Dec 07 2019

The Breakfast Club (Two Problems)

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

On this date in 1941, Japanese forces attack the home base of the U.S. Pacific Fleet at Pearl Harbor in Hawaii – prompting America under President Franklin D. Roosevelt to enter World War II.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

There are two problems for our species’ survival – nuclear war and environmental catastrophe – and we’re hurtling towards them. Knowingly.

Noam Chomsky

Breakfast News

Supreme Court keeps federal executions on hold

Supreme Court puts temporary hold on House subpoenas to banks for Trump’s financial documents

FAA seeks to fine Boeing $3.9 million for faulty jet parts

Company lays off miners after hiring them from Blackjewel

An electric eel named Miguel Wattson is powering lights on a Christmas tree at the Tennessee Aquarium

Mexicans fleeing violence form new encampment on border

Activists cheer for “Greta!”, urge climate action in Madrid

UK Brexit envoy quits, slamming politicians’ ‘half-truths’

World powers press Iran to reverse nuke deal violations

Independence not on ballot, but on voters’ minds in Scotland

UN Libya migrant center plagued with crowding, TB, food cuts

Indian police fatally shoot 4 suspects in gang-rape case

Indian woman who alleged gang-rape dies after burn attack

Breakfast Blogs

Is There Any Republican Left Who Isn’t Just Foul Ambition, All the Way Through? Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

Joshua Schulte: The Alleged Vault 7 and CIA Election Spying Leaker? emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

France Strikes, with Firefighters at Center Stage Quinn Norton, emptywheel

Friday Night Soother digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Hullabaloo

What’s heard in Moscow stays in Moscow Tom Sullivan, Hullabaloo

A Call to Arms: Taking the Russia Threat Seriously Marc Polymeropoulos, Just Security

Britain Goes to the Polls in a High-Stakes Election Amanda Sloat, Lawfare

The Women Who Still Speak Up Dahlia Lithwick, Slate

Bind but do not protect Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Welcome To Hell driftglass, at his blog

Circumlocution Office Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names

Nikki Haley Said One of the Stupidest Fucking Things I’ve Heard a Politician Say in a Long Time The Rude Pundit, at his blog

IS BIDEN OUR TRUMP? Steve M., No More Mister Nice Blog

David Brooks: When I Was A Teenage Socialist Stephen Robinson, Wonkette

Senate Intel Committee Knows GOP Ukraine Conspiracy Theories Are Horsesh*t But SHHHHH DON’T TELL! Evan Hurst, Wonkette

Detained Teen Died Of Flu. And Of Border Patrol Not Giving A Sh*t Doktor Zoom, Wonkette

Aw, Rudy Giuliani Thinks He’s Helping! Liz Dye, Wonkette