The Breakfast Club (Gimme Shelter)

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

Nazi Blitz on Britain begins in World War II; Mobutu Sese Seko dies; Panama Canal Treaties signed; Rapper Tupac Shakur shot; ESPN debuts; Pro Football Hall of Fame dedicated; Rock star Buddy Holly born.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

“Come in,” she said, “I’ll give ya shelter from the storm.”

Bob Dylan

Breakfast News

US to suspend immigration enforcement in areas hit by Hurricane Irma

Two Florida nuclear plants likely to shut if Irma stays on path

U.S. appeals court says Texas can implement voter ID law

Charlottesville OKs removal of second Confederate statue

Wildfires sweep across U.S. West, slow push toward Portland

NY teamsters weigh pension cuts in groundbreaking vote

Florida sheriff offers suspects shelter from Irma … in jail

France overseas minister says two killed in French Caribbean islands after Irma

EU to ask Britain to look for ‘solutions’ to Ireland border Guardian

Catalonia parliament votes for Oct. 1 referendum on split from Spain

German minister threatens action against EU states over refugees

Russian court tells Aeroflot it cannot tell stewardesses what size clothing to wear

How northern lights and stranded whales might strangely be connected ZME Science

Breakfast Blogs

Chuck and Nancy Just Played Don Like a Fiddle Charles Pierce, Esquire Politics

The Post-Press Michael Cohen Details in the Steele Dossier emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

Short Posts, 9/6/17. On Political Tribalism, Gendered Workers and Geniuses Echidne, at her blog

Why the plight of the DREAMers is unprecedented digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Hullabaloo

The Great Leader Tom Sullivan, Hullabaloo

And Ever So Slowly, Relentless Reality Continues to Force Mr. Both Sides to Notice… driftglass, at his blog


Case Dismissed: Judge Throws Out Shiva Ayyadurai’s Defamation Lawsuit Against Techdirt Mike Masnick, Techdirt

Military Appeals Court Says Demands To Unlock Phones May Violate The Fifth Amendment Tim Cushing, Techdirt