Jul 11 2018

The Breakfast Club (Absolute Power)

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

America normalizes diplomatic ties with Vietnam; Aaron Burr mortally wounds Alexander Hamilton in a duel; Skylab makes a fiery return to Earth; Babe Ruth’s major league debut; Laurence Olivier dies.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

Numerous politicians have seized absolute power and muzzled the press. Never in history has the press seized absolute power and muzzled the politicians.

David Brinkley

Breakfast News

Reunited immigrant children scooped up into parents’ arms

Judge puts blame on Trump, Congress for immigration crisis

Heroes or criminals? Trump pardons 2 Oregon ranchers

Lawsuits alleging Roundup caused cancer can move forward

Crews gaining on huge Nevada wildfire visible from space

Oklahoma fast-tracking medical marijuana, but with pushback

EU official criticizes Trump over attitude toward allies

‘Everyone is safe’ after daring rescue of 13 in Thai cave

Nobel widow allowed to leave China after long house arrest

UK prime minister seeks to stem Cabinet exodus over Brexit

Cuba lifting freeze on new private tourism businesses

Breakfast Blogs

Someone Should Go to Jail for This Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

The Text about Flynn Wasn’t the Substantial Role in the Russian Attack — It Just Linked the Grand Bargain to It emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

We Cannot have Enough Laughs With Brett Kavanaugh Echidne, at her blog

How Is NATO Funded? And Why is President Trump Trying to Destroy It?

A mountain of Trumpian lies and bs in one rally digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Hullabaloo

Putin’s putty Tom Sullivan, Hullabaloo

Timeline: Trump’s Acts of Accommodation/Engagement with Russia, Nov. 2016-July 2018

The Leo Court Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Today in the Sixth Extinction Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

More Thrilling Tales of True Conservatism! Vol 20: Ask a Tru-Con driftglass, at his blog


SCOTUS Nominee Kavanaugh Bought Verizon’s Silly Argument That Breaking Net Neutrality Is A 1st Amendment Right Karl Bode, Techdirt