The Breakfast Club (Frustration)

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

An armistice ends the Korean War; A House panel votes to impeach President Richard Nixon; A pipe bomb explodes at the Atlanta Olympics; The deposed Shah of Iran and comedian Bob Hope die.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

You have succeeded in life when all you really want is only what you really need.

Vernon Howard

Breakfast News

Venezuela leader’s foes levy new sanctions and fresh strike

Britain to ban sale of new diesel and gasoline cars by 2040

Wildfires threaten French Riviera, inadequate aircraft cited

The Latest: Poor visibility hurts wildfire fight in Portugal

Center called ‘powerful first step’ as Ferguson still mends Ex-Fiat Chrysler executive charged in union official payoff

Mother who took sanctuary in church granted deportation stay

Jumbo airtanker gets approval to fight US wildfires

The Arctic is unforgiving; riding in this icebreaker isn’t

Man arrested for smuggling king cobras to the US in crisp canisters

Century-old warship returns to Athens after repairs

Iowa group sues United over death of giant rabbit, Simon

Things looking up as Los Angeles Zoo unveils baby giraffe

Breakfast Blogs

The Architects of American Torture Are Using an Intriguing Legal Defense Strategy Charles Pierce, Esquire Politics

If a Tech Amicus Falls in the Woods but Rosemary Collyer Ignores It, Would It Matter? emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

The Wingnut and the Comedian Ed Walker, emptywheel

What Sells in Political Commentary. A Re-Posting. Echidne, at her blog

This is what leadership looks like to little kids today digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Hullabaloo

“We have seen this with cults and religions.” Tom Sullivan, Hullabaloo

Beloved Puppet of Republican Leadership Offers More Meaningless Words Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns, and Money

What Might Single Payer Look Like? Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Newt Gingrich: The Greatest Wingnut Welfare Queen of Them All driftglass, at his blog

TONIGHT WE’LL FIGHT A CULTURE WAR LIKE IT’S 1999 Steve M., No More Mister Nice Blog

CIA Helps National Archive Out By Offering To Trash Its Stash Of Leak-Related Documents Tim Cushing, Techdirt