Feb 13 2020

The Breakfast Club (Mad World)

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

Bruno Richard Hauptmann convicted in the Lindbergh baby kidnap-murder; The World War II bombing of Dresden begins; Konstantin Chernenko becomes Soviet leader; Peter Gabriel born; Waylon Jennings dies.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

You do what you can for as long as you can, and when you finally can’t, you do the next best thing. You back up but you don’t give up.

Chuck Yeager

Breakfast News

Judge orders immigration detention hotline restored

Official: Puerto Rico govt loses $2.6M in phishing scam

Girls sue to block participation of transgender athletes

Death sentence overturned for Texas man accused of killing 5

Judge voids deal giving UNC statue to Confederate group

White supremacist propaganda spreading, anti-bias group says

$130M in BP spill money to help reconnect big swamp to river

Penned lions still on offer at US trophy hunting convention

Maine whale protection plan doesn’t go far enough, feds say

Cruise ship barred by 4 governments set to dock in Cambodia

China’s Communist Party faces its biggest crisis since SARS

UN list targets firms linked to Israeli settlements

Cyprus urged to go after laundering of foreign illicit cash

Macron to get hybrid car as France steps up climate fight

Breakfast Blogs

The Corndogs and Down Vests Are Over. The Democratic Primary Has Entered the Hot Zone. Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

Bill Barr Usurped the Power of a Judge Who Was Threatened Herself to Decide the Import of Violent Threat emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

Bill Barr, wartime consigliere digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Whacking will continue until morale improves Tom Sullivan, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Jacobin At Last Finds the One Good Liberal Scot Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Grifters and Useful Idiots Dan Nexon, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Erik Visits an American Grave, Part 633 Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

The Result Was to Hand Over the Administration of Justice Into the Hands of a Dictatorship driftglass, at his blog


Rep. Ayanna Pressley Learns The Fed Chair Some Black History, How To Mic-Drop Stephen Robinson, Wonkette

DOJ Sues Over Sanctuary Policies, Because F*ck Immigrants Is Why Jamie Lynn Crofts, Wonkette

Bill Barr Breaks The Justice Department Liz Dye, Wonkette