Jun 20 2018

The Breakfast Club (Summer Skies)

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

Lizzie Borden found innocent of a grisly double murder; Britain’s Queen Victoria begins rule; Race-related rioting hits Detroit; Muhammad Ali convicted in Vietnam War-era draft case; ‘Jaws’ premieres.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

There are no passengers on spaceship earth. We are all crew.

Marshall McLuhan

Breakfast News

Family separations at the border alarm child-welfare experts

Lawmakers barred from child migrant facility in Florida

Lawsuit: Chicago police falsely ID thousands as gang members

California advances biggest US change to police use of force

Unionized MGM workers in Las Vegas voting to ratify contract

Land deal ties Interior secretary’s family, Halliburton boss

Smoking hits new low; about 14 percent of US adults light up

4 new mountain lion kittens found in California mountains

Trump administration pulls US out of UN human rights council

Saudi entertainment chief sacked after conservative backlash

UN chief: Highest number of conflicts globally in 30 years

German, French leaders propose Eurozone budget

Iran rebuffs Trump’s call for OPEC to increase oil output

Blurring the border, Turkey deepens roots in northern Syria

Merkel says climate change is ‘a fact,’ laments US stance

Breakfast Blogs

Wow, It’s Strange These Russians Paid Millions in Cash for Trump Properties Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

Why Was George Papadopoulos Bitching about the UK While Working on His Presentencing Report? emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

Michael Cohen is getting anxious digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Hullabaloo

The Black Gate is closed Tom Sullivan, Hullabaloo

Dangerous Drone Bill Emerges from Senate Committee Robyn Greene, Just Security

Legal Considerations for Separating Families at the Border Carrie Cordero, Lawfare

Would you like to know more? Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

SPACE FARCE! Robert Farley, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Erik Visits an American Grave, Part 256 Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

John Podhoretz Gets Cranky When People Don’t Recognize What a Big Fucking Hero He Is driftglass, at his blog


Ajit Pai Now Trying To Pretend That Everybody Supported Net Neutrality Repeal Karl Bode, Techdirt