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Dec 21 2017

The Breakfast Night (A Long Winter’s Night)

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

Pilgrims land in Plymouth Massachusetts; Pan Am flight 747 explodes over Lockerbie, Scotland; Apollo 8 lifts off on first manned mission to the Moon; Actress Jane Fonda is born.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

In the depth of winter I finally learned that there was in me an invincible summer.

Albert Camus

Breakfast News

California fire crews, homeowners brace for return of winds

Mistrial in Nevada standoff is latest defeat for prosecutors

Memphis parks with Confederate statues sold, removal begins

U.S. lawmakers seek temporarily extension to internet spying program

PM May forces her own deputy to resign after pornography scandal

Mexican governor requests leave to run for president

Earthquake of magnitude 5.2 strikes near Iran’s capital

Britain’s May will allow Brexit delay in exceptional circumstances

North Korean soldier defects to the South: South Korean defense official

Catalonia votes in election pivotal for independence campaign

Myanmar’s Human Rights Crackdown Continues As It Denies Entry To UN Investigator

Charlottesville Street Renamed In Honor Of Heather Heyer

What Winter Solstice means around the world

Breakfast Blogs

This Administration Is a Plague, and It Might Just Release One Charles Pierce, Esquire Politics

The Bankrupt Attribution of WannaCryemptywheel

The Proper Court Etiquette in the Trump White House. Follow the Example of Mike Pence. Echidne, at her blog

Working digits no longer necessary digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Hullabaloo

A Rare Actual Example of IDENTITY POLITICS in the Pejorative Sense Scot Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

The Republican Blitzkrieg on Workers Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Everybody Knows driftglass, at his blog

REASONS TO BE CHEERFUL? NO, NOT FOR MOST PEOPLE. Steve M., No More Mister Nice Blog

Congress Backs Down From Terrible Surveillance Bill; Running Out Of Time Mike Masnick, Techdirt

Right On Cue, Marsha Blackburn Introduces A Fake Net Neutrality Bill To Make The FCC’s Idiotic Decision Permanent Karl Bode, Techdirt