Jun 10 2020

The Breakfast Club (Never An Honest Word)

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 Six-Day War ends in the Mideast; Yugoslav troops leave Kosovo after NATO’s campaign of airstrikes; Alcoholics Anonymous founded; Actress and singer Judy Garland born; Singer Ray Charles dies.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

Can any of you seriously say the Bill of Rights could get through Congress today? It wouldn’t even get out of committee.

F. Lee Bailey

Breakfast News

Heat, rain, long lines: Georgia election plagued by problems

Court Issues ‘Extraordinary’ Ruling Denying Immunity to W. Va. Cops in 2013 Shooting of Wayne Jones: ‘This Has to Stop’

New York passes bill to unveil police discipline records

Video evidence increasingly disproves police narratives

Video appears to show police punch, tase black man who died

Black Lives Matter sues over violent Seattle police tactics

DC Guard members test positive for COVID after protests

Officials back off removing temporary fencing at White House

IBM quits facial recognition, joins call for police reforms

U.S. Navy to ban all public displays of the Confederate flag

Ban the Confederate flag? NASCAR could see the end of an era

AP sources: MLB players cut to 89 games, want prorated money

Brazil obeys court order to resume providing full virus data

UK drops plan to get all young children in school by summer

Moscow lifts lockdown restrictions amid virus concerns

Sudan militia leader in custody on Darfur war crimes charges

Siberian governor says leaked oil spilled into Arctic lake

Hundreds march in Hong Kong as leader urges stability

Anger, activism grow over police abuse amid French lockdown

London may remove statues as Floyd’s death sparks change

EU urged to act against pesticides to fight insect decline

Breakfast Blogs

Georgia Is Screaming Out for U.N. Election Monitors Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

Judge Reggie Walton Has Questions about the Non-Stone Redactions in the Mueller Report emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

Stephen Miller is writing the big race speech? digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Meanwhile, back at the pandemic Tom Sullivan, Digby’s Hullabaloo

The Untold Power of Bill Barr to Direct US Military Forces in Case of “Civil Unrest” Ryan Goodman and Steve Vladeck, Just Security

Why Were Out-of-State National Guard Units in Washington, D.C.? The Justice Department’s Troubling Explanation Steve Vladeck, Lawfare

The Small Town Protests Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Meanwhile, Over in The Hughniverse… driftglass, at his blog

Stupid Economist Tricks: Pattern or Practice Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names

One White Guy’s Understanding of George Floyd’s Murder The Rude Pundit, at his blog


Ben Shapiro Says His ‘Space Of Comfort’ Has Been Destroyed By Politics In Sports Robyn Pennacchia, Wonkette

Rudy Giuliani, Bernard Kerik Gonna Teach Black Folks How To Stay Calm, Enjoy The Police Brutality Stephen Robinson, Wonkette

Trump Gets His Glorious Recession In Just One Term. USA! USA! Liz Dye, Wonkette

Donald Trump Explains Old Man Needed Head-Cracking For Being Antifa SPY Doktor Zoom, Wonkette

You Know That Thing When The Baby Won’t Stop Screaming Unless You Put The TV On A Certain Channel? Evan Hurst, Wonkette