Jul 04 2018

The Breakfast Club (Stars And Stripes)

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

America’s Declaration of Independence; Former Presidents John Adams and Thomas Jefferson die on same day; Israel’s raid at Entebbe; West Point opens; Lou Gehrig’s farewell to baseball; Neil Simon born.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

I am the living death, a Memorial Day on wheels. I am your Yankee Doodle Dandy, your John Wayne come home, your Fourth of July firecracker exploding in the grave.

Ron Kovic

Breakfast News

Social issues roiling US weigh heavy on Independence Day

Wildfire destroys over 100 Colorado homes ahead of holiday

Guatemalan mom separated from 3 kids thankful after reunion

Hawaii bans sale of sunscreens with coral-harming chemicals

Boats and bacteria: Urban waterways offer fun with risks

Renovated museum opens as part of $380M Gateway Arch project

Alaskan husky helps rescue injured hiker near Anchorage

Mexico’s ruling party seeks way forward after drubbing

Forecast of heavy rain could complicate Thai cave rescue

NATO allies defend military spending amid Trump criticism

Bono warns that existence of UN, EU and NATO are threatened

Breakfast Blogs

Barack Obama Needs to Get His Hands Dirty Charles Pierce, Esquire Politics

Putting a Face (Mine) to the Risks Posed by GOP Games on Mueller Investigation emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

“Either you’re in on it or you’re a liar” digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Hullabaloo

Holy Family Caged Just Like In ICE Detention Spocko, Hullabaloo

Try, try again Tom Sullivan, Hullabaloo

From the Travel Ban to Family Separations: Malevolence, Incompetence, Carelessness Carrie Cordero and Quinta Jurecic, Lawfare

Why won’t Elliott Broidy actually say he had an affair with Shera Bechard? Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

But His Compliance With Email Server Management Best Practices Is Also Terrible Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Returning to the Dumpster Fire Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Today In “Looking With Alarm” News: Local Publisher Calls For Civility! driftglass, at his blog


Fresh Off Its Merger, AT&T Jacks Up Price Of Streaming Video Service Karl Bode, Techdirt