Mar 03 2018

The Breakfast Club (Proof of Stupidity)

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

Rodney King beaten in Los Angeles; Inventor Alexander Graham Bell born; ‘The Star Spangled Banner’ becomes the U.S. national anthem; ‘Time’ first hits newsstands; Steve Fossett’s non-stop global flight.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

Stubborn and ardent clinging to one’s opinion is the best proof of stupidity.

Michel de Montaigne

Breakfast News

Nor’easter grounds flights, halts trains along East Coast

US utilities find water pollution at coal ash dumps

On guns, companies are getting out ahead of the politicians

Storm spares California area previously struck by mudslides

West Virginia Senate nixes vote on striking teachers’ raises

Pennsylvania’s medical marijuana dispensaries running dry

Alaska’s famed Iditarod is set to begin amid turbulent year

China criticizes US trade report but silent on tariff hikes

Europe weather: UK army sent out; Dutch ice skate on canals

Deadly attacks by extremists strike Burkina Faso capital

Bitcoin heist: 600 powerful computers stolen in Iceland

A new Kraken arises? Russians eager to name doomsday arms

Moldova, Georgia, Ukraine decry Russian presence

Israeli police question Netanyahu over telecom case

Spanish government scorns latest Catalan independence moves

Polish official: Germany owes Poland $850 billion for WWII

Rome subway construction uncovers 2nd-century military home

Breakfast Blogs

Trump Is Coming Apart as the World Comes Apart Around Him Charles Pierce, Esquire Politics

Thug, Mob, Rogue: Trump Organization’s Own Description of Its Panama Hotel emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

Three Things: This Matin, Think Latin Rayne, emptywheel

He’s taking matters completely into his own hands digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Hullabaloo

Citizens, not sheep Tom Sulivan, Hullabaloo

In Five Years the Kushner Family Will Be Completely Legitimate Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

The West Virginia Strike Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money