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Jul 14 2018

The Breakfast Club (Riding Life)

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

Bastille prison stormed during the French Revolution; Outlaw ‘Billy the Kid’ gunned down; Richard Speck murders student nurses in Chicago; Mariner 4 probe flies by Mars; Folk singer Woody Guthrie born.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

Life has got a habit of not standing hitched. You got to ride it like you find it. You got to change with it. If a day goes by that don’t change some of your old notions for new ones, that is just about like trying to milk a dead cow. Woody Guthrie

Breakfast News

12 Russians indicted for meddling in 2016 US election

Judge commends family reunification, eyes next deadline

1-year-old separated from dad will return to Honduras soon

City accused of seeking money from fallen firefighters

Conservative states balk at voter-approved medical marijuana

Flooding cancels hundreds of trips to coveted waterfalls

UN elects Iceland to replace US on Human Rights Council

132 die in Pakistan election violence ahead of Sharif return

Italy won’t allow boat with 450 migrants; says go to Malta

Nobel widow’s release is short-lived human rights triumph

UK police say bottle was source of pair’s Novichok poisoning

AP PHOTOS: Humor, irreverence in UK anti-Trump signs

Iceberg 4 miles wide breaks off from Greenland glacier

8 endangered black rhinos die in Kenya after relocation

Breakfast Blogs

The White House Press Room Should Just Be Empty Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

The Russian Hack emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

Legal Ethics in Trumplandia Ed Walker, emptywheel

Weekend Reading: Other News About Women And Religion Etc. Echidne, at her blog

Friday Night Soother: Scotland edition digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Hullabaloo

Blowing it up Tom Sullivan, Hullabaloo

Six Big Takeaways from Mueller’s Indictment of Russian Intel Officers Andy Wright, Alex Whiting, Ryan Goodman and Kate Brannen, Just Security

A Court For the New Gilded Age Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Lynching and the West: A Racial History Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

David Brooks Discovers Racism driftglass, at his blog

SURELY TRUMP WON’T…! (OF COURSE HE WILL) Steve M., No More Mister Nice Blog

Congressman Introduces Legislation To Criminalize Protesting In A Mask Timothy Geigner, Techdirt

After AT&T Jacks Up Prices Post Merger, DOJ Decides To Appeal Court Loss Karl Bode, Techdirt

Guy Gets Tossed In Jail For Contempt Charges Because Cops Say They Need To Unlock His Phones To Get Evidence Of Drug Possession Tim Cushing, Techdirt