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Jun 03 2020

The Breakfast Club (The Day Democracy Died)

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

Ed White is the first American to walk in space; Iran’s Ayatollah Khomeini and Pope John XXIII die; Britain’s Duke of Windsor weds Wallis Simpson; Poet Allen Ginsberg and entertainer Josephine Baker born.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

It has never been, and never will be easy work! But the road that is built in hope is more pleasant to the traveler than the road built in despair, even though they both lead to the same destination.

Marion Zimmer Bradley

Breakfast News

Minneapolis police face civil rights probe over Floyd death

6 Atlanta officers charged after students pulled from car

Confederate monuments coming down around South amid protests

DC officials push back on aggressive response to protests

Senate confirms special watchdog for pandemic recovery

Safety board asks helicopter makers to install ‘black boxes’

Tech-rights group sues Trump to stop social-media order

NFL tells teams they must hold training camps at home

Teens at Dallas cafe make meal kits for needy amid COVID-19

Tensions mar Paris protest as Floyd outrage goes global

China delayed releasing coronavirus info, frustrating WHO

Parisians return to cafes; Latin America sees virus surge

Hong Kong leader criticizes ‘double standards’ over protests

Putin signs Russia’s nuclear deterrent policy

UK lawmakers queue to vote as Parliament adjusts to COVID-19

Turkey seeks to arrest 118 military personnel over coup

Breakfast Blogs

Republicans Are Still Finessing the Question of Steve King’s Racism Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

Mueller Soft-Pedaled the Mike Flynn Exchanges with Sergey Kislyak about Israel emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

Three Things: Loads of Bricks, White Chicks, Made-up Schtick Rayne, emptywheel

Some justice in Atlanta digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Digby’s Hullabaloo

GOP response to Trump’s tear gas photo op, “I’m late for lunch.” Spocko, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Depravity, Inc. Ton Sullivan, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Can Congress Work Together to Calm the Country? Susan Hennessy and Margaret Taylor, Lawfare

A stale smell raising through a sickening summer haze Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

God said to Abraham: Kill me a son Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Why We Are Reopening Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Preening Tyrant Defiles Church driftglass, at his blog

Literary Corner: Eloquent Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names

THE BIBLE DIDN’T BLEED, SO IT DIDN’T LEAD — EVEN ON THE RIGHT Steve M., No More Mister Nice Blog

Facebook Factcheck: Fred Trump Didn’t Go To That KKK Rally, He Simply Refused To Leave! Rebecca Schoenkopf, Wonkette

Trump Wants Putin As His Date To G7, Boris Johnson Says ‘No Despots’ Means NO DESPOTS Liz Dye, Wonkette

Trump Pentagon Goons Shocked To Find Selves Covered In Sh*t After Lying Down With Trump Evan Hurst, Wonkette

​George Floyd Autopsies Find Homicide, Louisville Fires Police Chief In Killing Of BBQ Chef Doktor Zoom, Wonkette

Goodbye, Monuments To Confederate Treason, Goodbye! Robyn Pennacchia, Wonkette