The Breakfast Club (Melting Glaciers)

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

Christopher Columbus sets sail; Europe slides further into World War I; A Cold War case heats up Capitol Hill; Air traffic controllers in the U.S. go on strike; NBA founded; Singer Tony Bennett born.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

Future generations are not going to ask us what political party were you in. They are going to ask what did you do about it, when you knew the glaciers were melting.

Martin Sheen

Breakfast News

NYPD judge recommends firing officer in Eric Garner death

Cummings says he scared off intruder at Baltimore home

Trump pick for national intelligence director is withdrawing

Puerto Rico governor resigns as promised; successor sworn in

US government delays Puerto Rico disaster mitigation funds

Families say Purdue Pharma must be ‘held accountable’

San Francisco curbs waste with public toilets, ‘poop patrol’

Plastic bottles sales banned at San Francisco airport

Longhorn on loose corralled by cowboy in Colorado Springs

North Korea confirms another test of rocket launcher system

Pro-EU party wins, cuts Johnson’s UK Parliament margin to 1

Uganda begins largest trial of experimental Ebola vaccine

Jesse Jackson pays homage to Roma at Auschwitz ceremony

Scientists link Europe heat wave to man-made global warming

Notre Dame: Lead fears prompt new cleanup rules, equipment

UK military drafted in to prevent dam collapse

German customs seize 4.5 tons of cocaine, worth $1.1 billion

Conjoined Bangladeshi twins separated by Hungarian doctors

Breakfast Blogs

What’s That on the Horizon? A Republican Party in Shambles. Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

Roger Stone Points to Evidence His Witness Tampering Worked to Argue Selective Prosecution emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

If the shoe fits digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Hullabaloo

As I predicted, dirt on Ratcliffe forced him to withdraw as DNI #ExtremeVettingFail Spocko, Hullabaloo

Irony dies 1,000 deaths Tom Sullivan, Hullabaloo

Trump’s Encouraging QAnon May Result in Violence—Just ask the FBI Justin Hendrix, Just Security

Don’t Abet Republican Bad Faith On Deficits Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

David Brooks, Shield Boss driftglass, at his blog

They Aren’t Going To Work Atrios, Eschaton

The Pompitous of Love Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names

Golly, So Many Voter Purges After Supreme Court Declared Racism DOA! Doktor Doom. Wonkette

QAnon Way Ahead Of You With Conspiracy Theory About FBI Calling Their Conspiracy Theories A Domestic Terror Threat Robyn Pennacchia, Wonkette

What Are Moscow Mitch’s Old Staffers Doing In This Story About Kentucky’s Russian Aluminums? That’s Weird! Evan Hurst, Wonkette