The Breakfast Club (Cats)

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

Funeral of Jordan’s King Hussein; Premiere of ‘The Birth of a Nation’; a South Carolina civil rights protest turns deadly; the Boy Scouts of America is incorporated; actor James Dean born.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

I believe cats to be spirits come to earth. A cat, I am sure, could walk on a cloud without coming through.

Jules Verne

Breakfast News

Kansas GOP lawmakers fail in anti-abortion amendment effort

NY to sue US over its ouster from trusted traveler programs

Guatemalan family seeking asylum reunited after suing feds

Georgia Senate panel approves new dam regulations

Texas lawmakers are drafting a hair discrimination bill

Judge upholds Maryland ban on pet stores’ sale of cats, dogs

Administration ends antitrust probe of 4 automakers, Calif.

High water wreaks havoc on Great Lakes, swamping communities

Doctor’s death unleashes mourning, fury at Chinese officials

Shrinking country: Serbia struggles with population decline

India arrests top Kashmiri leaders under controversial law

France seeks lead post-Brexit role in EU nuclear strategy

Ireland’s two-party system shaken by Sinn Fein surge

Antarctica appears to have broken a heat record

Breakfast Blogs

Not That You’d Know It, But Elizabeth Warren Was In Iowa, Too Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

The Real News in Bill Barr’s Announcement: He’s Vetoing Campaign Finance Investigations, Too emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

Short Posts 2/7/20: Ripping Nancy Pelosi, International Day To End FGM And Funny Songs Echidne, at her blog

The next election meltdown digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Digby’s Hullabalooo

Lying Our Way to the Brink of War tritero, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Book burning party Nov. 6th Tom Sullivan, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Never Mind “America First” — Trump’s Newly Expanded Immigration Ban Puts Americans Last Doug Rand, Just Security

How Many Hidden Thresholds of Soft Authoritarianism have we Already Crossed? Chris Koski, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Everybody calm down right now or else Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

The Superposition Candidacy of Donald Trump Dan Nexon, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Fascist Architecture, Then and Now Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Who Stand Your Ground is not intended to protect Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

The Left Was Right All Along, Part Infinity driftglass, at his blog

Cleverly Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names

Mitt Romney Is Fucked and So Are the Rest of Us The Rude Pundit, at his blog


Bill Barr’s New Civil Rights Focus: Sometimes People Hurt Cops’ Feelings 🙁 Jamie Lynn Crofts, Wonkette

f Ukraine Won’t Do Fake Biden Investigations, Senate Republicans Will DO ‘EM THEIRSELF! Evan Hurst, Wonkette

Nice Time: Virginia Secedes From Anti-Gay Union, Passes LGBTQ Nondiscrimination Bill Stephen Robinson, Wonkette

Internal Fox News Memo Shows They Knowingly Broadcast Ukraine Dezinformatzya Liz Dye, Wonkette

There Are Known Unknowns And Elizabeth Warren Knows Them Doktor Zoom, Wonkette