Aug 30

The Breakfast Club (Après Le Déluge)

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

The Civil War’s Second Battle of Bull Run ends; Thurgood Marshall confirmed as first black Supreme Court justice; First black astronaut blasts off; Ty Cobb’s baseball debut; David Letterman moves to CBS.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

Some days, I’d feel better with Punxsutawney Phil in the Oval Office – at least he doesn’t lie about the weather.

Molly Ivins

Breakfast News

How climate change could turn US real estate prices upside down

Houston dam begins to overspill as Harvey triggers unprecedented impact

Illinois, Chicago officials to seek U.S. oversight of city’s police

Theatre in Memphis pulls ‘racially insensitive’ Gone With the Wind

Stormfront: ‘murder capital of internet’ pulled offline after civil rights action

Sea Shepherd says it will abandon pursuit of Japanese whalers

Rubik’s Cube maker sues Duncan Toys, Toys “R” Us over knock-off cube

‘Gates of Hell’: Iraqi army says fighting near Tal Afar worse than Mosul

Iran rejects U.S. demand for U.N. visit to military sites

Germany keen to avoid new ‘ice age’ in ties between Russia, West

Russia seeks to reassure over war games, denies invasion plans

Iraq’s Kirkuk province to vote in Kurdish independence referendum

Germany’s Merkel rules out coalition with far left, far right

Breakfast Blogs

When Will Houston Be Habitable Again? Charles Pierce, Esquire Politics

How Does Inking a Luxury Residential Real Estate Deal in Moscow Get You Elected President? In the US, I Mean? emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

Women’s Equality Day, 8/28/17. What To Read, A Little Late. Echidne, at her blog

Is the Republican congress trying to block Mueller before he gets to them? digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Hullabaloo

Some hoax Tom Sullivan, Hullabaloo

It’s Time For Some Regime Theory Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Trump’s Generation and Civil War Education Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

David Brooks: If I Forget Thee, O Atwater driftglass, at his blog

FAKE NEWS: THE NEW YORK TIMES THINKS IT SEES TRUMP BEING PRESIDENTIAL AGAIN Steve M., No More Mister Nice Blog

Court Calls Out Government For The ‘General Warrant’ It Served To Facebook Tin Cushing, Techdirt