Oct 29 2019

The Breakfast Club (Civil Discourse)

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

‘Black Tuesday’ on Wall St. as the Great Depression begins; Osama bin Laden admits ordering the Sept. 11th attacks; Suez crisis heats up Mideast; McKinley assassin executed; John Glenn returns to space.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

Civility is not not saying negative or harsh things. It is not the absence of critical analysis. It is the manner in which we are sharing this territorial freedom of political discussion. If our discourse is yelled and screamed and interrupted and patronized, that’s uncivil.

Richard Dreyfuss

Breakfast News

North Carolina judges throw out current congressional map

Florida child migrant detention facility shuts down

Hearing begins on fate of Missouri’s lone abortion clinic

Utility says power lines may have started 2 California fires

Chicago gets tentative staff deal as teachers stay on strike

US experiments in Texas with plan to speed asylum decisions

US extends protections for many Salvadorans living in US

Park Service drops new rules for protests in Washington

IS leader’s death ushers in new phase for the group

EU delays Brexit to Jan. 31; Johnson election bid fails

Hong Kong protesters use skin and ink to support movement

A divisive Peronist returns to power as VP in Argentina

Pope declares Vatican’s Secret Archive not so secret anymore

Vote for mayor of Bogota breaks a Colombian ‘glass ceiling’

South Africa urges water restrictions as dam levels drop

Strong quake shakes southern Philippines, no damage reported

Breakfast Blogs

Nancy Pelosi’s Impeachment Letter Suggests Sh*t Is Getting Real, Constitution-Wise Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

Sidney Powell Accuses Mike Flynn of Lying to the FBI on January 24, 2017 emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

Oh look, Trump leaves his cozy bubble and finds out that America doesn’t like him digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Hullabaloo

Three Observations on the Death of al-Baghdadi tristero, Hullabaloo

https://digbysblog.blogspot.com/2019/10/tricks-traps-and-pretexts-by-bloggersrus.html Tom Sullivan, Hullabaloo

Why Officials Keep Testifying Despite White House Counsel’s Letter on Impeachment Inquiry Michael Stern, Just Security

The Justice Department Should Share More Information on the Durham Investigation Robert S, Litt, Lawfare

Canine Bites Man, Trump Brags about Classified Material Dan Nexon, Lawyers,, Guns and Money

More shocking scenes from the outrageous attack on the Creamsicle-in-Chief’s fragile ego Shakezula, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Well, I was saying “Lock Him Up” Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Erik Visits an American Grave, Part 571 Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Mika Hears a Who … And Hates It driftglass, at his blog

Sir Story Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names


Nancy Pelosi Is Not Here For GOP Impeachment Pisspants Tantrums Five Dollar Feminist, Wonkette

John Conyers Dies At 90, Leaving Behind Complicated Legacy Stephen Robinson, Wonkette

Katie Hill’s Ex-Husband Wanted To Ruin Her Life With Revenge Porn. And He Won. Robyn Pennacchia, Wonkette

Senate’s Dumbest Republican Up To Ass In Trump-Ukraine Scandal Evan Hurst, Wonkette

Betsy DeVos Contemptible, Also In Contempt Of Court Doktor Zoom, Wonkette