Nov 18 2017

The Breakfast Club (Seize Your Space)

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

Cult leader Jim Jones and hundreds of followers die in mass murder-suicide in South America; Massachusetts high court rules gay couples can marry; Disney’s ‘Steamboat Willie’ premieres in New York.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

Sooner or later, I hate to break it to you, you’re gonna die, so how do you fill in the space between here and there? It’s yours. Seize your space.

Margaret Atwood

Breakfast News

Keystone Pipeline leaks 210,000 gallons of oil in South Dakota

Pentagon discloses data on sexual assault reports on military bases

Nevada wants to use untried execution drugs that pose risks

Director of Puerto Rico power company resigns amid scrutiny

Lebanon’s Hariri leaves Saudi Arabia for France on Friday

As Canada prepares for legal pot, ex-cops get into the business

Venezuela opposition leader Ledezma flees to Colombia

Chile’s presidential hopefuls wrap up campaigning ahead of Sunday vote

Iraqi forces recapture last Islamic State-held town

Underwater castle with ancient ‘fairy chimneys’ found

Breakfast Blogs

There’s No Such Thing as a Clean War Charles Pierce, Esquire Politics

The Bail Fight that Manafort and Gates Can’t Win
emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

Culture and Neoliberalism Ed Walker, emptywheel

Friday Night Soother: Bearcats! heather Digby Parton, Hullabaloo

Men behaving badly Tom Sulivan, Hullabaloo

The Menendez trial revealed everything that’s gone wrong with US bribery law Zephyr Teachout, Vox.com

Brexit is going swimmingly and nobody should panic or flee the country Shalezula, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Erik Visits an American Grave, Part 168 Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

In Case You Thought There Was Anything New Under The Sun driftglass, at his blog


Sheriff Thinks He Can Use Bogus Disorderly Conduct Charges To Shut Down Speech He Doesn’t Like Tim Cushing, Techdirt