Aug 15 2019

The Breakfast Club (Dirty Politics)

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

Allies mark VJ-Day as World War II effectively ends; Woodstock begins; France’s Napoleon Bonaparte born; India gains independence; Blast hits Omagh, N. Ireland; ‘The Wizard of Oz’ premieres in Hollywood.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

If American politics are too dirty for women to take part in, there’s something wrong with American politics.

Edna Ferber

Breakfast News

Ex-Blackwater contractor sentenced to life in Iraq shootings

Biographer: Statue poem embraces migrants from ‘all places’

Over 400 sex abuse suits filed as litigation window opens

Vaping companies sue to delay US review of e-cigarettes

Public vote on new Missouri abortion law faces time crunch

Ruling holds US attorney’s office in Kansas in contempt

States oppose Alabama’s effort exclude migrants in Census

After 1 death, Southern heat wave eases slightly with front

Tofurky asks court to halt enforcement of meat-labeling law

Wyoming wind farm making same power with 80% fewer turbines

Government suggests taking Key deer off endangered list

Federal agency to consider protections for lake sturgeon

Mysterious missile explosion in Russia raises questions

UK Labour leader lays out plan to stop a no-deal Brexit

UK planning post-Brexit freight service for vital medicines

Firefighters battle blaze in Greek island nature reserve

Stones fell from Notre Dame’s ceiling after July heat wave

People, companies forced to save water in parched India city

President-elect says Guatemala can’t do migrant deal with US

Italian PM vows new Genoa bridge will be ready by April

Songbirds silenced as Colombia fights wildlife trafficking

Pure as snow? Scientists say air carrying plastics to Arctic

Breakfast Blogs

The Climate Crisis Is Not Evenly Distributed, But It’s Already Here Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

Don McGahn Is Not the Most Critical Witness on Impeachment emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

The Anti-Vaxxers: Rational Or Irrational? And The Anti-Gun-Control Folks? Echidne, at her blog

Only the best people digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Hullabaloo

Shame on You, Maryland Public TV! tristero, Hullabaloo

Red-faced and rugged Tom Sullivan, Hullabaloo

Is the FBI Punishing Employees’ Political Speech? Scott R. Anderson and Benjamin Wittes, Lawfare

New Ways to Pollute Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Donald Trump winning the Republican nomination is a mystery that will never be solved Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Trump Administration: The Huddled Masses Can Go Fuck Themselves The Rude Pundit, at his blog

Shit Conservatives Don’t Understand, Part 3,479 Tom Hilton, No More Mister Nice Blog