Jul 09 2018

The Breakfast Club (Island Hopping)

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

William Jennings Bryan gives his ‘Cross of Gold’ speech; Britain’s Princess Elizabeth engaged; Boxer Mike Tyson punished for biting Evander Holyfield’s ear; Actor Tom Hanks born; Actor Rod Steiger dies.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

Civilization rests on the fact that most people do the right thing most of the time.

Dean Koontz

Breakfast News

Anti-violence protesters shut down part of Chicago freeway

Kids as young as 1 in US court, awaiting reunion with family

California, long a holdout, adopts mass immigration hearings

75 pounds of floating cocaine recovered off Florida coast

Looting follows violent fuel protests in Haitian capital

Police open murder probe as 1 of 2 nerve agent victims dies

In blow to May, UK’s top Brexit official quits government

With hugs, leaders of Ethiopia, Eritrea restore relations

Japan tackles rescue, cleanup from massive damage from rain

Breakfast Blogs

State and Local Governments Are Not More Trustworthy, Volume the Infinity Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

The State of Trump’s Anti-Mueller Strategy emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

Will he lose it in Helsinki? digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Hullabaloo

The punishment is the message Tom Sullivan, Hullabaloo

“unholy alliance of socialists and developers” DJW, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Another Athlete Says Jim Jordan Paternoed Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Erik Visits an American Grave, Part 275 Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Twas Beauty Cream Killed The Beast driftglass, at his blog

Dinesh D’Souza Has Exactly One Thing in Common With Sam Cooke Tom Hilton, No More Mister Nice Blog