Dec 16

The Breakfast Club (Chanukah – Day 4)

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.

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This Day in History

The Boston Tea Party takes place; World War Two’s Battle of the Bulge begins; Ludwig van Beethoven is born.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

It’s discouraging to think how many people are shocked by honesty and how few by deceit. Noel Coward

Breakfast News

Judge temporarily blocks new Trump rules on birth control

Inquiry launched into harassment allegations against U.S. appeals judge

U.S. regulators ditch net neutrality rules as legal battles loom

SpaceX 1st: Recycled rocket soars with recycled capsule

Sometimes Santa needs a lift. This time, to remote Alaska

Manhattan prosecutor returns 3 ancient sculptures to Lebanon

Putin looks for quick win, but voter apathy worries Kremlin

Peru congress launches process for president’s ouster

Coalition govt reached in Austria signals shift to right

Earthquake rattles Indonesia’s Java island, 2 dead

Breakfast Blogs

The Republican Tax Bill is a Sham and a Con Charles Pierce, Esquire Politics

The Many Gaps and Inconsistencies in Natalia Veselnitskaya’s Story, Starting with Ike emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

Pay Now and Pay Later: What Losing CHIP means to America Quinn Norton, emptywheel

Purely For Fun Echidne, at her blog

Friday Night Sootherdigby aka Heather Digby Parton, Hullabaloo

http://digbysblog.blogspot.com/2017/12/this-is-your-government-on-trump-by.html Tom Sullivan, Hullabaloo

It’s Here, It Will Pass, and It’s Horrible Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Forbidden Words Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

As a Liberal, Just About the Most Transgressive Thing You Can Do… driftglass, at his blog

THE RICH ARE GETTING THEIR WINDFALL AND THE WHITE WORKING CLASS STILL DOESN’T GET IT Steve M., No More Mister Nice Blog

New Documents And Testimony Shows Officers Lied About Their Role In An Arrested Teen’s Death Tim Cushing, Techdirt

DOJ Wants Protesters & Reporter Convicted For ‘Hiding Behind The First Amendment’ Mike Masniock