Oct 01 2018

The Breakfast Club (Human Rights)

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

Henry Ford’s Model T car hits the market; Mao Zedong proclaims Communist China; Game One of first-ever World Series takes place; Johnny Carson begins his ‘Tonight Show’ run; Walt Disney World opens.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

When you single out any particular group of people for secondary citizenship status, that’s a violation of basic human rights.

Jimmy Carter

Breakfast News

California governor signs tough net neutrality bill

California is 1st state to require women on corporate boards

‘Garden’ clause in new law requires pay during noncompete

Thousands in Central Park panic after barrier collapse

Musk out as Tesla chair, remains CEO in $40M SEC settlement

FBI interviews accuser; Yale friend remembers heavy drinker

SeaWorld: Beluga rescued off Alaska thrives at theme park

Over 800 dead in Indonesia quake and tsunami; toll may rise

Warning system might have saved lives in Indonesian tsunami

Canada, US make progress in trade talks but no deal yet

Macedonia: Referendum approves name change, but turnout low

UK’s Johnson brands Theresa May’s Brexit plan ‘deranged’

Typhoon pummels Japan; flights canceled, trains shut down

Breakfast Blogs

The Planet Is Doomed—Let’s Destroy It Faster! Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

Jeff Flake’s “Investigation” Is A Predicable Trumpian Sham emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

KellyAnne and the presumption of innocence digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Hullabaloo

Do You Have Photos From Kavanaugh’s High School or College Years? Spocko, Hullabaloo

We’re Forgetting A Few Things tristero, Hullabaloo

The “Hey, WATCH THIS!!” administration Tom Sullivan, Hullabaloo

A Thoroughly Decent And Honorable Person Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Diversity! Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Crisis Actor Lindsey Graham Pounds The Table driftglass, at his blog

Consider where we are Yastreblyansky, Rectification of Names


Tom Carper And Robert Menendez Are Democrats We Don’t Love. Look! Beto O’Rourke And Doggies! Doktor Zoom, Wonkette