Nov 17 2018

The Breakfast Club (Past History)

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

President Richard Nixon says ‘I am not a crook’; Elizabeth I becomes Queen of England; Suez Canal opens; Congress holds first DC session; Sculptor Auguste Rodin dies; Film director Martin Scorsese born.

Breakfast Tunes

Roy Clark (April 15, 1933 – November 15, 2018)

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots.

Marcus Garvey

Breakfast News

Officials try to account for hundreds missing in fire’s wake

NYC lawsuit: Immigration detainees denied day in court

Free speech threat seen in prosecuting WikiLeaks’ Assange

Jennie-O recalling ground turkey in salmonella outbreak

Texas hospital system accused of holding patients illegally

Migrants won’t see armed soldiers on border

Iraq resumes Kirkuk oil exports after yearlong pause

Allies rally to UK’s May amid leadership woes over Brexit

Cyclone kills 13 in southern India, 80K people evacuated

Fight over dinosaur fossils comes down to what’s a mineral

Take a weight off: Tears, joy as kilo gets historic update

Kids’ postcards blanket Alpine glacier in eco-friendly stunt

Breakfast Blogs

We’re a Republic, Not a Democracy. Yes. But This Is Too Far. Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

The Invisible Game of Chicken: The Things the People Claiming to Understand the Manafort Extension Don’t Know (Nor Do I) emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

Huckleberry Graham takes the judiciary gavel. Ugh. digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Hullabaloo

Orange turns blue Tom Sullivan, Hullabaloo

Was Your Voting Machine Hacked? Without More User-Friendly Devices, We May Not Know Marc Canellas, Just Security

Russia Asserts Immunity in the DNC Case Ingrid Wuerth, Lawfare

Today in the Noble Ideas of Amateurism Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

The Blocker Awards: Day Four — The Mocker Blocker Award driftglass, at his blog

New York note: In defense of Bill de Blasio, don’t @ me Yastreblyansky, Rectification of Names

A WELCOME CHANGE — LET’S HOPE IT LASTS Steve M., No More Mister Nice Blog

Peggy Noonan Has Questions About Michelle Obama Evan Hurst, Wonkette