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The Breakfast Club (Stormy Weather)

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

Krakatoa erupts in South Pacific; President Lyndon Johnson and Mother Teresa born; America’s first successful oil well; Britain’s Lord Louis Mountbatten killed; Beatles manager Brian Epstein dies.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

Global warming creates volatility. I feel it when I’m flying. The storms are more volatile. We are paying the price in more hurricanes and tornadoes.

Debbie Stabenow

Breakfast News

Storm Harvey threatens Texas with ‘catastrophic’ floods, one dead

U.S. towns that want to shed Confederate symbols hit bureaucratic roadblocks

Protesters turn out in San Francisco despite canceled rally

Arkansas may bar dicamba herbicide use after April 15

UK opposition Labour to offer alternative soft Brexit in policy shift

Defiant Merkel takes on protestors at rowdy campaign rally

Venezuelan army, civil militias hold exercises after Trump threat

Islamic State stronghold Tal Afar about to fall, says Iraqi military

In Japan, robot-for-hire programed to perform Buddhist funeral rites

Breakfast Blogs

Trump May Pardon Joe Arpaio, But History Will Not Charles Pierce, Esquire Politics

The Arpaio Pardon — Don’t Obsess about the Russian Investigation emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

Some Thoughts On The Arpaio Pardon bmaz, emptywheel

The End of Liberal Identity Politics, Take Two Echidne, at her blog

Pompeo is the only man he wanted digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Hullabaloo

Why are we being polite? Tom Sullivan, Hullabaloo

There’s GOLD in them there headboards! vacuumslayer, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Erik Visits an American Grave, Part 135 Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns, and Money

David Brooks Goes Back To Being Awful driftglass, at his blog

Weekend long read: Party of Lincoln Yastreblyansky, No More Mister Nice Blog