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Aug 12 2019

The Breakfast Club (The Blues)

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

Last U.S. combat troops leave Vietnam; Joseph P. Kennedy, Jr. killed in World War II; N.J. Gov. McGreevey to resign after declaring he’s gay; Russian sub Kursk explodes; Director Cecil B. DeMille born.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

For a solitary animal egoism is a virtue that tends to preserve and improve the species: in any kind of community it becomes a destructive vice. Erwin Schrodinger

Breakfast News

US attorney: Epstein abuse probe steadfast despite his death

Mass shootings have Latinos worried about being targets

Youth march from church to square against immigration raids

AP: States boost flood protection amid high disaster costs

Scientists warn of too many pink salmon in North Pacific

EPA: Newark should provide bottled water due to lead

Gun-control backers concerned about changing federal courts

White supremacist group member seeks release pending appeal

No chaos this time as Woodstock concert site preps for 50th

Baby loon, saved from a tumor, reunited with parents at Oakland lake

Afghan leader rejects foreign interference as talks advance

India eases restrictions in Kashmir for Islamic festival

N. Korea says Kim supervised weapons tests, criticizes Seoul

Guatemalans to vote in close presidential runoff

Russian media agency complains YouTube facilitates protests

Muslims clash with Israeli police at Jerusalem holy site

Tear gas fired in Hong Kong with no end in sight to protests

Breakfast Blogs

Donald Trump Doesn’t Have the Will—or the Intelligence—to Control What He’s Let Loose Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

The Discussion of White Supremacist Terror Ignores the Transnational Nature of It emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

Mass Killers And Misogyny Echidne, at her blog

He finds new ways to betray his oath every single day digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Hullabaloo

Takin’ it to the streets Tom Sullivan, Hullabaloo

Campus PC is truly out of control Scot Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Another day in paradise Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Erik Visits an American Grave, Part 524 Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Schlockmeister Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names

What Do Millennial Snowflakes Know About Fascists, Shootings, And Death? A Idiot Asks, We Answer! Doktor Zoom, Wonkette

Some Republicans Not Sure What The Cowf*ck Devin Nunes Is Even Doing These Days Evan Hurst, Wonkette

Jeffrey Epstein’s revenge The New York Crank, No More Mister Nice Blog