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Oct 07 2017

The Breakfast Club (End of the Line)

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 10:00am (ET) (or whenever we get around to it) 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

: U.S. and Britain strike Afghanistan; Achille Lauro hijacked; Supreme Court pick Clarence Thomas faces damaging claims; Matthew Shepard beaten to death; Singer John Mellencamp born; ‘Cats’ hits Broadway.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

To keep your secret is wisdom; to expect others to keep it is folly.

William Samuel Johnson

Breakfast News

Evacuations in New Orleans as storm that killed 25 approaches

In Puerto Rico, lives depend on volunteer doctors and diesel generators

Tesla to send more battery installers to Puerto Rico to restore power

U.S. voting commission vice chair urged new voting restrictions

Anti-nuclear campaign group wins 2017 Nobel Peace Prize

Mexico ex-first lady leaves opposition party for presidency bid

Catalan parliament defies Madrid pressure, works on independence declaration

British PM May vows to stay as party plotters attempt to topple her

Europe rights watchdog says Turkey’s emergency laws go too far

Breakfast Blogs

Sit Around and Wonder What Tomorrow Will Bring Charles Pierce, Esquire Politics

The Reason Treasury Has Never Complied with Reagan’s EO: Rampant Privacy Violations emptywheel aka Marcy Wheel, emptywheel

This Week in the Politics of Women’s Sexuality: Hugh Hefner, Harvey Weinstein and the Coverage of Contraceptives in the Trump Era Echidne, at her blog

Friday Night Soother: some awesome wild kittehs digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Hullabaloo

The Nobama strategy Tom Sullivan, Hullabaloo

Democrats Should Not Intervene in the Brewing GOP Civil War DNexon, Lawyers, Guns and Money

David Brooks Explains The Ongoing Ubiquity Of David BrooksDavid Brooks Explains The Ongoing Ubiquity Of David Brooks driftglass, at his blog

A MODEST PROPOSAL for Supporting Ye 2nd Amendment Gun Rights Whilst Simultaneously Doing Something about Ye Scourge of Abortion The New York Crank, No More Mister Nice Blog