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Sep 16 2017

The Breakfast Club (Relay Race)

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

Vietnam War deserters and draft evaders receive conditional amnesty; Palestinian refugees massacred in Lebanon; Mexico pushes for independence; Opera star Maria Callas dies; Blues great B.B. King born.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

In the end, the American dream is not a sprint, or even a marathon, but a relay. Our families don’t always cross the finish line in the span of one generation. But each generation passes on to the next the fruits of their labor.

Julian Castro

Breakfast News

Judge rules Jeff Sessions can’t withhold money from sanctuary cities

The CIA wants permission to kill terrorists with drones

Tensions simmer in St Louis after white officer acquitted of killing black motorist

Flint water crisis: expert says lead levels normal but warns against celebration

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/sep/15/donald-trump-blames-london-train-explosion-on-loser-terrorists

‘Humanitarian catastrophe’ unfolding as Myanmar takes over aid efforts in Rakhine state

Entire city police force sacked in Philippines after murder claims

Row over sexual abuse letter brings down Iceland’s government

Half of Canada’s monitored wildlife is in decline, major study finds

Breakfast Blogs

Injustice, Again Charles Pierce, Esquire Politics

Shadow Brokers and the “Second Source” emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

The Birka Viking Warrior Burial. A Female Warrior Or Not? Echidne, at her blog

ICYMI: The Trump administration wanted a nuclear middle east digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Hullabaloo

Our Looking Glass world Tom Sullivan, Hullabaloo

ESPN’s Near-Capitulation to Trump Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Today in penis superiority theory: Pissing about makes boys better at physics Shakwzuka, Lawyers, Guns and Money

http://www.lawyersgunsmoneyblog.com/2017/09/flashback-friday-long-story-bohemian-rhapsody Christa Blackmon, Lawyers, Guns and Money

David Brooks Is a Monster driftglass, at his blog

REPUBLICANS WANT THEIR CHEATING MAN BACK Steve M., No More Mister Nice Blog

Unlimited Data Customers Report Fewer Network Problems Than Capped Users Karl Bode, Ted=chdirt

Moral Muppets At Harvard Cave In To The CIA; Rescind Chelsea Manning’s Fellowship Mike Masnick, Techdirt