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Jan 31 2020

The Breakfast Club (After The Rain)

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

US launches first satellite into orbit; Libyan intelligence officer convicted of Pan Am 103 bombing; US Soldier executed for desertion during World War II; Norman Mailer born; Franz Schubert born.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

America is a hurricane, and the only people who do not hear the sound are those fortunate if incredibly stupid and smug White Protestants who live in the center, in the serene eye of the big wind.

Norman Mailer

Breakfast News

UN agency declares global emergency over virus from China

American Airlines pilots sue to halt flights to China

Johnson & Johnson ordered to pay $344M in pelvic mesh case

Europe evacuates citizens from China, Russia shuts border

Irish border residents watch for Brexit fallout

Twitter, Pinterest crack down on voter misinformation

Democratic AGs sue to force US to adopt ERA in Constitution

Winds topple US border wall being built; it falls in Mexico

Telescope reveals details of sun’s turbulent surface

Breakfast Blogs

Rand Paul Flirts With Outing the Whistleblower at the Senate Impeachment Trial Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

Pat Cipollone Believes the Golden Rule Is for Chumps emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

Dershowitz wasn’t alone digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Dibgy’s Hullabaloo

I saw the worst minds of my generation destroyed by madness Tom Sullivan, Dibgy’s Hullabaloo

The Ukrainian “Drug Deal” and All the President’s Lawyers Kathleen Clark, Just Security

Members of the House Are on Notice: No Tweeting Deepfakes Evelyn Douek, Quinta Jurecic, Jacob Schulz, Lawfare

Inside wall of peace, dirty and diseased Shakezula, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Kayfabe Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Some of it is just transcendental, some of it is just really dumb Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Erik Visits an American Grave, Part 625 Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

How Not To Interview For a Job…Unless You’re a Never Trumper driftglass, at his blog

For the Record: Whistleblower Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names

No, Republicans, You’re Fucking Lying About Biden and the Ukrainian Prosecutor The Rude Pundit, at his blog

AMERICA IS EAGER TO BE RID OF TRUMP BUT MIGHT REELECT HIM ANYWAY Steve M., No More Mister Nice Blog

White House Declares Bolton Book Classified, Invites Him To Publish It NEVER Liz Dye, Wonkette

Kickass Congresswomen Help Sick Migrant Six-Year-Old Girl Doktor Zoom, Wonkette

Wilbur Ross: Always Look On The Bright Side Of The Coronavirus Stephen Robinson, Wonkette