The Breakfast Club (It Just Happens)

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

The St. Valentine’s Day Massacre; Iran’s Ayatollah Khomeini calls on Muslims to kill author Salman Rushdie; Slobodan Milosevic begins his defense against war crimes charges; Dolly the cloned sheep dies.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

The life of the nation is secure only while the nation is honest, truthful, and virtuous.

Frederick Douglass

Breakfast News

In win for Amazon, judge freezes work on Pentagon contract

Attorney general says Oklahoma to resume executions

Newspaper chain McClatchy files for bankruptcy protection

New Mexico bid for recreational marijuana is all but doomed

By 2060, a quarter of U.S. residents will be over age 65

Torrential rains leave swollen rivers, downed trees in South

Last month was hottest January on record, US scientists say

San Diego aquarium breeds rare weedy sea dragon in captivity

Virus cases surge after China revises way count is tallied

Sudan seeks to end terror designation in USS Cole settlement

Ideas for amending Russian Constitution aired for Putin

UK Treasury chief quits as Johnson shakes up Cabinet

With government paralyzed, rising crime terrifies Haitians

German president marks Dresden bombing, warns of rising hate

Amsterdam bans tour groups from sex workers’ windows

Breakfast Blogs

North Dakota Attacked Native Voting Rights By Weaponizing People’s Poverty Against Them Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

ABC Conducts an “Exclusive” “Interview” about Sentencing Guidelines without Asking about Sentencing Guidelines emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

Short Posts, 2/13/20. Vanishing Tomboys, Feminist Porn?, UK Male And Female Homicide Rates, And Trump Obstructing Justice Echidne, at her blog

Teaching the children well digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Digby’s Hullabaloo

A Nice Start tristero, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Drowning Justice in the lake Tom Sullivan, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Would you please stop tweeting about the coverup I’m carrying out in broad daylight? Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Bloomberg is terrible Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Literary Corner: We Are Funding For New Hampshire Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names


Marie Yovanovitch Will Stick Her Sensible Wedge Pump Right Up Mike Pompeo’s Craven A** Liz Dye, Wonkette

Hippie Enviros And Big Timber Reached A Deal, And Oregon GOP Is Losing Its Miiiiiiind Doktor Zoom, Wonkette

Trump’s Reichstag Fire Is Here, And It’s Going To Burn For The Next Nine Months Evan Hurst, Wonkette

‘OK, Boomer’ Is Not The N-Word. The N-Word Is The N-Word. Stephen Robinson, Wonkette