Jul 19 2019

The Breakfast Club (Higher Plains)

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

Women’s rights activists meet at Seneca Falls; The ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’ policy on gays in the U.S. military; Apollo 11 enters lunar orbit; Baseball’s Pete Rose gets jail time; Moscow Olympics begins.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

The highest patriotism is not a blind acceptance of official policy, but a love of one’s country deep enough to call her to a higher plain.

George McGovern

Breakfast News

Deemed dangerous, Epstein denied bail in sex abuse case

About 10,000 au pairs to get paid in class-action settlement

Boeing to take a $4.9 billion charge over grounded jet

Hawaii telescope protesters don’t back down after arrests

EPA rejects challenge of pesticide linked to brain damage

Utah boy advertises ‘Ice Cold Beer’ at root beer stand

US sets tight travel limitations for Iran’s UN diplomats

American warship destroys Iranian drone in Strait of Hormuz

Iran state TV: Iranian forces seize foreign oil tanker, crew

Lawmakers impede next UK leader’s path to a no-deal Brexit

Congo soldiers, police to enforce Ebola emergency measures

EU to implement new monitoring system to enforce rule of law

Sea-Watch 3 captain calls for EU action on migrants rescues

Assange drops appeal of 50-week sentence for jumping bail

Notre Dame’s melted lead prompts deep clean for schools

Louvre in Paris removes Sackler name after opioid protests

Breakfast Blogs

Do These Mississippi Governor Candidates Spend Their Lives Running Away From Women? Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

The More Puzzling Inaction in SDNY: National Enquirer emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

Look what we’ve become: “Sofi’s Choice” digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Hullabaloo

Nausea tristero, Hullabaloo

In Trump’s world apologies are for losers Spocko, Hullabaloo

Helluva distraction Tom Sullivan, Hullabaloo

Criminal Prosecutions and Illegal Entry: A Deeper Dive Eleanor Acer, Just Security

Ebola Triumphalism driftglass, at his blog

Hi it’s Stupid: Racism Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names