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Jun 02 2020

The Breakfast Club (Burning In The Soul)

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

Timothy McVeigh convicted in the Oklahoma City bombing; Coronation day for Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II; Pope John Paul II visits Poland; Baseball’s Lou Gehrig dies.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

Fire really means a certain kind of burning in the soul that one can no longer tolerate when one is pushed against a wall.

Cornel West

Breakfast News

Sobering US nursing home death report as lockdowns ease

Use of force criticized in protests about police brutality

Louisville police chief fired in aftermath of fatal shooting

Medical examiner: Floyd’s heart stopped while restrained

Florida police officer suspended for pushing kneeling woman

LA has seen racial uprisings, many not shocked by new round

Peaceful protesters get lost in action-packed coverage

Congress confronts dual crises of protests, virus outbreak

Judge: Justice Department reversal in Flynn case ‘unusual’

Brooms in hand, people patch up stores damaged in protests

Hong Kong blocks Tiananmen vigil; rush on for UK passports

South America ignores Europe and reopens as virus peak nears

Spain reports no virus deaths for first time since March

Finland in pain as border closure blocks Russian tourists

UN forced to cut aid to Yemen, even as virus increases need

Greece lifts its lockdown on hotels, pools, golf courses

Putin sets July 1 for vote to extend his rule for years

Turkey eases lockdown as restaurants reopen, flights resume

UK eases lockdown restrictions but many flout guidelines

Breakfast Blogs

The President* Is Right: He Has Nothing New to Say

In Opposing Mandamus, Judge Sullivan Notes Schrodinger’s Materiality emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

Trump the cartoon alpha-male digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Digby’s Hullabaloo

he End of the Trump Presidency? You Wish… tristero, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Lights out for the Trump presidency? Tom Sullivan, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Far-Right Infiltrators and Agitators in George Floyd Protests: Indicators of White Supremacists Mia Bloom, Just Security

Riots, White Supremacy and Accelerationism

The Supreme Court Handed Down Rulings in 3 Big Cases — Here’s What You Need to Know Colin Kalmbacher, Law & Crime

Neck restraints are a routine practice of Minneapolis police Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Some questions about the Floyd case Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

What To Do About Police Unions Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

The Only Thing That Got Overheated at the Springfield Black Lives Matter Procession Yesterday… driftglass, at his blog

For the Record: Colloquy Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names

YOU WANTED A REPUBLICAN DADDY. YOU GOT THE WRONG KIND. Steve M., No More Mister Nice Blog

Chief Justice John Roberts Can’t Even Pretend To Be That Stupid Jamie Lyn Crofts, Wonkette

Is Tom Cotton A Fascist Or Just Really F*ckin’ Dumb? Yep. Evan Hurst, Wonkette

Keith Ellison Prosecuting George Floyd’s Murderer, So That’s Your Good News For Today Robyn Pennacchia, Wonkette

Turns Out Michael Flynn’s Perfect Transcript Is … Not So Perfect Liz Dye, Wonkette

The Lincoln Project Sets Fire To Confederate Flag In New Anti-Trump Ad Stephen Robinson Wonkette

Cops Seize Gun Nuts’ Guns, Ruin Perfectly Good Chance For Civil War Doktor Zoom, Wonkette