Aug 06 2018

The Breakfast Club (Infinite Stupidity)

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

The United States drops an atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Japan during World War II; LBJ signs the Voting Rights Act; Pope Paul VI dies; Scientist Alexander Fleming born; Funk singer Rick James dies.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I’m not sure about the former.

Albert Einstein

Breakfast News

Influence of organized labor gets big test in Missouri vote

Brown asks Trump for wildfire aid as state battles 17 blazes

Metal detectors delayed at Florida school where 17 died

Amazon removes Nazi-themed items after complaints

Texas Republicans squelch ‘red flag’ gun law prospects

Oregon police chief orders review of use of force at protest

Exhibit on NY’s historic lighthouses set for State Fair

Venezuela detains 6 in failed drone attack aimed at Maduro

Red alerts for Portugal, Spain amid smothering heat wave

Digging up Franco: Spain divided over dictator’s legacy

Iran receives more airplanes ahead of renewed US sanctions

Confirmed Ebola cases rise to 13 in Congo’s latest outbreak

Student protests surge in Bangladesh capital

Powerful quake rocks Indonesian tourist island, 82 dead

Breakfast Blogs

This Is How Crimes Against Humanity Happen Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

Trump Tweets a Confession, Then Sekulow Admits His Client Has Been Lying about His Involvement emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

The crazy is starting to stick digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Hullabaloo

Follow the NRA Rubles: Or Hunting Russian Honey Pot Election Money Spocko. Hullabaloo

Is it true what they say about Texas? Tom Sullivan, Hullabaloo

Lawmakers in UK and US Propose Sweeping Changes to Tech Policies to Combat Misinformation Jason Hendrix, Just Security

Can the Senate Constrain the President on NATO and Russia? Molly K. McKew, Lawfare

A Slow Motion Lorry Wreck Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Points That Need Making Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

The Castro-Loving Kids These Days Need to Understand that the Swedish Government Doesn’t Own the Means of Production Dan Nexon, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Giant Shoulder Pads, Love Connection and Andrew Sullivan’s Opinions on Race driftglass, at his blog

Imagine Needing To Rewrite History To Feel Good About Yourself! Robyn Pennacchia, Wonkette

The Crime. IV Yastreblyansky, Rectification of Names