Aug 15 2017

The Breakfast Club (Binging)

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

Allies mark VJ-Day as World War II effectively ends; Woodstock begins; France’s Napoleon Bonaparte born; India gains independence; Blast hits Omagh, N. Ireland; ‘The Wizard of Oz’ premieres in Hollywood.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

Life itself is the proper binge.

Julia Child

Breakfast News

Tech companies turn on Daily Stormer and the ‘alt-right’ after Charlottesville

Texas ‘bathroom bills’ stall in special legislative session

U.S. tax change proposals anger builders, realtors, charities

California to sue Trump administration over sanctuary policy

Man arrested in plot to bomb Oklahoma bank building

U.N. panel urges end to detention of would-be immigrants in U.S.

Syrian army comes closer to encircling Islamic State in central Syria desert

Germany’s Merkel heckled by right-wingers at campaign rally

Italy to return ambassador to Cairo, ending standoff over murdered student

Elephants help rescue hundreds from flooded Nepali safari park

Scientists find volcanoes hiding under Antarctica ice

Breakfast Blogs

A Day Late and a Dollar Short: The Trump Presidency* Charles Pierce, Esquire Politics

Government Changes Its Tune about MalwareTech emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

Women And American Politics. Fourth Monday. Echidne, at her blog

That GOP crackup we’ve heard about for years? Yeah. It’s here. digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Hullabaloo

Billionaire Judge Dredds Tom Sullivan, Hullabaloo

Today In Our Wall Street Betters Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Sunday Morning Comin’ Down: Peak Both Siderism driftglass, at his blog