Feb 13 2018

The Breakfast Club (A Good Landing)

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

Bruno Richard Hauptmann convicted in the Lindbergh baby kidnap-murder; The World War II bombing of Dresden begins; Konstantin Chernenko becomes Soviet leader; Peter Gabriel born; Waylon Jennings dies.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

Happy 95th, Chuck.

If you can walk away from a landing, it’s a good landing. If you use the airplane the next day, it’s an outstanding landing.

Chuck Yeager

Breakfast News

Opioid makers gave $10M to advocacy groups amid epidemic

California lawmakers boost dam checks after near disaster

Milwaukee prosecutors charge jail staff in inmate’s death

2 Baltimore detectives convicted of racketeering, robbery

Court declines to tear up NJ’s $225M settlement with Exxon

Appeals Court: Arctic ringed seals are threatened species

Ukraine deports opposition leader Saakashvili to Poland

China charges former rising political star with bribery

Ridicule of leaders, samba, skimpy garb at Brazil Carnival

Court to rule on ex-South Korean leader’s jailed confidante

Cyprus says Turkish warships continue to block drilling rig

Damage assessment from storm starts in American Samoa

ANC committee deliberates on South African leader’s fate

Heir donates estate of Hitler’s filmmaker, Leni Riefenstahl

Breakfast Blogs

I Won’t Let These Idiots Ruin the Olympics for Me Charles Pierce, Esquire Politics

Graham and Grassley Are Seeing Christopher Steele’s Ghost Where Mike Flynn Lurks emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

Short Posts, Monday, 2/12/18: Economic Inequality in the US, Whataboutism, Flawed Voting Systems echidne, at her blog

Helping DREAMers should be an easy bipartisan win. Why isn’t it? digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Hullabaloo

The great reckoning Tom Sullivan, Hullabaloo

Today In Donald Trump’s Populist War On the Neoliberal Order Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Law Enforcement as White Inheritance Simon Balto, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Mind Like a Steele Trap driftgass, at his blog


The Standalone Streaming Service HBO Didn’t Want To Offer Now Has 5 Million Users Karl Bode, Techdirt