Jun 17 2020

The Breakfast Club (America The Failed)

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 Watergate scandal begins to unfold; The Battle of Bunker Hill during the American Revolution; O.J. Simpson arrested in the slayings of his ex-wife Nicole and Ronald Goldman; Singer Kate Smith dies.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

Psychology is as important as substance. If you treat people with respect, they will go out of their way to accommodate you. If you treat them in a patronizing way, they will go out of their way to make your life difficult.

Mohamed ElBaradei

Breakfast News

The Latest: Increasing number of Georgians being infected

Businesses ask patrons to waive right to sue if they get ill

Calls for de-escalation training grow after Atlanta shooting

US expects insurers to cover COVID vaccine without copays

Cheap drug is first shown to improve COVID-19 survival

Senate GOP seeks policing changes, Democrats push for more

PG&E confesses to killing 84 people in 2018 California fire

Trump administration takes Keystone dispute to Supreme Court

Army Reserve commander suspended amid investigation

Virginia governor to propose Juneteenth as state holiday

Warner Bros to hold massive virtual event for DC Comics fans

Oh snap! Police capture 65-pound turtle from Virginia suburb

African nations seek scrutiny of US, others over racism

France sends police reinforcements to Dijon to quell unrest

Turkey makes masks compulsory in 42 provinces after uptick

India: 20 troops killed in Himalayas clash with Chinese army

North Korea destroys empty liaison office with South

UK begins coronavirus vaccine trial; France pledges funding

Austria: man fined for farting ‘with full intent’ at police

Breakfast Blogs

What Is This Bullsh*t, Anyway? Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

The Other Things the Press Missed by Ignoring the Details Revealed in the Joshua Schulte Prosecution emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

Debunking The Deficit Myth Ed Walker, emptywheel

Democrats do some oversight digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Digby’s Hullabaloo

How to enrage Trump’s base after the Tulsa rally Spocko, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Looks Like They Can Arrest Even Armed Suspects When the (Far) Right Conditions Are Met tristero, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Policing America’s caste system Tom Sullivan, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Justice Department Charges Two Individuals in Connection with Shooting of Law Enforcement Officers Mikhaila Fogel, Lawfare

Trump’s Reform Executive Order Does Nothing to Limit the Power of Police Colin Kalmbacher, Law & Crime

Federal Judge Blocks Alabama’s Attempt to Make Absentee Voting More Difficult During Coronavirus Pandemic Elura Nanos, Law & Crime

The U.S. Embassy in Seoul did something smart; the Trump administration was having none of it Dan Nexon, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Bostock and the majoritarian difficulty Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Radio Rwanda Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Rick Wilson Forgot Lesson Number Two driftglass, at his blog

Hi It’s Stupid: Horse Race Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names


FDA Says OOOPSIE, Pulls Emergency Hydroxychloroquine, And Fox News Is PISSED Liz Dye, Wonkette

White New Mexico Militia Just Very Concerned For Barbaric Spanish Despot’s Heritage, Not Hate Doktor Zoom, Wonkette

Tulsa To Trump: Stay Home Stephen Robinson, Wonkette

You Can Still Be Fired For Discriminatory Reasons, As Long As Your Boss Doesn’t Tell You Robyn Pennacchia, Wonkette

Laura Ingraham BIG MAD At Dr. Fauci, Scoff Scoff Snort Snort Dramatic Eye-Rolls PFFFFFT! Evan Hurst, Wonkette