Jul 03 2018

The Breakfast Club (Flipping A Coin)

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

Union forces win the Battle of Gettysburg in the American Civil War; George Washington takes charge of the Continental Army; Algeria gains independence; Actor Tom Cruise born; Singer Jim Morrison dies.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

We operate under a jury system in this country, and as much as we complain about it, we have to admit that we know of no better system, except possibly flipping a coin.

Dave Barry

Breakfast News

Kentucky cuts vision, dental care for up to 460,000 people

Panel: 1 Richmond Confederate statue should go, others stay

Seattle bans plastic straws, utensils at restaurants, bars

Judge to decide on order blocking Puerto Rican evictions

Wind spreads California fire as other states battle blazes

Man who destroyed Ten Commandments display ordered released

Los Angeles kicks off long-delayed licensing for pot growers

Margarita-loving bear takes a dip in a California hot tub

European Union moves against Poland for its new court law

EU warns Trump: auto tariffs could lead to $300B retaliation

Mexico’s victor pledges to ‘reach understanding’ with Trump

Compromise reached in German government migration standoff

Doubts on North Korean denuclearization shadow Pompeo visit

Captain pleads innocent as Malta seeks to seize rescue boat

Astronomers report 1st image of baby planet being formed

Breakfast Blogs

Thank You, New York Times, for This New Definition of ‘Family Values’ Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

For Family and Country: The Questions Michael Cohen Won’t (Yet) Answer emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

Purple Family Values Echidne, at her blog

Willing human sacrifices for the Trump cult digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Hullabaloo

One More Pseudo-Intellectual Conservative tristero, HUllabaloo

“A few credits short” Tom Sullivan, Hullabaloo

Kennedy’s Replacement: Presidential Self-Interest and the Functions of the Confirmation Process Bob Bauer, Hullabaloo

How Anti-Muslim Animus Undermines Years of U.S. Law Enforcement Efforts to Build Relations Salam Al-Marayati, Lawfare

Weaponizing the First Amendment Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

AMLO Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

It’s a Cookbook: Time Once Again for the Annual Rebranding of the Worst Idea in American Politics driftglass, at his blog


Judge Says Parents Can Continue With Lawsuit Against Police Officer Who Helped Kill Their Son Tim Cushing, Techdirt