Sep 12 2019

The Breakfast Club (Hurdles)

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

America faces the aftermath of the Sept. 11th attacks; Nazis rescue Italy’s Mussolini; JFK confronts critics of his religion; Student leader Steven Biko killed in South Africa; Singer Johnny Cash dies.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

Sometimes the hurdles aren’t really hurdles at all. They’re welcome challenges, tests.

Paul Walker

Breakfast News

Tentative opioids settlement falls short of nationwide deal

450 miles of border wall by next year? In Arizona, it starts

Tent courts for migrants waiting in Mexico closed to outside

Court won’t block death penalty trials despite moratorium

Texas mass violence committee members receive death threats

Supreme Court allows broad enforcement of asylum limits

House approves oil drilling ban off Atlantic, Pacific coasts

Tornado hits South Dakota hospital: ‘All are safe and sound’

Ohio State denied request to trademark ‘The’ for merchandise

San Francisco’s iconic cable cars to shut down for repairs

Tentative list of the missing in Bahamas has 2,500 names

Afghans fear Trump’s Taliban move means more civilians die

Iran urges US to ‘put warmongers aside’ after Bolton firing

Saudis condemn Israeli PM’s West Bank annexations plans

Massive rally for Catalonia’s secession in Barcelona

Scientists succeed in creating northern white rhino embryos

Breakfast Blogs

Trump’s People Tried to Rush This Judge Through the Senate. I Can See Why. Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

The Giglio Brady Head Fake in Sidney Powell’s Latest emoptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

The Opioid Epidemic. Beware Of The American Penchant For Over-Correction. Echidne, at her blog

Polling, polling everywhere digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Hullabaloo

My Hopes Dashed tristero, Hullabaloo

NC Nein Tom Sullivan, Hullabaloo

18 Years After 9/11, We Face a New International Terrorist Threat Joshua Geltzer, Just Security

The Trump Court Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Remembering the war criminals Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Republican Voter Suppression Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Citizen Bolton was Never a Loyal Party Member driftglass, at his blog

Trump Failing Another Turing Test Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names

Michael Flynn Is A Very Serious Person With A Very Serious Lawyer Evan Hurst, Wonkette

North Carolina God Damn! Doktor Zoom, Wonkette

The Top 9,371 Times ProPublica Caught Brad Parscale Being A LiarF*ckingLiar Five Dollar Feminist, Wonkette

The NY Times Got It Backwards: Section 230 Helps Limit The Spread Of Hate Speech Online Mike Masnick, Techdirt

THE CRUELTY Steve M., No More Mister Nice Blog