The Breakfast Club (Misused Words)

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

The Stamp Act takes effect; The United States explodes the first hydrogen bomb; Sistine Chapel paintings are first shown to the public; Algerian nationalists begin rebellion against French rule; NFL’s Walter Payton dies.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

The two most misused words in the entire English vocabulary are love and friendship. A true friend would die for you, so when you start trying to count them on one hand, you don’t need any fingers.

Larry Flynt

Breakfast News

Not out of woods yet but winds driving California fires die

Chicago teachers strike ends after 11 days without school

The pressure is now on Facebook to ban political ads, too

ACLU: South Carolina driving rule penalizes poverty

Judge upholds law allowing Great Lakes oil pipeline tunnel

Keystone oil pipeline leaks 383,000 gallons in North Dakota

Deal gives Ford workers $9K signing bonus; plant will close

Last call: Utah is set to tap out on low-alcohol beer sales

US judge dismisses case against legal brothels in Nevada

Nevada suit seeks to protect rare wildflower from mining

Science Says: How daylight saving time affects health

Final ‘Or-derrrs’: UK Commons speaker John Bercow bows out

Thousands march in Chile protest after summit cancellations

North Korea says it test-fired new multiple rocket launcher

Ukraine’s plan to sell farmland raises fears of foreigners

Bolsonaro’s son criticized after call for Brazil crackdown

German court throws out climate challenge to Merkel govt

Hong Kong protesters, police in Halloween standoff

Scientists say quarter of all pigs could die of swine fever

Breakfast Blogs

The Momentum Is All in One Direction Now Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

The Republican Closing Argument against Impeachment Is Personally Implicated in the Scandal emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

Meanwhile, The Pace Of US War Crimes In Afghanistan Accelerates Dramatically Jim White, emptywheel

What else is on Rudy’s phone? digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Hullabaloo

The whites of his eye sockets Tom Sullivan, Hullabaloo

A Game-Changing Provision in the House Impeachment Resolution W. Neil Eggleston, Just Security

The Strategic Underpinning—and the Limits—of the Republican ‘Due Process’ Defense of Donald Trump Bob Bauer, Lawfare

Dollars to Donuts, Tulsi Gabbard is going to run as a third-party candidate

The Kavanaugh Kourt Scott Lemieux, Lawyer, Guns and Money

Erik Visits an American Grave, Part 573 Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

A Birthday Gift from the Gods of Farce driftglass, at his blog

Gaps Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names

Halloween Horror: We’re Fucked When It Comes to Climate Change The Rude Pundit, at his blog


Not Much Going On With Trump Impeachment Today, Except ALL THIS SH*T OH MY GOD Evan Hurst, Wonkette

Katie Hill Goes Down Fighting, And We’re Not Crying, YOU ARE CRYING Robyn Pennacchia, Wonkette

Trumps Try To Shiv Biden, Wind Up Murdering Irony Five Dollar Feminist

Ken Cuccinelli Promises Never To Deport Sick Kids To Their Deaths, Unless He Wants To

We Will Have Whatever Mike Flynn Lawyer Sidney Powell Is Snorting Jamie Lynn Crofts, Wonkette