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Feb 21 2020

The Breakfast Club (Promise and Reality)

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

Malcolm X assassinated; President Richard Nixon visits China; Televangelist Jimmy Swaggart makes a tearful confession; Steve Fossett is the first to fly across the Pacific Ocean in a balloon.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

We have a positive vision of the future founded on the belief that the gap between the promise and reality of America can one day be finally closed. We believe that.

Barbara Jordan

Breakfast News

California apologizes for Japanese American internment

California sues Trump administration to block water rules

Arizona governor, GOP lawmakers end sanctuary city ban push

Florida Legislature passes abortion parental consent bill

California’s solar mandate to allow homes without solar

Firm wants to recover the Titanic’s iconic telegraph machine

Iran votes in parliament elections that favors conservatives

South Sudan rival leaders agree to form coalition government

Amid protests, Portugal lawmakers vote to allow euthanasia

Irish lawmakers meet as wrangling to form government goes on

Defense lawyers say they will seek French asylum for Assange

Looted 18th century crown returned to Ethiopia after decades

Breakfast Blogs

Missouri Republicans Monkey-Wrenched 60,000 Kids’ Healthcare Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

Bill Barr’s Past Statements Say Pardoning Roger Stone Would Be Obstruction emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

He gets by with a little help from his friends digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Digby’s Hulabaloo

How are those bootstraps working for ya? Tom Sullivan, Digby’s Hullabaloo

A syllabus of errors Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

On The Subject of Staying. The. Fuck. Out. Of. Our. Presidential. Primaries. driftglass, at his blog

Hi It’s Stupid: Barr Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names

Warren Finally Puts Back on Her Ass-Kicking Boots The Rude Pundit, at his blog

SILLY DEMOCRATS WITH THEIR SILLY PRINCIPLES (updated) Steve M., No More Mister Nice Blog

Elizabeth Warren Has A Plan. It Is A Plan For Kicking Ass. Doktor Zoom, Wonkette

Donald Trump Obsesses Over Hillary Clinton For About 90 Minutes Of 90 Minute Arizona Rally Stephen Robinson, Wonkette

Russia Trying To Re-Elect Trump, And He Is MAD (That Democrats Found Out) Evan Hurst, Wonkette

European Remake Of ‘Showgirls’ Starring Mike Pompeo And Mick Mulvaney Somehow Worse Than Original Liz Dye, Wonkette