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Jul 09 2020

The Breakfast Club (Abstraction)

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

William Jennings Bryan gives his ‘Cross of Gold’ speech; Britain’s Princess Elizabeth engaged; Boxer Mike Tyson punished for biting Evander Holyfield’s ear; Actor Tom Hanks born; Actor Rod Steiger dies.

Breakfast Tunes

Ennio Morricone 10 November 1928 – 6 July 2020

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

Washington isn’t a city, it’s an abstraction.

Dylan Thomas

Breakfast News

‘Desperation science’ slows the hunt for coronavirus drugs

Little Rock passes Arkansas’ first hate crime law

AP Exclusive: ‘Strike for Black Lives’ to highlight racism

Atlanta mayor defies governor, require masks in city

Supreme Court expected to rule on Trump tax records Thursday

Court: Some employers can refuse to offer free birth control

Harvard, MIT sue to block ICE rule on international students

Vindman retiring from Army, lawyer blames Trump

Lawyer: TSA makes changes after whistleblower’s complaint

United Airlines warns 36,000 workers they could be laid off

Facebook civil rights audit: ‘Serious setbacks’ mar progress

Facebook takes down accounts tied to Roger Stone

‘Heartbreaking day’ — Stanford drops 11 sports to cut costs

Ivy League suspends fall sports due to coronavirus pandemic

MLS returns to action after poignant moment of silence

Family re-imagines Bob Marley classic for COVID-19 relief

Criticism of US pullout from WHO from allies, China alike

The Latest: Australia state bars entry from locked down area

Serbian leader backtracks on lockdown amid chaotic protests

Facebook removes false accounts linked to Brazil’s Bolsonaro

Singapore governing party set to extend power in elections

Mali leader promises court changes in bid to quell protests

Breakfast Blogs

These Veterans Were Given the President*’s Magic Elixir Whether They Needed It or Not Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

Deja vu all over again digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Digby’s Hullabaloo

The Problem with “The Letter” tristero, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Wouldn’t it be loverly? Tom Sullivan, Digbys’ Hullabaloo

Trump Pushed CIA to Give Intelligence to Kremlin, While Taking No Action Against Russia Arming Taliban Ryan Goodman, Just Security

Photo of ‘Fake’ $20 Bill Released as Ex-Cop Tries to Get Charges in George Floyd’s Death Dismissed Colin Kalmbacher, Law & Crime

Blocking International Students is an Attack on America’s Future Nicholas Weaver, Lawfare

Somebody loan me a dime Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

For the Record: Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names

SO WHAT ABOUT BARRON? Steve M., No More Mister Nice Blog

GOP Strategy Of Clinging To Trump For Dear Life Paying Off. For Democrats. Liz Dye, Wonkette

Trump Pretty Sure Schools Not Doing Enough To Spread COVID-19 Doktor Zoom, Wonkette

WH Trade Idiot Peter Navarro’s Got Some Hydroxychloroquine In The Trunk Of His Car For You Stephen Robinson, Wonkette

Trump Knows Who Is The Real Russian Bounties And It Is The Leaker Of The Russian Bounties, Which Are Fake Evan Hurst, Wonkette

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