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Oct 11 2019

The Breakfast Club (Small Minds)

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

Congress OK’s U.S. military force against Iraq; Former President Jimmy Carter wins Nobel Peace Prize; Anita Hill accuses Supreme Court pick Clarence Thomas; Second Vatican Council opens; ‘SNL’ premieres

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people.

Eleanor Roosevelt

Breakfast News

California utility faces gripes over deliberate blackouts

Burning trash sparks fire that destroys homes in California

‘Flash drought’ brings dust and dread to Southern farmers

Board strips Little Rock teachers’ union bargaining power

Court denies attempts to stop opioid trial before it begins

Frigid storm buries parts of the Great Plains in snow

Beer all over Mormon church parking lot after truck crashes

You’re gonna need a bigger boat? UMaine has printer for that

‘Is this your turd?’: Missouri city’s cleanup flags dog poop

Turkey presses Syrian assault as thousands flee the fighting

Syria’s Kurds: Turn to Damascus or concede to Turkey?

Defiant protesters in Ecuador parade captive police officers

Cuba’s historical generation leaves top legislative body

Venezuela’s gas shortages stall ambulances in their tracks

Super typhoon on track to drench Japan’s main island

Iran women attend FIFA soccer game for first time in decades

2 Nobel literature prize winners expose Europe’s fault lines

Breakfast Blogs

When You Look at Giuliani’s Buddies the First Word That Comes to Mind Is HENCHMEN Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

DOJ Confirms that Trump’s Anti-Biden Propagandists Were in the Employ of a Russian emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, empthwheel

Rudy Giuliani Represents Fraud Guarantee Founder Jim White, emptywheel

Short Posts 10/10/19. Kurds in Normandy, Gendered Focus in Political Scandals and A Cat Echidne, at her blog

“Oh, sorry,” the woman told me. “He was talking to the TV.” digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Hullabaloo

I’m Beginning to Think The Russian Prostitute Video Tape Has to be Real trisero, Hullabaloo

“In search of a balcony” Tom Sullivan, Hullabaloo

Ma’am, this is an Arby’s Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

The Faith and Humility Reporter For The Acela Corridor Pantograph Is Back on the Beat driftglass, at his blog

AT LEAST WE KNOW THAT SOMEONE IN BIDEN’S CIRCLE LIVES IN THE SAME WORLD WE DO Steve M., No More Mister Nice Blog

Trump Has A Complete Mental Implosion During Profanity-Laced Self-Therapy Rally In Minnesota Sean CColarossi, Politicus USA

California Knows How To Party CRIMINAL JUSTICE REFORM STYLE Y’ALL Jamie Lynn Crofts, Wonkette

Rudy Giuliani’s Ukrainian Fixers MAYBE Did Crimes With US Congressman, Are In Jail Five Dollar Feminist, Wonkette

What Elizabeth Warren Environmental Justice Plan Are We Going To Debunk Tod… Wait Doktor Zoom, Wonkette

Trump DOJ Knows Who Was An Innocent Lamb And It Is Richard Nixon Evan Hurst, Wonkette

Why Won’t Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Get A Cheap Men’s Haircut, Wingnuts In Very Good Faith Want To Know! Robyn Pennacchia, Wonkette

Chris Cillizza Too Much Of A Joke To Know When Hillary Clinton Is Joking Stephen Robinson, Wonkette