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Jan 23 2020

The Breakfast Club (The Life Of Terry)

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

Accord reached in Vietnam; North Korea seizes the U.S.S. Pueblo; Roots airs; Bob Keeshan dies; Johnny Carson dies.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

Terry Jones (1 February 1942 – 21 January 2020)

Every age sort of has its own history. History is really the stories that we retell to ourselves to make them relevant to every age. So we put our own values and our own spin on it.

Terry Jones

Breakfast News

Trump administration approves Keystone pipeline on US land

Trump suggests he may be open to entitlement cuts in future

US drinking water contamination with ‘forever chemicals’ far worse than scientists thought

DC claims inaugural committee spending enriched Trump family

Utah bans conversion therapy for LGBTQ children

Obscure Seattle election offers experiment in online voting

No more free rides: US seeks to limit emotional support animals on planes

Black Texas teen told to cut his dreadlocks in order to walk at graduation

Monarch butterfly population critically low on California coast – again

New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning retiring after 16-season career

Chinese city stops outbound flights, trains to fight virus

Saudi crown prince’s WhatsApp linked to Bezos phone hack

Britain’s Brexit bill passes final hurdle in Parliament

Russia-Poland feud over history clouds Auschwitz anniversary

Guaidó seeks EU sanctions for Venezuela, meeting with Trump

Brazilian piano legend plays again thanks to ‘magic’ gloves

Breakfast Blogs

That Sound You Just Heard Was a National Spit-Take at Trump’s Lawyer Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

The Glenn Greenwald versus the Julian Assange Charges, Compared emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

On Sexism In How The Media Used To Covered Social Science Research Echidne, at her blog

A conservative movement icon steps off the reservation digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Digby’s Hullabaloo

The Breathtaking Naïveté of the New York Times tristero, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Trump’s prevent defense Tom Sullivan, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Alan Dershowitz’s Strange Constitutional Arguments on Impoundment and Foreign Policy Philip Bobbitt, Lawfare

Dumber than Dersh Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and MoneyI resemble that remark! Shakezula, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Erik Visits an American Grave, Part 618 Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Random Observations on a Cover-Up (Impeachment Trial Rules Edition) The Rude Pundit, at his blog

The Details Where the Devil Is Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names

DOES IMPEACHMENT MAKE YOU WANT TO PAINT A SWASTIKA ON A SYNAGOGUE? ME EITHER. Steve M., No More Mister Nice Blog

Trump Gets Spanked By North Korean Dictator, Apparently Likes It Liz Dye, Wonkette

Liz Warren Unveils Plan To Remove Trump Stench From White House Curtains Stephen Robinson, Wonkette

Rude Church Kicks Out All The Old People In Hopes Of Attracting Young Hep Cats Robyn Pennacchia, Wonkette