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Dec 06 2019

The Breakfast Club (Revolutionary Class)

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

Jefferson Davis dies in New Orleans; Four people die at a free Rolling Stones concert at the Altamont Speedway in Livermore, California; America’s first attempt to put a satellite into orbit fails; Jazz pianist Dave Brubeck is born.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

To make an omelette, you need not only those broken eggs but someone ‘oppressed’ to beat them: every revolutionist is presumed to understand that, and also every woman, which either does or does not make 51 percent of the population of the United States a potentially revolutionary class.

Joan Didion

Breakfast News

Senate passes bill to save funding for black colleges

DHS retreats on possible facial screening of US citizens

Indicted jail officers faced earlier excessive force claims

US persuades judge to stop pro-Trump border wall group

Report: Teen who died in US custody unresponsive for hours

Arkansas court won’t prohibit judge from hearing AG’s cases

Tennessee high court rules against paper in defamation case

Tufts University severs ties with family behind OxyContin

Football championship sidelines Louisiana inaugural ball

Paris police arrest scores amid strike over pension reform

PM: Israel has ‘full right’ to annex strategic Jordan Valley

Russia suspends project with Iran due to uranium enrichment

Farage’s Brexit Party hit by split a week before UK election

OPEC talks end without announcement of expected cuts

Nobel body: ‘Highly problematic’ that peace winner silent

AP Interview: New Zealand PM aims to limit spread of hate

Hong Kong residents living with tear gas worry of effects

Mekong River’s new aquamarine color may be sign of trouble

Vaccine group announces creation of Ebola vaccine stockpile

Breakfast Blogs

If Matt Bevin Had Not Lost the Election, He Would Have Won It Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

Republican Complaints about Phone Records Back Democratic Impeachment Case emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

Short Posts 12/5/19. On Gender Gap in Wages, Trump’s Hurt Fee-Fees, US Health Care Costs Etc. Echidne, at her blog

The “Ukraine was the real meddler” excuse has fallen apart digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Hullabaloo

A Change in the Gold Standard tristero, Hullabaloo

Trump-effect fallout? Tom Sullivan, Hullabaloo

Why Does Gordon Sondland Still Have a Job? Ryan Goodman, Just Security

The Non-Interventionist Mindset of of Donald J. Trump, an ongoing series Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Erik Visits an American Grave, Part 591 Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Emperor of Ice Cream Meets Baron of Beef Yastrerglyansky, The Rectification of Names

CHARLIE SYKES GETS LOST IN THE TIME-POLITICS CONTINUUM Steve M., No More Mister Nice Blog

Naming And Shaming The 71 House Republicans Who Just Took Russia’s Side In Ukraine War Evan Hurst, Wonkette

George Zimmerman, Larry Klayman Team Up To Do More Evil Sh*t To Trayvon Martin’s Family, DEFINITELY AREN’T RACIST Doktor Zoom, Wonkette

Tucker Carlson Getting Sued For *Actual* BESMIRCH STATEMENTS Five Dollar Feminists, Wonkette

Nancy Pelosi Sticks Lump of Impeachment Up Trump’s Stocking Stephen Robinson, Wonkette