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Mar 16 2019

The Breakfast Club (Competence)

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

My Lai Massacre in Vietnam; Terry Anderson abducted; First successful liquid-fuel rocket launch; Jerry Lewis born.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

The single most exciting thing you encounter in government is competence, because it’s so rare.

Daniel Patrick Moynihan

Breakfast News

49 killed at mosques in ‘one of New Zealand’s darkest days’

New Zealand’s history of gun ownership could be upended

Tech companies scramble to remove New Zealand shooting video

Europeans urge Russia to return to arms-control treaty

Slovakia could get its first woman president in ballot

US bars entry to International Criminal Court investigators

Students globally protest warming, pleading for their future

EPA bans consumer use of deadly paint stripper, in rare step

APNewsBreak: Greyhound won’t let US drop migrants in depots

Court: Mississippi must redraw challenged Senate district

ACLU seeks to block fetal heartbeat measure in Kentucky

Maryland House advances bill on Trump family-planning rule

Federal appeals court OKs tax-free housing for clergy

Midwest flooding forces evacuations, closing of road, river

US eases land restrictions meant to protect bird in West

Breakfast Blogs

The New Zealand Attack Is Proof That White Supremacy Is an International Terrorist Threat Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

Lisa Page Confirms that the Trump Campaign Investigation Was Different than Russian Info Ops Investigation emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

The Second Mueller Report digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Hullabaloo

White grievance, insecurity, and an overactive sense of history Tom Sullivan, Hullabaloo

New Zealand Attacks: A Wake-Up Call to Counter Far-Right Extremist Violence Bishop Garrison and Ryan B. Greer, Just Security

Donald Trump is an aspiring fascist, and institutional and cultural forces can’t contain him indefinitely Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

It’s A Man’s World Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

The Ongoing Adventures of The RetCon Men driftglass, at his blog

Comment Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names

You Idiots Are Causing “White Genocide” Yourselves The Rude Pundit, at his blog

IT MAY NOW BE IMPOSSIBLE TO DEPRIVE MASS SHOOTERS OF THE KIND OF ATTENTION THEY CRAVE Steve M., No More Mister Nice Blog