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Aug 08 2018

The Breakfast Club (Phobias)

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

President Richard Nixon says he’ll resign; Thieves stage Britain’s ‘Great Train Robbery’; Nazi saboteurs in the U.S. executed during World War II; Mexico’s Emiliano Zapata and actor Dustin Hoffman born.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

Tell us your phobias and we will tell you what you are afraid of.

Robert Benchley

Breakfast News

Group says US energy panel stacked with industry supporters

15 states side with Nevada in drugmaker delay of execution

Trump can keep legal reasons for shrinking monuments secret

Biggest blaze in California history challenges firefighters

Vets ready for rare efforts to save ailing endangered orca

Russia warns of ‘horrible’ conflict if Georgia joins NATO

New Colombian president promises ‘corrections’ to peace deal

US, EU seek details of Saudi arrests but dodge Canada spat

Ex-Argentina VP Boudou sentenced to prison for corruption

Italian alpine valley evacuated after landslide kills 2

Wildfires torment Portugal, Spain; French, Dutch feel heat

Romanian, German archaeologists find 3,400-year-old fortress

Breakfast Blogs

The Trump Regime Allegedly Has a New Grift King Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

Goldstone’s Bare Facts: Attorney, Damaging Information, Democrats, Hillary Clinton, Useful to the Trumps emptywheel aka Marcy Wheel, emptywheel

Steven Miller large and in charge digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Hullabaloo

Working people need a #MeToo movement

Grace v. Sessions– Suing to Stop Shutting Down Asylum Claims at the Border Eunice Lee, Just Security

First They Came For Alex Jones, And A Lot Of Bros Made Incredibly Dumb Arguments Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

When we said “illegal immigrants” we meant “legal immigrants,” if they weren’t American-looking Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

The Past Won’t Save You and Neither Will Political Institutions Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Noted Conservative New York Times Columnist Forgets The Civil War Ever Happened driftglass, at his blog

Trump Jr.’s Treason Meeting And Hillary’s Dirty Dossier Are Completely Different, And Here Is Why, You Dumb Idiots Evan Hurst, Wonkette

The Trump Administration Wants to See How Racist It Can Be The Rude Pundit, at his blog

Three things that really get my goat but that aren’t Donald Trump. (One is worthy of capital punishment. Or worse.) The New York Crank, at his blog

WINGNUTS REALLY THINK THEY’RE ALL GOING TO BE THROWN IN GULAGS ANY MINUTE NOW Steve M., No More Mister Nice Blog

Funneling Trump Rally Attendees Directly Into A Violent Anti-Trump Crowd Costs Officers Their Qualified Immunity Tim Cushing, Techdirt

Wells Fargo Admits ‘Computer Glitch’ May Have Contributed to 400 Foreclosures Karl Bode, Techdirt