The Breakfast Club (Government Is Evil)

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

Cult leader Jim Jones and hundreds of followers die in mass murder-suicide in South America; Massachusetts high court rules gay couples can marry; Disney’s ‘Steamboat Willie’ premieres in New York.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

I believe that all government is evil, and that trying to improve it is largely a waste of time.
H. L. Mencken

Breakfast News

Germany Alarmed About Potential Russian Interference In Election: Spy Chief

100 people feared drowned as boat sinks off Libya

Slovenia adds water to constitution as fundamental right for all

Migrant children banned from using crayons at US detention facility

As fake news takes over Facebook feeds, many are taking satire as fact

Man’s body ‘dissolved’ by Yellowstone hot spring after seeking place to swim

Alt-right retaliates against Twitter ban by creating ‘fake black accounts’

Breakfast Blogs

This Smiling Man Has No Time for Your Election-Related Sensitivity Charles Pierce, Esquire Politics

On Solidarity in the Face of Muslim Registry Plans emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

He doesn’t really mean it digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Hullabaloo

Today In Both Sides Do It: Kurt Eichenwald and Jon Stewart driftglass, at his blog

But You Told Me Trump Hated The Iraq War With The Fury Of A Thousand Suns Steve M., No More Mister Nice Blog

The Story of the 2016 Elections is That Republican Voters Voted Republican Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Yes, There’s Lots Of Fake News On Facebook, But Is It Really Changing Anyone’s Mind? Mike Masnick, Techdirt

Charter’s Mega Merger Results In Higher Prices, Slower Speeds, And Worse Customer Support Than Ever Karl Bode, Techdirt