Sep 04 2019

The Breakfast Club (Boys Of Summer)

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

Crisis unfolds in Little Rock, Ark. over racial integration in schools; Ford rolls out its ill-fated Edsel; Attorney William Kunstler dies; Mark Spitz sets Olympic gold record; Singer Beyonce born.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

If ‘pro’ is the opposite of ‘con’ what is the opposite of ‘progress’?

Paul Harvey

Breakfast News

Pentagon approves military construction cash for border wall

Flames blocked escape for 34 divers on boat, officials say

Texas shooter got gun at private sale; denied in 2014 check

California advances crackdown on bogus vaccine exemptions

US plans for fake social media run afoul of Facebook rules

Moose on the loose at North Dakota football practice field

‘Total devastation’: Hurricane slams parts of the Bahamas

Major defeat for British PM as lawmakers seize Brexit agenda

New US-led patrols in Persian Gulf raise stakes with Iran

New Zealand gun buyback exposes emotions, possibly hustlers

Shattering Taliban attack in Kabul even as US deal nears

Decades after fleeing, Kashmiri Hindus still fear going back

Iran oil tanker pursued by US turns off tracker near Syria

Breakfast Blogs

Mississippi’s Gubernatorial Runoff Primary Was Ratfcked by Machine Glitches Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

Government Confirms that WikiLeaks Didn’t Release All the Vault 7 Files emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

Good old Rod, still on the team after all this time digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Hullabaloo

All the president’s enemies Tom Sullivan, Hullabaloo

What if a President Committed Genocide or Other Atrocity Crimes? Ambassador David Scheffer, Just Security

‘Take the Land’: Trump Promises Pardons for Law-Breaking Paul Rosenzweig, Lawfare

Could Democracy Return to North Carolina? Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

It’s not acceptable for a presidential candidate to lie, or be in a delusional state, about his role in supporting a catastrophic war Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Great Moments in “Republicans Have No Agency” Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

British Politics: Options, Strategies, and Bull-headed Stupidity . . . In other words, an average Monday in 2019. Dave Brockington, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Corporate America Is Finally Getting Sick of Your Guns The Rude Pundit, at his blog

An education in itself Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names