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Aug 17 2019

The Breakfast Club (Without Roots)

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

Hurricane Camille hits Gulf Coast; President Clinton admits relationship with Monica Lewinsky; Gold found in Canada’s Yukon; Robert Fulton’s steamboat ride; Rudolf Hess dies; Actor Robert DeNiro born.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots.

Marcus Garvey

Breakfast News

Court: US can reject asylum along parts of Mexico border

Arrests precede major demonstrations in Portland, Oregon

California leads latest lawsuit over Trump immigration rule

US court declines again to halt Trump family planning rules

New York pursuing Sacklers’ financial records in opioid case

Maine finds homes for several hundred African asylum seekers

Hundreds defy restrictions, join protests in Kashmir

Activist emerges as new leader of Moscow election protests

China flexes muscle near Hong Kong amid more weekend rallies

Lawyer: Iranian supertanker captain no longer wants the job

AP Interview: Puerto Rico governor to stay, fight corruption

Aid group: Italy must let all migrants off rescue ship

Ebola outbreak spreads to 3rd province in eastern Congo

Breakfast Blogs

It’s Going to Take Decades to Wring the Crazy Out of the Fabric of This Country Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

The Government Accuses Roger Stone of Being a Disorganized Figure Who Committed a Crime emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

On Femininity and Masculinity Echidne, at her blog

Who needs experts? digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Hullabaloo

A path out of chaos Tom Sullivan, Hullabaloo

Why Trump Can’t Buy Greenland Scott R. Anderson, Lawfare

Facing Reality Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

The Racist Manipulation of History Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Corbyn’s Plea is NOT About Brexit Dave Brockington, Lawyers, Guns and Money

We’re Not Gonna Do a Damn Thing About Guns The Rude Pundit, at his blog

Trump Is F*cking Gross, Episode #456,286,057 Evan Hurst, Wonkette

Oregon Dem Gov. Kate Brown: RECALL THIS, MOTHERF*CKERS Stephen Robinson, Wonkette