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Jul 03 2020

The Breakfast Club ( Mask Up)

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

Union forces win the Battle of Gettysburg in the American Civil War; George Washington takes charge of the Continental Army; Algeria gains independence; Actor Tom Cruise born; Singer Jim Morrison dies

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

Start with what is right rather than what is acceptable.

Franz Kafka

Breakfast News

Confirmed coronavirus cases are rising in 40 of 50 states

How California went from success story to virus hot spot

California governor: Wear masks, avoid July 4th gatherings

Texas governor issues mask order to fight coronavirus

Black worker files discrimination complaint against Facebook

Supreme Court agrees to hear Nazi art case

NASCAR and IndyCar collide for racing extravaganza at Indy

AP Source: NFL to play Black anthem before national anthem

Asia Today: India’s virus cases surpass 600,000, curve rises

Long-shut factory helps COVID-struck Afghans breathe free

Russia denies supplying weapons to Afghanistan’s Taliban

European police crack encrypted phones, arrest hundreds

Sudan’s bid to ban genital mutilation sparks hope, caution

China, pro-Beijing activists condemn ‘meddling’ in Hong Kong

Russian opposition denounces vote extending Putin’s rule

British judge denies Maduro Venezuela’s gold in London bank

Finnish Air Force Command drops swastika logo as insignia

Breakfast Blogs

Republicans Have a Whole Lot of Crazy to Wring Out of Their Party, and Nobody Seems Up to the Job Charles P.Pierce, Esquire Politics

https://www.emptywheel.net/2020/07/02/the-fourth-ahead-and-the-forgotten/ Rayne, emptywheel

He knew. He didn’t care. digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Responsibility? It’s personal. Tom Sullivan, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Dog Whistles Are So Passé: The President and His Campaign Have Gone To the Bullhorns To Message To His Base Adam L Silverman, Balloon Juice

Border Wall Built by Trump’s Hand-Picked Contractor Is ‘in Danger of Falling into the Rio Grande’

Conservative Majority of SCOTUS Grants Stay, Allows Alabama Voting Restrictions to Stay in Place During Pandemic Elura Nanos, Law & Crime

What’s New in the Unredacted Mueller Report? Quinta Jurecic, Lawfare

Casualties of war Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

When Your Union is Fascist Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Biden and Trump: Who’s the Demented One? A Comparison The Rude Pundit, at his blog

TUCKER CARLSON AND SCOTT ADAMS AGREE: IF DEMOCRATS WIN, REPUBLICANS WILL BE KILLED IN THEIR BEDS Steve M., No More Mister Nice Blog

Trump Keeps Claiming Russian Bounties ‘Unverified.’ We Do Not Think It Means What He Thinks It Means. Liz Dye, Wonkette

Maybe Trump Just Loves Putin More Than He Loves American Troops Evan Hurst, Wonkette

GOP Senators Don’t Want All Those Imaginary People In DC Voting Robyn Pennacchia, Wonkette

Trump Just Gonna Give COVID-19 The Silent Treatment Until It Behaves Itself Stephen Robinson, Wonkette

Remember That Charlie Sheen ‘Winning’ Thing All Those Years Ago? Oh Nothing, Just June Jobs Numbers Doktor Zoom, Wonkette