The Breakfast Club (Waiting For The Sun)

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

Columbus lands in Americas; USS Cole bombed in Yemen; Soviet leader Khrushchev bangs shoe at UN; Blast rips Bali nightclub; Opera’s Luciano Pavarotti born; Singer John Denver dies in plane crash.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

I am really enjoying the new Martin Luther King Jr stamp – just think about all those white bigots, licking the backside of a black man.

Dick Gregory

Breakfast News

ACLU finds social media sites gave data to company tracking black protesters

Nearly 90% of New Jersey children tried as adults since 2011 were black or Latino

‘Act of Love’: Climate Activists Shut Down All US-Canada Tar Sands Pipelines

Hurricane Matthew’s US death toll rises to 33 as flooding chaos continues

Exploding drone sent by Isis allies kills and wounds troops in Iraq – report

Germany takes steps to roll back renewable energy revolution

Breakfast Blogs

Vladimir Putin Is Determined to See Trump in the Oval Office Charles Pierce, Esquire Politics

On Provenance and Putin: That Sid Blumenthal Story emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

Alt-right from the get digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Hullabaloo

This is not a voting accident Tom Sullivan, Hullabaloo

The Sad Bastard Divorce Chronicles of David Brooks driftglass, at his blog

We Know Paul Ryan Is A Narcissist, But What About Paul Ryan?

To Combat Dropping Ratings, The NFL Thinks Fining Its Teams For Sharing Video On Social Media Is The Answer Timothy Geigner, Techdirt