The Breakfast Club (Stand With Your Man)

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.

This Day in History

U.S. government warns of smoking risks, Amelia Earhart becomes first woman to fly solo across Pacific, Major League Baseball introduces designated hitter.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

Men often oppose a thing merely because they have had no agency in planning it, or because it may have been planned by those whom they dislike.

Alexander Hamilton

Breakfast News

Texas governor to reject new refugees, first under Trump

California budget plan aids teachers, those in US illegally

Judge orders homeless women to leave house they’re occupying

Judge allows effort to recall Alaska governor to proceed

Storms with hurricane-force winds, huge hail threaten South

Rare salt formations appear along the Great Salt Lake

Australia urges quarter of a million to flee as winds fan huge bushfires

Climate change protests stretch to London as Australia bushfires rage

Australia’s bushfires make massive clouds of pollution

Australian alpine resorts bring snow guns to firefight

Taiwan votes with future of its democracy on the line

EU ministers support Iran deal, fear IS resurgence

France rejects 11-month deadline UK sets on EU trade talks

Breakfast Blogs

The President* Likes to Hand Off Responsibility for His Own Actions to Whoever’s Around Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

Steve Bannon’s 302 of Laughter and Forgetting emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

Friday Night Soother digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Hullabaloo

Fine. We’ll do it ourselves. Tom Sullivan, Hullabaloo

Obstruction of Congress, Impeachment and Constitutional Conflict Jonathan Shaub, Lawfare

“Designed by clowns…supervised by monkeys”: Boeing and Finance Bro Culture Scott Lemieux, Lawyers,Guns and Money

What does “imminent” mean? Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names


LAPD Officers Falsely ID’ed Kids As Gangsters? That Can’t Be Right Jamie Lynn Crofts, Wonkette

Trump Silent About The Puerto Rico Earthquakes, So They’ve Got That Going For Them Doktor Zoom, Wonkette

What Shall We Call VDare Founder Peter Brimelow, If Not A White Nationalist? Robyn Pennacchia, Wonkette

DOJ Has Clinton Foundation Witch Hunt, Finds No Witches, Keeps Hunt Open Forever *Just In Case* Liz Dye, Wonkette

Tulsi Gabbard Still Fighting ‘Warmonger’ Hillary Clinton For 2016 Dem Nomination Stephen Robinson, Wonkette

Ever Had A Staring Contest With A Constipated Turtle? Now You Know How Nancy Pelosi Feels. Evan Hurst, Wonkette