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May 08 2019

The Breakfast Club (Preparedness)

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

Allies celebrate the end of World War Two; Native Americans holding the hamlet of Wounded Knee surrender; Coca-Cola invented.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

Fascinations breeds preparedness, and preparedness, survival.

Peter Benchley

Breakfast News

Georgia governor signs restrictive ‘heartbeat’ abortion ban

Proposed tobacco ban sparks fiery debate in Beverly Hills

Cash is still king: San Francisco bans credit-only stores

Democratic state lawmakers try to get Trump tax returns, too

Feds sue WV governor’s coal companies over safety violations

South Dakota governor, Oglala Sioux in protests standoff

US pregnancy deaths are up, especially among minorities

Cyberattack cripples Baltimore’s government computer servers

UK concedes it must hold EU election amid Brexit delay

Venezuela’s top court targets opposition lawmakers

Gandhi scion comes into his own as India polls near finish

Post-apartheid South Africa is world’s most unequal country

Erdogan defends Istanbul vote redo, critics see power grab

Report: Iran prepares to withdraw from parts of nuclear deal

Pressured over media rights, Myanmar frees Reuters reporters

Breakfast Blogs

Mitch McConnell Will Not Act in Good Faith, Even When the Security of the Country Is at Stake Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

The Candy And The Wrapper. Or on Women, Abortions And Pregnancies. Echidne, at her blog

If they had wanted to sabotage him, they certainly could have done it digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Hullabaloo

We can stop predicting arrival of a constitutional crisis Tom Sullivan, Hullabaloo

Intelligence, Ethics and Bureaucracy: The Duty to Warn Jamal Khashoggi Larry Siems, Just Security

Bill Barr’s Actions on the Mueller Report: A Response to Jack Goldsmith Robert Litt, Lawfare

The Problem of White Athletes Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Impeachment and the rule of law Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Reality Spills Outside Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names

ANOTHER ELITE JOURNALIST WHO DOESN’T GET IT Steve M., No More Mister Nice Blog

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