Oct 03 2019

The Breakfast Club (October)

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

O.J. Simpson found not guilty of murder at his criminal trial; St. Francis of Assisi dies; Germany reunifies; Baseball’s ‘shot heard ’round the world’; ‘Captain Kangaroo’ and ‘Mickey Mouse Club’ hit TV.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

All things on earth point home in old October; sailors to sea, travellers to walls and fences, hunters to field and hollow and the long voice of the hounds, the lover to the love he has forsaken.

Thomas Wolfe

Breakfast News

US judge: Injection sites don’t violate federal drug laws

New abortion clinic being built in Illinois, near St. Louis

Families push for new hearing in Indian adoption case

Chicago teachers set strike date as contract talks resume

Fight over Philadelphia’s voting machines may head to court

Air Force test-launches intercontinental ballistic missile

5 bulls found dead in Oregon; then the story gets weird

US Air Force Academy’s oldest falcon mascot dies in Colorado

US tariffs on EU goods would include cheese, wine, aircraft

North Korea says underwater-launched missile test succeeded

Boris Johnson: UK is offering Brexit ‘compromise’ to EU

Netanyahu’s legal saga reaches critical stage in Israel

Cambodian judge orders new probe in reporters’ spying case

Morocco: Journalist’s abortion sentence stirs rights protest

Iran supports European plan to bolster nuclear deal

UN says Haiti unrest harming hospitals, orphanages, students

Europe praises Ukraine deal, but opposition sees a betrayal

Hurricane Lorenzo batters mid-Atlantic Azores Islands

Soaring eagle films crumbling Alpine glaciers as Earth warms

Breakfast Blogs

Nancy Pelosi and Adam Schiff Just Provided a Preemptive Autopsy of Trump’s Presidency* Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

Bill Barr Risks becoming Joseph Mifsud’s New Coffee Boy emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

St. Donald Gives A Press Conference With the President of Finland Echidne, at her blog

Because he’s an imbecile digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Hullabaloo

Speaking louder in code Tom Sullivan, Hullabaloo

Pompeo’s Letter Is the Trump Administration’s Opening Salvo of Obstruction Austin Evers, Just Security

Armed Militias Are Taking Trump’s Civil War Tweets Seriously Mary B. McCord, Lawfare

Whiteness visible: White America’s Siege Mentality Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Erik Visits an American Grave, Part 558 Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Trump’s Madness Today By the Numbers The Rude Pundit, at his blog

You Can’t Douthat Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names


President BrainStupid Handling Impeachment Well Today Evan Hurst, Wonkette

Not Even Bill Barr Is Falling For Mike Flynn Lawyer’s Bullsh*t Five Dollar Feminist, Wonkette