Feb 08 2018

The Breakfast Club (Like Fire)

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

Funeral of Jordan’s King Hussein; Premiere of ‘The Birth of a Nation’; a South Carolina civil rights protest turns deadly; the Boy Scouts of America is incorporated; actor James Dean born.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro.

Hunter S. Thompson

Breakfast News

Maryland ending parental rights of rapists who impregnate

Court: Idaho nuclear waste documents won’t be made public

Compromise coal ash bill would extend closure moratorium

GOP bid for control in Nevada raises fear of endless recalls

Pelosi stages 8-hour speech to push for vote for ‘Dreamers’

Michigan gets request to pardon Polish-born doctor

Venezuela sets April 22 for election after talks break down

North Korean official facing sanctions may get exemption

Bermuda trades same-sex marriage for domestic partnerships

Merkel clinches German coalition govt deal, hurdle remains

Judge to ask EU court about post-Brexit citizenship issues

Women at Brazil Carnival push back against harassment

Norovirus at Olympics has officials scrambling, worried

From anteaters to zebras: London Zoo counts its creatures

Breakfast Blogs

Republican Ruthlessness and Democratic Ineptitude Got Us Here Charles Pierce, Esquire Politics

Recently Released Mueller Emails Show How Conservative He Was, Not How Aggressive emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

Ruin a Movie with a Name: Get Carter (Page) Rayne, emptywheel

Trump Wants A Military Parade Echidne, at her blog

Emails! Texts!digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Hullabaloo

90 Percent tristero, Hullabaloo

Bots for Trump Tom Sullivan, Hullabaloo

Why Do All of These Abusive Misogynists Keep Ending Up Associated With Donald Trump? Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

The Republican’s new plan for Medicaid patients – Bootstrap or die Shakezula, Lawyers, Guns and Money

The Left Remembers #TheLeftRemembers driftglass, at his blog


FCC Report Falsely Claims Killing Net Neutrality Already Helping Broadband Competition Karl Bode, Techdirt