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Dec 27 2019

The Breakfast Club (Scary Gentlemen)

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

Soviet Union invades Afghanistan; Charles Darwin sets out on round-the-world voyage; Radio City Music Hall opens in New York; James Barrie’s play “Peter Pan: The Boy Who Wouldn’t Grow Up” opens in London

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

What are you hiding? No one ever asks that.

Sarah Vowell

Breakfast News

Pennsylvania dioceses offer $84M to 564 clergy abuse victims

Wrongful conviction case headed to Missouri Supreme Court

Court: Airline’s workers can’t sue as class in pay dispute

Calif law will force small businesses to rethink staffing

California jails use kinder approach to solitary confinement

West Coast fishery rebounds in rare conservation ‘home run

Officer shows compassion after citing woman for taking food

Indonesia, Thailand mark 15th anniversary of massive tsunami

Israel’s embattled Netanyahu wins landslide in primary

Russian authorities raid opposition leader Navalny’s offices

Pro-Serbs rally in Montenegro against religious law

Christmas typhoon leaves 28 dead, 12 missing in Philippines

Court rules Turkey violated freedoms by banning Wikipedia

Sudan’s Christians enjoy holiday amid hope for new freedoms

Breakfast Blogs

Democracy Is Not for Cowards. We Used to Know That. Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

Merry Boxing Day. More on Gaslighting. Echidne, et her blog

The MSM belatedly discovers their own role in the right-wing political propaganda machine digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Hullabaloo

The perverse logic of win-win-ism Tom Sullivan, Hullabaloo

Thoughts on the Horowitz Report, Part I: An Introduction Benjamin Wittes, Lawfare

The ladder of law has a top and a bottom Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Ten Years Gone Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Erik Visits an American Grave, Part 603 Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Christmas Nativities 2019: Now with Zombies (Because Sure, Why Not?) The Rude Pundit, at his blog

Mess the Press Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names

Chuck Todd Yanks Pants Up, Demands To Know Who Sh*t On The Floor Liz Dye, Wonkette

The Red Pill Ladies Auxiliary Had A ‘Submissive And Feminine’ Holiday This Year Robyn Pennacchia, Wonkette

Donald Trump: What Has Two Thumbs And Kills More Birds Than Wind Power? THIS GUY! Doktor Zoom, Wonkette

NY Cop Gets Stinging Wrist-Slap After Terrorizing Black Nashville Family. Still Has NY Cop Job. Stephen Robinson, Wonkette