Feb 05 2020

The Breakfast Club (It Must Be Nice)

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

FDR plans to ‘pack’ the Supreme Court; Byron de la Beckwith convicted of killing civil rights leader Medgar Evers; The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour premieres; William S. Burroughs and Hank Aaron born.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

It took me seventeen years to get three thousand hits in baseball. I did it in one afternoon on the golf course.

Hank Aaron

Breakfast News

Iowa’s coveted voting status in doubt after delay on results

Judge OKs limited release of Pentagon Papers case records

Kansas no longer fighting claims of wrongly convicted man

Judge: Mississippi parole officers ‘underpaid & overworked’

California may pause student fitness tests due to bullying

Mfume, Klacik win party primaries for Elijah Cummings’ seat

Changing counts reveal inexact science of calorie labels

Unknowns of the new virus make global quarantines a struggle

Turkey deploys extremists to Libya, local militias say

Tiny indigenous land highlights Brazil’s environmental woes

Poland: Bill allowing judges to be punished signed into law

UK boosts climate effort by banning new gas vehicles by 2035

As forests burn around the world, drinking water is at risk

Breakfast Blogs

Mayor Pete Buttigieg Is Threatening to Become the Democratic Mitt Romney Charels P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

“Project Rasputin:” The Michael Caputo Interview emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheeel

Meanwhile, Trump is still totally corruptdiigby aka Heather Digby Parton, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Breakdown, go ahead give it to me Tom Sullivan, Digby’s Hullabaloo

US Should Think Again About Reversing Landmine Policy Mary Wareham, Just Security

Iraq and the Enduring Conflict Between the United States and Iran Vanda Felbab-Brown, Lawfare

Not Aquatic, Though Farcical Chris Koski. Lawyers, Guns and Money

When Will Conservatives Start Voting to Fight Climate Change? Probably Never. Eric Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

The Devil’s Theory of Farmageddon Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

That Sweet Sweet Both Siderist Poteen. driftglass, at his blog

Right Here in River City Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names

Fuck Every Republican Who Says Trump Was Wrong But Won’t Vote to Remove Him The Rude Pundit, at his blog


Trump Not Discriminating Against Muslims Anymore, Just Black People. OK And Some Muslims. Jamie Lynn Crofts, Wonkette

WTF, Iowa? Liz Dye, Wonkette

Coast Guard Nazi Going To Prison. For The Mass-Murder Planning, Not The Racism. Robyn Pennacchia, Wonkette

U.S. Bank’s Simple Wisdom: Look For The Helpers. And Fire Them. Doktor Zoom, Wonkette

Judicial Watch Just Making Up Iowa ‘Voter Fraud’ Numbers, As If Iowa Needed Their Sh*t Stephen Robinson, Wonkette