Feb 11 2019

The Breakfast Club (Illumination)

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

South Africa frees Nelson Mandela; Allied leaders in the last months of World War II sign the Yalta accords; Ayatollah Khomeini’s followers seize power in Iran; inventor Thomas Edison born.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

On a spiritual level, it’s as though with my sighted eye I see what’s before me, and with my unsighted eye I see what’s hidden. It’s illuminated life more than darkened it.

Alice Walker

Breakfast News

El Paso bristles at Trump’s claim that wall made city safe

Push to honor black tennis star comes amid blackface scandal

Denver teachers prepare to strike over pay dispute

Gun-seizure laws grow in popularity since Parkland shooting

Alabama church removes pew honoring Confederate president

Lessons for Brexit from Norway’s hard border with Sweden

Egypt’s el- Sisi elected new chairman of African Union

Socialist Maduro seeks to raise dollars with appeal to greed

Doctors demand humanitarian aid be allowed into Venezuela

Thousands join right-wing rally in Madrid, demand PM resign

Chimps use branch to make ladder, escape Belfast Zoo

Breakfast Blogs

Florida Woman Proves You Can’t Lick Your Coworkers’ Faces and Keep Your Job in…City Government Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

Paul Manafort Sold Out Donald Trump — and His Anonymous Leakers Are Lying about It Publicly emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

A Facebook fact-checker speaks digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Hullabaloo

The Unbearable Denialism of the Center tristero, Hullabaloo

Fighting lies and the lying liars Tom Sullivan, Hullabaloo

EXCLUSIVE: FBI’s War Crimes Unit on the Chopping Block Beth Van Schaak, Just Security

Elizabeth Warren And Our Racist President Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Haz Our Media Learned from 2016? Oh Hell No They Haven’t. Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Overstimulated Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names

AN AUDIENCE OF 63 MILLION Steve M., No More Mister Nice Blog