The Breakfast Club (Smell The Flowers)

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

A massacre at the Munich Olympics; President Gerald Ford escapes the first of two assassination attempts, weeks apart; Jack Kerouac’s ‘On the Road’ published; Missionary nun Mother Teresa dies.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

You’re only here for a short visit. Don’t hurry, don’t worry. And be sure to smell the flowers along the way.

Walter Hagen

Breakfast News

US accused of planning crackdown on pipeline protests

Water coolers replace school drinking fountains in Detroit

Court: Cities can’t prosecute people for sleeping on streets

Sting operation recovered Dorothy’s stolen ruby slippers

Tropical-force winds, rain from Gordon slam into Gulf Coast

Tiny Alaska village experiences boom in polar bear tourism

Major UK union backs calls for new Brexit referendum

Amid ire, UK’s Labour Party alters anti-Semitism definition

Anti-migrant mood boosts far-right party in Swedish election

Venezuela launches airlift for migrants to return home

Fragments found in Brazil museum fire provide some hope

Breakfast Blogs

Brett Kavanaugh’s Hearing Is a Gilded-Age Farce and an Affront to the American Republic Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

Spy versus Spy: The Two Alleged Agents of Foreign Powers Sitting in the Alexandria Jail, Part Two (Mariia) emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

Contra Kavanaugh Rayne, emptywheel

One step forward two steps back digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Hullabaloo

Wisdom is in short supply Tom Sullivan, Hullabaloo

How Trump’s Pressure on Google Threatens Government Manipulation of Search Results Faiza Patel, Just Security

About That 60-Day Rule… Quinta Jurecic, Lawfare

Mapping the American Progressive Movement Dan Nexon, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Erik Visits an American Grave, Part 322 -John Jacob Astor Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Chuck Todd Submits His Manuscript To The Driftglass Blog For Consideration driftglass, At his blog

The Kavanaugh Battle Was Over Before It Ever Got Started, So We Have to Think Ahead The Rude Pundit, at his blog

All the President’s Mess Yastreblyansky, Rectification of Names

Lies About Elizabeth Warren Continue To Be Lies, Fake News At Eleven! Doktor Zoom, Wonkette

Rahm Emanuel To Stop Terrorizing Chicago With His Potty Mouth, Nubs! Dominic Gwinn, Wonkette