May 25 2019

The Breakfast Club (Gross Ignorance)

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

“Star Wars” — the classic sci-fi movie written and directed by George Lucas — premieres; Former Enron execs Kenneth Lay and Jeffrey Skilling are convicted of conspiracy and fraud; Comedian Jay Leno begins his run as host of N-B-C’s “The Tonight Show

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

Gross ignorance is 144 times worse than ordinary ignorance.

Bennett Cerf

Breakfast News

U.S. Supreme Court blocks redrawing of Ohio, Michigan electoral maps

Federal judge blocks Mississippi abortion law

Missouri governor signs bill banning abortions at 8 weeks

Disaster relief bill stuck in the House following GOP lawmaker’s objection

Health tax splits California amid need for Trump’s approval

Administration moves to revoke transgender health protection

At $2M, priciest ever medicine treats fatal genetic disease

Maine to end non-medical exemptions for vaccinations

Judge axes 3 of 4 lawyers in NFL concussion case

Lake Tahoe’s famed water gets clearer after all-time low

Trump declares emergency to expedite arms sales to Saudi Arabia and UAE

Theresa May: A prime minister defined and defeated by Brexit

Japan trade a problem for Trump, but not as bad as China

Kenyan court upholds laws criminalizing same-sex relations

Russian court extends arrest for American accused of spying

NKorea says talks won’t resume unless US changes position

Voting in Ireland kicks off Day 2 of EU elections

Climate change is hot topic in the European Parliament vote

Volcano on Indonesia’s Bali erupts, flights canceled

Colombian breeds rare frogs to undermine animal traffickers

Breakfast Blogs

Robert Mueller Needs to Testify in Front of the American People. Period. Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

The Logic of Assange’s EDVA Indictment Is Inconsistent with Mueller’s Apparent Logic on Assange’s Declination emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

When I Was Little. A Trivial Story For Friday. Echidne, at her blog

Barr takes the wheel. The entire IC is now on notice: Trump is untouchable. digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Hullabaloo

He’s slipping in more ways than one Tom Sullivan, Hullabaloo

The American Way of War Includes Fidelity to Law: Preemptive Pardons Break that Code Donald J. Guter, Rear Admiral, JAGC, USN (Ret.), John D. Hutson, Rear Admiral, JAGC, USN (Ret.) and Rachel VanLandingham, Lt Col, USAF (Ret.), Just Security

The U.S. Media Is in the Crosshairs of the New Assange Indictment Jack Goldsmith, Lawfare

The Incredible Unseriousness of Electoral College Defenders Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

When the Spell is Broken Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Schlepping past Watergate Dan Nexon, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Stupid Shit Andrew Sullivan Says driftglass, at hi blog

Paper Music Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names

Nancy Pelosi Is Skullfucking Trump and It’s Making Him Crazier The Rude Pundit, at his blog