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Jun 19 2020

The Breakfast Club (Juneteenth)

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

Julius and Ethel Rosenberg executed; Father’s Day first celebrated in the U.S.; The event behind ‘Juneteenth’; Author Salman Rushdie born; NBA draft pick Len Bias dies; Entertainer Paula Adbul born.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

It is not light that we need, but fire; it is not the gentle shower, but thunder. We need the storm, the whirlwind, and the earthquake.

Frederick Douglass

Breakfast News

California orders people to wear masks in most indoor spaces

Court says young immigrants can stay, rejecting Trump order

Juneteenth: A day of joy and pain – and now national action

Atlanta police call out sick to protest charges in shooting

US drops planned limit for toxin that damages infant brains

Statue of Spanish governor removed from New Mexico park

Roaming mountain lion caught in downtown San Francisco

Turkey makes masks mandatory in Istanbul, 46 other provinces

UN: Venezuelans, other refugees face huge pandemic hardships

Europe hit by local infection spikes; China’s outbreak wanes

Paris protesters cloak colonial-era statue with black cloth

Slave’s grave vandalized in UK city in apparent retaliation

India seeks eased tensions with China after Himalayas clash

China passes draft of controversial Hong Kong security law

Top challenger in Belarusian presidential race detained

Calls for Romania’s president to reject gender studies ban

NATO to probe France-Turkey Med naval incident

Breakfast Blogs

I’m Starting to Doubt the Sincerity of Republicans’ Talk of ‘Government Closest to the People’ Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

A Tale of Two National Security Advisors emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

Look at what they say among themselves digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Digby’s Hullabaloo

A 60s veteran speaks Tom Sullivan, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Questions for the Government in the Bolton Book TRO Hearing(s) Jack Goldsmith and Marty Lederman, Just Security

The Supreme Court Rules That Trump’s DACA Rescission Doesn’t Pass Muster Peter Margulies, Lawfare

Lawyers Say Supreme Court’s DACA Decision Shows, Once Again, That Trump Admin Is ‘Really Bad’ at Administrative Law Matt Naham, Law & Crime

Florida man Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Florida Man II: Orange Crush Scott Lemeiux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Hugh Hewitt Is Not Programmed to Respond in This Area drftglass, at his blog

Bolton the Barn Door Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names

Trump Doesn’t Know Shit or Give a Shit About African Americans or History or Anything, Really The Rude Pundit, at his blog

THE MOST NARCISSISTIC HUMAN BEING WHO EVER LIVED IS NARCISSISTIC ABOUT DEADLY DISEASES, TOO Steve M., No More Mister Nice Blog

Joe Biden Performs Live Autopsy On Donald Trump During Epic COVID-19 Speech Stephen Robinson, Wonkette

DOJ Says Bolton Book Isn’t Speech, It’s, Uhhhh, *Stolen Goods* Liz Dye, Wonkette

How Great Is Trump’s Economy? It’s ‘Ten Hour Line To See A Human About Unemployment’ Great! Doktor Zoom, Wonkette

Hero Trump Lady Not Gonna Wear A Mask, ‘Cause She’s Not Even A Porn Burglar! Evan Hurst, Wonkette

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