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Feb 18 2020

The Breakfast Club (Safeguards)

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 Adventures of Huckleberry Finn’ is first published; Jefferson Davis is sworn in as President of the Confederate States of America; ‘Chicago Seven’ defendants in court; Dale Earnhardt, Senior dies.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

I do not think we should be trying to save our freedom by killing the safeguards that keep our liberties.

Eliot Engel

Breakfast News

Mississippi flooding: ‘Helpless feeling’ as up to 1,000 homes feared affected

Native American tribe says Pentagon failed to consult on border wall construction

Virginia lawmakers reject assault weapon ban

Oregon wrestles with building facilities in tsunami zones

American cruise passengers quarantined at US military bases

Vandals cover Plymouth Rock in red graffiti

Museum’s Rembrandt knockoff turns out to be the real thing

After gains in northern Syria, Assad predicts total victory
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UK grapples with severe floods, storm death toll rises to 3

Breakfast Blogs

Roger Stone Admitted to Violating 18 USC 115 Under Oath emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

He can’t erase the Russia investigation digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Digby’a Hullabaloo

You say you want a revolution Tom Sullivan, Digby’s Hullabaloo

White House Releases Report Justifying Soleimani Strike Eliot Setzer, Just Security

Should Democrats just give up on investigating Trump?, paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Hillary’s Anti-Trump Ads Were Effective Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Now they tell us Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names

WHO NEEDS ALEX JONES WHEN WE HAVE TOM COTTON? Steve M., No More Nister nice Blog

Bill Barr Ratf*cks DOJ … No, This Is A New One! For Trump’s Pal Turkey! Liz Dye, Wonkette

Medicare For All Would Save Money And Lives, Say Epidemiology Nerds At Yale Robyn Pennacchia, Wonkette