Feb 07 2019

The Breakfast Club (Oppression)

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

the Beatles arrive in America; Ramzi Yousef arrested for the 1993 blast at New York’s World Trade Center; Jordan’s King Hussein dies; author Charles Dickens and country singer Garth Brooks born.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

Time begins the healing process of wounds cut deeply by oppression. We soothe ourselves with the salve of attempted indifference, accepting the false pattern set up by the horrible restriction of Jim Crow laws.

Rosa Parks

Breakfast News

Financial watchdog to gut most of its payday lending rules

Arizona city officials want border wall’s razor wire removed

Judge: Give me weeks for decision in big Flint water case

Some workers still unpaid after shutdown, dread what’s next

San Francisco gas explosion shoots fire that burns buildings

Freezing rain causes power outages, ices Midwest roads

Wolf taken to Isle Royale last fall returns to mainland

Venezuela military barricades bridge in attempt to block aid

EU chief ponders ‘special place in hell’ for some Brexiteers

Foreign aid groups accuse Indian government of impeding work

Breakfast Blogs

The House of Representatives Is Under New Management. They Aren’t Wasting Any Time. Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

The WaPo Scoop on the DNC Hack (Temporarily) Killed the Trump Tower Deal emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

Trump’s State of the Union Speech Echidne, at her blog

Nancy says “bring it” digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Hullabaloo

Not the miracle he bragged about Tom Sullivan, Hullabaloo

New China Tariffs Will Not Resolve the Trade Dispute Clark Packard, Lawfare

Making America White Again is About Cruelty Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Neoliberal Elites Dealt Another Crushing Blow By the Trump Administration Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

The State of the Union Is Boring Bullshit The Rude Pundit, at his blog

SOTU Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names