Aug 01

The Breakfast Club (Intriguing)

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

A shooting rampage takes place at the University of Texas clock tower; Germany declares war on Russia in World War I; Adolf Hitler opens the Berlin Olympics; Author Herman Melville born; MTV debuts.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

I read somewhere that 77 per cent of all the mentally ill live in poverty. Actually, I’m more intrigued by the 23 per cent who are apparently doing quite well for themselves.

Jerry Garcia

Breakfast News

Venezuela defiant as US moves to sanction president

WikiLeaks issues leaked Macron campaign emails to its site

Kenya election official tortured, killed days before vote

Australian court debates release of Queen’s secret letters

Judge nixes Alabama law putting pregnant girls through trial

Defiance that once benefited Joe Arpaio led to his downfall

Appeals court: US citizen can’t sue after 3-year detention

Billions down the drain as new nuclear plants scrapped

Earth will warm two degrees this century: Researchers

Breakfast Blogs

Pay Your Damn Bar Tab Charles Pierce, Esquire Politics

Meditations: What Is this Thing? Examining Trump-Russia Rayne, emptywheel

Women and American Politics. Second Monday Echidne, at her blog

Day One and Kelly is already exposed digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Hullabaloo

And I’m all out of bubblegum Tom Sullivan, Hullabaloo

The Heritage Plan Was A Plan For War on Medicaid, Not a Serious Plan For Universal Coverage Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Texas and the GOP War on Women Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

“Priebus” Is Greek For “Chum” drfitglass, at his blog

ONE SIMPLE REASON IT MAY BE IMPOSSIBLE FOR JOHN KELLY TO MAKE THE TRUMP WHITE HOUSE RUN SMOOTHLY Steve M., No More Mister Nice Blog

Asset Forfeiture: Killing Criminal Organizations With $16 Seizures Tim Cushing, Techdirt