The Breakfast Club (American Fool)

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

U.S. and Britain strike Afghanistan; Achille Lauro hijacked; Supreme Court pick Clarence Thomas faces damaging claims; Matthew Shepard beaten to death; Singer John Mellencamp born; ‘Cats’ hits Broadway.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

I wish I could shut up, but I can’t, and I won’t.

Desmond Tutu

Breakfast News

Hurricane Matthew: at least 261 people killed in Haiti, officials say

Huge phone scam targeting Americans leads to 700 being detained in India

Eastern Aleppo could be destroyed by Christmas, warns UN Syria envoy

DoJ to investigate Alabama prisons in ‘possibly unprecedented’ move

Flint warnings as Atlantic City may be forced into state takeover of water

Breakfast Blogs

Turns Out Racist Jokes Have Consequences Charles Pierce, Esquire Politics

The Yahoo Scan: On Facilities and FISA emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

Donald Trump: Beck 2.0? digby, Hullabaloo

Republican Conversion Therapy Is A Myth driftglass, at his blog

When They’re Trying To Gaslight The Rest Of Us, Conservatives Gaslight Themselves Steve M., No More Mister Nice Blog

Yahoo Email Scanning May Sink EU Privacy Shield Agreement Mike Masnick, Techdirt