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Jul 22 2020

The Breakfast Club (Gotta Wash My Hands)

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

Wiley Post completes first solo flight around the world; Robber John Dillinger shot dead; Saddam Hussein’s sons killed in Iraq; The September 11th Commission releases its report; Birth of the Frisbee.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

When you see something that is not right, not fair, not just, you have to speak up. You have to say something; you have to do something.

John Lewis

Breakfast News

Virus hits frontline workers in taxed public health system

Transgender official takes abuse while leading virus efforts

Virus antibodies fade fast but not necessarily protection

Facing federal agents, Portland protests find new momentum

Trump’s show of federal force sparking alarm in cities

21 state attorneys general sue over new Trump water rule

EPA finds plastic trash contaminates 2 remote Hawaii beaches

Trump’s new immigration fight: how to redraw House districts

Dems push universal health care, police overhaul in platform

The Latest: Mexico passes 40,000 coronavirus death mark

Stimulus package breaks new ground in European unity

Report: UK officials ‘avoided’ looking into Russian meddling

Ethiopia, Egypt reach ‘major common understanding’ on dam

Myanmar leader Suu Kyi to run again in November election

Pandemic poses challenges for Argentines seeking therapy

WHO warns new Ebola outbreak in Congo faces funding gap

Breakfast Blogs

Are We Supposed to Pretend We Aren’t in the Hands of a Madman? Charles Pierce, Esquire Politics

DOJ Claims Some Ongoing Investigation Mueller Report Redactions Pertain to the the Assange Prosecution emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

Impoverished Teachers Or The Rich Bitches Of Professional Sports? bmaz, emptywheeel

The dumbest Senator of all digby aka Marcy Wheeler, Digby’s Hullabaloo

‘Friendliest’ is the fittest Digby’s Hullabaloo

Bill Barr’s Playbook: His False Claims About Prior Military Force on U.S. Soil Ryan Goodman and Danielle Schulkin, Just Security

Experts: Trump’s ‘Insultingly Unconstitutional’ Census Order is Only Meant to ‘Stoke Anti-Immigrant Fervor’ Jerry Lambe, Law & Crime

Philadelphia DA Promises to Criminally Charge Trump’s DHS Troops if They ‘Kidnap’ Protesters Colin Kalmbacher, Law & Crime

Trump Destroying the Desert Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

American Idol Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

It was farcical, but it wasn’t comical Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Since Saying “The Left was Right All Along” Would Burn Their Tongues With Fire… driftglass, at his blog

For the Record: Good Reviews Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names

IT HAS ALL THE ATTRIBUTES OF FASCISM EXCEPT EFFECTIVENESS Steve M., No More Mister Nice Blog

Men’s Rights Activist Lawyer Moves From Suing ‘Ladies Nights’ To Murder Robyn Pennacchia, Wonkette

GOP Platform ‘B****es Be Crazy’ Sure To Keep Women From Leaving Party In Droves Stephen Robinson, Wonkette

Fox’s Newest Sexual Harassment Suit Somehow Even Worse Than You Thought Liz Dye, Wonkette

Portland Has Own WALL — Of Moms! Doktor Zoom, Wonkette

Is Russia Using Senate’s Dumbest Republican To F*ck With Election, ALLEGEDLY? Evan Hurst, Wonkette

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