The Breakfast Club (Chain of Fools)

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

A key moment in the Watergate scandal; Adolf Hitler visits Paris after France falls to Nazi Germany; The typewriter gets a patent; Polio vaccine pioneer Dr. Jonas Salk and TV producer Aaron Spelling die.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

It is difficult to free fools from the chains they revere.

Breakfast News

House Democrats stage sit-in protest to demand vote on gun control

Gun control based on terror watchlists is a threat to civil rights, advocates say

Australia’s gun laws stopped mass shootings and reduced homicides, study finds

Michigan sues companies for allowing Flint water crisis to ‘occur and worsen’

66 million dead trees in California could fuel ‘catastrophic’ wildfires, officials say

North Korea’s Kim Jong-un claims new missile can strike US targets in Pacific

Colombian government and Farc rebels announce ceasefire deal to end war

Paris protest march against labour law changes gets go-ahead

Breakfast Blogs

Let’s Parse All the Bullsh*t in Trump’s Speech About Hillary Charles Pierce, Esquire Politics

Senate Narrowly Avoids Voting Themselves to Become “Typos” emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

The Only Thing More Pathetic Than The Trump Campaign Steve M., No More Mister Nice Blog

The terrorist watch list is still a due process disaster, and trying to expand its use is shameful djw, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Court Refuses To Uphold Evidence Seized During A Completely Bogus Traffic Stop Tim Cushing, Techdirt