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May 10 2019

The Breakfast Club (Questions)

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

A golden spike completes America’s first transcontinental railroad; Nazis burn books in Germany; Rudolf Hess parachutes into Scotland; Nelson Mandela takes office in S. Africa; U2’s frontman Bono born.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

We thought that we had the answers, it was the questions we had wrong.

Bono

Breakfast News

A growing number of states call porn a public health crisis

For thousands of asylum seekers, all they can do is wait

Chelsea Manning released from jail on contempt charge

New budget proposal tackles homelessness in California

Revived proposal for new oil, gas drilling in California

Judge refuses to block subpoenas sent over teacher sickouts

Officials: Coal to keep sliding as renewables, gas fill gap

Officials seek to open major spillway on Mississippi River

US military veteran sues after twice being denied a passport

Descendants honor Chinese workers on railroad’s 150th year

Baby giraffe at Seattle zoo gets therapeutic shoes

US and Palestinians clash over US plan for peace with Israel

N. Korea fires 2 suspected missiles in possible new warning

US seizes North Korean ship amid tense moment in relations

EU urges Iran to respect nuclear deal, regrets US sanctions

US sanctions to hit Iran’s metals industry, a major employer

South Africa’s ruling ANC holds onto lead in national vote

Venezuela’s Maduro tightens pressure on opposition

China vows retaliation if Trump raises tariffs

Notre Dame’s melted roof leaves astronomical lead levels

Breakfast Blogs

The Anti-Abortion Nuts Are Playing for Keeps This Time Around Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

The cult within the cult digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Hullabaloo

Alabama Is Our New Future tristero, Hulabaloo

Con men and con women Tom Sullivan, Hullabaloo

The Iran Nuclear Deal After Rouhani’s Announcement Tess Bridgeman, Just Security

The Executive Branch Escalates Its Clash With Congress Margaret Taylor, Lawfare

This is the Future Republicans Want Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Among schoolchildren Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Customers over Workers Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Mmoney

Rubio, McConnell and the Party of Ritual Cognitive Mutilation driftglass, at his blog

For the Record: Southern Strategy Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names

TRUMP DOESN’T NEED TO WAG THE DOG OVERSEAS BECAUSE HE’S ALREADY STARTED WARS AT HOME Steve M., No More Mister Nice Blog

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