Nov 26 2019

The Breakfast Club (Difference)

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

China enters Korean War; Nazis force half a million Jews into walled ghetto; Nixon’s secretary tries to explain gap on Watergate tapes; ‘Casablanca’ premieres at Hollywood Theater; Tina Turner is born.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

There’s a difference between a philosophy and a bumper sticker.

Charles M. Schulz

Breakfast News

Failing ice cellars signal changes in Alaska whaling towns

Jerome meets Jasmine: Fed chief observes economic struggles

McDonald’s agrees to $26M settlement with California workers

4 health company executives accused in $1B fraud scheme

Official: Sale of train tracks enhances Maine’s connectivity

3 Maryland men exonerated after 36 years in prison

Sports betting approved in New Hampshire for next year

Agency agrees to designate habitat for threatened ice seals

No easy mark: Female bodybuilder, 82, clobbers intruder

Thieves steal ‘priceless’ jewel sets from Dresden museum

Secret documents reveal how China mass detention camps work

Hong Kong leader refuses to give ground after poll setback

Lebanon clashes threaten to crack open fault lines

France pledges millions to stop deadly domestic violence

Activists confront far-right leader on gender violence law

Attorney general: Israel’s Netanyahu not required to resign

At least 9 dead as heavy rain hits France, Italy, Greece

More polio cases now caused by vaccine than by wild virus

Breakfast Blogs

The Company Behind the Keystone Pipeline Shouldn’t Be Allowed to Run a Gas Station at This Point Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

The Virgin Birth of the First Rudy Giuliani-Mike Pompeo Call emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

I feel sick digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Hullabaloo

Justice in fiction vs reality. What I learned from Watchmen, Chernobyl and The Good Place Spocko, Hullabaloo

If Only… tristero, Hullabaloo

Trump impeachment in review Tom Sullivan, Hullabaloo

Clear Goal of Barr/Durham Probe is to Scare Off Intelligence Community Alex Finley, Just Security

Some Relevant Points of Law on Impeachment Robert S. Litt, Lawfare

This whole thing needs to be nuked from space Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

The Mass Incarceration Industrial Complex Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Conspiracy, Inc. driftglass, at his blog

For the Record: Just to make sure it’s clear Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names

Note to Democrats: Call the GOP’s Bluff The Rude Pundit, at his blog


Professor Bigot Says What? Anything He Likes, As Long As He’s Not Discriminating IRL! Jamie Lynn Crofts, Wonkette

Devin Nunes Keeps F*cking That Turkey Evan Hurst, Wonkette

Rudy And The Chucklefux Were Shaking Down ALLLLL The Oligarchs, ALLEGEDLY Five Dollar Feminist, Wonkette

Donald Trump Hides In His Room So You Evil Gnomes Can’t Steal His Magic Bag Doktor Zoom, Wonkette

The Legend of Zeldin: Impeachment Time! Michael Mora, Wonkette

Bloomberg 2020: Not *That* Rich Assh*le. *This* Rich Assh*le! Stephen Robinson, Wonkette