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Aug 10 2019

The Breakfast Club (Two Evils)

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

‘Son of Sam’ killer David Berkowitz caught near New York City; Leno and Rosemary LaBianca murdered by Charles Manson’s cult; FDR stricken with polio; The Smithsonian Institution established.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

Constantly choosing the lesser of two evils is still choosing evil.

Jerry Garcia

Breakfast News

Judge sanctions white nationalists in Charlottesville case

New Hampshire governor vetoes 3 gun control bills

Law governing adoptions of Native American children upheld

Trump administration moves to enforce abortion restriction

Virginia transgender bathroom case: Judge favors ex-student

Lawsuit challenges California law requiring women on boards

EPA won’t approve warning labels for Roundup chemical

Remains of Vietnam War pilot flown home to Texas by son

Bear falls on Northern California patrol car

NKorea fires 2 missiles into sea in likely protest of drills

Hong Kong leader Lam says priority is to stop violence

Ship carrying migrants stranded while waiting for safe port

Afghanistan election in doubt as US, Taliban near deal

Vigilantes, mob justice grow as violence mounts in Mexico

Italy edges closer to an election, perhaps in late October

UK economy shrinks for first time since 2012 as Brexit bites

Breakfast Blogs

Mick Mulvaney Is Not the Sharpest Knife in the Drawer Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

The Unremarkable Bruce Ohr 302s emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

Democrats are still the party of the working class. Most of them are people of color. digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Hullabaloo

Days After A White Nationalist Killed Jews, Trump Rounds Up More for Deportation tristero, HUllabaloo

Don’t blame the babies. They don’t know monsters are real. Spocko, Hullabaloo

Whistling Dixie past the graveyard Tom Sullivan, Hullabaloo

What the Post-9/11 War on Terror Can Teach Us About Responding to Domestic Terrorism Today Hady Amr, Lawfare

Dead souls paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

The Great Circle Jerk of Life Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

We Are Led by Ghouls and Goons The Rude Pundit, at his blog

ICE raids: Where were the criminals? Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names

Today in Both Sides Do It: Donna Brazile Is Working Hard for Her Thirty Pieces of Silver driftglass, at his blog

TRUMP DENOUNCES LIBERAL ELITES FOR MOVIE IN WHICH LIBERAL ELITES ARE THE VILLAINS Steve M., No More Mister Nice Blgo