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Jun 20 2019

The Breakfast Club (Passengers)

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

Lizzie Borden found innocent of a grisly double murder; Britain’s Queen Victoria begins rule; Race-related rioting hits Detroit; Muhammad Ali convicted in Vietnam War-era draft case; ‘Jaws’ premieres.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

There are no passengers on spaceship earth. We are all crew. Marshall McLuhan

Breakfast News

2 big US coal companies combine Wyoming, Colorado operations

Cracker Barrel bars church event over LGBT execution remarks

Push to legalize recreational pot fails in New York

Judge: New documents warrant further look at census question

FBI eyes Deutsche Bank after money-laundering report

Government fails to release data on deaths in police custody

Seattle campaign finance program gives voters $100 to donate

Turkey’s Erdogan claims ex-Egyptian president was killed

Hong Kong students issue government deadline over demands

Xi, Kim summit topics: Friendship, food aid and maybe nukes

UN health agency to remove controversial opioid guidelines

4 charged in downing of Malaysian airliner over Ukraine

UK Tory race down to 4 as rivals vie to catch Boris Johnson

Breakfast Blogs

Joe Biden Is One of the Most Tone-Deaf Politicians in the History of Representative Government Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

Roger Stone Describes 67% of the Content of Sealed Warrant Affidavits for His Co-Conspirators emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

On Political Allies. In Housecleaning Echidne, at her blog

“There is something odd here” digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Hullabaloo

Journalist Watchlist Raises Specter of Civil Rights-Era Secret Surveillance Linda Moon, Just Security

Facebook’s Cryptocurrency: Stop It Before It Starts Nicholas Weaver, Lawfare

Kyle Kashuv and Steven Crowder Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Climate Change: Way Too Little, Way Too Late Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Ron Fournier is a Fundamentally Ridiculous Person driftglass, at his blog

Concentration Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names

Last Night’s Trump Campaign Orgy The Rude Pundit, at his blog

RETURN THE ANTI-VAXXERS’ MONEY Steve M., No More Mister Nice Blog