Sep 18 2019

The Breakfast Club (Underrated Medication)

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

Congress passes the Fugitive Slave Act; Anthrax tainted letters sent to NBC and the New York Post.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

Friendship is a wildly underrated medication.

Anna Deavere Smith

Breakfast News

Houston area preparing for heavy rain, flooding from Imelda

Migrants say they face danger before court in Texas tents

Purdue Pharma to stay in business as bankruptcy unfolds

Progress reported in contract talks between GM, union

Hundreds of Oklahoma inmates may be released under new law

Mississippi researchers nurse, study rare injured whale

Israel’s Netanyahu appears to suffer setback in exit polls

High drama at UK Supreme Court in Brexit challenge case

US, Belarus mend diplomatic ties with return of ambassadors

Spain to hold fresh elections in November

Mediterranean migrant rescues, deaths; French camp emptied

Renzi splits Italy’s Democrats, shaking govt coalition

South Korea culls pigs after confirming African swine fever

Breakfast Blogs

Joe Biden Was Born for the Galivants Ferry Stump Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

About that Intelligence whistleblower — this is very, very bad digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Hullabaloo

Maybe it’s the gender balance? Tom Sullivan, Hullabaloo

Unpacking the Intelligence Community Whistleblower Complaint Robert S. Litt, Lawfare

Trump Foreign Policy is Self-Defeating, Multilateralism Edition DNexon, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Republicans Pack Court to Undermine Rights of LGBT People Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

UAW Strike Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

A Thing I Wrote 14 Years Ago driftglass, at his blog

A Pious Fraud Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names

Elizabeth Warren Is Not Afraid Doktor Zoom. Wonkette

Manhattan DA Cyrus Vance Will Take Trump’s Tax Returns Now, Because THIS IS NEW YORK, BITCH Five Dollar Feminist, Wonkette

The ‘Saudi 9/11’ Was Called ‘9/11,’ You Stupid Trump A-Holes Evan Hurst, Wonkette

Even Lindsey Graham Hates White Power Judicial Nominee Pud Steven Menashi Jamie Lynn Crofts, Wonkette

THE VIEW FROM THE CROUCH Steve M., No More Mister Nice Blog