The Breakfast Club (Enthusiasm)

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

Sen. Joseph McCarthy is censured; Scientists demonstrate the world’s first artificially-created, self-sustaining nuclear chain reaction; Enron files for Chapter 11 protection; Colombian drug lord is shot and killed.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.

Winston Churchill

Breakfast News

Deadly storm moves cross country taking aim at Northeast

Sugar field burning plagues poor Florida towns with soot

Lobster catch headed for decline, not crash, scientists say

Mountain village embraces its legacy as cure center for TB

Justices take up gun case, though disputed law has changed

Alabama unveils statue of civil rights icon Rosa Parks

With prime minister out, Iraq in constitutional ‘black hole’

UN chief warns of ‘point of no return’ on climate change

Malta leader to resign amid protests over reporter’s death

New EU leaders take office vowing to tackle climate change

Fukushima melted fuel removal begins 2021, end state unknown

50 children killed by measles in Samoa as outbreak worsens

Albania calls for international help to recover from quake

Breakfast Blogs

Democrats Must Get a Handle on What ‘Unity’ Means When Taking on a Renegade Presidency* Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

Every Sperm Is Sacred. And Each Ectopic Pregnancy, Too. Echidne, at her blog

The whistleblower was right digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Hullabaloo

“Broke” culture Tom Sullivan, Hullabaloo

Trump Needs Conspiracy Theories Peter Nicholas, The Atlantic

Samoa DJW, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Build Your Own Strawman Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Concern trolling: Toward 2020 Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names

COULD THIS REALLY WORK FOR TRUMP? Steve M., No More Mister Nice Blog

Plucky Utah Fifth Graders Take On Homophobic Substitute Teacher And Win Robyn Pennacchia, Wonkette