Jul 06 2019

The Breakfast Club (Philosophy)

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

John Lennon and Paul McCartney meet for first time; Baseball’s first All-Star Game; Outbreak of the Biafran War; Painter Frida Kahlo born; Althea Gibson wins at Wimbledon; Singing cowboy Roy Rogers dies.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

This is my simple religion. There is no need for temples; no need for complicated philosophy. Our own brain, our own heart is our temple; the philosophy is kindness.

Dalai Lama

Breakfast News

San Francisco: More homeless living in vehicles

Maine community supplying tents for housing for the homeless

California towns survey quake damage amid more aftershocks

Oregon senator, a war veteran, now under fire for threats

Group grants $1.6M for places that are part of black history

Storied African-American newspaper becoming digital only

Armed Utah teachers practice responding to school shootings

Senators: Feds’ American flags should be made in America

Alaskans put away jackets, get out sunscreen amid heat wave

China locks down Xinjiang a decade after deadly ethnic riots

Maduro shows military might in Independence Day celebration

NGO ship with migrants barred from docking in Italy


Tunisia bans face veils in public buildings for security today

Japanese collector returns ancient artifacts to Cambodia

At Tehran symphony, music lovers seek escape from reality

Breakfast Blogs

Not Everyone Who’s Old Is an Enemy of Progress Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

Border Patrol “blowing off steam” digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Hullabaloo

Stormy weather? Tom Sullivan, Hullabaloo

Climate change: Boiling frog or tipping point panic? Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Trump Cannot Be Defeated Until the War on Heterosexuality Has Ended Scott Limieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Erik Visits an American Grave, Part 501 Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

The Aristocrats driftglass, at his blog

Fifth of July Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Blog