Dec 03 2019

The Breakfast Club (Foes of Reality)

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

First human heart transplant performed; Industrial accident kills thousands in Bhopal, India; Hundreds of students arrested at the University of California at Berkeley; “A Streetcar Named Desire” opens on Broadway; Snger Ozzy Osbourne is born.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

Words, as is well known, are the great foes of reality.

Joseph Conrad

Breakfast News

Schools, offices close as long-lived storm clobbers US East

Judge denies request for stay on McGahn testimony

US seeks high court permission to resume federal executions

Supreme Court appears unlikely to hand victory to gun rights backers in 2nd Amendment case

Judges: New North Carolina Congress map will be used in 2020

California Rep. Hunter to plead guilty to corruption charge

Chicago mayor fires city’s top cop over ‘ethical lapses’

Flood at famed Arizona waterfalls sends tourists scrambling

‘Thanksgiving antics’ NC elk gets tangled up in red hammock

Now Roquefort: US eyes tariffs on $2.4B in French imports

China to suspend US Navy visits to Hong Kong over new law

Case against Netanyahu includes billionaire witnesses

Amnesty says at least 208 killed in Iran protests, crackdown

Russian scientists present ancient puppy found in permafrost

Breakfast Blogs

The Republicans Will Let Their Freak Flags Fly. The Democrats Will Do ‘Gravitas.’ Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

The Trump-John Solomon Attempts to Blame Others for the Vault 7 Leak emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

Post-Thanksgiving Echidne Musings Echidne, at her blog

Zelensky speaks digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Hullabaloo

The monetary monster Tom Sullivan, Hullabaloo

The Spencer Standoff with Trump over Gallagher Distracts from the Navy’s Real Problems Colonel (ret.) Bob Wilson, Just Security

Imagining a Senate Trial: Reading the Senate Rules of Impeachment Litigation Hilary Hurd and Benjamin Wittes, Lawfare

“Over The Last Three Years…” Is The New Big Lie driftglass, at his blog

The Crime That Disappeared Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names

TRUMP NATION, INDEFINITELY? Steve M., No More Mister Nice Blog

Congressman From ‘Hee Haw’ Will Ride Devin Nunes’s Cow Into This Week’s Trump Impeachment Hearings Evan Hurst, Wonkette

Giuliani Wanted The Corrupt Ukrainian Prosecutor To Pay Him To … Look, It’s Complicated

GOP Lady-Gal Won’t Get WNBA Lez Cooties On Senate If Georgia/FLA Idiots Can Help It Doktor Zoom, Wonkette

Likely Nominee Joe Biden’s Perfectly Cool, Perfectly Normal Weekend Stephen Robinson, Wonkette