The Breakfast Club (Worms)

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

Truman announces Japan’s surrender in World War II; Blackout hits Northeast U.S., Canada; FDR signs Social Security; British troops arrive in N. Ireland; A strike in Cold War Poland; Steve Martin born.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

The message is not so much that the worms will inherit the Earth, but that all things play a role in nature, even the lowly worm.

Gary Larson

Breakfast News

Dreadful heat, humidity invade South as misery continues

Farmers use tech to squeeze every drop from Colorado River

Risk of clashes at rally mobilizes Portland, Oregon, police

21 states sue Trump administration over new coal rules

Court rules for US in fight over Nevada plutonium shipment

California counties sue over public benefit immigration rule

Injured baby raccoon Vittles walks again with wheelchair

Flights resuming at Hong Kong airport after protest chaos

Russian military orders village evacuation, then cancels it

Indian-controlled Kashmir under strict lockdown for 9th day

Italy’s premier to face senators amid leadership challenge

UN urges reluctant EU nations to help stranded migrants

Bolton’s UK trade-deal promise leaves questions unanswered

Paris streets near Notre Dame to be decontaminated from lead

Fast, not so furious? Europe wrestles with electric scooters

2 Ebola patients in Congo “cured” with drugs, say doctors

Breakfast Blogs

We’ll Be Lucky to Survive All This Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

Four Months Ago Attorney General Bill Barr Called BOP Staff Shortages that Led to Whitey Bulger Murder “a SNAFU” emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

Insulin And The Pharmaceutical Industry Echidne, at her blog

The 2021 minefield digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Hullabaloo

Amendment 2a Tom Sullivan, Hullabaloo

Yes, Trump Could Be Indicted If He Leaves Office in 2021, But Is That Likely? Conor Shaw, Just Security

Miami Vice shakezula, Lawyers, Guns and Money

The thin blue line Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Give me your hungry, your tired your poor I’ll piss on ’em that’s what the Statue of Bigotry says Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

And The Plague Goes Merrily On driftglass, at his blog

Lift My Lamp Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names

The FBI Can’t Get Into The Dayton Shooter’s Phone. So What? Tim Cushing, Techdirt

So far, Walmart stands behind your Second Amendment rights. First Amendment? Not so much. The New York Crank, No More Mister Nice Blog