Oct 16

The Breakfast Club (What About Trust)

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) 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

John Brown raids Harper’s Ferry; France’s Marie Antoinette beheaded; John Paul II chosen as pope; Chile’s ex-dictator Augusto Pinochet detained; ‘Baby Jessica’ rescued; Novelist James Michener dies.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

Since when have we Americans been expected to bow submissively to authority and speak with awe and reverence to those who represent us?

William O. Douglas

Breakfast News

Firefighters ‘turn a corner’ but deadly California wildfires continue

US special forces deaths in Niger lift veil on shadow war against Islamists in Sahel

Nevada must enforce its own background-check law, legal suit demands

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee taken off Mississippi school reading list

Conservative Sebastian Kurz on track to become Austria’s next leader

Mogadishu truck bomb: 500 casualties in Somalia’s worst terrorist attack

UK lawyers say Hong Kong rule of law under threat after jailing of activists

Emmanuel Macron claims in TV interview: ‘I am not cut off’

Breakfast Blogs

Every Republican Supports This Madman Initiative Charles Pierce, Esquire Politics

Ben Wittes and Susan Hennessey Endorse Judicial Lawbreaking emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, Hullabaloo

“Give me what I want or the planet gets it” digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Hullabaloo

A matter of trust Tom Sullivan, Hullabaloo

The Rule of Capture, Returned Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

David Brooks Says Trump’s “Sabotage and Fuck You” EO Might Turn Out Great For Everybody driftglass, at his blog

BANNON’S RIDICULOUS BOAST, BY THE NUMBERS Steve M., No More Mister Nice Blog