Jun 03 2019

The Breakfast Club (Important Book)

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

Ed White is the first American to walk in space; Iran’s Ayatollah Khomeini and Pope John XXIII die; Britain’s Duke of Windsor weds Wallis Simpson; Poet Allen Ginsberg and entertainer Josephine Baker born.

Breakfast Tunes

Leon Redbone (August 26, 1949 – May 30, 2019)

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

The most important book on the Internet is, essentially, the Internet.

John Hodgman

Breakfast News

Georgia still has no hate crimes law despite many tries

Mass shootings transform how America talks, prays, prepares

Partisan control determines how states act on voting rights

White House: Trump ‘deadly serious’ about Mexico tariffs

Oklahomans clean up after flood; Arkansans brace for crest

California snowpack 202% of average for this time of year

Vermont’s Killington is capping another rare ski season

Top North Korean official reappears days after purge report

German government wobbles after Social Democrat leader quits

Protest in Hungary over govt plan to seize research network

Italian navy ship with 100 rescued migrants docks in Genoa

Israel attacks Syrian base hours after hitting other targets

5 injured in Venice as cruise ship slams into tourist boat

Protesters tear down Zhukov bust in Ukraine

Danube water levels drop but not enough to reach sunken boat

Breakfast Blogs

President* Trump’s Mexico Tariffs Cannot Be Explained—Including by His Own Administration* Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

If FBI Had Spied on Trump’s Campaign As Alleged, They’d Have Known Why Manafort Traded Michigan for Ukraine emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

Echidne’s Music Hour. Pekka Streng Echidne, at her blog

The public starts to move on impeachment digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Hullabaloo

How do you solve a problem like The Donald? Tom Sullivan, Hullabaloo

The dishonest hackery of Alan Dershowitz Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Trump Honors Junk Scientist Who Helped Motivate His Own Massively Failed Policies Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

One Loopy Piehole; and Prolegomena to a Discussion of Russia Sanctions Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names

MORE GUN EROTICA FOR LIBERALS Steve M., No More Mister Nice Blog