The Breakfast Club (Mr. Warmth)

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

Civil war erupts in Rwanda; NY audience previews long-distance television; Auto pioneer Henry Ford dies in Dearborn, Mich.;Singer Billie Holiday, known as “Lady Day” is born in Philadelphia.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

Don Rickles (May 8, 1926 – April 6, 2017)

An insult is mean or unkind. Milton Berle called me the Sultan of Insult, and I was called the King of Insult. But the guy that gave me the best title – and I use it to this day – was Johnny Carson. He called me Mr. Warmth.

Don Rickles

Breakfast News

Mother of four to be deported to Mexico in sign of Trump policy shift

Farms could slash pesticide use without losses, research reveals

Court backs California fees for polluters who exceed limits

Government seeks to unmask Trump dissident on Twitter, lawsuit reveals

Booming online sales mean more dog bites for mail carriers

Sign of the times? Solar panels power Kentucky Coal Museum

Butter days ahead? Another sign of margarine’s slide

Boats left high and dry by drought back on Great Salt Lake

Wild turkey dodges rush hour traffic while crossing highway

Breakfast Blogs

Stop Pretending Neil Gorsuch Will Be Your Friend Charles Pierce, Esquire Politics

The October Non-Surprise emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

Oh Really, O’Reilly? On Fox, Women and The Demand For Foxy Women Echidne, at her blog

Don’t ever take sides against the family … digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Hullabaloo

Why cops shoot Tom Sullivan, Hullabaloo

Will Trump Winning be a Net Positive? Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Bloody Bill Kristol Is Hungry Again driftglass, at his blog

IMAGINING A POST-BANNON TRUMP Steve M., No More Mister Nice Blog

State Appeals Court Says There’s An Expectation Of Privacy In Vehicle Data Recorders Tim Cushing, Techdirt