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Oct 07 2019

The Breakfast Club (Neutrality)

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

U.S. and Britain strike Afghanistan; Achille Lauro hijacked; Supreme Court pick Clarence Thomas faces damaging claims; Matthew Shepard beaten to death; Singer John Mellencamp born; ‘Cats’ hits Broadway.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor. If an elephant has its foot on the tail of a mouse and you say that you are neutral, the mouse will not appreciate your neutrality.

Desmond Tutu

Breakfast News

Victims gain a voice to help guide Purdue Pharma bankruptcy

US Supreme Court to review Kansas’ lack of insanity defense

Maine on track for legal marijuana sales by spring 2020

Swedish teen climate activist touring Dakotas reservations

Former President Jimmy Carter ‘feels fine’ after fall

Madcap confetti-throwing comic Rip Taylor has died at 84

Balloons fill Albuquerque sky in 2nd day of annual fiesta

Un-bear-able! Cubs get locked in van, honk horn to get out

UK leader Johnson renews vow to leave EU by deadline

Iraq blames ‘malicious’ hands as toll from unrest tops 100

Protests, clashes as bid to block Hong Kong mask ban fails

Protests choke communities in Haiti as aid, supplies dwindle

Anger grows at civilian deaths by US, Afghan forces

Portugal’s Socialists prepare 4 more years in government

Turkey summons US diplomat over a Twitter ‘like’

Controversy stalks Nobel Peace, Literature prizes

Breakfast Blogs

The President* Is a Blight, But Watch What the Conservative Movement’s Up to Behind Him Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

Trump Is Being Impeached for Harming America to Extort Campaign Help emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

Why would anyone doubt the 2016 collusion after what we’ve seen this week? digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Hullabaloo

Drummer tristero, Hullabaloo

Time to lawyer up Tom Sullivan, Hullabaloo

Guide to the Mueller Report’s Findings on “Collusion” Ryan Goodman, Just Security

It’s the Corruption, Stupid Dan Nexon, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Second whistleblower comes forward Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Joe Biden: Political Supergenius Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Look in my eyes, what do you see Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Sunday Morning Comin’ Down driftglass, at his blog

Voyage into the Heart of Whiteness, Revisited Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names

IT’S IMPORTANT TO DISTINGUISH BETWEEN CYNICAL AND GULLIBLE Steve M., No More Mister Nice Blog

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