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Jul 07 2020

The Breakfast Club (Amazing Waste)

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

Terror bombings strike London’s transit system; Oliver North testifies at Iran-Contra hearings; Sandra Day O’Connor nominated for U.S. Supreme Court; Author Robert Heinlein and musician Ringo Starr born.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

Anyone who considers protocol unimportant has never dealt with a cat.

Robert A. Heinlein

Breakfast News

Supreme Court says states can punish Electoral College voters

Supreme Court reinforces ban on robocalls to mobile phones

Judge orders Dakota Access pipeline shut down pending review

NY count: 6,300 virus patients were sent to nursing homes

Miami-Dade to shut down restaurants again as Florida’s Covid-19 hospitalizations surge

Parents of teens with special needs find themselves alone in Covid-19 lockdown

Atlanta mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms contracts COVID-19

New rules: Foreign pupils must leave US if classes go online

North Carolina county agrees to make Juneteenth paid holiday

A statue of Frederick Douglass was toppled over the Fourth of July weekend, the anniversary of his famous speech

Pentagon draft policy would ban Confederate flag displays

The Latest: Financial firms among big relief fund recipients

Native American groups ask NFL to force Redskins name change

Virus: Dragon Con cancels in-person Atlanta event for 2020

MLB ’20 schedule: Yanks-Nats, Giants-Dodgers open on July 23

Scientists urge WHO to acknowledge virus can spread in air

rance: Macron ousts security chief after police protests

UK sanctions Russians, Saudis under new Magnitsky powers

Chinese diplomat derides UK’s move to offer HK citizenship

Turkey calls on EU to be ‘honest’ in dispute with members

With a view toward Iran, Israel launches spy satellite

Greece: Sunken ferry to be raised after fuel leaks

Breakfast Blogs

The Only Way to Reform the Electoral College Is to Abolish It Charles P.Pierce, Esquire Politics

The National Debt Is Sooooooo Big Ed Walker, emptywheel

American Carnage Redux digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Digby’s Hullabaloo

America the divided Tom Sullivan, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Unpacking the National Intelligence Council’s Memo on Russian Bounty Operation Nicholas Rasmussen and Ryan Goodman, Just Security

Judge Who Read Unredacted Mueller Report Has a Spreadsheet Full of Questions for the DOJ to Answer Colin Kalmbacher, Law & Crime

Police Lied About What Time They Raided Breonna Taylor’s Home, Lawyers Claim Alberto Luperon, Law & Crime

Prosecutors Urge Texas Appeals Court to Deny Crystal Mason En Banc Hearing on Voter Fraud Conviction Jerry Lambe, Law & Crime

The Imaginary Unitary Executive Jed Handelsman Shugerman, Lawfare

Not Locking Down America Kills People. So Does Locking Down America. Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

COVID notes Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Hong Kong Dan Nexon, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Dean Kagan rejects Professor Lessig’s galaxy-brained scheme to make Electoral College even worse Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Performative Conservatism driftglass, at his blog

Counterintelligence News Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names

BRET STEPHENS, DONALD TRUMP: ALREADY IT WAS IMPOSSIBLE TO SAY WHICH WAS WHICH Steve M., No More Mister Nice Blog

Springfield MA Detective Fired For Violating Department’s Black Lives Don’t Matter Policy Stephen Robinson, Wonkette

Right-Wingers Hate New ‘Free Speech’ Platform Parler, You Can’t Even Own The Libs There 🙁 Robyn Pennacchia, Wonkette

Trump Idiot DNI John Ratcliffe: Can We Even Blame *Putin* For Russian Bounties? Liz Dye, Wonkette

Don’t Worry, Brazilian Jesus Statue! Trump Is On His Way To Save You! Evan Hurst, Wonkette

Mississippi Election Lady Worries: ‘The Blacks’ Are Registering Voters, But What About PEOPLE? Doktor Zoom, Wonkette

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