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Aug 09 2019

The Breakfast Club (Scientific Fact)

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

The U.S. drops an atomic bomb on Nagasaki, Japan; President Richard Nixon resigns; Charles Manson cult murders actress Sharon Tate and four others; Singer Whitney Houston born; Musician Jerry Garcia dies.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

It is a scientific fact that your body will not absorb cholesterol if you take it from another person’s plate.

Dave Barry

Breakfast News

Border numbers dip below 100k for 1st time in months

Weakened but unbowed, NRA head digs in against gun control

Texas relaxed gun laws after recent mass shootings

Immigrants lock doors, rally around children of detained

Judge rules for Oregon in sanctuary city case with Trump

Puerto Rico, with 3 governors in a week, considers a 4th

Suit alleging bias against whites, men at Harvard dismissed

First tracked mountain lion crosses Los Angeles freeway

Forest Fire prevention icon Smokey Bear is turning 75

Italy’s Salvini pushes for a new election over deadlocks

UK opposition warns Johnson against Brexit ‘abuse of power’

UN climate report: Change land use to avoid a hungry future

No phone calls, no groceries: Kashmir on edge under lockdown

Magnitude 6 quake shakes western Turkey; more than 20 hurt

Fans recreate Beatles’ Abbey Road cover shot 50 years on

Breakfast Blogs

If the Mississippi ICE Raids Were About ‘The Law,’ Why Were No Executives Marched Out in Cuffs? Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

DOJ Should Just Give Andrew McCabe What He Wants, But They Won’t emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

The Attorney General of the United States is all in for torture and vigilante justice digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Hullabaloo

Not everything is awful Tom Sullivan, Hullabaloo

Teaching Covert Action to Law Students Peter deLacy, Lawfare

Senatitis Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

This is what happens when you have sadistic moral monsters making policy Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Climate Divestment Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Rick Wilson: Internet Tough Guy driftglass, at his blog

This Desperate, Armed Land The Rude Pundit, at his blog

ICE Raids Leave Kids All Alone In Mississippi Streets, America Very Great Doktor Zoom, Wonkette

Don McGahn, You Are TELL IT TO THE JUDGE! Evan Hurst, Wonkette

All Wayne LaPierre Wanted Was To Play Marie Antoinette On The Charity Dime! Five Dollar Feminist, Wonkette

MALIGNANT NARCISSISM BY PROXY Steve M., No More Mister Nice Blog