Jun 18 2020

The Breakfast Club (Focus On The Light)

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

Churchill rallies Britain in World War II; Napoleon beaten at Battle of Waterloo; Amelia Earhart crosses the Atlantic; Sally Ride becomes America’s first woman in space; Ex-Beatle Paul McCartney born.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

It is during our darkest moments that we must focus to see the light.


Breakfast News

Court strikes down Trump rule that drugmakers disclose price

Aunt Jemima brand retired by Quaker due to racial stereotype

Administration seeking to roll back tech company protections

All 21 in group arrested over quarantine leave Hawaii

Kentucky governor seeks to revive health insurance exchange

Charleston officials to remove statue of slavery advocate

Pelosi requiring masks for lawmakers for House hearings

US virus outbreaks stir clash over masks, personal freedom

Arizona governor says mayors allowed to require face masks

Manfred, Clark reach framework: 60 games, full prorated pay

Germany: 657 virus cases at slaughterhouse in new outbreak

Turkey the key to unlocking NATO help for EU naval operation

G-7 calls on China to reconsider Hong Kong security law

Kremlin installs special antiseptic tunnels to protect Putin

Norway, Ireland win UN council seats in vote amid pandemic

Oxford college recommends removal of Cecil Rhodes statue

South Africa says 2 pandemics now, virus and gender violence

Russian monk denying coronavirus takes control of monastery

Breakfast Blogs

‘Boogaloo’ Sounds a Lot Like Charles Manson’s Helter Skelter Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

Mike Flynn Prosecutor Jocelyn Ballantine Tries to Square DOJ’s Crooked Circle emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

Despite Rapid Growth In Civil Rights Tourism, Montgomery Remains Firmly In The Grip Of Racist White Men Jim White, emptywheel

Bolton vs Trump: the cage match ddigby aka Heathe Digby Parton, Digby’s Hullabaloo

A Warning tristero, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Freedom … from responsibility Tom Sullivan, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Black Lives Matter Might Just Rescue American Democracy Oona Hathaway and Daniel Markovits, Just Security

Communiques from Maggie’s farm Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Policing Doesn’t “Work”: An Evergreen Truth Simon Balto, Lawyers, Guns and Money

We were warned: Trump is doing to the country exactly what he did to his businesses Dan Nexon, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Erik Visits an American Grave, Part 651 Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money


Where’d All The Stimmy Loans Go? You’re Not Allowed To Find Out. Doktor Zoom, Wonkette

Guess What Donald Trump Thinks Is The Civil Rights Issue Of All Time? Robyn Pennacchia, Wonkette

Trump Mad Enough About Niece’s Book To Fall Off A Ramp Evan Hurst, Wonkette

American Hero Tom Cotton Wins Thrilling Battle With Random Twitter Intern Stephen Robinson, Wonkette

Trump Sues John Bolton Over Upcoming Tell-All, And Yes, THEY CAN BOTH LOSE Liz Dye, Wonkette