Dec 23 2017

The Breakfast Club (Merrily High)

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

The Christmas poem ‘A Visit from St. Nicholas’ is first published; Former Japanese premier Hideki Tojo is executed; Mormon religion founder Joseph Smith, Jr. is born; North Korea releases the 82 U.S. Seamen.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

There is more stupidity than hydrogen in the universe, and it has a longer shelf life.

Frank Zappa

Breakfast News

Appeals court: Trump exceeded authority with travel ban

Second court rejects Trump bid to stop transgender military recruits

Alabama to certify Democrat Jones winner of Senate election despite Roy Moore protests

Texas Attorney General Says It’s Fine To Carry Loaded Guns Into Churches

More than 4 in 5 enrolled in ‘Obamacare’ are in Trump states

Joy to the weed! Marijuana legalization comes bearing gifts

UN Security Council imposes new sanctions on North Korea

Russian hackers hunted journalists in years-long campaign

Peru president avoids impeachment, now faces criminal probe

Spain’s crisis re-ignited as Catalan separatists win vote

Will Yellowstone erupt? Geologists look for supervolcano’s heat source

Study suggests climate change may increase volcanic eruptions

NASA is building a rover to search for water on the Moon

Scientists disprove major assumption about the brain

Here’s why an early American Christian would be offended if you wished them a ‘Merry Christmas’

Breakfast Blogs

I Stand With Scrooge’s Nephew Charles Pierce, Esquire Politics

On Jim Baker’s Non-Prosecution for Leaking emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

The Culture of Institutional Silence and Sexual Abuse Echidne, at her blog

Friday Night Soother: Christmas penguins! digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Hullabaloo

Envy is as envy does Tom Sullivan, Hullabaloo

Great Moments In Murc’s Law Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Today in American Ethnic Cleansing Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

The Red Skull Comes To The Heart Of Blue Chicago driftglass, at his blog