Aug 24 2019

The Breakfast Club (Ramblin’)

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

Mount Vesuvius erupts, burying two Ancient Roman cities; Hurricane Andrew hits Florida; British troops burn Washington in War of 1812; Pluto demoted as a planet; Pete Rose banned from baseball for life.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

There is no flag large enough to cover the shame of killing innocent people.

Howard Zinn

Breakfast News

US stocks tumble as US-China trade war rattles investors

DOJ: Immigration facility shouldn’t have to pay minimum wage

Appeals court upholds ruling on fees in gay marriage case

Work on more border wall starts in Arizona, New Mexico

Plan allows drilling, grazing near national monument in Utah

Alaska salmon deaths blamed on record warm temperatures

Illinois patient’s death may be first in US tied to vaping

International traveler with measles visited Disneyland 2 hours ago

$10,000 reward offered for arrest of wild burro killers

Trump raises tariffs on Chinese goods as trade war escalates

Bolsonaro to send army to fight huge fires in the Amazon

France threatens economic retaliation over Amazon fires

Strikes on Iran-backed militias threaten to destabilize Iraq

Hong Kong protesters form human chains to call for democracy

As Malta disembarks migrants more charity-govt clashes loom

Putin orders Russia to respond after US missile test

Boris Johnson prepares to take his place on world stage

Russia’s floating nuclear plant sails to its destination

Breakfast Blogs

What Is This Sh*t, Anyway? Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

Maria Butina’s Lawyer Changes His Story about Her Romance with Paul Erickson emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

What Women Are. Tucker Carlson And Andrew Sullivan Tell Us Ladiez. Echidne, at her blog

If Trump Were an Airline Pilot James Fallows, The Atlantic

Where’s the Big Plan to reform our political system? Without that, the rest is just talk. digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Hullabaloo

Beyond the fringe Tom Sullivan, Hullabaloo

The Little-Noticed Way the McGahn Litigation Could Shape Congressional Oversight Jonathan Schaub, Lawfare

RBG was just treated for a malignant tumor on her pancreas Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

There Is No Norm That Supreme Court Justices Shouldn’t Resign Strategically Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Grift for the Mill Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names

Sure Seems Like This Ridiculous Racist Lady Shouldn’t Be Teaching Law At Penn Robyn Pennacchia, Wonkette

Yr Wonkette Says Only Good Things About The Dead. David Koch Is Dead. Good. Doktor Zoom, Lawyers, Guns and Money