The Breakfast Club (Bootstraps)

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

The Civil War’s Second Battle of Bull Run ends; Thurgood Marshall confirmed as first black Supreme Court justice; First black astronaut blasts off; Ty Cobb’s baseball debut; David Letterman moves to CBS. (Aug. 30)

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

None of us got where we are solely by pulling ourselves up by our bootstraps. We got here because somebody – a parent, a teacher, an Ivy League crony or a few nuns – bent down and helped us pick up our boots.

Thurgood Marshall

Breakfast News

US considers ending use of private immigration detention facilities

US meets goal of admitting 10,000 Syrian refugees ahead of schedule

UN pays tens of millions to Assad regime under Syria aid programme

Brazil president Dilma Rousseff comes out fighting in impeachment trial

Alien life, or noise? Russian telescope detects ‘strong signal’ from sun-like star

Breakfast Blogs

We Just Got a Preview of What Hillary Clinton’s Presidency Will Be Like Charles Pierce, Esquire Politics

Hillary Clinton ain’t got no smarts either digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Hullabaloo

The “Deep Story” Tom Sullivan, Hullabaloo

Trump, Coulter, And MSNBC: Race Bait And Switch driftglass, Crooks and Liars

Hey Maureen, At What Point Is A 70-Year-Old Man Responsible For His Own Actions? Steve M., No More Mister Nice Blog

Are TRIGGER WARNINGS and SAFE SPACES Destroying Free Speech? (Spoiler: No.) Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Appeals Court Tosses Search Warrant Used By Louisiana Sheriff In Attempt To Silence Critical Blogger Tim Cushing, Techdirt