Oct 30 2019

The Breakfast Club (Stubborn Things)

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

‘War of the Worlds’ spooks Americans on Halloween Eve; A deadly mudslide hits Nicaragua after Hurricane Mitch; Muhammad Ali beats George Foreman in the ‘Rumble in the Jungle’; Comedian Steve Allen dies.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

Facts are stubborn things; and whatever may be our wishes, our inclinations, or the dictates of our passions, they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence.

John Adams

Breakfast News

NCAA board approves athlete compensation for image, likeness

Anger mounts as utility imposes more blackouts in California

Amazon hopes $1.5 mil elects pro-business Seattle leaders

Missouri agency tracked Planned Parenthood patients’ periods

Hackles rise as Chicago teachers strike drags into day 9

US finalizing rule to allow farmers to legally grow hemp

Judge tosses Pittsburgh gun laws passed after massacre

Immigration official says US-Mexico border crisis not over

Brexit ballot: UK lawmakers back December 12 election

Lebanese prime minister quits amid anti-government protests

Chileans reject president’s concessions, plan new protests

French panel: Seize guns to reduce domestic violence

Jordan recalls ambassador to Israel to protest detentions

French Senate debates Muslim headscarf bill

Ukraine, separatists both pull back heavy weapons from east

Putin hosts Cuban leader for talks on expanding ties

Breakfast Blogs

Kevin McCarthy Is Totally Incapable of Keeping Order in the Wild Kingdom Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

Emmet Sullivan Just Learning of Sidney Powell’s Bait-and-Switch emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

Alexander Vindman Proves That Working Within System Works Even While Derek Harvey Works To Destroy It Jim White, emptywheel

Men Are Waffles, Women Pancakes. From The Series: “Stories From The Essentialist World”. Echidne, at her blog

If you want to change the country, this must happen digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Hullabaloo

Mark Meadows, we’ll meet again Tom Sullivan, Hullabaloo

Female Genital Mutilation and the Treaty Power: What Congress Can Do Daniel Rice, Just Security

NCAA to destroy noble ideals of amateurism Scott Lemieux. Lawyers, Guns and Money

Strikes Work! Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Letter to a Colleague driftglass, at his blog


Trump Is Obsessed With Adam Schiff’s Parody of His Phone Call with Zelensky The Rude Pundit, at his blog