May 01 2019

The Breakfast Club (Destiny)

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

President George W. Bush announces major combat has ended in Iraq; U2 spy plane shot down over Soviet Union; Empire State Building dedicated

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

Destiny is a good thing to accept when it’s going your way. When it isn’t, don’t call it destiny; call it injustice, treachery, or simple bad luck.

Joseph Heller

Breakfast News

Alabama House approves near total abortion ban

Tennessee spikes bill allowing LGBT adoption refusals

Energy Department says it will remove plutonium from Nevada

Washington state jail to give addiction meds after lawsuit

Pennsylvania Senate moves to slow replacing voting machines

North Carolina teachers plan new rally to press demands

LA judge rules Spanish museum can keep Nazi-looted painting

Texas GOP Senate leader looks to block bipartisan pot bill

Parts of downtown Davenport, Iowa, flood as barrier fails

Young humpback whale dies after 2 strandings in Alaska

US weighs designating Muslim Brotherhood a terrorist group

Clashes rock Venezuela as Guaido, Maduro vie for power

Emperor announces abdication as Japan marks end of era

Naruhito inherits regalia in first duty as Japanese emperor

TV star Zelenskiy officially named new Ukrainian president

Rural Catholic church defies Sri Lanka threats, holds Mass

Sri Lanka lifts social media ban imposed after Easter blasts

Few heed latest call for caravan amid fear after police raid

France ramps up security measures for May Day protests

Congo Ebola cases hit record for most reported in single day

Enigmatic Beluga whale off Norway so tame people can pet it

Instagram story aims to engage new generation with Holocaust

Breakfast Blogs

The Story of How the Republican Tax Bill Passed Is Even Crazier and More Crooked Than Anyone Imagined Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

Useful, but Willful, Idiot: “Page or” emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

Robert Mueller isn’t happy digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Hullabaloo

“The biggest thing in transparency since transparency began” Tom Sullivan, Hullabaloo

JFK Records Suit Tests CIA Secrecy on Assassination Jefferson Morley, Just Security

My country right or left Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

The Implications of Donald Trump’s Impunity Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Previewing the 2024 Republican Platform Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

The Devil and David Brooks driftglass, at his blog

Breaking Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names