Sep 27 2019

The Breakfast Club (Duty To Defend)

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

Warren Commission concludes Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone in JFK’s assassination; Taliban captures Afghanistan’s capital; First steam locomotive to haul passengers; ‘The Tonight Show’ premieres

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

The liberties of our country, the freedom of our civil constitution, are worth defending against all hazards: And it is our duty to defend them against all attacks.

Samuel Adams

Breakfast News

‘OK’ hand gesture, ‘Bowlcut’ added to hate symbols database

Judge: Michigan adoption agencies can turn away LGBT couples

GM reverses course, says strikers will keep health coverage

Tree-cutting ban in Southwest forests hurts heating needs

Trump hotel keeps liquor license despite character complaint

Tennessee’s abortion waiting period trial goes to judge

NY could add menthol to flavor ban as vaping groups sue

Walmart to reopen store on Nov. 6 where massacre happened

Southern drought deepens; 11 million affected

New California lab seeks cure to deadly citrus disease

Stomp and squish: Pennsylvanians battle ‘nightmare’ bugs

Japan sees NKorea missile, China space activity as threat

Town hall speakers rebuke Lam for Hong Kong protest response

UK leader Johnson faces backlash over confrontational tone

Thousands in New Zealand start 2nd wave of climate protests

US deploys air defense systems, troops to Saudi Arabia

Ex-French President Chirac, who stood up to US, dies at 86

Israel’s Netanyahu begins coalition hunt amid deadlock

Naval base in Syria cements Russia’s Mediterranean foothold

Radar installed to better watch unstable Mont Blanc glacier

5.8 magnitude earthquake shakes Istanbul, 8 slightly injured

Earthquake shakes eastern Indonesia, kills at least 20

Breakfast Blogs

Adam Schiff Is Taking the Lead on Ukraine, and There’s a Reason for That Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

The Intelligence Issues the House Intelligence Committee Largely Ignored emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

In The Year Of the Whistle-Blower. Or How The Game Is Played. Echidne, at her blog

Trump’s Ukraine obsession? Cui bono? digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Hullabaloo

This is Serious tristero, Hullabaloo

The iron is hot Tom Sullivan, Hullabaloo

Whistleblower Says White House Took Unusual Steps to Limit Access to Ukraine Call Record Kate Brannen, Just Security

Wall Street Democrats threaten to back Trump if Warren nominated Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Use that evidence, race it around [Update] Shakezula, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Magical Thinking is Not Actually Helpful Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Erik Visits an American Grave, Part 553 Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Attempting to extort one Ukrainian president may be regarded as a misfortune, Mr. Worthing.. Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names


The Federalist Doth Accuse Goody Greta Thunberg And Other ‘Climate Worshipers’ Of WITCHCRAFT Robyn Pennacchia, Wonkette

Trump GRRRR SO MAD! Let’s Read The Whistleblower Complaint That’s Making Him GRRRR SO MAD! Evan Hurst, Wonkette

Bill Barr Is Knee Deep In Sh*t. And So Is White House Counsel Pat Cipollone. Five Dollar Feminist, Wonkette