The Breakfast Club (It's My Party)

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 February 17th

  

 

 

   

Serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer gets life in prison;
House lawmakers pick a president; Garry Kasparov beats IBM's Deep Blue
at chess; NBA star Michael Jordan born; The Eagles release their
greatest hits.

Breakfast Tunes

 

 

Leslie Gore May 2, 1946 - February 16, 2015 

Lesley Gore - It's My Party (1965)

 

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

 

Then Everybody Can

If our smart guys can do this, then everybody can. And everybody can learn how to do it!

As long as we're the good guys with the ability to infect computers...

Atrios

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Choosing Happiness

This was originally published in 2008. My views on the subject herein usually get me yelled at.

I'm willing to take that chance.

The event which occasioned the writing of this will become clear at the end. If, while reading this, it has not yet become clear, it is because you have not yet reached the end.

The graphic is entitled Doodle 9.

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Sunday Train: Future of Rail Technical Symposium, Washington DC. 3 Feb, 2015

Last week in Washington DC, your Sunday Train correspondent was able to attend the "Future of Rail Symposium" held in Washington DC. The presenters discussed various aspects of building a Steel Interstate corridor, including the Steel Interstate concept, a discussion of electrified rail around the world, why rely on electricity rather than LNG for major backbone corridors, the engineering and economics of electrification in North America, an approach to financing an initial Steel Interstate corridor without requiring new legislation to be passed through our gridlocked Federal government, vehicle and track considerations of the "Rapid Freight" rail component of the Steel Interstate, the labor dimension and the need for a new social contract with Rail Labor, and a final presentation on the "Solutionary Rail" proposal by the Backbone Campaign to establish a Steel Interstate on the BNSF Northern Transcon corridor.

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The Breakfast Club (Changing Tide)

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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Words

Can you hear and do you care and
Can't you see we must be free to
Teach your children what you believe in.
Make a world that we can live in.

For those who don't find any meaning within, I'm adding the graphic at the left, entitled Rai and Jiri, at Lungha.

The entire Tamarian phrase, you may recall is Rai and Jiri at Lungha. Rai of Lowani. Lowani under two moons. Jiri of Ubaya. Ubaya of crossed roads. At Lungha. Lungha, her sky grey.

The entire Metaphoria collection is here.

The following was originally written in June of 2006.

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An Unsustainable Life

This was written in 2010. I've decided it belongs in the autobiography, alongside The Task at Hand.

The graphic is entitled Fire.

 

 

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What exactly is the medical condition that is treated by transgender surgery? Is it vanity? Something is not right about drastic alteration of a healthy body. I feel the same way about plastic surgery, by the way.

Transgender is an acquired condition, a choice, unlike homosexuality, and I don't think it deserves the same protections.

I've let it steep and marinate, trying to come up with a way to address the comment. And during that time, I've wondered how many people of like mind inhabit DK. Given the number of anti-trans bigots that respond to general news story blogs in regards to stories about people who are trans, I'm willing to bet the commenter who made that comment is not flying solo.

So how should I approach it? I decided that a trip back in time might fit the bill.

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The Breakfast Club (A Case of Do or Die)

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 February 13th

   

 

 

 

    

Bruno Richard Hauptmann convicted in the Lindbergh
baby kidnap-murder; The World War II bombing of Dresden begins;
Konstantin Chernenko becomes Soviet leader; Peter Gabriel born; Waylon
Jennings dies.

Breakfast Tunes

 

 

 

 

"As Time Goes By" - Casablanca - The Original Sam (Dooley Wilson) song

   

 

 

 

    

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

 

Be yourself. The world worships the original.

Ingrid Bergman


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