May 31 2018

The Breakfast Club (Bad Actors)

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 Johnstown Flood kills more than 2,200 people in Pennsylvania; Israel hangs ex-Nazi official Adolf Eichmann; Bombing suspect Eric Rudolph caught in North Carolina; Actor-director Clint Eastwood born.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

Washington is no place for a good actor. The competition from bad actors is too great.

Fred Allen

Breakfast News

Union: Strike would cost top Vegas casinos over $10M a day

Abbott’s school safety plan includes few gun restrictions

Gridlock over: Virginia lawmakers approve Medicaid expansion

California Senate supports state-backed bank for pot money

Cryptic emergency alert panics Oregon city’s residents

Yellowstone River to get new trails under oil spill deal

Current lava flows are hottest, fastest of latest eruption

Wildlife park: Bear cubs rescued after mother is euthanized

‘Slain’ Russian journalist turns up alive at news conference

Nicaragua march ends in shooting amid calls for early vote

Pakistan, India agree to stop trading fire in Kashmir

Italy’s populists get another chance to form government

Europe expects to be hit by US tariffs on steel and aluminum

Breakfast Blogs

This Trial Was a Farce Even Before James O’Keefe Popped Up Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

On Those Five AT&T Phones Manafort Wanted To Learn About emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

Short Posts, 5/30/18: The Le Carré World, The Importance of Facts And The Culture of Cruelty Echidne, at her blog

Classified for thee but not for me digby aka Heather Digby Parton. Hullabaloo

Reason to Hope tristero, Hullabaloo

Take a plea he’s a madman don’t you know Tom Sullivan, HUllabaloo

France’s Creeping Terrorism Laws Restricting Free Speec Nadim Houry, Just Security

An Open Letter to the Federal Bureau of Investigation Rep. Adam Schiff, Lawfare

A Chill Wind Blows Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Don’t believe liars about anything Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

At Long Last, the ERA Passes in Illinois driftglas, at his blog


Court Has No Problem With Multiple Invasive Probings In Search Of Drugs That Didn’t Exist Tim Cushing, Techdirt