Aug 09 2017

The Breakfast Club (Time)

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

The U.S. drops an atomic bomb on Nagasaki, Japan; President Richard Nixon resigns; Charles Manson cult murders actress Sharon Tate and four others; Singer Whitney Houston born; Musician Jerry Garcia dies.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

I think anytime you can affect people in general, in a positive way, then you’re a lucky individual.

Sam Elliott

Breakfast News

New Venezuela assembly declares itself superior govt branch

Lebanon’s army prepares to clear border area of IS militants

Iran president’s Cabinet cuts Guard from defense ministry

South Africa’s president survives no-confidence motion again

102-year-old Kenyan voter wouldn’t dream of missing election

Britain asks regulator to take new look at Fox bid for Sky

Utah seeking $1.9 billion from EPA over mine-waste spill

Torrential rains bring widespread flooding to Houston area

Groups propose ocean refuges for captive dolphins, whales

Sage grouse conservation changes draw mix of praise, alarm

Research marine mammal’s move to tourist park causes stir

Meet the new heavyweight champion of dinosaurs: Patagotitan

Breakfast Blogs

Jeff Sessions’ DOJ Backs Another Assault on the Right to Vote Charles Pierce, Esquire Politics

The AlphaBay Jewish Community Center Bomb Threat of the Week Service emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

Stray Thoughts on Language, August 8,2017 Echidne, at her blog

Maybe there’s more to this election thing than we armchair critics think there is digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Hullabaloo

Climate Change Report Predictions tristero, Hullabaloo

Fighting over crumbs Tom Sullivan, Hullabaloo

e BREAKING! Many People Genuinely Think Donald Trump Is Unfit For Office

WHOSE IDEA WAS “FIRE AND FURY”? Steve M., No More Mister Nice Blog

Section 230 Matters. Congress Needs To Be Reminded Of That Mike Masnick, Techdirt

Congress Gives The FCC An Earful On Its Despised Plan To Kill Net Neutrality karl Bode, Techdirt