Jul 06 2018

The Breakfast Club (The Reason I’m Trav’lin’ On)

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

John Lennon and Paul McCartney meet for first time; Baseball’s first All-Star Game; Outbreak of the Biafran War; Painter Frida Kahlo born; Althea Gibson wins at Wimbledon; Singing cowboy Roy Rogers dies.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

All the problems we face in the United States today can be traced to an unenlightened immigration policy on the part of the American Indian.

Pat Paulsen

Breakfast News

AP NewsBreak: US Army quietly discharging immigrant recruits

Police break up encampment outside immigration building

Judge blocks 1 California sanctuary law, allows 2 others

Illegal pot shops disrupt California’s budding legal market

Silence in newsrooms as 5 slain at Maryland paper remembered

Japan cult leader behind gas attack, followers are executed

Fireworks explosion kills 24, injures 49 near Mexico City

Death Toll Hits 33 In Canadian Heat Wave

Iraq bans farming summer crops as water crisis grows dire

Lions Eat Suspected Rhino Poachers On South African Game Reserve

IVF Could Resurrect Functionally-Extinct Northern White Rhino, Scientists Say

Breakfast Blogs

I Hope They Made Scott Pruitt Turn Out His Pockets on His Way Out the Door Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

The Tea Leaves on Mueller’s Hand Off emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

Democracy Against Capitalism: Capital In A Fiat Money World Ed Walker, emptywheel

Fuck Civility. My Second Post on the Sarah Huckabee Sanders Controversy Echidne, at her blog

Modern blackshirts don’t wear black shirts digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Hullabaloo

Relearning the Declaration Tom Sullivan, Hullabaloo

A GOP congressional candidate in California has been appearing on neo-Nazi podcasts Eric Hananoki, Media Matters

Studies: Mass Detention of Migrant Families is Unnecessary, Inefficient Eleanor Acer, Just Security

The Trump Court Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

American exceptionalism and reactionary centrists

Erik Visits an American Grave, Part 272 Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

THE CRAP AND THE ANTHEM. Roy Edroso, Alicublog

More Thrilling Tales of True Conservatism! Vol 19: Lysenkoism Cannot Fail driftglass, at his blog


Cops Are Telling Paramedics To Inject Arrestees With Ketamine. Worse, EMS Crews Are Actually Doing It. Tim Cushing, Techdirt