Aug 31 2019

The Breakfast Club (Bell Through The Night)

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

Britain’s Princess Diana killed in a Paris car crash; Poland’s Solidarity labor movement born; Jack the Ripper’s first victim found dead in London; Violinist Itzhak Perlman and singer Van Morrison born.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

My Father had a profound influence on me. He was a lunatic.

Spike Milligan

Breakfast News

Some states, towns skeptical over proposed opioid settlement

Hurricane Dorian gains fury but might skirt Florida coast

TVs to shoes: This time consumers face pain of Trump tariffs

More vaping illnesses reported, many involving marijuana

The Latest: Officials say Utah wildfire is 10% contained

New plan targets salmon-eating sea lions in Columbia River

Swedish teen climate activist leads protest near UN

California deputies rescue wailing bear trapped in dumpster

Syrian troops to start unilateral cease-fire in Idlib

Hong Kong activists freed on bail, protest march banned

Italy’s 5-Star chief inflexible in dealing for new coalition

Mexico’s new drug war may be worse than old one

Colombian rebels’ rearming ups pressure for Maduro

Experts on watch for more explosions on Stromboli volcano

Brazil says it is successfully controlling fires in Amazon

Breakfast Blogs

Michael Horowitz’s Credibility Is at Risk emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

Heroes And Housewives. The Desired Sex Roles in Right-Wing Authoritarian Movements? Echidne, at her blog

Now he’s blaming business digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Hullabaloo

What it takes to bust Trump’s ‘joking’ defense Spocko, Hullabaloo

No place to hide Tom Sullivan, Hullabaloo

The Once and Future Threat of Nuclear Weapon Testing Ambassador Thomas Graham Jr., Just Security

Flynn’s Cooperation is Finished, Government and Defense Say Qhinta Jurecic, Lawfare

Dear Abby: I’m beginning to suspect there may be something between my president and Russia Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Cruelty, is the point Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

This Is Not Normal Robert Farley, Lawyers, Guns and Money

There Is a Bear in the Woodsdriftglass, at his blog

America Is Not Just for Americans The Rude Pundit, at his blog

n The Matter Of Diamond And Silk’s Very Real Lawyer v. Wonkette: Bring It, Sh*thead Jamie Lynn Crofts, Wonkette

Mark Levin: How Can There Be White Privilege When Obama Doesn’t Even Live In The Projects? Stephen Robinson, Wonkette

​Is Trump A Russian Asset, A Stupid Idiot, Or ALL OF THEM, KATIE? Spies And Former Spies Say You Betcha! Evan Hurst, Wonkette

Maybe Donald Trump Can Explain How Killing This Woman Will Make America Great, Because We Sure Can’t Doktor Zoom, Wonkette

Michael Flynn Would Like More Time To Prove He Didn’t Do Thing He Admitted Doing In Open Court Five Dollar Feminist, Wonkette