Jul 04 2019

The Breakfast Club (Madman)

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

America’s Declaration of Independence; Former Presidents John Adams and Thomas Jefferson die on same day; Israel’s raid at Entebbe; West Point opens; Lou Gehrig’s farewell to baseball; Neil Simon born.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

I am the living death, a Memorial Day on wheels. I am your Yankee Doodle Dandy, your John Wayne come home, your Fourth of July firecracker exploding in the grave.

Ron Kovic

Breakfast News

Judge blocks Ohio abortion law, clinics to remain open

Appeals court puts Trump abortion restrictions on hold again

No prosecution for Alabama woman who was shot, lost fetus

US still looking for way to ask about citizenship on census

Oregon GOP finds ways to fight Democrats’ grip on power

Judge to reassess $80 million award in Monsanto cancer case

More than 500 applicants vie to sell legal pot in Missouri

Fire destroys Jim Beam warehouse, bourbon flows into river

Orange fireball lighting Florida sky was Chinese space junk

Scientists sound alarm after 6 rare whale deaths in a month

Rouhani: Iran will enrich uranium to ‘any amount we want’

Mexican police revolt against plans to join National Guard

1 arrested after protesters damage Hong Kong legislature

Close the windows? Amsterdam mulls red light district change

Putin signs bill suspending participation in nuclear treaty today

Deals made at secretive EU summit deliver top job nominees

Rescue ship ‘bumped’ Italy police boat, in judge’s resizing

Arctic mission will trap scientists in ice to study climate

Heavy rain in south Japan, over 1 million directed to leave

Volcano erupts on Sicily’s Stromboli island; 1 person killed

Breakfast Blogs

Once Upon a Time, These Photos Would Have Sent the Whole Country Aflame Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

The Steele Dossier and the Mueller Investigation: Carter Page emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

What Was Your First Memory? Echidne, at her blog

Oh my God, oh my God, oh my God… digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Hullabaloo

Nevertheless, watch your backs Tom Sullivan, Hullabaloo

Unpacking the State Dept Acknowledgment that 2001 and 2002 AUMFs Don’t Authorize War Against Iran Tess Bridgeman and Ryan Goodman, Just Security

Federal Court Orders Bond Hearings for Imprisoned Asylum Seekers Andrew Patterson, Lawfare

Triumph of the shill Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

How About the Senate? Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

The Freshman Class: Sing a Song For the New Breed Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

The Riders of the Purple Wage* driftglass, at his blog

What to Expect at Donald Trump’s America Is So Great ExMAGAganza The Rude Pundit, at his blog