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Nov 21 2019

The Breakfast Club (Absurdities)

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

Thomas Edison says he’s invented the phonograph; Gap revealed on Nixon White House tape; Final victim dies in America’s anthrax scare; Jonathan Pollard arrested; ‘Anything Goes’ opens on Broadway.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities.

Voltaire

Breakfast News

Blackouts hit Northern California again during fire danger

Arizona border activist acquitted of harboring immigrants

Native Americans honor 50th anniversary of Alcatraz takeover

Whistleblower raises safety alarm about air traffic control

Divided US House committee backs pot decriminalization

Illinois governor’s order restricts timeout rooms in schools

Nebraska is 1st to share drivers’ records with Census Bureau

Apple detectives comb US Northwest for ‘lost’ varieties

Hong Kong protesters, facing arrest, won’t leave university

Netanyahu challenger fails to form coalition

Colombia protesters hope to channel wave of discontent

Breakfast Blogs

Gordon Sondland Is a Smug Plutocrat Who Was OK With All of It Until He Wasn’t Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

Elise Stefanik Makes Case that Don Jr and Eric Trump Must Resign from Trump Organization emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

Thanks, Devin. Thanks Jim. It’s all going according to plan. Love, Vlad. digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Hullabaloo

Worser and worser Tom Sullivan, Hullabaloo

Trump and GOP Call to ID Whistleblower Exposes Glaring Gaps in Protections Kel McClanahan, Just Security

Gordon Sondland Accuses the President of Bribery Benjamin Wittes, Lawfare

Bombshell testimony confirms what everybody already knew Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Was a supermajority requirement to remove a president a mistake? Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Literary Corner: He was not in a good mood Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names

UNDER PRESSURE, TRUMP BREAKS OUT THE NORMAN VINCENT PEALE Steve M., No More Mister Nice Blog

Chick-Fil-A, Last Bastion Of Christian Values, Falls To Gay Agenda, America Over Doktor Zoom, Wonkette

Knew A Girl Named Nikki I Guess You Could Say She Was An Email Fiend Five Dollar Feminist, Wonkette