Nov 13 2019

The Breakfast Club (Mother Nature)

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

Vietnam Veterans Memorial dedicated; Taliban regime flees Afghan capital; President Bill Clinton to pay Paula Jones; Alabama’s top judge removed amid Ten Commandments flap; ‘Lion King’ opens on Broadway.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

That’s the thing about Mother Nature, she really doesn’t care what economic bracket you’re in.

Whoopi Goldberg

Breakfast News

Navajo leader: Tribe won’t back energy company’s new mines

US attorney general says feds will focus on high-crime areas

Reed takes office as Montgomery’s first black mayor

Lawsuit aims to kill stalled $2B methanol refinery project

Oklahomans launch new petition to reduce prison population

Tribe to argue against expansion of Dakota Access pipeline

Supreme Court lets Sandy Hook shooting lawsuit go forward

Court rules against warrantless searches of phones, laptops

Border wall opponents in court trying to stop construction

Record cold follows early snowstorm over much of eastern US

Former President Carter out of surgery, no complications

Teen climate activist is leaving US, setting sail for Spain

Tensions rise as Bolivia opposition leader claims presidency

As Hong Kong descends into chaos, China mulls its options

Australian wildfires injure firefighters and destroy homes

Polish opposition celebrates taking control of Senate

Court says EU states must label Israeli settlement products

France hosts world leaders to address global challenges

Angered at EU, Turkey threatens to release IS prisoners

Tourists, Venetians slosh through flooded lagoon city

Grin and bear it: Berlin panda gets CT scan for kidney exam

Special South African gin is infused with elephant dung

Breakfast Blogs

I Can’t Believe So Many Republicans Are Backing an Administration* Full of Republicans Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

Trump Team’s Extortion Demands To Ukraine Started Before The April 21 Call To Zelensky Jim White, emptywheel

Was the Biden stuff just an add-on? digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Hullabaloo

Getting Over It batocchio, Hullabaloo

Trump plus nothing Tom Sullivan, Hullabaloo

The US Mission Tied to Syrian Oil Fields May Prove the Worst of All Strategic Options Joshua Geltzer, Just Security

The Story the Impeachment Depositions Tell Margaret Taylor and Benjamin Wittes, Lawfare

How Overattention to Elections Undermines Long-Term Organizing Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Because They’re Wreckable Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

The Problem with Paranoia Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names


It’s Impeachment-Eve-Thirty, Motherf*ckers! Let’s Remember What Trump’s Ukraine Scandal Is Really All About. Evan Hurst, Wonkette

Roger Stone Charms Jury By Staying Off Witness Stand Five Dollar Feminist, Wonkette

Fed Society Founder Steve Calabresi Was A Dick But He Was Smart. The Daily Caller Ruined That Too Jamie Lynn Crofts, Wonkette

Democratic Establishment Wondering Just How Stuck They Are With Joe Biden Stephen Robinson, Wonkette

Oh Gee! Why Ever Would Arizona Payday Lenders Want To Ban Minimum Wage Increases? Robyn Pennacchia, Wonkette

Donald Trump Libelslandering The DACA Kids, So That’s A Surprise Doktor Zoom, Wonkette