Dec 13

The Breakfast Club (The Unexpected)

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

U.S. forces capture Iraq’s ousted dictator Saddam Hussein; Authorities in communist Poland impose martial law; Union forces suffer defeat at the Battle of Fredericksburg, Virginia; Actor Dick Van Dyke is born.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

Some things are so unexpected that no one is prepared for them.

Leo Rosten

Breakfast News

Democrat Jones wins stunning red-state Alabama Senate upset

Tax package would lower top tax rate for wealthy Americans

Firefighters hold back massive Southern California wildfire

San Francisco native becomes city’s 1st black woman mayor

Paris hosts major climate summit _ and it’s all about Trump

World is losing the battle against climate change, Macron says

Australian PM says government at risk if it loses Sydney by-election

Mexico’s presidential front-runner vows more welfare, formalizes bid

Brazil appeals court schedules early decision on Lula appeal

Breakfast Blogs

What Kind of Country Is This Going to Be? Charles Pierce, Esquire Politics

Why Is Russia Finally Letting (Dubious) Details of Its Involvement in DNC Hack Out? empty wheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

Who Counts The Votes? Echidne, at her blog

Trump’s defense witnesses that weren’t digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Hullabaloo

Heart of Dixie/a> Tom Sullivan, Hullabaloo

David Brooks: Both Siderism Is a Farce that Gives Us Meaning driftglass, at his blog

GASLIGHTING IS EASY WHEN YOU’RE ALSO GASLIGHTING YOURSELF Steve M., No More Mister Nice Blog

The Folks That Built The Internet Tell The FCC It Has No Idea How The Internet Works Karl Bode, Techdirt