech as British prime minister; The U.S. declares war on Mexico; Singer Stevie Wonder born.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

If you don’t give power to the words that people throw at you to hurt you, they don’t hurt you anymore. And you actually have power over those people.

Stephen Colbert

Breakfast News

Dozens of countries hit by huge cyberextortion attack

Venezuelans battle with shields, gas masks, fecal bombs

Candidates trade blows as Iran’s presidential election nears

Kurdish-led forces say they will advance on IS capital

Attorney general sparks fear with push for harsh sentences

Idaho asks appeals court to uphold ban on spying at farms

Woman who lived in church allowed to stay in US for 2 years

As Trump seeks billions for wall, US still paying for fence

Collapsed interstate bridge in Georgia reopens to traffic

Breakfast Blogs

The Kazakhstan Connection: Trump, Bayrock and Plenty of Questions Richard Behar, DC Reports

It Had to Come Down to Tapes Charles Pierce, Esquire Politics

The Last USA: Dana Boente Is the Best Short Term Solution emptywheel aka Marcy Wheel, emptywheel

A Letter For Rod Rosenstein To Remember bmaz, emptywheel

My Friday Short Posts, 5/12/17: A Health Care Lament, the Process of Hillarization and Trump’s Interview Echidne, at her blog

Friday Night Soother digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Hullabaloo

Rising U.S. deaths in childbirth Tom Sullivan, Hullabaloo

It’s Working mrswhatsit9, Hecate Demeter

Any Republican President Would Be Terrible. Trump Is Even Worse. Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Resistance – The free market is a harsh mistress edition Shakezula, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Today In Wholesale Thievery: Charlie Sykes driftglass, at his blog


FCC Temporarily Stops Taking Net Neutrality Comments So FCC Can ‘Reflect’ Mike Masnick, Techdirt