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Aug 19 2019

The Breakfast Club (Cavemen)

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

Soviet hard-liners mount a coup against Mikhail Gorbachev; Nazi Germany ratifies Adolf Hitler’s powers; U-2 pilot Francis Gary Powers convicted by Soviet tribunal; Comedian Groucho Marx dies.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

The cavemen are still in charge at the networks. They’re all white males, and you can’t get away from that.

Connie Chung

Breakfast News

2 shuttered Arizona shelters for immigrant kids could reopen

Doctors say new rule will mean sicker immigrants

Blooms, beasts affected as Alaska records hottest month

Backers of rural dental care find something to smile about

Wildlife roam where US once made nuclear and chemical arms

Crews reopen Denali park road; stranded tourists leave

Iranian tanker sought by US heads to unknown destination

AP Exclusive: US talks secretly to Venezuela socialist boss

French police suicide rate climbs, French govt is flummoxed

There’s history behind worsening Seoul-Tokyo trade dispute

Migrants jump off rescue boat to try to reach Italian island

Leaked UK memos warn of food, drug shortages in Brexit chaos

Funeral for lost ice: Iceland bids farewell to glacier

Breakfast Blogs

The Laboratories of Democracy Are Cooking Up Crazy All the Time Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

Judicial Watch Sues DOJ and Obtains Proof that Mark Meadows and His Propagandists Are Conspiracist Idiots emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

No Joe, they are not decent people. They aren’t. digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Hullabaloo

The Halcyon Days of the Trump Era May Be Ending tristero, Hullabaloo

‘B’ for effort Tom Sullivan, Hullabaloo

The Cruelty Is His Point Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Things in America Connected to Race and Racism: All Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Downward Trajectory Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names

LIZ CHENEY: SHE’S RUNNING Steve M., No More Mister Nice Blog