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Jan 30 2020

The Breakfast Club (Life’s A Circle)

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

Tet Offensive begins: Nazi leader Adolf Hitler becomes Germany’s chancellor; Franklin D. Roosevelt is born; Hindu extremist assassinates Mahatma Gandhi; as “Bloody Sunday” begins; “The Lone Ranger” airs

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

Remember you are just an extra in everyone else’s play.

Franklin D. Roosevelt

Breakfast News

High-profile housing bill fails to pass California Senate

Lawmaker promotes measure to restore felon voting rights

Authorities find longest Southwest border smuggling tunnel

Utah medical marijuana program on track, starting small

1st retail pot shop on Cape Cod opens in Provincetown

Kobe Bryant’s death throws spotlight on crash-warning system

Court says insurance doesn’t cover attacker in school fight

Bickering escalates over MLB plan to cut 42 teams in minors

NASA shutting down space telescope, infrared eyes to cosmos

Brexit deal cleared by EU Parliament; UK set to leave Friday

China virus death toll rises to 170, transmission a concern

More airlines drop flights to China as virus spreads

Italy, Cyprus say Turkey-Libya maritime deal ‘unacceptable’

Israel postpones move to annex large parts of West Bank

Israel could clash with international court on settlements

EU stops short of recommending ban on China’s Huawei

Berlin zoo’s panda twins take their 1st public tumbles

Breakfast Blogs

I’m Not Entirely Sure What Country I Just Landed In Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

Mike Flynn Seizes the Rope to Hang Himself With emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

Rudy isn’t helping digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Go(P) figure Tom Sullivan, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Lessons for Life: The Obituaries of Republicans Who Opposed Nixon’s Impeachment Ryan Goodman, Just Security

2000 Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

C’est moi? Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Rich people are a public health emergency Shakeszula, Lawyers, Guns and Money

http://www.lawyersgunsmoneyblog.com/2020/01/erik-visits-an-american-grave-part-624 Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Instead of Viagra… driftglass, at his blog

Rudy Rude: The Best Defense Is Pretty Offensive Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names

IT’S AS IF TRUMP’S ALLIES WANT ANTI-TRUMP VOTERS AT A MAXIMUM LEVEL OF OUTRAGE Steve M., No More Mister Nice Blog

No, Wonkette’s Not Giving Larry Klayman $75,000, LARRY. Rebecca Schoenkopf, Wonkette

Ramapough Indians Win One … Make That Three Against Sh*tty New Jersey White People Jamie Lyn Crofts, Wonkette

Martha McSally Is No Barry Goldwater, So She’s Got That Going For Her Stephen Robinson, Wonkette

Mitch McConnell Goes Limp On Impeachment Witnesses Liz Dye, Wonkette

Professional Hatemonger Gavin McInnes Devastated To Find There Are Social Consequences To Being An Asshole Robyn Pennacchia, Wonkette

https://www.wonkette.com/war-crimer-eddie-gallagher-wonders-who-will-rid-him-of-cowards-who-testified-against-him Doktor Zoom, Wonkette