Jun 08 2019

The Breakfast Club (Such A Night)

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

Islam’s Prophet Mohammed dies; James Earl Ray caught, wanted for killing civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr.; Architect Frank Lloyd Wright born; The N.Y. Yankees retire Mickey Mantle’s number.

Breakfast Tunes

Dr. John November 20, 1941 – June 6, 2019

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, today is God’s gift, that’s why we call it the present.

Joan Rivers

Breakfast News

Justice Ginsburg warns of more 5-4 decisions ahead

Trump says US, Mexico reach agreement to prevent tariffs

University of Alabama rejects $26M gift after abortion flap

FDA: ‘Influencers’ promoted vaping without suitable warnings

Court lifts injunction blocking Keystone XL oil pipeline

Abortions are legal in Guam, but doctors won’t perform them

Boeing wanted to wait 3 years to fix safety alert on 737 Max

Police use of DNA leads to backlash, changes to big database

Wells Fargo agrees to pay $385M to settle car loan lawsuit

FedEx will stop air shipments of packages for Amazon

Facebook stops Huawei from pre-installing apps on phones

Judge tosses 2 convictions in meningitis outbreak case

‘The Buffalo Hunt’ seeks to show tribe in a new light

Undone by Brexit, May steps down as Conservative leader

Ethiopian PM visits Sudan in bid to mediate crisis

Norway mediation effort in Venezuela’s crisis slows

Syria uses familiar tactic in rebel Idlib: Bombing civilians

France wins start amid World Cup cash, visibility issues

Host France opens World Cup with a 4-0 win over South Korea

Too much Dolce Vita can get you banned from Rome By FRANCES D’EMILIOtoday

Breakfast Blogs

The President* Is Just Trying to Toss Some Money Out the Window of the Getaway Car Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

Trump Claimed To Be Angry Flynn Didn’t Make Good on Putin’s January 21 Requested Phone Call emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

He Always Hated Women. Or WaPo on Misogyny and the Alt Right. Echidne, at her blog

Tucker’s sleight of hand digby aka Heather Digby Partonn, Hullabaloo

Republicans Have Now Mandated Sexual Assaults on Women tristero, Hullabaloo

A bill of particulars Tom Sullivan, Hullabaloo

The Next Wave of Congressional Subpoena Litigation: Oversight Power vs. Executive Privilege Andy Wright, Just Security

Reflections on Robert Mueller Bob Bauer, Lawfare

The Merit Myth Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Dispatches From the Party of Ideas (TM) Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Erik Visits an American Grave, Part 485 Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Just Stop It: Trump Didn’t Rise to Any Damn Occasion in Europe The Rude Pundit, at his blog