Jan 16 2019

The Breakfast Club (Preservation)

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

Start of Operation Desert Storm; Space Shuttle Columbia lifts off; Prohibition takes effect ; Shah of Iran flees into exile; musical “Hello Dolly” opens.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

When you realize the value of all life, you dwell less on what is past and concentrate more on the preservation of the future.

Dian Fossey

Breakfast News

Charter school educators back striking Los Angeles teachers

California storms bring mudslide fears, blizzard warning

Judge bars citizenship question from 2020 census

PG&E bankruptcy could mean price hikes, unpaid fire lawsuits

School board votes to postpone policy to arm teachers

Earthquake reported off coast of Maryland

UK’s May faces no-confidence vote after Brexit plan crushed

Last year’s Central American caravan dwindles, new one forms

Huawei founder says company would not share user secrets

Saudi teen says wants to work for freedom for women

China criticizes Trudeau comments on death penalty case

Taliban threaten to end talks with US on ending Afghan war

Breakfast Blogs

William Barr Was Chosen By This Administration* to Protect This Administration* Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

Compromise: Sally Yates’ Warning about Vulnerability to Blackmail Applied to Trump Even More than Mike Flynn emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

The Big Deliverable digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Hullabaloo

Bridge for Sale — Manhattan to Brooklyn — Cheep tristero, Hullabaloo

This presidency’s coda? Tom Sullivan, Hullabaloo

We need a total and complete shutdown of Michigan State until our country’s representatives can figure out what the hell is going on Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Why it’s racist to call racists racist Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Real Americans Are Hurting While Trump Wants to Stop Fantasy Immigrants The Rude Pundits, at his blog

For the Record: There is a crisis at the border Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names