Nov 23 2019

The Breakfast Club (Vegetables)

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

UN war crimes panel to try Slobodan Milosevic for genocide in Bosnia; Ukraine’s Viktor Yushchenko declares win in disputed vote; ‘Life’ first hits newsstands; Singer Enrico Caruso makes American debut.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

Vegetables are a must on a diet. I suggest carrot cake, zucchini bread, and pumpkin pie.

Jim Davis

Breakfast News

Federal addiction treatment dollars off-limits for marijuana

Pennsylvania to fund research into fracking health dangers

US officials: Don’t eat romaine grown in Salinas, California

Asylum-seekers in Arizona to be bused to Texas, then Mexico

Alabama jury convicts officer of manslaughter in shooting

‘Ghost guns’ are untraceable, easy to make, more prevalent

Carcass of giant blue whale brought to surface for study

1st in vitro Puerto Rico crested toad gives scientists hope

Mystery grows over Trump administration hold on Lebanon aid

Netanyahu’s woes mirror those of his ally Trump

Bolivian officials accuse Evo Morales of terrorism, sedition

Colombia president orders curfew in capital following unrest

UK party leaders grilled by wary voters on Brexit and more

Hong Kong court reinstates mask ban ahead of elections

Merkel’s heir apparent takes on critics, wins applause

Iran internet slowly revives; US sanctions telecom minister

Isolated Iceland newly vulnerable to computer scams

Breakfast Blogs

We Must Win the Struggle Between Memory and Forgetting Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

Bill Barr Moves from Treating Understaffing at BOP as a “SNAFU” to a “Perfect Storm of Screw-Ups” emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

Did Giuliani Give Parnas The Referral Of Turkey To Ballard Partners As Payment For Trump Defense Work In Ukraine? Jim White, emptywheel

Ok Bolton digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Hullabaloo

Thanks, Chairman Schiff tristero, Hullabaloo

“A domestic political errand” Tom Sullivan, Hullabaloo

Fiona Hill: A “Domestic Political Errand” Eclipsed the “Regular Channel” on Ukraine Policy Kate Brannen, Just Security

IG Falls Short of Justice in Investigating Political Retaliation at the State Department Luke Hartig, Just Security

One problem with having a pathological liar/senile fantasist in the White House Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Plutocrat Announces Plan to Set Money on Fire Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Peggy Noonan Renews My Faith… driftglass, at his blog

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In Brief: Trump Still Cannot Get Over Adam Schiff’s Parody of His Phone Call with Zelensky The Rude Pundit, at his blog

BALLS AND STRIKES? NAHHH. Steve M., No More Mister Nice Blog

BREAKING: Fiona Hill Smart, Devin Nunes Full Of Cow Sh*t Evan Hurst, Wonkette

GOP Blows Wad Over Inspector General Report That Doesn’t Say Thing GOP Says It Says Five Dollar Feminist, Wonkette

Man Who Helped Immigrants NOT DIE Not Guilty Of Helping Immigrants NOT DIE Jamie Lynn Crofts, Wonkette

Trump Priority: Making Sure War-Criming Child Murderer Edward Gallagher Gets His Medal Stephen Robinson, Wonkette

National Review Guy Argues For ‘Religious Freedom’ To Fire People Who Take The Pill Robyn Pennacchia, Wonkette

Donald Trump Does ‘Fox & Friends,’ Tells 88 Lies In 53 Minutes Doktor Zoom, Wonkette