The Breakfast Club (Ultimate Measure)

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

Apollo Eight astronauts orbit the moon; Ku Klux Klan is founded; Human voice first transmitted via radio; Suez Canal opened

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.

Martin Luther King, Jr.

Breakfast News

Giuliani pals leveraged GOP access to seek Ukraine gas deal

In New Jersey, a slow-motion evacuation from climate change

Tiny Dixville Notch may have to forfeit midnight voting

Chesapeake Bay oysters get more attention at pivotal time

New York City rule limiting for-hire cruising is struck down

Virginia governor seeks bill replacing Lee statue in Capitol

U.S. allows Utah to expand Medicaid with work requirement

Wisconsin justice drops out of voter purge case

Court of Appeals strikes down Minnesota’s revenge porn law

China, Japan, South Korea meet as North Korean threat looms

Saudis sentence 5 people to death for Khashoggi’s killing

Venice faces new exceptional flooding, but below peak

New construction seen at missile-related site in North Korea

Holiday blues: French strikes hit Christmas shopping season

Germany: passengers stop runaway tram as driver passes out

Breakfast Blogs

Ladies and Gentlemen: President* Trump on Windmills (Again) Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

Eleven Days after Releasing Their Report, DOJ IG Clarified What Crimes FBI Investigated emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emtpywheeel

Old Blue Dogs had better learn new tricks digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Hullabaloo

Scammers scamming a scammer Tom Sullivan, Hullabaloo

A noun, a verb, a trickle of drool Shakezula, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Have a very fascist Christmas! Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, guns and Money

She’s driving him crazy Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Erik Visits an American Grave, Part 601 Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Sunday Morning Comin’ Down driftglass, at his blog

Literary Corner: Rodolfo Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names

Farewell, False Equivalence Tom Hilton, No More Mister Nice Blog

Here Is Something Horrible For Your Christmas Stocking! Jamie Lynn Crofts, Wonkette

House Might Impeach Trump A Bunch More Times For Sh*ts And Giggles, MERRY CHRISTMAS, TRUMP! Evan Hurst, Wonkette

President Sh*tmouth Breaks Wind Liz Dye, Wonkette

The $25,865 Head Cold. It’s A Christmas Medical Miracle! Doktor Zoom, Wonkette

Convicted Rapist Bill Cosby Still Thinks He’s Better Than Eddie Murphy Stephen Robinson, Wonkette

Is Joe Biden’s ‘Marry Me Or Die Alone’ Gambit Really All That Great Of An Idea? Robyn Pennecchia, Wonkette