The Breakfast Club (Truckin’)

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 10:00am (ET) (or whenever we get around to it) 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


Start of the Watts riots in Los Angeles; President Ronald Reagan’s joke causes a Cold War flap; The Mall of America opens; ‘Roots’ author Alex Haley born; Painter Jackson Pollock killed in auto accident.


Breakfast Tunes



Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac


Anytime you see a turtle up on top of a fence post, you know he had some help.

Alex Haley


Breakfast News


NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn’t happen this week

Jury backs man who claims Roundup weed killer caused cancer

Judge rejects plea deals in deadly Oakland warehouse fire

FBI agent found not guilty of lying about gunshots

Federal officials halt Atlantic Coast pipeline construction

Crews battle growing wildfire near homes in California

Teams trying to save ailing orca practice feeding live fish

Mastodon skeleton reassembly gets underway at U. of Michigan

Turkey shaken by financial fears, Trump rattles it further

Taiwan’s Tsai travels in face of China diplomatic onslaught

UN panel concerned at reported Chinese detention of Uighurs

Romanian expats stage huge anti-govt protest in Bucharest

Zimbabwe’s opposition challenges election results in court

Indonesian island lifted 10 inches by deadly quake


Breakfast Blogs


There’s Blood on the Streets of Mr. Jefferson’s Town Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

The Sealed Sidebar: Kevin Downing’s Attempt to Share Information on the Case in Chief Fails emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

Caitlin Flanagan Loves Jordan Peterson. As Is To Be Expected. Echidne, at her blog

Friday Night Soother digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Hullabaloo

“Turn the plane around” Tom Sullivan, Hullabaloo

Brett Kavanaugh and the Risk of a Return to Torture Jamie Mayerfield, Just Security

Peter Smith’s Search for Hillary Clinton’s Emails: The Subplot Thickens Victoria Clark, Matthew Kahn, Mikhaila R. Fogel, Quinta Jurecic, Benjamin Wittes, Lawfare

Is a racially egalitarian American conservative party possible? Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Erik Visits an American Grave, Part 303 Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

For the record: Doing asbestos I can under the circumstances Yastreblyansky, Rectification of Names

Real California Farmers Tell Fake Farmer Devin Nunes To Go Fuck Some Cows Evan Hurst, Wonkette

Dumb Rightwing Rag ‘The Federalist’ Forgot How Much Superheroes Like Punching Nazis Doktor Zoom, Wonkette