Jul 17 2017

The Breakfast Club (Smile)

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

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.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

A smile is a curve that sets everything straight.

Phyllis Diller July 17, 1917

Breakfast News

Syria says shells hit Russian embassy compoundFrance wades into Qatar row, urges end to punitive measures

Thousands in Poland protest government judicial reform plans

Europe horse meat scam: At least 66 people arrested

Biggest snowfall in decades blankets Chile’s capital

Bald eagle threat: Lead ammo left behind by hunters

Afghan girls robotics team to compete after visa obstacles

Self-fueling boat sets off from Paris on 6-year world trip

Breakfast Blogs

These Sanctions Are a No-Brainer. What Is Paul Ryan Waiting for? Charles Pierce, Esquire Politics

Akhmetshin’s Involvement and the Trump Dossier emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

The Overture digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Hullabaloo

Never give a sucker an even break Tom Sullivan, Hullabaloo

Erik Visits an American Grave, Part 105 Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Funny How We Never Heard a Peep from the Beltway About Decency and Civility… driftglass, at his blog

Poddy looks into the Kristol Ball of Counterfactuals Yastreblyansky, No More Mister Nice Blog