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Oct 19 2019

The Breakfast Club (Jokes)

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

British surrender at Yorktown decides American Revolution; Stock market crash hits Wall Street in late 1980s; Napoleon’s forces begin retreat from Moscow; Concorde makes first landing in New York

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

I don’t make jokes. I just watch the government and report the facts.

Will Rogers

Breakfast News

Law stopping Florida felons from voting temporarily halted

Opioid negotiations fail to produce deal just before trial

38 people cited for violations in Clinton email probe

Activists angry police who shoot can wait to face questions

Tropical Storm Nestor forms, threatening US Gulf Coast

Asylum-seeking Mexicans are more prominent at US border

US slaps new sanctions on Cuba over human rights, Venezuela

Breakfast Blogs

Hillary Clinton Is More Than Qualified to Judge the Effectiveness of Foreign-Influenced Straw Candidates Charles P.. Pierce, Esquire Politics

Surveillance Reform Can No Longer Ignore EO 12333 emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

“There are exactly two possible explanations for the shameful performance the world witnessed on Monday” digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Hullabaloo

The Guardrails tristero, Hullabaloo

Pax Ameri-con-a Tom Sullivan, Hullabaloo

Bureaucratic Resistance and the Deep State Myth T Rebecca Ingber, Just Security

Trump got rolled (again), claims saying “yes” is a world-historic accomplishment Dan Nexon, Lawyers, Guns and Money

If You Can Ban Nipples, You Can Ban Nazis Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

I pay $21,000 a year for lousy health insurance Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Christ on a Crackpot: A Pair of Dangerous Speeches from the Attorney General and Secretary of State The Rude Pundit, at his blog

Two Cheers for Brooks Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names

NOTHING IS DAMAGING TO TRUMP Steve M., No More Mister Nice Blog

Rep. Elijah Cummings Goes Out Swinging Stephen Robinson, Wonkette

New York Times Shows Softer Side Of Hungarian Authoritarianism Robyn Pennacchia, Wonkette

Mark Zuckerberg: Facebook Is The Frederick Douglass Of Martin Luther Kings Doktor Zoom, Wonkette

Hillary Clinton Said True Thing About Tulsi Gabbard, Everybody Sh*t Your Pants! Evan Hurst, Wonkette