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Jul 13 2019

The Breakfast Club (Karma)

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

Live Aid concerts held in London and Philadelphia; A French revolutionary is stabbed in his bath; Civil War draft riots erupt in New York; A power blackout hits the Big Apple; Actor Harrison Ford born.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

I guess one of the ways that karma works is that it finds out what you are most afraid of and then makes that happen eventually. Cheech Marin

Breakfast News

House approves 9/11 victims bill, sends it to Senate

Oklahoma judge upholds law banning common abortion procedure

Heat, wind fuel brush fire on Hawaii island of Maui

Chevron spills 800,000 gallons of oil, water in California

‘It’s powerful’: Tropical storm starts lashing Louisiana

Judge aims to end Nevada marijuana license hearing next week

Competition to grow medical marijuana in Utah heats up

A Capitol offense? Cannabis found in Statehouse flower beds

Despite US warnings, Russian S-400 systems land in Turkey

Britain sending destroyer to Gulf amid Iranian threats

Sweden says it won’t sign UN nuclear ban treaty

UK PM May takes swipe at front-runner Boris Johnson

Greece recognizes Venezuela’s Guaido as interim president

Glenn Greenwald becomes focus o Brazil press freedom debate

Breakfast Blogs

Clearly, Alex Acosta’s Slimy Press Conference Did Not Please the Audience of One Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

Sidney Powell Believes She Can Bullshit Emmet Sullivan at No Risk to Her Client Mike Flynn emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

The Cases Of R.Kelly And Jeffrey Epstein. Compare And Contrast. Echidne, at her blog

Trump’s lawyers argue that a president has total impunity digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Hullabaloo

What he says and what he really means Tom Sullivan, Hullabaloo

We Treat America’s Wartime Detainees Better Than Migrant Children Ryan Vogel, Just Security

U.N. Security Council Resolution on Protecting People With Disabilities in Armed Conflict Paras Shah, Lawfare

ITMFA? Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Kidding on the Square is How Cruelty Gets Normalized Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Her Serene Highness,The Most Indignant Princess Mona Charen, Is Deeply Disappointed with the Liberal Servants Who Were Supposed to Attend to Her Every Wish and Whim driftglass, at his blog

Standing Orders Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names

At His Nutzoid Summit, Trump Admits He Stares at Twitter Instead of Working The Rude Pundit, at his blog

ON WEDNESDAY, ACOSTA HUNG TOUGH. THAT’S NOT WHAT HE WAS SUPPOSED TO DO. Steve M., No More Mister Nice Blog