Oct 21 2017

The Breakfast Club (Fly Away)

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

Thomas Edison perfects workable electric light; Anthrax scare claims first of two U.S. postal workers in Washington, DC; Britain wins Battle of Trafalgar; Actress and author Carrie Fisher born.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

Everything is negotiable. Whether or not the negotiation is easy is another thing.

Carrie Fisher

Breakfast News

Three charged in shooting after white nationalist’s Florida speech

Oil barge explosion off Texas kills one, fire now out

U.S. court blocks immigrant teen’s bid to obtain abortion

Lawyer charged alongside Martin Shkreli goes on trial

More US-Canada border crossers granted refugee status amid fears under Trump

Number of US adults without health insurance up 3.5m this year, study finds

Iraqi forces complete Kirkuk province takeover after clashes with Kurds

Spain plans new elections in Catalonia to end independence bid: opposition

Venezuela Maduro warns of repeat elections in states won by opposition

Breakfast Blogs

I Used to Think That a Militarized United States Government Was Impossible Charles Pierce, Esquire Politics

Technical Fixes in HJC Bill Suggest SCOTUS May Have Reviewed a (2015 ?) FISA Application emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

Abortion Rates Are Down, But The Trump Administration Seems To Want To See Them Up Again Echidne, at her blog

Friday Night Soother digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Hullabaloo

They never even called him by his name Tom Sullivan, Hullabaloo

Trump’s War on Women Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Tolkien’s Map DNexon, Lawyers, Guns and Money


Court Not Impressed With Sneaky Plan To Sell Patents To Native Americans To Avoid Review… But New Lawsuits Filed Mike Masnick, Techdirt