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May 30 2020

The Breakfast Club (Stand Up)

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

Clean-up ends at New York’s Ground Zero, months after the Sept. 11th attacks; France’s Joan of Arc burned at the stake; Baseball’s Cal Ripken, Jr. begins his games streak; Bandleader Benny Goodman born.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

There comes a time when you have to stand up and be counted.

Gale Sayers

Breakfast News

What you need to know today about the virus outbreak

Ruling means Missouri’s last abortion clinic stays open

‘I can’t breathe’ a rally cry anew for police protests in US

Virus taking hold in rural, old plantation region of Alabama

Slaughterhouses reopen but farmers still euthanizing pigs

Minnesota governor apologizes for arrest of CNN crew

Transcripts released of Flynn’s calls with Russian diplomat

NCAA offers guidance for bringing athletes back to campus

Hong Kong on borrowed time as China pushes for more control

South Africa has virus testing backlog of nearly 100,000

Europe prepares post-corona, socially-distanced culture-fest

Australian court rules queen’s letters can be made public

Stranded in paradise: Hundreds of sailors stuck in Pacific

Punching through turmoil: Pro boxer helps medical staff cope

Breakfast Blogs

This Is as American as a Model-T Ford Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

This CNN Crew’s Arrest in Minneapolis Is More Than a Mistake Jack Holmes, Esquire Politics

From before Day One Mike Flynn Made It Russia and Trump Versus Democrats emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler,, emptywheel

In Dire Need of Creative Extremists Peterr, emptywheel

Playing the refs 2.0 digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Digby’s Hullabaloo

True Christianity tristero, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Subjects, not citizens Tom Sullivan, Digby’s Hullabaloo

[UPDATED with Link to Flynn/Kislyak Transcripts] Understanding the Michael Flynn Case: Separating the Wheat from the Chaff, and the Proper from the Improper Marty Lederman, Just Security

The Specter of FISA Reform Haunts Capitol Hill Margaret Taylor, Lawfare

‘This is Exactly What Collusion Looks Like’: Attorneys Say Declassified Flynn-Kislyak Docs Confirm Flynn’s Guilt Jerry Lambe, Law & Crime

By an amazing coincidence, George Floyd had a fatal heart attack while Derek Chauvin was “kneeling” on (or very near!) his neck Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Outflanked XVII: A $2400 Fistful of Outflankening Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

The President Is the Enemy The Rude Pundit, at his blog

Great Brooks of the Western World Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names

AT THIS MOMENT, TRUMP IS NOT OUR MOST DANGEROUS AUTHORITARIAN Steve M., No More Mister Nice Blog

Ex-Navy Chaplain/Wingnut Suggests Black People Protest Other Black People Instead Of Racist Cops Robyn Pennacchia, Wonkette

Hero Minnesota Cops Arrest Black CNN Reporter For Reporting Blackly Stephen Robinson, Wonkette

Roger Stone Is Headed To The Hoosegow. Unless Trump Pardoned Him In The Last Five Minutes. Liz Dye, Wonkette

Perfect Christian ‘Ex-Lesbian’ Says Coronavirus A Blessing From Jesus, Because Here’s Why