Oct 01 2019

The Breakfast Club (Beautiful Mosaic)

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

Henry Ford’s Model T car hits the market; Mao Zedong proclaims Communist China; Game One of first-ever World Series takes place; Johnny Carson begins his ‘Tonight Show’ run; Walt Disney World opens.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

Happy 95th Birthday and many more, Mr. President

We become not a melting pot but a beautiful mosaic. Different people, different beliefs, different yearnings, different hopes, different dreams.

Jimmy Carter

Breakfast News

President’s windmill hatred is a worry for booming industry

CVS stops sale of heartburn drugs with suspect contaminant

California to let college athletes sign endorsement deals

Judge issues mixed ruling in Virginia abortion law challenge

Monsoon brings high hope, delivers little rain in Southwest

Chicago mayor moves to eradicate overdue library fees

Collins resigns from Congress ahead of expected guilty plea

Controversial wild horse plan headed to Senate floor

Wintry blast closes schools, plunges temperatures in Rockies

Jessye Norman, international opera star, dead at 74

US targets Russia in first step against meddling in midterms

Ukraine’s leader: We can’t be ordered to investigate Biden

Russia: Our approval is needed to publish Trump-Putin calls

British opposition parties unite to stop no-deal Brexit

Saudi crown prince takes responsibility for journalist death

Turkey vows to keep investigating Jamal Khashoggi’s killing

China’s 70-year parade shows economic and military might

2 sides scuffle in Hong Kong as day of protests begins

New protest hit Haiti amid demands that president resign

Students resume protests in Indonesia streets over new law

Peru president dissolves congress amid anti-corruption push

UK’s Johnson denies allegations of patronage, groping

Storm in central Europe kills 3, disrupts travel and power

Chirac gets full military honors as France bids him farewell

Breakfast Blogs

Ukraine’s Civil War Is a ‘Playground’ for White Supremacists. What Could Go Wrong? Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

At Time of Trump-Zelensky Call, Mulvaney Was Already Under Notice From Cummings, Engel and Schiff Not to Hide Records Jim White, emptywheel

The CIA Affiliation of the Whistleblower Isn’t the Key, It’s CIA General Counsel’s Role in a Cover-Up emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

Bill Barr’s OLC Treated His Implication in the Whistleblower Complaint as Top Secret emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

Remember Helsinki when he spoke privately for 2 hours Putin? It’s pretty clear they talked about this. digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Hullabaloo

#AskPreet How will the WH mob avoid prosecution for witness tampering? Spocko, Hullabaloo

Propagandists gonna propagandize Tom Sullivan, Hullabaloo

Trump Goes Full Putin—Capitulation Inside the Oval Office Joshua Geitzer and Jake Sullivan, Just Security

Giuliani Cannot Rely on Attorney-Client Privilege to Avoid Congressional Testimony John E. Bies, Lawfare

Shakedown Street Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Erik Visits an American Grave, Part 556 Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Sunday Morning Comin’ Down driftglass, at his blog

Hi It’s Stupid: Concern Trolling Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names

Impeachment Is a Chance for Democrats to Take Back Patriotism The Rude Pundit, at his blog


Kevin McCarthy, Assh*le Doktor Zoom, Wonkette

Newt Gingrich Knows A BS Partisan Impeachment When He Orchestrates One Stephen Robinson, Wonkette