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May 28 2020

The Breakfast Club (Since Day One)

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.

This Day in History

Novelist Ian Fleming is born. Baseball’s National League approves moving the Brooklyn Dodgers to Los Angeles. Duke fo Windsor dies.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

The most important fact is that gays have been here since day one. To say otherwise is a gross denial and stupidity. We played an enormous part in the history of America.

Larry Kramer June 25, 1935 – May 27, 2020

Breakfast News

What you need to know today about the virus outbreak

Texas court: Virus fear alone not enough for mail balloting

History in the making as House casts proxy votes in pandemic

Biden says nation grieves for 100,000 US coronavirus victims

Tennessee to halt sharing COVID-19 patient data

Appeals court sides with tech giants in activists’ lawsuit

Boeing cuts 12,000 jobs, resumes production of grounded jet

Navy admiral submits results of probe on virus-infected ship

Man who hanged effigy of Kentucky governor fired from job

General Electric’s light bulb business, with roots dating to the late 19th century, is sold

Companies unveil plans to resume river cruises on US waters

Canada judge rules Huawei CFO’s extradition case can proceed

Protesters mass in Hong Kong as anthem law is debated

Denmark residents sue over laws for dismantling ‘ghettos’

A stunning tirade highlights Israeli divide over Netanyahu

French lawmakers endorse the country’s virus tracing app

Thunberg criticizes Danes for dumping wastewater into strait

Anti-Semitic crime rises in Germany, most from far right

Cyprus pledges to cover costs for virus-hit tourists

Activists raise alarms over virus litter along French coast

Breakfast Blogs

No Bad Conservative Idea Ever Dies Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

Adam Schiff Makes Clear FBI Is Using Section 215 Like the 2014 Exception emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

Is COVID-19 Why Florida Has About 1300 More Pneumonia Deaths This Season Than Average Over Previous Five? Jim White, emptywheel

Setting up the loss digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Counterfeit threat, real consequences Tom Sullivan, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Eli Lake’s Omissions and Misleading Facts in Defense of Michael Flynn Barbara McQuade, Just Security

What Hard National Security Choices Would a Biden Administration Face? David Kris, Lawfare

Reminder: Trump Signed into Law the Warrantless FISA Surveillance That He’s Railing Against Colin Kalmbacher, Law & Crime

Which side are you on? Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Because he’s an asshole Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Douthat: Q Is Right! Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names

HOW IT MUST PAIN TRUMP’S FOLLOWERS TO OBSERVE HIS CRUELTY! Steve M., No More Mister Nice Blog

Florida Felon Poll Tax Struck Down! Jamie Lynn Crofts, Wonkette

When We Say ‘Black Lives Matter’ We Mean Cops Shouldn’t Crush Our Necks With Their Knee. Was That Unclear? Stephen Robinson, Wonkette

Court Reminds Conservatives For 9,278,428th Time The First Amendment DOES NOT APPLY To Businesses Liz Dye, Wonkette

If Twitter Is ‘Silencing’ Trump, WHY CAN WE STILL HEAR HIM WHINING? Evan Hurst, Wonkette

Postman Who Changed Dem Ballot Applications To GOP Was Just Funnin’, Jeez Doktor Zoom, Wonkette