Jul 14 2020

The Breakfast Club (Indispensible Duty)

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

Bastille prison stormed during the French Revolution; Outlaw ‘Billy the Kid’ gunned down; Richard Speck murders student nurses in Chicago; Mariner 4 probe flies by Mars; Folk singer Woody Guthrie born.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

When the government violates the people’s rights, insurrection is, for the people and for each portion of the people, the most sacred of the rights and the most indispensible of duties.

Marquis de Lafayette

Breakfast News

Delayed use of Defense Production Act leads to ongoing shortages of protective gear

California shuts bars, indoor dining and most gyms, churches

Texas GOP votes to move convention online after court losses

2 biggest California districts say school will start online

Immigration courts reopen despite rising coronavirus cases

Federal judge voids Georgia ‘heartbeat’ abortion restriction

Tennessee governor signs, court blocks 6-week abortion ban

Judge: Women can get abortion pill without doctor visits

Judge blocks federal executions; administration appeals

North Dakota urges court to halt Dakota Access line shutdown

Fly without flapping? Andean condors surf air 99% of time

WHO boss slams ‘mixed messages’ from leaders on coronavirus

UN: Pandemic could push tens of millions into chronic hunger

Time to make masks mandatory? It’s not just a US debate

As virus spreads, Bolsonaro ties with military under strain

Families of Italy’s virus dead seek answers, solace, justice

Russian constitution change ends hopes for same-sex marriage

Polish president wins 2nd term after bitter campaign

EU, Turkey clash over Hagia Sophia, Mediterranean drilling

Breakfast Blogs

No-Knock Warrants Are a Beloved Tool of Our Failed ‘War’ on Drugs Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

Credico Feared Stone Would Go to Prison; Corsi’s Lawyer Fears He Would Not emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

My Virus. A Biography. Echidne, at her blog

A glimpse at Biden’s foreign policy digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Digby’s Hullabaloo

He doesn’t even like #MAGA Tom Sullivan, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Judge Orders DOJ to Explain Its Secret Portions of the Mueller Report by Next Week Aaron Keller, Law & Crime

Judges Got Testy When Appeals Court Refused to Review Decision That Let DOJ Target Sanctuary Cities Jerry Lambe, Law & Crime

The Federal Government’s Aggressive Prosecution of Protestors Eric Halliday, Lawfare

Will the United States still exist in another generation or three? Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

The Washington Death Cult Moves to Fix Education Chris Koski, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Gavin Newsom ends experiment in DeSantisism Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Growing Support for Universal Basic Income Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Douthat and the only-two-countries-in-the-world model of Grand Strategy Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names


ICYMI: Neil Gorsuch Wrote A Really Good Supreme Court Opinion. Wait, Where Are You Going? Jamie Lynn Crofts, Wonkette

Minneapolis Cops Pretty Sure They’ve Got PTSD From All The ‘Cops Shouldn’t Kill People’ Protests Stephen Robinson, Wonkette

One America News Georgia Poll Is Bad, Should Feel Bad Data Goon, Wonkette

White House Tries To Shiv Dr. Fauci, Stabs Self In Dick Liz Dye, Wonkette

The Miseducation Of Betsy DeVos Michael Mora, Womkette

‘Radio Host Karen’ Fired After Filming Herself Yelling At Total Strangers To Speak English Robyn Pennacchia, Wonkette

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