The Breakfast Club (Flattery)

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

The Statue of Liberty is dedicated in New York; Benito Mussolini takes control of the Italian government; The Cuban Missile Crisis ends; Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates and actress Julia Roberts are born.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

God was treated like this powerful, erratic, rather punitive father who has to be pacified and praised. You know, flattered.

John Cleese

Breakfast News

Ferocious winds fuel blazes throughout Northern California

Activists ask NBC to release NDAs, hold independent probe

Frustrated Democratic governors find ways to sidestep GOP

Critics gear up for response to lease sale in Arctic refuge

Kansas City voters to decide if King Boulevard will stay

John Conyers, longest serving black congressman, dies at 90

Fire-ravaged forests get help from pine cone collectors

Chess move: UK parties suggest Dec. 9 vote in Brexit gambit

Colombia’s capital city of Bogota elects first female mayor

Ex-communists win German state vote but far right surges

Hong Kong weekend ends again with protest violence, tear gas

Iraqi protesters hold Baghdad square after night of clashes

Argentine incumbent concedes defeat in presidential vote

Tens of thousands march in Barcelona urging Spanish unity

Germans flock to Frankenstein Castle for spooky Halloween

Breakfast Blogs

Lindsey Graham’s Transformation Into a Complete Tool Is Now Complete Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

DOJ’s Inspector General (and 70 Colleagues) Says DOJ’s Lawyers Fucked Up emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

About that ethnic cleansing digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Hullabaloo

Where did she get that idea? Tom Sullivan, Hullabaloo

Music Notes Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

“When you’re a star, they should let you do anything” Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

The McCain/Lieberman Party Gets a Face Lift driftglass, at his blog

Literary Corner: Today Donald Trump Didn’t Become President Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names