The Breakfast Club (Goin Down The Road)

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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Breakfast Tune: Carolina Chocolate Drops "Goin Down The Road" On Canvas Preview - Oct. 24, 2013 Episode
 

 

Carolina Chocolate Drops "Goin Down The Road" On Canvas Preview - Oct. 24, 2013 Episode


 

Today in History
 

 

Today in History for July 18th

The Spanish Civil War begins; Sen. Ted Kennedy's passenger dies when he drives his car off a bridge on Chappaquiddick Island; South Africa's Nelson Mandela and musician Ricky Skaggs born. 

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Legal News out of Oklahoma

Back in April I wrote about the denial of tenure for Dr. Rachel Tudor at Southeastern Oklahoma State University because Dr. Tudor's "transgender lifestyle" offended the religious beliefs of the school's vice president for academic affairs Douglas McMillan.

The Department of Justice sued both Southeastern Oklahoma State University and the Regional University System of Oklahoma for violating Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

The suit alleged that the University terminated the employment of Dr. Rachel Tudor, an assistant professor, based on her gender, gender identity and gender expression, as well as in retaliation for making complaints of discrimination.

Dr. Tudor intervened in that law suit by bringing her own complaint in early May, additionally claiming that she had been subjected to a hostile work environment.

Southeastern and the RUSO asked the court to dismiss Dr. Tudor's suit, arguing that transgender people are not entitled to protection from sex discrimination because we are not a protected class under the law.

Last Friday Judge Robin Cauthron of the US District Court in the Western District of Oklahoma denied the motion to dismiss.

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The Breakfast Club (Bon Voyage, L'Hermione)

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

 

 

 

Today in History for July 17th

  

 

 

   

TWA Flight 800 explodes; Russia's royal family
executed; Disneyland opens; Nicaragua's Somoza goes into exile; Apollo
and Soyuz link up in space; Baseball's Ty Cobb and jazz great John
Coltrane die.

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Hermione, Crew sings at Baltimore Inner Harbor 6-19-15

  

 

 

   

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

 

Twenty years from now, you will be more disappointed
by the things you didn't do than those you did. So throw off the
bowlines. Sail away from safe harbor. Catch the wind in your sails.
Explore. Dream. Discover.

Mark Twain

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Courage

Last night Abby Wambach introduced Caitlyn Jenner at the ESPY's, where she received the Arthur Ashe Courage Award.

 

 

 

 

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The Breakfast Club (Fly Me To The Moon)

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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Breakfast Tune: "Fly Me To The Moon" Eddy Davis Tenor Banjo
 

 

Banjo Music "Fly Me To The Moon" Eddy Davis Tenor Banjo

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Eddy Davis plays FLY ME TO THE MOON, Sept. 25, 2009 in NYC, on a Gibson Mastertone TB5, which originally belonged to Jim Robinson, who purchased it new in 1931. Jim played it until 2005, when he died at the age of 92. 

 

Today in History
 

 

Today in History for July 16th

(July 16)[Notes:ANCHOR VOICE] July 16th, 1945: (AP Archive Video / AP Photos)The world's first test of a nuclear weapon --- as the United States explodes an atomic bomb in the desert near Alamogordo, New Mexico.Weeks later, the U.S. drops atomic bombs on the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki --- bringing World War Two to an end.1973: (AP Photos)(NAT of Nixon tape)On Capitol Hill, former White House aide Alexander Butterfield reveals President Richard Nixon's secret taping system.The disclosure during Senate hearings probing the Watergate scandal plays a pivotal role in Nixon's resignation the following year.1999: (AP Photos)(SOT of JFK, Junior)John F. Kennedy, Junior --- son of America's 35th President --- dies when the plane he is piloting plunges into the Atlantic Ocean.Kennedy's wife Carolyn and her sister Lauren Bessette are also on board and killed in the crash off Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts.2004: Martha Stewart is sentenced to five months in prison and five months of home confinement by a federal judge in New York for lying about a stock sale. And, 1969: (AP Archive Video)(NAT of Apollo 11 liftoff)Apollo 11 lifts off from Kennedy Space Center, Florida --- on the first manned mission to the surface of the Moon. 

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Pentagon follows the lead of its branches

I'm sure you have heard the news by now. Several people posted about it yesterday or this morning.

Let's face it. I've been scooped.

After there were several instances of leaks and near leaks yesterday sharing that the Pentagon's ban on transgender personnel was not going to survive the week, Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter came out with it.

Carter issued two directives. The first one established a Pentagon working group to "study over the next six months the policy and readiness implications of welcoming transgender persons to serve openly."

At my direction, the working group will start with the presumption that transgender persons can serve openly without adverse impact on military effectiveness and readiness, unless and except where objective, practical impediments are identified.

The second directive stated that all decisions to dismiss troops with gender dysphoria would come under the purview of acting Secretary of Defense for personnel and readiness Brad Carson.

This second directive elevates further the level of action needed to dismiss transgender personnel. As background, here's the Army doing more or less the same thing: Army discharge policy: Changing while remaining the same.

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The Breakfast Club (This Land)

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
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Transgender students in New Jersey get insurance coverage

New Jersey's Student Injury and Sickness Insurance Plan, which covers students at four public educational institutions in the state (The College of New Jersey, Rowan University, Montclair University, and Kean University) will begin providing coverage for transgender health issues beginning in the 2015-2016 school year.

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The Breakfast Club (Nothing Really Matters)

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

 

 

 

Today in History for July 13th

  

 

 

   

Live Aid concerts held in London and Philadelphia; A
French revolutionary is stabbed in his bath; Civil War draft riots
erupt in New York; A power blackout hits the Big Apple; Actor Harrison
Ford born.

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Queen - Live Aid - Part 1 (1/5)

  

 

 

   

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

 

I ask this in all seriousness -- what in the zipless fck is wrong with our species? People, here's some tips on fireworks. Do not light them off your head. Do not light them off your chest. And, when you light one, throw the damn thing as far as you can! These things explode. You're aware of that, right? Oh, and when the sign says beware of the alligator, please, you know, do your very best to beware of the damn alligator. This has been a terrible week for Charles Darwin.

Charles Pierce

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