Oct 09 2019

The Breakfast Club (What A Fool Believes)

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

Guerrilla leader Che Guevara executed in Bolivia; Anthrax-laced letters sent to Capitol Hill; Achille Lauro hijackers surrender; Andrei Sakharov wins Nobel Peace Prize; Musician John Lennon born.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

Reality leaves a lot to the imagination.

John Lennon

Breakfast News

California faces historic power outage due to fire danger

Facebook to settle advertiser lawsuit for $40 million

Johnson & Johnson, Risperdal maker hit with $8B verdict

GM talks hit snag as union seeks products for UAW factories

California governor signs law capping rent increases

Swedish teen urges youth to demand climate change action

Arizona now has misgivings about Purdue opioid settlement

North Dakota, EPA allow companies to self-report violations

Are we alone? Nobel Prize goes to 3 who tackled cosmic query

‘Big Bang Theory’ gets shout out to Nobel Prize announcement

US bars Chinese officials for crackdown on Muslim minorities

Trump shifts tone on Turkey in effort to halt Syria invasion

US pullback could boost Islamic State group revival in Syria

Turkey says it won’t bow to US threat over its Syria plans

UK says chances of Brexit deal slim; EU chides ‘blame game’

Protesters move into Ecuador’s capital; president moves out

Hong Kong’s undercover medics reveal hidden toll of protests

Breakfast Blogs

If You Had ‘Nixon Got a Raw Deal’ on Your Bullshit Legal Arguments Bingo Card, Congratulations Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

This is now officially a constitutional crisis digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Hullabaloo

“The fiery trial through which we pass” Tom Sullivan, Hullabaloo

A Formal Vote to Authorize Impeachment Won’t Fix White House Obstruction — And Could Create More Roadblocks Molly Claflin, Just Security

Target: Roe Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

When normal politics are no longer possible Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Krugman Goes Full Driftglass. Almost. driftglass, at his blog

Great and Unmatched Wisdom Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names

That Letter From Trump Is Punk Ass Bitchery The Rude Pundit, at his blog

WILL MITT ROMNEY SAVE US? (PROBABLY NOT.) Steve M., No More Mister Nice Blog

Rudy Giuliani And Lindsey Graham Gonna Impeach The Impeachers With UKRAINIAN SCIENCE FACTS! Evan Hurst, Wonkette

SHUT UP! The GOP Is Not Panicking About Impeachment Poll Numbers, YOU LIE! Five Dollar Feminist, Wonkette

Desperate Trump Wants To Use Polygraphs, Probably Divining Rods, To Find White House Leakers Stephen Robinson, Wonkette

Republicans BIG MAD About Trump’s Syria Pull-Out, Still OK With All The Treason Doktor Zoom, Wonkette