The Breakfast Club (Patriotism)

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 10:30am (ET) 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

On this date in 1963, President John F. Kennedy is assassinated and Texas Gov. John Connally is seriously wounded during a motorcade in Dallas. Suspect Lee Harvey Oswald is arrested. Lyndon B. Johnson becomes America’s 36th president.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

Patriotism is when love of your own people comes first; nationalism, when hate for people other than your own comes first.

Charles de Gaulle

Breakfast News

Powerful Earthquake Strikes Off The Coast Of Japan

Bolivia declares state of emergency over worst drought in 25 years

Dozens Dead After Suicide Bomber Attacks Shia Mosque In Kabul

Canada Phases Out Coal As Donald Trump Aims To Revive It In U.S.

Wisconsin rules GOP gerrymandering violates Democrats’ rights

Oil and gas companies in North America less green than those in EU

Top US government aid partner to pay $500k damages to African American job applicants

Ants behave as mini farmers in Fiji – study

Hamburg to name street after Germany’s most famous dominatrix

Breakfast Blogs

The Sessions Nomination and the “Emergency Exception” emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

Swear or Affirm, Protect and Defend Rayne, emptywheel

Vicious feral instinct and nothing else digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Hullabaloo

Granny’s headed for the cliff again Tom Sullivan, Hullabaloo

Medicare For The Win Josh Marshall, TPM Ed Blog

Rep. Peter King: ‘I Support Waterboarding, It Is Not Torture’ John Amato, Crooks and Liars

It Saddens Me Too driftglass, at his blog

Don’t Be One Of The Rubes Who Believes Trump Dressed Down The Media Today (updated) Steve M., No More Mister Nice Blog

NSA Leaked More Hacking Tools, Leading To Calls To Fire Its Director… Who Ran To Trump For Support Mike Masnick, Techdirt