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Jun 23 2020

The Breakfast Club (Light Despite The Darkness)

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

A key moment in the Watergate scandal; Adolf Hitler visits Paris after France falls to Nazi Germany; The typewriter gets a patent; Polio vaccine pioneer Dr. Jonas Salk and TV producer Aaron Spelling die.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

Hope is being able to see that there is light despite all of the darkness.

Desmond Tutu

Breakfast News

The Latest: SCarolina city requires masks in grocery stores

Surging US virus cases raise fear that progress is slipping

Medicare data: Blacks likelier to be hospitalized for COVID

Trump administration extends visa ban to non-immigrants

In Minneapolis, talk of changing PD means taking on union

Seattle will move to dismantle protest zone, mayor says

1 city, 1 voting place: Kentucky braces for lines in primary

NASCAR rallies around Wallace as FBI investigates noose

Quirky Alaska tourist town struggles for survival amid virus

EU urges China to move on trade, back off in Hong Kong

France’s Macron denounces Turkey’s attitude in Libya

Serbian populist wins landslide as many parties boycott

Turkish lawyers stage sit-in protest near capital

China to Canada PM: Stop ‘irresponsible remarks’ on spy case

Rights watchdog urges France to fight racial discrimination

Austria breaks ground on Holocaust memorial in Vienna

Plants fill seats at Barcelona opera house concert

Breakfast Blogs

Some Psychedelically Bizarre Decisions Will Soon Come Before the Supreme Court Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

Trump’s Muslim Ban Ignored the Most Dangerous emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

MMT On Inflation Ed Walker, emptywheel

TikTok isn’t the answer, folks digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Not an isolated incident Tom Sullivan, Digby’s Hullabaloo

16-Year-Old Boy Screamed Out ‘I Can’t Breathe’ During Fatal, Excessive Restraint: Lawsuit Alberto Luperon, Law & Crime

Federal Judge Rejects Trump Administration’s Effort to Dismiss CARES Act Discrimination Lawsuit Jerry Lambe, Law & Crime

Politics and Protest, Revisited Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

The Gang That Couldn’t Ratfuck Straight Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Sunday Morning Comin’ Down driftglass, at his blog

Literary Corner: Ramp, the Bootleg Tape Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names

IF THIS IS YOUR PLANNED OCTOBER SURPRISE, YOU’RE NOT VERY GOOD AT SURPRISES Steve M., No More Mister Nice Blog

Blessed Day! John Bolton Is In A Heap Of Sh*t. Liz Dye, Wonkette

Mopey Loser Moping About Losing Election Four Months In Advance Evan Hurst, Wonkette

Trump, Translated: Whatever My Niece Knows About Me Is So Bad I Made Her Sign An NDA Robyn Pennacchia, Wonkette

Sorry, Bigots, NASCAR’s Bubba Wallace Ain’t Afraid Of Your Noose Stephen Robinson, Wonkette

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