Jan 07 2020

The Breakfast Club (Long Long Way To Go)

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

First U.S. Presidential Election; Clinton goes on trial in Senate; Khmer Rouge overthrown; Emperor Hirohito dies.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

The limits of the possible can only be defined by going beyond them into the impossible.

Arthur C. Clarke

Breakfast News

5.8 magnitude quake strikes Puerto Rico, damaging homes

Groups demand answers after Iranians say they were detained

Unique sex-abuse suit filed against Boy Scouts in US capital

Homeland Security will share citizenship data with Census

Throngs mourn, Iranian leader weeps for general slain by US

Merkel to meet Putin in Moscow for talks on Mideast crises

Asian countries brace to evacuate workers in Iraq, Iran

Australian crews race to contain blazes as damage bill soars

Breakfast Blogs

This Mitch McConnell Speech Was So Sleazy I Thought He’d Spontaneously Combust Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

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

A Few Thoughts On Carter Page Warrants, Franks v. Delaware and Michael Horowitz bmaz. emptywheel

Some Advice For Political Readers In 2020. Or How To Be Informed. Echidne, at her blog

Trump properties in the crosshairs digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Hullabaloo

Photos from the fire down below. Links to how to help. Spocko, Hullabaloo

An Unhinged President tristero, Hullabaloo

Resisting the toxic bait Tom Sullivan, Hullabaloo

The Soleimani Strike and War Powers Tess Bridgeman, Just Security

Has Donald Trump Learned on the Job as Commander in Chief? Rebecca Friedman Lissner, Lawfare

The Hofeller Files Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Erik Visits an American Grave, Part 610 Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

They Shoulda Stopped the GOP at Munich driftglass, at his blog

Hey la hey la my Friedman’s back Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names

FOUND: TRUMP’S IDEOLOGY Steve M., No More Mister Nice Blog

Impeachment And The Sixth Amendment For Dummies. AGAIN. Jamie Lynn Crofts, Wonkette

What Would It Take To Get You Into A New War Today? Liz Dye, Wonkette

Lock The Doors! Call The FBI! George Lopez Threatens Donald Trump’s Life With Instagram Joke Stephen Robinson, Wonkette

https://www.wonkette.com/fox-news-judge-just-saying-impeach-the-motherf-cker-again Evan Hurst, Wonkette

Utah Flies Public Employees To Mexico To Fill Prescriptions And Isn’t That Normal AF? Doktor Zoom, Wonkette

Michelle Williams Had An Abortion, Thank You For Coming To Her Golden Globes Ted Talk Robyn Pennacchia, Wonkette