Oct 04

The Breakfast Club (Heartbreaker)

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 10:00am (ET) (or whenever we get around to it) 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

Sputnik, the first man-made satellite, is launched into orbit; U.S. Blackhawk helicopters shot down in Somalia; Silent movie comedy star Buster Keaton born; Rock singer Janis Joplin dies of drug overdose.

Breakfast Tunes

Tom Petty – October 20, 1950 – October 2, 2017

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

You cannot shake hands with a clenched fist.

Indira Gandhi

Breakfast News

Justice Kennedy on hot seat in major voting rights case

ACLU sues over FDA restrictions on abortion pill access

House Republicans seek $1 billion in Medicaid funds for Puerto Rico

FCC proposes extra funds to restore Puerto Rico comms

Defense Secretary Mattis suggests sticking with Iran nuclear deal

Puigdemont says Catalonia to declare independence in ‘matter of days’: BBC

UK has highest inflation rate among world’s top economies, says OECD

Nobel prize in physics awarded for discovery of gravitational waves

Breakfast Blogs

The Future of American Democracy Is at Stake at the Supreme Court Charles Pierce, Esquire Politics

Paul Ryan’s priority digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Hullabaloo

Not polarized. Twisted. Tom Sullivan, Hullabaloo

Three Thoughts on the Las Vegas Massacre, in Time Order Echidne, at her blog

The Banality of Information Warfare DNexon, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Dear Democrats, Please Go After Roy Moore Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

David Brooks is Waiting For The Miracle To Come driftglass, at his blog

IF YOU WERE DUPED BY POST-PARTISAN TRUMP, DON’T BE DUPED AGAIN BY UNIFIER TRUMP Steve M., No More Mister Nice Blog

Known Terrorists Under Witness Protection Roaming The Country Pretty Much Unattended Tim Cushing, Techdirt

Trump’s FCC Boss Blasts Apple For Refusing To ‘Turn On’ FM iPhone Chipsets That Don’t Actually Exist Karl Bode, Techdirt