Aug 16 2019

The Breakfast Club (National Sport)

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

Elvis Presley, the King of Rock n’ Roll, dies at Graceland; Baseball’s Babe Ruth dies in New York; Uganda’s Idi Amin dies in Saudi Arabia; ‘Sports Illustrated’ hits newsstands; Singer Madonna born.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

In France, cooking is a serious art form and a national sport.

Julia Child

Breakfast News

Panel rules soap, sleep essential to migrant kids’ safety

Judge: Georgia must scrap old voting machines after 2019

Attorney: Officials force-feeding immigrant on hunger strike

Climate change still threatens key US river after wet winter

Newark fights push for more bottled water amid lead troubles

Missouri abortion law critics won’t seek signatures for vote

Doctors suspect vaping behind dozens of lung illnesses in US

New Jersey’s medically assisted suicide law put on hold

Israel bars US congresswomen – with a nudge from Trump

Gibraltar releases Iran supertanker that US sought to seize

India’s Modi defends Kashmir policy amid clash with Pakistan

What’s next as Labour Party seeks to stop a no-deal Brexit?

S. Korea says N. Korea has fired more projectiles into sea

Scientists confirm July set new global heat record

NASA scientists fly over Greenland to track melting ice

Russian pilot safely lands jetliner disabled by bird strike

Breakfast Blogs

Kansas Stepped Down as the Craziest State There Is. Tennessee Stepped Up. Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

Bill Barr Refuses to “Comply First, Complain Later” with Congressional Oversight emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

What country is Donald Trump the president of again? digb aka Heather Digby Parton,, Hullabaloo

Trump’s single-digit salute to immigrants Tom Sullivan, Hullabaloo

Bus lane hero DJW, Lawyers, Guns and Money

That’s Some Catch Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

The Only Democrat Who Can Defeat Donald Trump Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Charles Koch Owes Me 15 Million Dollars driftglass, at his blog

Netanyahu Rolls Over For Trump Like Pomeranian With Stiffy, Waits For Treat Evan Hurst, Wonkette

New Bill: Maybe Cops Shooting To Kill Could Be A Last Resort? Doktor Zoom, Wonkette

Corey Lewandowski, Who Has Absolutely No Skeletons In His Closet, May Run For NH Senate Five Dollar Feminist, Wonkette

Attorney General William Barr Declares War On The General Public Tim Cushing, Techdirt