Jul 27 2018

The Breakfast Club (Summer Winds)

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

An armistice ends the Korean War; A House panel votes to impeach President Richard Nixon; A pipe bomb explodes at the Atlanta Olympics; The deposed Shah of Iran and comedian Bob Hope die.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

Life is about having a good time, and it was a good time. We did some things well and some things poorly, but that was always the case.

Norman Lear

Breakfast News

Administration: 1,820 children reunited after border split

Trade spat with Mexico speeds US decline as global wheat supplier

California fires burn boats, threaten Gold Rush-era relics

Tennessee to appeal federal ruling over license revocations

Judge rules Tennessee can use lethal injection drugs

Texas company cleared to put 3D-printed gun designs online

Pennsylvania transgender bathroom case splits US appeals court

Auctioneer: Rosa Parks house has buyers, working out details

Report: US plane leaves for NKorea to pick up US war remains

Arson linked to deaths in Greek town built like ‘fire trap’

Khan claims win in Pakistan with vows on poverty, US ties

New to Haiti: Foster care for the nation’s parentless kids

Duterte OKs bill creating Muslim autonomous region in south

Vanuatu again orders evacuation of island as volcano erupts

10th endangered rhino dies in Kenya after botched transfer

Rubens museum steers visitors away from nudes, in jab at Facebook censorship

Einstein was right: astronomers confirm key theory

Breakfast Blogs

The Voting Rights Ratf*cking Has Reached a Fever Pitch in These United States Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

BREAKING! NYT Discovers Tweets They Discovered 3 Months Ago emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

On Evidence and US Politics. The M&M Theory Echidne, at her blog

Trump’s Himmler digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Hullabaloo

11 angry Republicans Tom Sullivan, Hullabaloo

Too Bad That Opposing Ratfucking Is McCarthyism Scott lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Nostalgia and the politics of reaction Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Erik Visits an American Grave, Part 292 Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Breaking: Fact-Checking Makes People Who Lie Constantly Uncomfortable driftglass, at his blog

Please Save Us From The Spread Of CNN Fight Club Shows Stephen Robinson, Wonkette

Literary Corner: Tucker Face Yastreblyansky, Rectification of Names


Appeals Court Blocks DEA’s Attempt To Bury Lawsuit Settlement Terms Tim Cushing, Techdirt

Trump Throws His FCC Under The Bus For Pointing Out Sinclair Lied During Its Merger Sales Pitch Karl Bode, Techdirt