May 07 2019

The Breakfast Club (Popularity)

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 Lusitania sunk in World War I; Nazi Germany signs surrender in World War II; Vietnam’s Battle of Dien Bien Phu; Composer Peter Illych Tchaikovsky born; Glenn Miller records ‘Chattanooga Choo-Choo.’

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

Popularity should be no scale for the election of politicians. If it would depend on popularity, Donald Duck and The Muppets would take seats in senate.

Orson Welles

Breakfast News

‘Magic mushroom’ decriminalization on Denver ballot

Midwest rivers recede, but flooding danger lingers

US measles count rises to 764, driven by New York outbreaks

Trial to determine if government liable for Harvey flooding

Oregon teachers plan walkout to push for classroom funding

Prosecutor: Proof of election fraud in US House race in Va.

Ninth dead whale found in San Francisco Bay Area

Red-legged frogs thriving in Yosemite after long absence

Modi flexes muscles in Kashmir to woo India’s Hindu voters

Turkey’s electoral board orders re-run of Istanbul vote

Violence mars 5th phase of India’s marathon elections

Cortizo declared winner in Panama president race

Newly crowned Thai king hopes for unity, prosperity

Spanish courts allow Puigdemont to run in EU elections

Breakfast Blogs

Nancy Pelosi Still Does Not Fully Grasp That the Trump Crisis Is Here and Now Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

The Republican Party’s Useful Idiot digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Hullabaloo

Get ye to the water gate Tom Sullivan, Hullabaloo

For the Military Commissions, a Fork in the Road on Torture Joshua Geltzer, Just Security

Israel’s New Plan to Annex the West Bank: What Happens Next? Yuval Shany, Lawfare

The art of the steal Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Big Ag–A Bipartisan Adventure Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Democrats Should Be Unrelenting on Trump’s Taxes The Rude Pundit, at his blog

Rice and Fall: Postscript Yastreblaynsky, The Rectification of Names