Sep 05 2019

The Breakfast Club (Real World)

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

A massacre at the Munich Olympics; President Gerald Ford escapes the first of two assassination attempts, weeks apart; Jack Kerouac’s ‘On the Road’ published; Missionary nun Mother Teresa dies.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

“Nothing behind me, everything ahead of me, as is ever so on the road.”

Jack Kerouac, On the Road

Breakfast News

Texas governor resists calls for quick votes after shooting

Some migrant parents deported without kids can return to US

US judge: Terror watchlist violates constitutional rights

Michigan to become 1st state to ban flavored e-cigarettes

Shuttered shelter for migrant kids reopens in Phoenix

California bans fur trapping for recreation, commerce

Groups sue over rules they say could harm belugas in Alaska

Hurricane death toll climbs to 20 in devastated Bahamas

Johnson’s Brexit plans in crisis after 3rd defeat in 2 days

Brexit breathes life back into Scottish independence push

Hong Kong withdraws extradition bill that sparked protests

Peaceful Iceland amazed at weapons in Pence security detail

Iran ratchets up pressure ahead of weekend nuclear deadline

Saudi prince sees Aramco IPO as key to overhaul kingdom

Breakfast Blogs

North Carolina’s Supreme Court Finally Dropped the Big Hammer on Partisan Gerrymandering Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

What a Properly Scoped FISA Abuse Inspector General Report Would Look Like emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

Online Pornography As The New Sex Education? Echidne, at her blog

Conservatives with principles? They exist! In the UK. digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Hullabaloo

NC gerrymandering: Here we go again Tom Sullivan, Hullabaloo

More Mismanagement of the Public Lands by Trump’s BLM Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Subjecting a Candidate’s Record to Scrutiny Is Not “Swiftboating” Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Great Moments in Magic Ruralism driftglass, at his blog

North Carolina Judges Piss On GOP’s Election Maps Like They’re On Fire! Jamie Lyn Crofts, Wonkette

Mike Pence Wasn’t ‘Ordered’ To Slip Cash In Trump’s Stocking, He Did It Because He Wanted To. Five Dollar Feminist, Wonkette

BEHAAAAVE YOURSELVES, It’s The Dems’ Climate Change Town Hall! Doktor Zoom, Wonkette

FOR TRUMP, HYPERBOLE IS A TIC Steve M., No More Mister Nice Blog