Sep 15 2017

The Breakfast Club (Taking Action)

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

Four black girls killed in a church blast in Alabama; President George W. Bush vows massive rebuilding after Hurricane Katrina; Nazi Germany adopts Nuremberg laws; Agatha Christie and Oliver Stone born.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

It is easy to sit up and take notice, What is difficult is getting up and taking action.

Honore de Balzac

Breakfast News

Dallas removes Robert E. Lee’s statue from city park

FTC probes Equifax, top Democrat likens it to Enron

Google ‘segregates’ women into lower-paying jobs, stifling careers, lawsuit says

US people of color still more likely to be exposed to pollution than white people

Brazilian president Temer charged with obstruction of justice and racketeering

Saudi crown prince tries to consolidate power with string of arrests

EU report on weedkiller safety copied text from Monsanto study

Badge, gun, holster, skateboard … meet Canada’s first skateboarding cop

Breakfast Blogs

Way to Go, Harvard Charles Pierce, Esquire Politics

Coats v. Wyden, the Orwellian Reclassification Edition emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

Software is a Long Con Quinn Norton, emptywheel

Random Thoughts on Facebook Echidne, at her blog

They caught the car digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Hullbaloo

“Dealing” with the Devil Tom Sullivan, Hullabaloo

“Please Forward a Second Copy of Your Application Materials to Tucker Carlson” Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

The Ice Pick Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

“Malleable To The Point of Innocence” is NYT-Speak for “Reprogrammable Meatheads”* driftglass, at his blog


Vermont State Police Rewrite Press Rules To Withhold As Much Information As Possible Tim Cushing, Techdirt

Lawyer: Without The Monkey’s Approval, PETA Can’t Settle Monkey Selfie Case Mike Masnick, Techdirt