Apr 11

The Breakfast Club (Infuriating)

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 10:30am (ET) 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.

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This Day in History

President Harry Truman relieves Gen. Douglas Mcarthur of his command in Asia; Napoleon Bonaparte banished to Island of Elba; American soldiers liberate first Nazi concentration camp; Idi Amin deposed as Uganda’s President; Apollo 13 blasts off.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

A word to the wise is infuriating.

Hunter S. Thompson

Breakfast News

Judge again finds discrimination in Texas’ voter ID law

Wells Fargo takes back $75m from ex-executives after fake accounts scandal

Divers find natural gas pipeline leak in Alaska’s Cook Inlet

Alabama governor resigns, pleads guilty to misdemeanors

Boris Johnson asks G7 to consider fresh sanctions against Russia and Syria

Migrants from west Africa being ‘sold in Libyan slave markets’

US temporarily bans use of cyanide predator traps in Idaho

USA, Canada and Mexico launch joint bid to host 2026 World Cup

2017 Pulitzer winners and finalists in journalism and arts

Breakfast Blogs

A Weird, Violent Day in America Charles Pierce, Esquires Politics

Donald Trump’s Self-Serving War Against Surveillance Marcy Wheeler, New Republic

Deaths of Despair. An Analysis of the Case-Deaton Conference Paper on the Mortality Rates of Middle-Aged Whites. Echidne, at her blog

Breitbart gets told to behave themselves. And they settle right down digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Hullabaloo

“Privacy is now a luxury item” Tom Sullivan, Hullabaloo

Sunday Morning Party Line driftglass, at his blog

Is Our Democrats Learning, Part the Infinity Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

HOW GOOD A CONNIVER IS REINCE PRIEBUS? Steve M., No More Mister Nice Blog

FCC Boss Wants ‘Voluntary’ ISP Net Neutrality Promises Instead Of Real Rules Karl Bode, Techdirt

Deputy Loses Immunity For Battering Arrestee, Tightly Handcuffing Him For Three Hours As ‘Punishment’ Tim Cushing, Techdirt