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May 21 2019

The Breakfast Club (Being Human)

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

Dr. Martlin Luther King, Jr. begins march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama; the Sharkville massacre in South Africa occurs; Wrongly incarcerated Randall Dale Adams is released from prison; Musician Johann Bach born.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

Mistakes are a part of being human. Appreciate your mistakes for what they are: precious life lessons that can only be learned the hard way. Unless it’s a fatal mistake, which, at least, others can learn from.

Al Franken

Breakfast News

Governor orders probe of medical board in Ohio State abuse

5th migrant child dies after detention by US border agents

Seeing a twisting road ahead, Ford cuts 7K white-collar jobs

California eyes health care for immigrants in US illegally

1st black woman sworn in as Chicago mayor; vows big reforms

Texas advances bill to stiffen penalties for pipeline damage

Oregon joins effort to solve crimes against Native women

Andrea, Atlantic season’s 1st named subtropical storm, forms

Yemen rebels say drone hits arms depot at Saudi airport

Ukraine president takes political stage in dramatic fashion

Austrian government collapses over Ibiza video scandal

China’s pig disease outbreak pushes up global pork prices

New Zealand crews reenter coal mine 8 years after 29 killed

Breakfast Blogs

Either the Trump Camp’s Claims About Executive Power Stand, or the Constitution Does Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

The Mueller Report Redactions and the Claims about “Collusion” emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

He really can shoot someone on 5th Avenue and not lose any voters digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Hullabaloo

The first thing we do, let’s kill all the government experts Tom Sullivan, Hullabaloo

Trump’s Preference for Acting Officials Puts National Security at Risk Carrie Cordero and Joshua A. Geltzer, Just Security

Today in Trump Land Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

The Latest Selective Campus PC Panic Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Scripted reality Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

The Paranoid Style, 2019 Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names

SO WHAT’S THE DRINKING AGE NOW IN FETAL PERSONHOOD STATES? Steve M., No More Mister Nice Blog