The Breakfast Club (Total Eclipse)

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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At 1845 hours EDT, the Sun will shine directly over the equator
welcoming Spring's return to the Northern Hemisphere. Here, in the
northeast United States, we are expecting three to five inches of snow
as winter continues to hold us in its icy grip.

Europe, northern Africa and much of northern Asia witnessed a
solar eclipse this morning. According to NASA this is the first and only
solar eclipse for 2015 and the first since November 3013.

There will be two lunar eclipses on April 4 and Sept. 28.

 

 

 

Solar Eclipse 2015: Watch In Fu  

Solar Eclipse 2015: Watch In Full

 

 

Also it's new moon. This is a super moon because it occurs during the
point the moon is closest to the earth in its elliptical orbit. But you
can't see it from earth.  

So, Happy Spring. Think of warm sunshine and flowers and me, shoveling snow. Die, winter, die!!

 

 

 

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This Day in History

 

 

 

Today in History for March 20th

  

 

 

   

American and British forces invade Iraq; U.S.
soldiers charged in Abu Ghraib scandal; France's Napoleon regains power;
'Uncle Tom's Cabin'; Sarin attack hits Tokyo subway; John Lennon
marries Yoko Ono.

Breakfast Tunes

 

 

 

Bonnie Tyler - Total Eclipse of the Heart

  

 

 

   

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

 

In the Spring, I have counted 136 different kinds of weather inside of 24 hours.

Mark Twain


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CBS takes transgender tack

Last year a GLAAD delegation met with CBS Entertainment President Nina Tassler and shared concerns over CBS's history of problematic transgender representations.

Mike & Molly and 2 Broke Girls were consistently insisting on using transgender people as the butt of their humor...and CBS dramas used transgender characters only for sensationalism and exploitation.

Historically CBS was the first station to positively portray transgender people (The Education of Max Bickford, Picket Fences, Cold Case, Without a Trace). But then NCIS referred to a transgender woman as a "he/she" and joked about Tony kissing "him" and CSI went bonkers on the subject of transpeople. It's been downhill from there.

Using clips from CBS shows, GLAAD's Nick Adams tried to show how the transgender community was being represented by CBS.

Using several clips from recent CBS shows, he pointed out how anti-trans images in the media contribute to a culture that does not treat transgender people equally.

CBS has failed three of the last five Network Responsibility Index reports produced by GLAAD.

Apparently Tassler and CBS News have decided to display that they have received the message.

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The Breakfast Club (Daft Punk - Get Lucky)

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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Roundball Madness in Uganda

Jay Malucha is a 5' 2" point guard for the Magic Stormers. Williams Apako is a 5'6" small forward for the same team. The Magic Stormers play in the Federation of Uganda Basketball Association's women's league. But Jay and Williams both identify as transgender men.

Basketball was introduced to Ugandans by Peace Corps volunteers in the 1960s.

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When Jay began playing basketball as a teenager, for example, there was no court at his boarding school. The boys would play on netball pitches at night, and Jay would play among them. “I was the only person born biologically female who liked basketball at that school,” Jay said, “and I was the only one with a ball at that time. 

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The Breakfast Club (Die, Winter, 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 March 18

  

 

 

   

Russian cosmonaut first man to walk in space; Singer
John Philips of The Mamas and The Papas died of heart failure at a
hospital in Los Angeles.

Breakfast Tunes

 

 

 

Jackson 5 and Bach were funky way before Bruno Mars' Uptown Funk! - "I Want You Bach" -ThePianoGuys

  

 

 

   

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

 

What if we're on the right path but headed the wrong way?

Charles Kingsley Michaelson, III, Some Assembly Required


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TBC: Morning Musing 3.17.15

OK, I totally spaced on it being St Patty's Day,s o I don't have anything specifically themed for ya. But I do have 4 articles that are interesting...

 

First, this is as green as it gets today, but it is kind of round about green. Not sure how I feel about the idea, but it would make things interesting to say the least:

 

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Stretching gender boundaries

Former French Olympic swimmer Casey Legler is a male model. But she is a cisgender female.

 

 

 

 photo Casey-Legler-wearing-Give-001_zpscdtoy6y0.jpgThere is another video here...with more of Casey's story.

... I was in Brooklyn and there were, you know, this group of kids that was like coming down, as they do - where I come from we call them "the children", so all of like the gays and the queers - you know, the children, the kids. And they're walking down the street and one of them was particularly loud. And she was talking, talking, talking, talking, talking, talking, talking, and then suddenly she goes, "I know who you are!" And she looks at me and she goes, "Thank you for doing what you're doing." And she tears up and she says, "You're making it OK for me to be here." At the end of the day, that's what I'm in the business of. Like, that's it. Like, if the image of me out there in the world makes it easier for one more kid to think that there's some f**king place for them, then that's the business I'm into.

--Legler

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Treatment of transgender youth

 photo Transgender-Students-Prom-638x425_zpsgs4qho9g.jpgThe Endocrine Society held their 97th annual meeting last weekend in San Diego. At that meeting Dr. Maja Marinkovich, MD, pediatric endocrinologist and Medical Director of the Gender Management Clinic at Rady's Children's Hospital of San Diego, an affiliate of UCSD, presented a new study which confirmed that the mental health of transgender youth improves with recognition and treatment of their gender dysphoria.

Ignoring it does not make it go away.

The photo is of transgender teens Isaac and Jacob preparing for a prom in Kansas City.

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