Feb 03

The Breakfast Club (Thud)

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 ‘day the music died’ during early rock ‘n roll; the Luna 9 probe lands on the Moon; the first woman to pilot a Space Shuttle; painter Norman Rockwell and composer Felix Mendelssohn born.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

If you don’t have a good case, and you don’t have a good message, then shining a light on it is not going to get you very far.

Amal Clooney

Breakfast News

Florida nurse’s choice words to avoid flu: ‘Wash your stinking hands’

No progress on ‘Dreamers’ as another U.S. shutdown looms

Man charged over armor-piercing bullet sale to Las Vegas gunman

Indiana to impose Medicaid work requirements

U.S. judge orders Russian-owned company to pay $6 million settlement

German parties edge closer to coalition with migration deal

Venezuela’s Socialist Party officially taps Maduro for re-election

Education sole response to militant violence: France’s Macron

At least 90 migrants feared dead after smuggler’s boat capsizes off the coast of Libya

Breakfast Blogs

Trump Might Test a Nuke ‘for Political Purposes’ Charles Pierce, Esquire Politics

Under Cover of the Nunes Memo, Russian Spooks Sneak Openly into Meetings with Trump’s Administration emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos: The Eternally Feminine. Part Three Of My Book Review Echidne, at her blog

Hobgoblins everywhere digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Hullabaloo

The prey bite back Tom Sullivan, Hullabaloo

Republican Governance Is A Catastrophe Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Erik Visits an American Grave, Part 197 Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money Steve M., No More Mister Nice Blog

Ohio Appeals Court Says Speed Trap Town Must Pay Back $3 Million In Unconstitutional Speed Camera Tickets Tim Cushing, Techdirt