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Dec 21 2018

The Breakfast Club (Beliefs)

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

Pilgrims land in Plymouth Massachusetts; Pan Am flight 747 explodes over Lockerbie, Scotland; Apollo 8 lifts off on first manned mission to the Moon; Actress Jane Fonda is born.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

Everybody believes in something and everybody, by virtue of the fact that they believe in something, uses that something to support their own existence.

Frank Zappa

Breakfast News

Trump administration moves closer to opening Alaskan Arctic to drilling

Trump administration puts squeeze on food stamps recipients

APNewsBreak: US miscalculated benefit of better train brakes

Judge lets people suing Trump keep their names off lawsuit

Report: US fails in funding obligation to Native Americans

Americans are getting fatter but not taller, study finds

A new law aims to help the pets of domestic violence victims

Yemeni mom overcomes travel ban to finally hold dying son

Putin issues ominous warning on rising nuclear war threat

Spain, Catalonia leaders agree to resolve political crisis

Holiday chaos as drones shut London’s Gatwick Airport

Alba the albino orangutan returned to jungle in Indonesia

Breakfast Blogs

Now You Can Catch a Cold From a Guy Who Died 30,000 Years Ago Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

The Moving Parts: The Walls Come Down around Trump emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

If you can’t find the ethics officials you want, find the ethics officials you need digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Hullabaloo

Best Infrastructure Week yet Tom Sullivan, Hullabaloo

A First Take on Bill Barr’s Memo on Presidential Authority and the Mueller Investigation Marty Lederman, Just Security

Yes, the Constitution Allows Indictment of the President Laurence H. Tribe, Lawfare

The United States’ Responsibility for Central American Migration Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Mattis’s “Go Fuck Yourself, Donald” Resignation Letter The Rude Pundit, at his blog

Christmas Turkey Yastreblyansky, Rectification of Names

THE NEXT LEADER OF THE REPUBLICAN PARTY WILL PROBABLY BE A RIGHT-WING MEDIA HACK Steve M., No More Mister Nice Blog