Jul 14 2017

The Breakfast Club (Liberté, Equalité, Fraternité)

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


Bastille prison stormed during the French Revolution; Outlaw ‘Billy the Kid’ gunned down; Richard Speck murders student nurses in Chicago; Mariner 4 probe flies by Mars; Folk singer Woody Guthrie born.


Breakfast Tunes



Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac


Life has got a habit of not standing hitched. You got to ride it like you find it. You got to change with it. If a day goes by that don’t change some of your old notions for new ones, that is just about like trying to milk a dead cow.

Woody Guthrie


Breakfast News

Political prisoner, Nobel laureate Liu Xiaobo dies at age 61

House panel rejects corruption claim, boosting Brazil leader

Qatar crisis grinds on as top US diplomat leaves the Gulf

Nemtsov killer sentenced to 20 years in prison in Russia

Italian wildfires kill 2 homeowners, force tourists to flee

French court rejects ban on magazine for Nice attack photos

Afghan girls will be allowed into US for robotics contest

UN Assembly backs $40.5 million for Haiti cholera victims

Judge hears arguments in challenge to Arkansas abortion laws

‘Scopes monkey trial’ town erects evolution figure’s statue

Desperate polar bears may attack more people as Arctic ice melts

Horse slaughter may become legal in US again International Business Times

In first ever sighting, wild lion adopts leopard cub

Radio Flyer rolls into Chicago to celebrate 100 years

Breakfast Blogs

Don’t F*ck with the Water Charles Pierce, Esquire Politics

What to Know About Article 88 Should Trump Begin to Melt Down Robert Bateman, Esquire Politics

Kushner’s Digital Armies and Facebook’s .1% emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

Candice E. Jackson. A Fox To Guard The Chicken Coop? Echidne, at her blog

Ayeyayay, this guy digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Hullabaloo

Unpopular revolt Tom Sullivan, Hullabaloo

The New Senate Bill Is Still Unimaginably Horrible Legislation Scott Lemmieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

The Both Siderist’s Lament, Ctd. driftglass, at his blog


Government Lawyers Hoping To Keep Leaker’s Lawyers From Talking About Leaked Documents Tim Cushing, Techdirt