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Jul 01 2020

The Breakfast Club (The Game Of Life)

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 Civil War Battle of Gettysburg begins; The first nuclear weapons test in peacetime; TR’s assault on San Juan Hill; Britain’s Princess Diana born; Hong Kong returned to China; Actor Marlon Brando dies.

Breakfast Tunes

Johnny Mandel (November 23, 1925 – June 29, 2020)

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

There’s nothing more satisfying than having an idea and seeing it through to find out that, not only did you like it, but the audience and critics all seemed to agree.

Carl Reiner (March 20, 1922 – June 29, 2020)

Breakfast News

Fauci: US ‘going in wrong direction’ in coronavirus outbreak

Sunbelt states rush to line up hospital beds, not barstools

With a pen stroke, Mississippi drops Confederate-themed flag

High court sparks new battle over church-state separation

Judge halts Iowa’s new 24-hour waiting period for abortion

Facebook bans violent ‘boogaloo’ groups, not the term itself

Kansas City board votes to remove name from iconic fountain

After security law’s passage, Hong Kong marks China rule

EU reopens its borders to 14 nations but not to US tourists

Support for Putin wanes in his former Russian stronghold

Belgium takes down statue, king regrets colonial violence

Netanyahu signals delay in West Bank annexation plan

Latvia bans Russian television channel RT

Breakfast Blogs

All the Lights Are Blinking Red Charles Pierce, Esquire Politics

Three Things: There Is Really Only One Thing Rayne, emptywheel

Oranges digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Digby’s Hullabaloo

The unluckiest generation Tom Sullivan, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Only One Justice Dissented in Trademark Case That Could Change the Way We Think of Internet Domain Names Colin Kalmbacher, Law & Crime

‘Stupefyingly Stupid’: Lawyers React to Report That White House Withheld Evidence of Russian Bounties from Republicans Jerry Lambe, Law & Crime

Shorter John Roberts: The Establishment clause violates the free exercise clause Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

COVID and patience Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Higher Education and the Economics of Pandemic Dan Nexon, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Erik Visits an American Grave, Part 652 Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

The Emperor Has No Nose (But He Thinks He’s Got the Best) Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Name

SO NOW WE KNOW THE REAL REASON REPUBLICANS OTHER THAN TRUMP ARE COMING AROUND ON MASKS Steve M., No More Mister Nice Blog

‘Dear Sh*t-Fer-Brains’: Supreme Court Justices’ Sad-Mad Abortion Dissents! Jamie Lynn Crofts, Wonkette

OPEN THE F*CKING BIN LADEN VAULT Evan Hurst, Wonkette

White House Denies Russian Bounty Story, But *Turns Out* The NYT Knows A Guy In Afghanistan Liz Dye, Wonkette

Shorter Dr. Fauci Senate COVID-19 Testimony: YIKES! Stephen Robinson, Wokette

SD Gov. Kristi Noem Will Not Be Social Distancing For Mt. Rushmore Fart-Lighting Party With Trump Doktor Zoom, Wonkette