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May 23 2018

The Breakfast Club (Improbable Truth)

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

 

Top Nazi official Heinrich Himmler commits suicide; Israel captures fugitive Nazi Adolf Eichmann; Bank robbers Bonnie and Clyde killed; Industrialist John D. Rockefeller dies; Golf legend Sam Snead dies.

 

Breakfast Tunes

 

 

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

 

Once you eliminate the impossible, whatever remains, no matter how improbable, must be the truth. Arthur Conan Doyle

 

Breakfast News

 

Workers plugging energy wells as lava flows nearby

Amazon urged not to sell facial recognition tool to police

Workers at Las Vegas hotel-casinos vote on whether to strike

District docked pay for Parkland principal who lost daughter

Experts disclose new details about 300-year-old shipwreck

Groom in arranged marriage at Mall of America dies at 48

NKorea allows SKorean journalists to cover nuke test closing

Palestinians ask ICC to investigate alleged crimes by Israel

Arrested Saudi activists held incommunicado since last week

Venezuelan president expels top US diplomat amid tensions

Congo announces 6 new confirmed cases of Ebola virus

 

Breakfast Blogs

 

Trump’s Cabinet Is Weaponizing Abject Ignorance Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

A Thinking Person’s Guide to the Stefan Halper Conspiracy Theory emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

Three Unexamined Assumptions in The Theory Of Male-Incels-As-Unserved-Customers-In-The-Sexual-Marketplace Echidne, at her blog

Trey and Devin’s private peep show digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Hullabaloo

The resistance is moral Tom Sullivan, Hullabaloo

Trump’s Subpoena Gamble: Fighting It Could Open Door to Indictment Ryan Goodman, Just Security

ecruiting Intelligence Sources: President Trump Makes a Hard Job Harder John Sipher, Lawfare

Murc’s Law: Clinton Rules Edition Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

The Border WTF Act Shakezula, Lawyers, Guns and Money

The Declaration of IndependentsUM … SHOULDN’T EVERY PHONE TRUMP USES SHOW A BLOCKED NUMBER? Steve M., No More Mister Nice Blog

Chicago Wins ‘Most Corrupt City’ Award Due In No Small Part To Its Awful Redlight Camera System Timothy Geigner, Techdirt