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Oct 10 2019

The Breakfast Club (Unrehearsed)

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

Vice President Spiro Agnew resigns; Imperial rule ends in China; Achille Lauro hijackers forced to land; Movie legend Orson Welles dies; Opera composer Giuseppe Verdi born; Actor Christopher Reeve dies.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

All the world’s a stage and most of us are desperately unrehearsed.

Sean O’Casey

Breakfast News

Lights out: Power cut in California to prevent deadly fires

Louisiana becomes new hub in immigrant detention under Trump

California bans pesticide linked to brain damage in children

Alaska Supreme Court hears youth climate change lawsuit

US nuclear, uranium mining industries hope for Trump bailout

UConn to redirect donations from opioid maker owners

Judge weighs renewed Keystone XL oil pipeline arguments

Fall snowstorm blasts Rockies, heading toward Midwest

‘Dumbest’ judge Neely seeks WVa Supreme Court seat again

Squirrels hide more than 200 walnuts under SUV’s hood

Good boy! Dog saves South Carolina veteran during house fire

Goat rams through sliding glass door, naps inside bathroom

Nobel prize honors breakthroughs on lithium-ion batteries

Turkey begins offensive against Kurdish fighters in Syria

Jailed Tunisian presidential candidate Karoui leaves prison

Russia lists Navalny’s anti-fraud group as a foreign agent

Boris Johnson’s father joins climate protesters in London

Breakfast Blogs

Syria Update: Turkey Is Blowing the Hell Out of It and the Russians Are Cheering

The Press Gets Utterly Snookered on the White House Rebranding of the Same Old Unrelenting Obstruction of Congressional Prerogatives emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

QOTD: An ignoramus digyb aka Heather Digby Parton, Hullabaloo

When It Comes to Killing People, Trump Is Acting More Like Bush tristero, Hullabaloo

How To Respond to Armed Threats: Man who brandished gun at driver with Warren sticker charged with felony terroristic threat Spocko, Hullabaloo

White House Letter Distorts Both Law and History on Impeachment Frank O. Bowman III, Just Security

Must the House Vote to Authorize an Impeachment Inquiry? Keith E. Whittington, Lawfare

Profit without honor Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

The Two Gorsuches Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Erik Visits an American Grave, Part 561 Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Springtime for Erdoğan Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names

Supreme Court Ready To Rock You, We Mean Really, Throw Rocks At You Jamie Lynn Crofts, Wonkette

‘Praise Jesus, Trey Gowdy Said YES!’ And Other News From Trump’s Very Smart Impeachment Lawyers Evan Hurst, Wonkette

Nice Time! Polls Show Elizabeth Warren Looking Pretty Damn ‘Electable’ Stephen Robinson, Wonkette

Well Of Course A Bigot Science Denier Is (Acting At) Running The Bureau Of Land Management Doktor Zoom, Wonkette