Oct 26 2019

The Breakfast Club (Common Humanity)

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

President George W. Bush signs USA Patriot Act; Henry Kissinger says ‘peace is at hand’ in Vietnam; Gunfight at the OK Corral takes place; Actor Bob Hoskins and ‘Wheel of Fortune’ host Pat Sajak born.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

Dignity does not come from avenging insults, especially from violence that can never be justified. It comes from taking responsibility and advancing our common humanity.

Hillary Clinton

Breakfast News

Tally of children split at border tops 5,400 in new count

GM workers ratify contract, ending contentious 40-day strike

Firefighters race to control blazes before winds roar back

Washington banning US flights to all Cuban cities but Havana

Tropical storm heads to Gulf coast as rain douses Southeast

National Parks Service drops plan to allow ATVs in Utah

Rebuilding of historic Glacier National Park chalet finished

EU envoys agree that Brexit extension is needed, no date set

Bolivia reveals final vote results, but no winner declared

Masses of Chileans jam capital in protest against government

Russia says it sent hundreds of additional troops to Syria

Australia’s iconic rock Uluru scaled by final climbers

Nations pledge $9.8B to global climate fund to help the poor

Breakfast Blogs

President Obama Left Quite a Mark at the Funeral Service for Elijah Cummings Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

Main Justice Now Looking for the Evidence in Plain Sight They Ignored in August emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, at her blog

Friday Night Soother digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Hullabaloo

By All Accounts, John Durham Works for the Most Corrupt US Government Ever tristero, Hullabaloo

Top Shelf Tom Sullivan, Hullabaloo

Black PSYOP, l’Affaire Ukraine, AG Barr’s Investigation, and the Impeachment Inquiry of the President Adam L. Silverman, Balloon Juice

George Washington’s Advisors Agreed: Impeachment Did Away with Executive Privilege Jean Galbraith and Michel Paradis, Just Security

The Collapse of the President’s Defense Benjamin Wittes, Lawfare

I Support a full investigation Scott Leieux, Llawyers, Guns and Money

A Hello to Arms Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Trump’s Allies Growing Desperate for Defenses of Ukraine Scandal Jonathan Chait, New York Magazine

In The Darkness, Much Becomes Clear driftglass, at his blog

Barr’s Zombie Investigation Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names


Trump Gutted Cyber Defenses, Now The FBI Needs YOU! Dominic Gwinn, Wonkette

Tulsi Gabbard Puts On Her Robe And Her Wizard Hat Evan Hurst, Wonkette

Wall Street Journal, Why You Lying? Doktor Zoom, Wonkette