Feb 09 2018

The Breakfast Club (Tribal Myth)

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 Beatles appear on TV’s ‘Ed Sullivan’; Sen. Joseph McCarthy launches his anti-communist crusade; World War II’s Battle of Guadalcanal ends; Soviet leader Yuri Andropov dies; author Alice Walker born.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

I believe the Republicans have never thought that democracy was anything but a tribal myth.

Hunter S. Thompson

Breakfast News

Judge hears testimony on pipeline’s environmental impact

Seattle clears pot convictions, following San Francisco lead

Markets Right Now: China share benchmark falls 5.5 percent

18 states, coal group, US Chamber want ash order overturned

Turmoil embroils US Latino group amid leader’s Trump backing

Minnesota district drops 2 classic novels, cite racial slurs

South Dakota bison herds injured after winter wildfires

Eagles, Philly fans get catharsis through Super Bowl parade

Syrian rebels seek relevance by joining Turkey’s offensive

Venezuela election could trigger deeper sanctions, exiles

Putin, 7 rivals register for Russia’s presidential race

S. Korea gets flexible with N. Korea sanctions for Olympics

Freemasons complain they are being stigmatized

Danish volunteer finds $8,284 in charity shop coat pocket

Breakfast Blogs

Yeah, Give ICE Spying Powers. That Should Go Well. Charles Pierce, Esquire Politics

What Journalist(s) Told Rinat Akhmetshin about the Steele Dossier? emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

More on Jordan Peterson Echidne, at her blog

No place like home Tom Sullivan, Hullabaloo

Build That Wall! (And make Russia pay for it) digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Hullabaloo

The Absurd Misogyny Of It All Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Attention Matthew Dowd — I Have Found Your Perfect Candidate driftglass, at his blog


End Of An Era: Saying Goodbye To John Perry Barlow Mike Masnick, Techdirt

The Nunes Memo Has Effectively Destroyed Intelligence Oversight Tim Cushing, Techdirt