The Breakfast Club (Eating With Friends)

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

Nazi Germany’s troops enter Paris during World War II; TWA Flight 847 hijacked; Stars and Stripes adopted as official U.S. flag; Leftist guerrilla Che Guevara and real estate mogul Donald Trump born.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

One of the delights of life is eating with friends; second to that is talking about eating. And, for an unsurpassed double whammy, there is talking about eating while you are eating with friends.

Laurie Colwin

Breakfast News

Prosecutors drop Flint water charges, promise fresh probe

US considers more options for detaining transgender migrants

New York ends religious exemption to vaccine mandates

Oregon public defenders mobilize for pay, staffing overhaul

Utility will remove coal ash from pits near Tennessee river

Vandals deface monolith at Utah’s Capitol Reef National Park

Perfectly preserved head of Ice Age wolf found in Siberia

Beach concerts at Jersey shore town cancelled for the birds

Irregular crossings part of life at Mexico’s southern border

Russia, other key powers discuss Venezuelan crisis in Sweden

Putin fires police officers involved in journalist’s case

Hong Kong quiet now, but prospect of new protest looms large

Congo pastor likely sparked Ebola outbreak spread to Uganda

Boris Johnson takes strong lead in race for next UK leader

Breakfast Blogs

Trump Feels Empowered by Democratic Fear Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

Trump’s Greenlight: Asking for Foreign Aid and Assistance via Prime Time TV Rayne, emptywheel

Unctuous Toadie Lindsey Graham trips over his own tongue digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Hullabaloo

Talk is So Fucking Cheap tristero, Hullabaloo

My United States of Whatever Tom Sullivan, Hullabaloo

To Congress: If Russians Seek to Provide Dirt, Make it a Requirement to Report! Jennifer Daskal, Just Security

Nice Country You Have There Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

The writers aren’t really trying at all anymore Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Trump: Let’s Do Some Collusion, Motherfuckers The Rude Pundit, at his blog

Intolerable Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names