Dec 31 2019

The Breakfast Club (Weeds)

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

Thomas Edison demonstrates light bulb; The United States winds down the Marshall Plan; Actor Anthony Hopkins, composer Jule Styne and musician Donna Summer are born.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

Violence is like a weed – it does not die even in the greatest drought.

Simon Wiesenthal

Breakfast News

Feds: No evidence hackers disrupted North Carolina voting

GOP lawmakers in 2 states seek anti-red flag laws on guns

Judge temporarily blocks California’s forced arbitration law

Powerful winter storm lingers in Upper Midwest

Police, victims warn against firing guns on New Year’s Eve

NYPD: Times Square safest place on Earth for New Year’s Eve

Fallen WWII soldier’s dog tags return home after 75 years

North Korean leader calls for ‘military countermeasures’

Russia warns Iran nuclear deal in danger of ‘falling apart’

Raging wildfires trap 4,000 at Australian town’s waterfront

Mexico’s Zapatistas host “Women Who Fight” gathering

Germany’s Merkel urges climate action in New Year message

Russia, Ukraine finalize deals for gas transit to Europe

Breakfast Blogs

Mick Mulvaney Is Getting Fed to the Wolves on Ukraine Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

The Inspector General Report on Carter Page Fails to Meet the Standard It Applies to the FBI emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

The Anal Analyst. On Teen Vogue. Echidne, at her blog

The swamp extends all the way to Venezuela digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Hullabaloo

Forest for the trees Tom Sullivan, Hullabaloo

The end of white Christian America? Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Doesn’t talk, it swears Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

On Rick Wilson’s “O Tempora! O Mores!” Lamentations driftglass, at his blog

Haiku Review of 2019 (Part 2): The Haiku Awakens The Rude Pundit, at his blog


Stacey Abrams’s Org Loses One ‘Fair Fight’ Against Voter Purge Jamie Lynn Crofts, Wonkette

Rudy Giuliani Takes Break From Secret Ukraine Back Channel For New VENEZUELAN Back Channel Liz Dye, Wonkette

New York Times Sorry About Bret Stephens White Supremacist Oopsie, Definitely Won’t Let It Happen Again* Evan Hurst, Wonkette

Fox & Friends Know Who Real Victims Of Hannukah Attacks Are, SURPRISE It Is Christians Stephen Robinson, Wonkette