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Dec 10 2019

The Breakfast Club (Wisdom)

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

Martin Luther King, Junior accepts Nobel Peace Prize; Women get the right to vote in Wyoming Territory; America’s first domestic passenger jet flight takes off; Soul singer Otis Redding, General Augusto Pinochet die.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

I am the wisest man alive, for I know one thing, and that is that I know nothing.

Socrates

Breakfast News

Pensacola gunman got around a ban on foreigners buying guns

California fines CVS $3.6 million for failing to recycle

Virginia gun rights activists vow to fight new restrictions

Report: US misled public on progress in Afghanistan war

Federal appeals court rules against political ad law

Feds agree to review grizzly protections in contiguous US

World trade without rules? US shuts down WTO appeals court

Russia, Ukraine to revive peace process amid little progress

Pension strikes cripple Paris, more travel woes ahead

Up to 13 feared dead in volcanic eruption off New Zealand

North Korea calls Trump ‘erratic’ old man over tweets

Breakfast Blogs

This Highly Organized Right-Wing Militia Is an Ominous Portent Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

The Special Envoy for Ukraine Was Working on Paul Manafort’s Defense emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

Will Rogers Was Right About The Democrats bmaz, emptywheel

Afghanistan: A Trillion Dollars’ Worth Of Lies Jim White, emptywheel

Some Things That are True About France Quinn Norton, emptywheel

Some more highlights digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Hullabaloo

Afghanistan, Graveyard of Empires tristero, Hullabaloo

Hot spit take Tom Sullivan, Hullabaloo

Seven Outright Falsehoods in GOP Staff Report on Impeachment Susan Simpson, Just Security

The Inspector General’s ‘Witch Hunt’ Report: A Quick and Dirty Analysis Benjamin Wittes, Lawfare

The worst and the dullest Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

BREAKING! Professional Compensated For Her Expert Services Scott Lemisux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Never Trust a Never Trumper — The Saga Continues driftglass, at his blog

Literary Corner: We’re looking very strongly at sinks and showers Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names

WHY WOULD TRUMP NEED TO WAIT UNTIL AFTER THE ELECTION TO PARDON HIS ASSOCIATES? No More Mister Nice Blog

Shocking! Liz Warren Earned Millions Of Dollars Over Millions Of Years Stephen Robinson, Wonkette

HUD Withholding Hurricane Aid To Puerto Rico Until It Investigates Joe Biden Doktor Zoom, Wonkette

Alan Keyes Wants YOU To Drink Bleach (Do Not Do That, You Will Die!) Robyn Penacchia, Wonkette