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Aug 30 2019

The Breakfast Club (Idiot Energy)

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

The Civil War’s Second Battle of Bull Run ends; Thurgood Marshall confirmed as first black Supreme Court justice; First black astronaut blasts off; Ty Cobb’s baseball debut; David Letterman moves to CBS.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

When it comes to idiots, America’s got more than its fair share. If idiots were energy, it would be a source that would never run out.

Lewis Black

Breakfast News

‘A big deal’: Florida braces for Hurricane Dorian

Opioid settlement would divide money based on local impact

Farms worry as NYC considers foie gras ban

Chicago’s mayor says city has a massive budget deficit

Federal appeals court upholds assault weapons ban in Chicago

Attacks by US extremists lead to push for anti-terror laws

Maryland concerned about Pennsylvania’s water plans for bay

Mumps sickens hundreds of detained migrants in 19 states

Body of deported Iraqi national returning to US for burial

250 pigs escape; most back, some with help from hot dog buns

Satellite photos show burning Iran space center launch pad

Backlash grows to Johnson’s suspension of UK Parliament

Villagers tired of living dangerously along Kashmir frontier

Italy’s soft-spoken Conte raises his voice, wins new mandate

Yemen President urges end of UAE strikes, fears secession

Ukraine’s new parliament approves top Cabinet officials

Colombia FARC negotiators say they are taking up arms again

Russian election chief defends ban on Moscow candidates

Spain urges EU help with migrants as more rescued at sea

Breakfast Blogs

The Classified Conversation Trump Had with Comey Was Two Days after the Vault 7 Leak emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

Talk Is Cheap. Especially in Politics. Echidne, at her blog

Why is Trump moving against Ukraine? digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Hullabaloo

The Art of Convenience Tom Sullivan, Hullabaloo

Protections Fall for Vietnamese Immigrants as Trump Pushes Deportations Charles Dunst, Just Security

What That Comey Email Report Really Says Benjamin Wittes, Lawfare

Good ‘ol Uncle Joe is rambling again Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

What’s Behind the Increased White Flight to the Republican Party Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Matthew Dowd Continues to be a Fundamentally Ridiculous Person driftglass, at his blog

Demographics Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names

STOP PRAISING PEOPLE WHO COULD MAKE A DIFFERENCE AND WON’T Steve M., No More Mister Nice Blog