Aug 20 2019

The Breakfast Club (Wings On A Pig)

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

U.S. cruise missiles hit Afghanistan and Sudan after American embassies bombed in Africa; The Soviet Union invades Czechoslovakia; NASA’s Voyager 2 launched; Singers Issac Hayes and Robert Plant born.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

You can put wings on a pig, but you don’t make it an eagle.

William J. Clinton

Breakfast News

Georgia voters challenge legality of new election system

Planned Parenthood leaves federal family planning program

Detained immigrants sue over conditions, medical care

Brand-name drug prices rising at slower pace, lower amounts

‘Codfather’ settlement means magnate will never fish again

NYPD fires officer 5 years after Garner’s chokehold death

Alaska wildfire season continues with new fires, hot weather

Census figures show economic gap narrows with citizenship

Iranian tanker sought by US heading toward Greece

Twitter shuts Chinese accounts targeting Hong Kong protests

Wide implications as Germany teeters toward recession

UK PM Boris Johnson faces rising Brexit strategy criticism

Patience wears thin for migrants stranded off Italian coast

Thousands flee from ‘monster’ wildfire on Canary Islands

Salvadoran suspected of having abortion acquitted at retrial

Lead scrubbed from Paris streets as Notre Dame work resumes

Breakfast Blogs

Native Issues Are Finally Getting the Spotlight They Deserve on 2020 Campaigns Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

Hilma af Klint Echidne, at her blog

It isn’t just Trump. The GOP mainstream is overwhelmingly anti-immigrant digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Hullabaloo

3 Potential Mass Shootings were foiled, let’s stop more Spocko, Hullabaloo

2020: It’s the Trumpism, stupid Spocko, Hullabaloo

Act Now to Celebrate the U.N. Women, Peace and Security Agenda in 2020 Donald Steinberg, Just Security

The failing Constitution Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

The Boy in the Bubble Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Erik Visits an American Grave, Part 530 Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Obama’s Apollo Presidency driftglass, at his blog

One of the President’s Humanoid Relationships Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names

Conservatives Terrified New York Times 1619 Project Will Remind Black People Slavery Existed Stephen Robinson, Wonkette

How Mike Pompeo Stopped Worrying And Learned To Love Sticking His Nose Missile Up Trump’s Butt Evan Hurst, Wonkette