Jul 05 2019

The Breakfast Club (Pictures)

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

Elvis Presley holds his first major recording session; Birth of the bikini; Enron’s Kenneth Lay dies; Arthur Ashe wins at Wimbledon; Larry Doby follows Jackie Robinson; Baseball’s Ted Williams dies.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

To me there is no picture so beautiful as smiling, bright-eyed, happy children; no music so sweet as their clear and ringing laughter.

P. T. Barnum

Breakfast News

Appeals court: Trump can’t use Pentagon cash for border wall

Strongest earthquake in 20 years rattles Southern California

Pregnant teens especially vulnerable in border centers

North Carolina proposes smokable hemp ban as demand grows

Decision on extinguishing Jim Beam fire a ‘day or two’ away

Seattle Children’s Hospital cited for deadly mold problems

San Francisco to paint over historic George Washington mural

MAD magazine leaving newsstands after 67-year run (Really!)

Ex-Venezuela spy chief says Maduro ordered illegal arrests

US, Taliban scramble to finalize draft on troop withdrawal

Protesters say storming of legislature born of desperation

Gibraltar detains Syria-bound supertanker with Iranian oil

Greek election front-runner keeps campaign unusually low-key

Hot weather in Greek capital shuts down Acropolis

Even poop is cute at Japanese museum that encourages play

Breakfast Blogs

We Are Not Descended From Fearful Women, Either Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

Continues to Make a Public Case He’s Guilty Joshua Schulte Keeps Digging: His Defensible Legal Defense Continues to Make a Public Case He’s Guilty emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

Megan Rapinoe Is a Patriot Franklin Foer, The Atlantic

It’s hard to be proud of your country when your leader is an embarrassment

This canary is singing its independence Tom Sullivan, HUllabaloo

Bret Stephens was a whiny king, of him the harpers rudely sing Shakezula, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Erik Visits an American Grave, Part 500 Erik Loomus, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Literary Corner: Decompensation Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names