Dec 30 2017

The Breakfast Club (Six Geese A Laying)

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: Saddam Hussein executed; Chicago fire kills 600; Vladimir Lenin proclaims establishment of the Soviet Union; United Auto Workers union stage first “sit-down” strike; Musician Bo Diddley is born.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

Breakfast News

U.S. military to accept transgender recruits on Monday: Pentagon

How a South Texas bureaucrat became a multimillionaire amid the rush to build a border fence

Numbing cold wave grips U.S., heralding a frigid New Year’s Eve

California set for New Year’s buzz with recreational marijuana sales

Exclusive: Russian tankers fueled North Korea via transfers at sea – sources

Special Report: In a hospital ward in Yemen, the collapse of a nation

Myanmar frees journalists working for Turkish broadcaster

Breakfast Blogs

Trump’s New York Times Interview Is a Portrait of a Man in Cognitive Decline Charles Pierce, Esquire Politics

Today In Review. Or Echidne’s End-of-Year Post. Echidne, at her blog

QOTD: who else? digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Hullabaloo

The weariness factor Tom Sullivan, Hullabaloo

Recy Taylor and the Courage of Testimony Simon Balto, Lawyers, Guns and Money

The Song of Dershowitz Yastreblyansky, No More Mister nice Blog

New Year’s Message: Keep On Believing Mike Masnick, Techdirt