Feb 07 2020

The Breakfast Club (He Lies)

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

The Beatles arrive in America; Ramzi Yousef arrested for the 1993 blast at New York’s World Trade Center; Jordan’s King Hussein dies; author Charles Dickens and country singer Garth Brooks born.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

Be grateful for luck. Pay the thunder no mind – listen to the birds. And don’t hate nobody.

Eubie Blake

Breakfast News

Chinese scientists ask for patent on US drug to fight virus

Leading Kentucky hemp processor files for bankruptcy

Kansas fight over abortion has debate turned ‘on its head’

Court rules fantasy sports contests are illegal gambling

Trump tweets reversal of push for Nevada nuclear waste dump

Green tea party? State licenses Boston’s 1st marijuana shop

Storms sweep over Southeast with rain, wind, floods; 4 dead

Japan finds 41 more cases on ship as virus alarm doctor dies

Brawl breaks out as Ukraine’s lawmakers debate land reform

Mideast violence flares as anger mounts over Trump plan

Nepal census will add 3rd gender, recognizing LGBT minority

Spain’s govt sets timing of talks with Catalonia leaders

German governor elected with far-right help to step down

Germany sees hefty drop in factory orders in December

Breakfast Blogs

The Dirtiest Words in Utah These Days Are ‘Mitt’ and ‘Romney’ Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

The Very Limited Republican Concern about FISA emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

Get ready for 1984 Heather Digby Parton, Digby’s Hullabaloo

The Coward Caucus Tom Sullivan, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Confronting Russia’s Role in Transnational White Supremacist Extremism Elizabeth Grimm Arsenault and Joseph Stabile, Just Security

On Speaking Murrican driftglass, at his blog

The Third Dimension Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names


Chuck Grassley Sics Secret Service On Hunter Biden, Assume Democracy Dead Liz Dye, Wonkette

GOP PAC Runs Ad Promoting Progressive, Dynamic Black Lady Senate Candidate … Oh … No? Stephen Robinson, Wonkette

‘Fox & Friends’ Just Christ-Shaming Mitt Romney For Loving Jesus Too Much. Totally Normal. Evan Hurst, Wonkette

Nice Time! NYC Helping Out New Moms Like A Common Finland Doktor Zoom, Wonkette

Mike Love Continues Being The Worst, Hanging Out With Trump Junior At Trophy Hunting Convention Edition! Robyn Pennacchia, Wonkette