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Dec 21 2019

The Breakfast Club (Nostalgia)

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.

This Day in History

Highlights of this day in history: Pilgrims land in Plymouth Massachusetts; Pan Am flight 747 explodes over Lockerbie, Scotland; Apollo 8 lifts off on first manned mission to the Moon; Actress Jane Fonda is born.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

It isn’t necessary to imagine the world ending in fire or ice. There are two other possibilities: one is paperwork, and the other is nostalgia.

Frank Zappa

Breakfast News

Judge revokes grazing permit for ranchers pardoned by Trump

Twitter, Facebook ban fake users; some had AI-created photos

US judge rejects bid to kill Keystone pipeline lawsuits

‘Vast majority’ of vaping illnesses blamed on vitamin E

Health system pays $575 million to settle anti-trust lawsuit

Buzzkill: Oregon bans cannabis-infused alcoholic beverages

Joshua Tree National Park braces for crowds amid holidays

Whoo’s there? Georgia family discovers owl in Christmas tree

UK lawmakers OK Johnson’s Brexit bill, pave way to exit EU

Australia battles ‘catastrophic’ wildfires as PM rushes home

India bans citizenship law protests as death toll hits 14

Activists cheer victory in landmark Dutch climate case

Is Russia eyeing Belarus takeover? Integration talks deepen

UN defeats rival resolutions to keep Syria cross-border aid

Son of Russian spies relieved to keep Canadian citizenship

Notre Dame Cathedral to miss first Christmas in centuries

Breakfast Blogs

I’m a Lucky Motherf*cker. We All Are. Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

DOJ IG Report on Carter Page and Related Issues: Mega Summary Post emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

My Word For 2019 Echidne, at her blog

Trump is squirming, desperate for his Big Exoneration Show digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Hullabaloo

A Free Pass Masquerading As Objectivity tristero, Hullabaloo

The gentlemen’s time has expired Tom Sullivan, Hullabaloo

Selective Disclosure of OLC legal Opinions Isn’t Enough Alex Abdo, Just Security

The Biggest Social Media Operation You’ve Never Heard of Is Run Out of Cyprus by Russians Lisa Kaplan, Lawfare

This is what you want. This is what you get. Shakezula, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Matt Bevin did not suddenly become a civil libertarian Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Sneak preview of next summer’s blockbuster episode Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Literary Corner: Trump With the Toilets, Toilets Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names

Nutcase Appeals Court Judges Just Voided Yr Obamacare. Should You Be Worried? Jamie Lynn Crofts, Wonkette

Whatcha Doin’, Nancy Pelosi? Kicking Moscow Mitch In The Face? We’ll Hold Your Beer. Evan Hurst, Wonkette

Upton Sinclair Rolls Over In Grave, Is ‘USDA Prime’ Under New Trump Meat Rules Doktor Zoom, Wonkette

Michael Cohen Asks Santa For Early Release, SDNY Dumps Load Of Coal Down His Chimney Liz Dye, Wonkette

Do You Like Jobs AND Not Dying In A Firenado? Elizabeth Warren Has … You Know What She Has Robyn Penacchia, Wonkette

Sarah Huckabee Sanders Disgraces Herself, Some More Stephen Robinson, Wonkette