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Dec 22 2017

The Breakfast Club (Dangerous Creatures)

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

Highlights of this day in history: Uprising topples Romania’s Nicolae Ceausescu; Richard Reid tries to light explosives in his shoes on Miami flight; French army officer Alfred Dreyfus convicted of treason; Pop star Madonna marries Guy Ritchie.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

I am more and more convinced that man is a dangerous creature and that power, whether vested in many or a few, is ever grasping, and like the grave, cries, ‘Give, give.’ Abigail Adams

Breakfast News

Planned Parenthood asks Supreme Court to review abortion law

Spooky skull-shaped asteroid will haunt Earth in 2018

Confederate statues removed after Memphis sells public parks

Bundys looking to clear charges, not start next land fight

Nestle warned it lacks rights to some California water

https://apnews.com/e800cb6814e04827bef4e3bcf8d3a164/Homeland-Security-suspending-bioterror-testing-in-Oklahoma

All significant California wildfire evacuation orders lifted

Catalan separatists regain majority in regional election

https://apnews.com/484246542340481598a8bba5a548d6a7/Rohingya-survivors:-Myanmar’s-army-slaughtered-men,-children

In India, some fear lawmakers are stoking anti-Muslim fervor

South Sudan warring sides sign cease-fire for Christmas Eve

Raul Castro confirms he will stay Cuba’s president to April

Peru’s president makes forceful plea against impeachment

After nearly 25 years, Yugoslav court to close its doors

Snowy owl numbers far lower than once thought

Breakfast Blogs

The Republican Party Has Bowed, Completely, to the Mad King Charles Pierce, Esquire Politics

Fake Russian Metadata that Will Do Nothing to Prevent Nuclear War emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler,emptywheel

A Thousand Days of Hell in Yemen Produce a Million Cases of Cholera Ed White, emptywheel

The best thing I’ve heard in weeks! Steve Bannon is thinking of running for President in 2020. digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Hullabaloo

Banks of the Ohio revisited Tom Sullivan, Hullabaloo

Republicans Refuse to Fund CHIP
Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

The Symbolic Politics of China’s One Belt, One Road Initiative DNexon, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Erik Visits an American Grave, Part 178 Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Rip Van Brokaw Bestirs Himself driftglass, at his blog

MASSIVE FAT-CAT SPENDING WILL CAUSE AMERICA TO FALL IN LOVE WITH THE TAX BILL (NO, IT WONT) Steve M., No More Mister Nice Blog

Canadian Government Looking To Step Up Domestic Surveillance, Scale Back Intelligence Oversight Tim Cushing, Techdirt