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Feb 06 2020

The Breakfast Club (Greatness)

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

President Ronald Reagan born; Hillary Clinton runs for the U.S. Senate; Britain’s King George VI dies; baseball legend Babe Ruth and reggae superstar Bob Marley born

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

The greatness of a man is not in how much wealth he acquires, but in his integrity and his ability to affect those around him positively.

Bob Marley

Breakfast News

Facebook, YouTube: Firm must stop scraping faces from sites

Feds investigate Mississippi prisons after string of deaths

Companies offer rebuke of Tennessee’s anti-LGBT adoption law

Photos of ‘king tides’ globally show risks of climate change

Kirk Douglas, longtime influential movie star, dies at 103

Atlanta college names building for baseball icon Hank Aaron

10 more sick with virus on one of two isolated cruise ships

Iraqi officials say Baghdad wants to minimize reliance on US

EU focuses on Balkans for enlargement after Brexit

Scientists dive into ‘Midnight Zone’ to study dark ocean

Breakfast Blogs

The Senate Has Failed to Convict Donald Trump on Impeachment Charges Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

The FBI Downloaded CIA’s Hacking Tools Using Starbuck’s WiFi emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

The State of the Union Reality Show digby aka Heahter Digby Parton, Digby’s Hullabaloo

We Couldn’t Keep It tristero, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Breaking reality Tom Sullivan, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Reading Between the Votes: 53 Senators Say Trump Guilty on the Facts Ryan Goodman, Just Security

How Bushfires Will Affect Australia’s Security Rachel Westrate, Lawfare

“Remember the St. Louis” Dan Nexon, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Douglas Robert Farley, Lawyers, Guns and Money

What Are You Going to Do When Bernie Wins the Nomination? Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

It’s Unanimous Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Gone baby gone Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

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

Coverup Is Everywhere Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names

YOUR RIGHT-WING UNCLE THINKS MITT ROMNEY IS A MORMON BIDEN Steve M., No More Mister Nice Blog

Former Rep. Kweisi Mfume, Actual Resident Of Elijah Cummings’s District, Wins Primary For His Seat Liz Dye, Wonkette

Nancy Pelosi Didn’t Just Tear Trump’s Speech In Half, SHE TORE HIS FEELINGS IN HALF! Evan Hurst, Wonkette

Elizabeth Warren Promises Little Girl She’ll Close The Camps Doktor Zoom, Wonkette

Tom Steyer Paid SC Legislator $43K For One Month Of Advanced Blackness Studies Stephen Robinson, Wonkette