The Breakfast Club (Rock On)

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

American and British forces invade Iraq; U.S. soldiers charged in Abu Ghraib scandal; France’s Napoleon regains power; ‘Uncle Tom’s Cabin’; Sarin attack hits Tokyo subway; John Lennon marries Yoko Ono.

Breakfast Tunes

Chuck Berry (1926 -2017)

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

A lot of people like snow. I find it to be an unnecessary freezing of water.

Carl Reiner

Breakfast News

Germany rejects Trump claim it owes Nato and US ‘vast sums’ for defence

Clashes in Damascus after rebels tunnel into government-held areas

Socialist Benoît Hamon tries to rouse and unite French left at rally

Germany’s SPD elects Martin Schulz as leader to challenge Merkel

No charges in case of US inmate left in hot prison shower for two hours

Boston public schools map switch aims to amend 500 years of distortion

Jimmy Breslin, chronicler of wise guys and underdogs, dies at age of 87

Breakfast Blogs

Chuck Berry and Jimmy Breslin Reinvented the English Language Charles Pierce, Esquire Politics

Sen. Deb Fischer (R) Questioned at Nebraskan Town Hall on Why She Voted YES to Allow Severe Mentally Ill to Get Guns digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Hullabaloo

SCOTUS: No laughing matter Tom Sullivan, Hullabaloo

The Vetting of Sebastian Gorka Echidne, at her blog

Good Policy Does Not Guarantee Good Political Outcomes Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

The Triumphant Return of The Whitey Guy driftglass, at his blog