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Aug 01 2018

The Breakfast Club (Aloha Ke Akua)

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

A shooting rampage takes place at the University of Texas clock tower; Germany declares war on Russia in World War I; Adolf Hitler opens the Berlin Olympics; Author Herman Melville born; MTV debuts.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

If we had any nerve at all, if we had any real balls as a society, or whatever you need, whatever quality you need, real character, we would make an effort to really address the wrongs in this society, righteously.

Jerry Garcia

Breakfast News

Repeat wildfire evacuations leave some Californians weary

Federal Judge Orders Trump Administration To Get Consent Before Drugging Migrant Children

Judge blocks release of blueprints for 3D-printed guns

Deal reached to clean land around 3 US plutonium reactors

Video of abuse at pig farm also highlights common practices

Colorado Springs’ 8-week-old giraffe euthanized

K-9 dies after air conditioner stops working in cruiser

North Carolina gov: Endangered wolf protection should stay

Government bulldozes part of dune it promised not to harm

Food experts debate origin of Key lime pie

Mexico airliner crashes and burns, but all aboard survive

NKorea provided just 1 dog tag with 55 sets of war remains

Russian secret-spilling site ‘Dossier’ steps into spotlight

Generals from rival Koreas end talks with no agreement

Zimbabwe says election is clean; opposition is skeptical

Aid groups blame Italy after migrants are sent to Libya

Deadly month: Japan’s weather-related deaths top 300 in July

Animals, crops and people all suffer amid Europe’s heatwave

Mars makes closest approach to Earth in 15 years

Breakfast Blogs

We’re in a Cybersecurity Crisis, Facebook Tells the White House. Hello? Anyone There? Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

The Non-EDVA Manafort Thread: Paulie Continues to Work for His Pardon emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

The tale of a grovelling sycophant digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Hullabaloo

Race paranoia strikes deep Tom Sulllivan, Hullabaloo

The Justice Department Finds ‘No Responsive Records’ to Support a Trump Speech Benjamin Wittes, Lawfare

I See No Flaws in This Line of Reasoning Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Racist backlash politics and the “press 1 for English” myth Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Erik Visits an American Grave, Part 295 Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Gun and Money

Magic Ruralism ™ driftglass, at his blog

Rudy Giuliani Only Said All That Dumb Shit Because SQUIRREL! MAGGIE HABERMAN! MAGGIE HABERMAN HOLDING A SQUIRREL! Evan Hurst, Wonkette

Tempest-flossed Yastreblyansky, Rectification of Names

REASSIGN DEMONIZATION SQUAD, STAT! Steve M., No More Mister Nice Blog

New York State Votes To Kick Charter Out Of The State For Poor Service, Failing To Meet Merger Conditions Karl Bode, Techdirt