Nov 30 2017

The Breakfast Club (The Circle Game)

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

Pink Floyd releases its best-selling album “The Wall”; Winston Churchill, Mark Twain, Dick Clark born; World Trade Organization’s meeting met by 40-thousand protesters; (

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

I believe in compulsory cannibalism. If people were forced to eat what they killed, there would be no more wars.

Abbie Hoffman

Breakfast News

Big Brother looms as U.S. top court tackles cellphone dispute

U.S. lawmaker says House intel panel near consensus on NSA spy program

Turkish gold trader details money laundering scheme for Iran

Sign-up pace much slower in week 4 of 2018 Obamacare enrollment

Conservative pundit arrested in scuffle at Connecticut university

Lebanon’s Hariri signals may withdraw resignation next week – statement

Iceland’s Left-Green opposition leader to become new prime minister

France’s Macron to give Saudi Arabia extremist list

Bosnian Croat war crimes convict dies after taking ‘poison’ in U.N. court

France’s Macron urges China, Russia to support North Korea sanctions

Egyptian presidential hopeful says barred from travel from UAE

New Dead Sea Scrolls translation could reveal mysteries

This giant iceberg just broke off Chile’s Grey Glacier

First evidence of Julius Caesar’s invasion of Britain could rewrite the history of the Roman Empire

A supervolcano eruption could be just around the corner

Great Barrier Reef might not be dying after all

Breakfast Blogs

What Comes After the Tax Bill? You Already Know. Charles Pierce, Esquire Politics

The Russian Metadata in the Shadow Brokers Dump emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

Or maybe he’s just batshit crazy digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Hullabaloo

Only in it for the money? Tom Sullivan, Hullabaloo

“They Act Like Sexist Assholes.” “You Ever Think They’re Not Acting?” Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Today In Both Sides Do It: No End In Sight driftglass, at his blog


Chicago Considers Another Dumb ‘Texting And Walking’ Law To Raise Revenue Timothy Geigner, Techdirt