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Mar 09 2018

The Breakfast Club (Freak Show)

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

Journalist Edward R. Murrow takes on Senator Joe McCarthy’s anti communist campaign; Commedian George Burns dies in 1996.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

When you’re born you get a ticket to the freak show. When you’re born in America, you get a front row seat.

George Carlin

Breakfast News

Mississippi close to having most-restrictive abortion law

Florida governor won’t say whether he will sign gun bill

Trump plan ends research on uranium mining near Grand Canyon

1 of world’s most destructive insects found at DC airports

Brown University cancels Rosa Parks house display in dispute

California salmon will have places to chill with dam removal

Women strike, protest as the world marks Int’l Women’s Day

11 nations sign Pacific trade pact as Trump plans US tariffs

Syria aid convoy on hold, top UN official appeals for calm

UK trade minister slams talk of Brexit punishment by EU

EU’s Tusk: No Brexit progress without Irish border solution

Breakfast Blogs

Sinclair Broadcast Group Should Be Broken Into a Thousand Pieces Charles Pierce, Esquire Politics

Oleg Deripaska Gets Ahead of His Own Fusion Dossier (and Manafort Prosecution?) Disclosures emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

Some Fun On The International Woman’s Day Echidne, at her blog

Mainstreaming the alt-right, Part 765 digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Hullabaloo

Campus PC and Free Speech Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

A Wrinkle in Crime Vacuumslayer. Lawyers, Guns and Money

TRUMP: THE POWER OF POSITIVE DELUSION? Steve M., No More Mister Nice Blog

Nevada Supreme Court Overturns Lower Court’s Abysmal Ruling On Las Vegas Shooting Coroner’s Reports Tim Cushing, Techdirt