The Breakfast Club (Extinction)

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

President Harry Truman wins re-election in an upset; South Vietnam’s Ngo Dinh Diem killed after coup; Howard Hughes flies his ‘Spruce Goose’; Game show scandal rocks early TV; Singer k.d. lang born.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

If man doesn’t learn to treat the oceans and the rain forest with respect, man will become extinct.

Peter Benchley

Breakfast News

Trade body: China can hit US with sanctions worth $3.6 bln

California firefighters struggle with big wildfire

Storms kill 2, knock out power, downs trees on East Coast

UAW leaders send Ford contract to ratification vote

Groups ask California governor to deter parolee deportations

South Dakota Keystone XL opponents point to N. Dakota spill

Health officials disclose another romaine outbreak, now over

Iraqis defy crackdown to hold biggest protests yet

Brexit Party wants to team up with Tories; Johnson says no

Failed mission raises doubts about Mexican security strategy

France cuts jobless benefits as part of Macron reforms plan

UN confirms Madrid as new location for climate summit

Messages of peace mark 30 years since fall of Berlin Wall

Breakfast Blogs

I Was Never Sure If Beto O’Rourke Was Running as a Real Person or a Bobby Kennedy Replicant Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

The Government Reminds Emmet Sullivan that Mike Flynn Already Agreed His Current Complaints Don’t Change His Guilt emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

Short Posts 11/1/19. The Strongest Twitter Voices in Politics, Amazon as a Firm-Market Hybrid, And News About Women Echidne, at her blog

Yes, it does read like a pot-boiler. A very bad one. digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Hullabaloo

Where corn is king, King is threatened Tom Sullivan, Hullabaloo

ISIS Suspect Transfers to Iraq Replete with Risks Belkis Willi, Just Security

The CIA’s Legal Obligation to Report the Ukraine Information to the Attorney General Steven E. Kaplow, Lawfare

Let the Professionals Handle It Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

American exceptionalism and health care Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guna and Money

G/O fuck yourself Shakezula, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Florida President Moves to Florida Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Sheriff Bart At Your Service driftglass, at his blog

Something to see here, move on anyway Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names


Hey-o, John Eisenberg, TIME TO BE FAMOUS! Evan Hurst, Wonkette

Wanna See A Gay-Hatin’ Bigot Baby Cry? Click Here! (This Is ABSOLUTELY Clickbait) Jamie Lynn Croft, wonkette

But How Will Elizabeth Warren PAAAAAAY For Medicare For All Oh, Like This! Doktor Zoom, Wonkette

GOP Witness Saves Trump’s Bacon By … Confirming Quid Pro Quo??? Five Dollar Feminist, Wonkette

Missouri: Gov’t Small Enough To Shove Up A Planned Parenthood Patient’s Cooternanny Robyn Pennacchia, Wonkette

David Brooks Thought *Very Carefully* Before Deciding Impeachment A Waste Of Time Stephen Robinson, Wonkette