Sep 20 2019

The Breakfast Club (True Measure)

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

Magellan begins globe-trotting voyage; Nazi hunter Simon Wiesenthal dies; Actress Sophia Loren born; Billie Jean King beats Bobby Riggs in ‘Battle of the Sexes’; Singer Jim Croce dies in plane crash.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good.

Samuel Johnson

Breakfast News

More than 1,000 rescues, evacuations as Imelda soaks Texas

Feds reverse decision ending immigrant medical relief

US vaping illnesses top 500, Missouri man is 8th death

US expels 2 Cuban diplomats, citing ‘influence operations’

Stage set in Nevada as Earthlings arrive for Area 51 events

Court halts timber activity in Southwest over threatened owl

At 98, D-Day vet jumps again, with eyes on the big 100

Iran envoy: ‘All-out war’ to result if hit for Saudi attack

Canada’s Trudeau comes under fire over brownface photo

Global climate protests start in Australia before UN summit

UK top court aims to rule next week on Parliament shutdown

Hurricane rips roofs, cuts power in Bermuda, but no deaths

Breakfast Blogs

What Recourse Does the Republic Have in a Situation Like This? Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

ODNI Whistleblower Complaint: Shoes Dropping All Over the Place [UPDATE-2] Rayne, emptywheel

“Foreign corruption inducing treason was the core impeachable offense in the eyes of the authors of the Constitution” digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Hullabaloo

“He got away with it until he didn’t.” Tom Sullivan, Hullabaloo

Rules and Norms in the Trump Presidency: The Risks and Rewards of ‘Playing It Straight’ on the Inside Bob Bauer, Lawfare

If the President Does It Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Ukraine DNexon, Lawyers, Guns and Money

How much are we supposed to take? Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Remembering How Trump and the Right Tried to Convince Everyone Obama Was a Traitor The Rude Pundit, at his blog

A Second Thought Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names