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Jun 15 2020

The Breakfast Club (Robes)

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

England’s King John signs the Magna Carta; A deadly steamboat fire in New York City; Jordan’s King Hussein weds American Lisa Halaby; Arlington National Cemetery created; Singer Ella Fitzgerald dies.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

One puts on black robes to scare the hell out of white people, while the other puts on white robes to scare the hell out of blacks.

Mo Udall

Breakfast News

Experts hail swift moves in wake of Atlanta police shooting

Rethinking police: How Camden, NJ, reimagined its force

Care-free days at theme parks giving way to virus safeguards

Blind voters fear loss of privacy with shift to mail voting

Pandemic leads to a bicycle boom, and shortage, around world

Some tribes reopen their casinos despite state opposition

US base namesakes include slaveholders, failed generals

AP Explains: Vile US history of lynching of people of color

Accuracy still unknown for many coronavirus tests rushed out

Philippine journalist convicted of libel, given 6-year term

Russia’s low virus death toll still raises questions in West

Europe reopens many borders but not to Americans, Asians

French leader rejects racism but colonial statues to remain

2 Sydney statues of British explorer James Cook vandalized

Putin suggests he was key in Kosovo airport occupation

Breakfast Blogs

One of the Most Charitable Acts I Know Is the Effort by South Carolinians to Remove Lindsey Graham Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

Shocker: the GOP isn’t serious about police reform digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Make America greater than Chile again? Tom Sullivan, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Toward Neutral Principles of Anti-Anti Trumpism Steve Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

TRUMP TO BLACK PEOPLE: WE’RE STILL FRIENDS, RIGHT? Steve M., No More Mister Nice Blog

Right-Wing Media Outraged Google Wiped Winston Churchill Off The Internet (They Didn’t) Robyn Pennacchia, Wonkette

Georgia’s OTHER Senate Race Might Not Be A Cakewalk For GOP, Either Doktor Zoom, Wonkette

Atlanta Mayor Actually Holds Police Accountable For Killing Man In Wendy’s Parking Lot Stephen Robinson, Wonkette

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