Aug 07

The Breakfast Club (Mountains)

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

U.S. embassies bombed in E. Africa; Congress OKs powers to expand the Vietnam War; The Battle of Guadalcanal begins; Kon-Tiki ends its journey; Comedy icon Oliver Hardy and news anchor Peter Jennings die.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

I think the most un-American thing you can say is, ‘You can’t say that.’

Garrison Keillor

Breakfast News

Venezuela troops quash anti-Maduro attack on military base

Welcome boost from China to global pressure on North Korea

Russia ready for more engagement with US, despite sanctions

Activists protest Rio water, filthy despite Olympic promises

Syrian forces make gains in energy-rich Homs province

https://apnews.com/37c222c70ef54e25a6c0388d9aa58be9/Fire-strikes-another-tower-in-the-Dubai-Marina

New Orleans floods raise questions about city pumping system

Apparent tornado leaves destruction in Tulsa; 13 injured

Growing bear population means thousands more teeth to sort

Illinois governor signs law to honor Barack Obama’s birthday

Nation’s oldest coal-fired steamboat returns to Mystic River

Breakfast Blogs

Update: Jeff Sessions Is Still a Retrograde Authoritarian Charles Pierce, Esquire Politics

MalwareTech’s FBI-Induced Tour to Milwaukee, WI emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

The “Liberal” NY Times Focuses on the Next Disastrous GOP Daddy bmaz, emptywheel

NRA anti-elite “populism” is nothing new digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Hullabaloo

Maybe they are laughing at us Tom Sullivan, Hullabaloo

The Republican Establishment Was And Is All-In On TrumpLawyers, Guns and Money

Why the Right-Wing War on George Soros Matters dnexon, Lawyers, Guns and Money

ONLY TWO THINGS CAN DENY TRUMP THE 2020 NOMINATION: INFIRMITY AND IMPEACHMENT Steve M., No More Mister Nice Blog