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Jun 01 2020

The Breakfast Club (Electric Fences)

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

The Beatles release their ‘Sgt. Pepper’ album; Actress Marilyn Monroe born; CNN hits the airwaves; Mormon leader Brigham Young born; Blind and deaf author and activist Helen Keller dies.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

There are three kinds of men. The one that learns by reading. The few who learn by observation. The rest of them have to pee on the electric fence for themselves.

Will Rogers

Breakfast News

Unrest overshadows peaceful US protests for another night

Aggressive policing tactics called into question as national protests flare

Officials see extremist groups, disinformation in protests

Atlanta mayor: 2 officers fired in ‘excessive force’ arrests

Protesters in some cities target Confederate monuments

SpaceX’s historic encore: Astronauts arrive at space station

World alarmed by violence in US; thousands march in London

Top opposition figure detained in Belarus

Protesting lawyers detained in Moscow for violating lockdown

Notre Dame forecourt opens to public after long cleanup

With masks and gloves, Ukraine’s priests return to duties

Nepal volunteers become local heroes during virus pandemic

Breakfast Blogs

Trump Has History With Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

“The Boss is Aware:” Trump Learned about Mike Flynn’s Conversations with Sergey Kislyak in Real Time emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

Is The Time Of Keisha Lance Bottoms Now? bmaz, emptywheel

Assaults on Free Speech and the Cities We Didn’t See Rayne, emptywheel

Posse Comitatus is not what we think it is digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Who will step into this leadership vacuum? Tom Sullivan, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Chief Justice Roberts Sides With Liberals and Mocks Conservatives in Ruling Against Evangelical Church Colin Kalmbacher, Law & Crime

What we have here is a failure to hold police remotely accountable Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Deposed Monarch Blogging Update: House Bourbon Robert Farley, Lawyers, Guns and Money

When Beltway Pundits Dream, They Dream of Imaginary Lincoln driftglass, at his blog

Got Paranoia? Street Fighting Edition Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names

ELECTORALLY, IT’S NOT 1968 Steve M., No More Mister Nice Blog