Jul 29

The Breakfast Club (Gimme Shelter)

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 10:30am (ET) 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

Britain’s Prince Charles marries Lady Diana Spencer; Italy’s fascist dictator Benito Mussolini born; President Dwight Eisenhower signs an act creating NASA; Artist Vincent Van Gogh dies.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

What is most important for democracy is not that great fortunes should not exist, but that great fortunes should not remain in the same hands. In that way there are rich men, but they do not form a class.

Alexis de Tocqueville

Breakfast News

Russia retaliates to ‘aggressive’ US sanctions

Court says Flint residents can sue Michigan over bad water

North Korea 2nd ICBM test puts much of US in range: experts

Romania blocks Russian deputy PM from entering EU airspace

Italy approves hotly contested mandatory vaccine program

Massachusetts governor signs bill hiking tax on recreational pot

Judge allows Chicago-area sweetened beverage tax to begin

Arkansas limits on abortion pill can proceed: appeals court

US appeals court lets Louisiana inmate keep dreadlocks

Saturn’s moon Titan could harbor simple life forms

Breakfast Blogs

It’s Never Too Early to Start Thinking About 2020 Charles Pierce, Esquire Politics

Three Things: In the Debris Field After Health Care ‘Freedom’ Act Rayne, emptywheel

What Should Women Wear? Echidne, at her blog

Friday Night Soother: Little devils digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Hullabaloo

Until next time Tom Sullivan, Hullabaloo

Saving the ACA Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Transgendered Soldiers of the Past Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Rep. Gohmert: I Prayed For McCain, Cancer ‘Doesn’t Give Him Right To Make People Suffer’ John Amato, Crooks and Liars

Both Siderism Is Corporate Policy driftglass, at his blog

DONALD TRUMP’S TASTE IN MEN Steve M., No More Mister Nice Blog