Apr 02 2019

The Breakfast Club (Fools)

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

Pope John Paul II Dies at 84; President Woodrow Wilson asks Congress to declare war on Germany; Juan Ponce de Leon lands in Florida; Falkland Islands seized from Britain; Hans Christian Andersen Born.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

Who is more foolish? The fool or the fool that follows it?

Alec Guinness

Breakfast News

Trump suffers setbacks in environmental rulings in Alaska

Trump’s threat to close border stirs fears of economic harm

LA to tap tech to wipe out up to 50,000 old pot convictions

Tennessee bill would allow adoption groups to turn away gays

NY state poised to raise smoking age from 18 to 21

Bill would let authorities take guns if person deemed threat

Texas removing hemp from controlled substance list

Algeria’s leader, ceding to protests, will quit by April 28

Ukrainian comedian a step closer to taking office for real

Venezuelan judge moves to strip opposition leader’s immunity

Erdogan faces serious setbacks in Turkish local elections

New Zealand initiates bill to ban guns used in mosque attack

China to regulate all fentanyl drugs as controlled substance

UK Parliament rejects alternatives to May’s Brexit deal

Breakfast Blogs

Trump’s Choice of Rick Scott to Build a Republican Healthcare Plan Shows the Henhouse Is Full of Foxes Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

Oleg Deripaska’s Co-Columnist Admits Oleg Deripaska May Have Fed Christopher Steele Disinformation emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

Trump wrote “Bring Back The Death Penalty!” And he has. digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Hullabaloo

Risky in pink Tom Sullivan, Hullabaloo

How Barr May Interpret What It Means to Withhold “Grand Jury Information” Barbara McQuade, Just Security

“I wondered aloud if I would be able to find a decent meal in what was surely a culinary heart of darkness.” Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Remember When President Barack Obama Said This? driftglass, at his blog

For the Record: Alexandria Duet Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names