Jun 02 2021

The Breakfast Club (Climate Of Opinion)

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

Timothy McVeigh convicted in the Oklahoma City bombing; Coronation day for Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II; Pope John Paul II visits Poland; Baseball’s Lou Gehrig dies.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

You’ve got to be a thermostat rather than a thermometer. A thermostat shapes the climate of opinion; a thermometer just reflects it.

Cornel West

Breakfast News

US News

Despite vaccines, nursing homes struggle with outbreaks

Trial to determine if GEO must pay detainees minimum wage

Chauvin makes appearance on federal charges in Floyd’s death

Justices reject Johnson & Johnson appeal of $2B talc verdict

FBI agent charged in off-duty shooting of man on subway

Pot users welcome: Amazon won’t test jobseekers for cannabis

Firefighter kills colleague, wounds another at fire station

Report tells of sexual assault, racism at military institute

New Mercy Hospital owner vows full service until 2029

US extends deadline letting Chevron stay in Venezuela

Teen shoves bear that swatted family dog in California yard

US Politics

Biden decries ‘horrific’ Tulsa massacre in emotional speech

Biden suspends oil leases in Alaska’s Arctic refuge

US formally ends policy for asylum-seekers to wait in Mexico

Texas GOP to revive voting bill, Democrats plot next move

Pelosi rules out having Biden create Jan. 6 commission

Biden, GOP senator to meet as infrastructure deadline looms

Biden calls out 2 Democratic lawmakers for blocking agenda

Democrat Melanie Stansbury wins US House race in New Mexico

GOP candidate for governor Lee makes pitch to Republicans

Michigan finalizes bias training rule for all health workers

Judge permanently blocks marketing of bottled-water brand

California task force launches study of slave reparations

Benson seeks $25M to address backlog at SOS branch offices

California governor, lawmakers disagree on revenue estimates

International News

The Latest: Mexico ups official COVID death toll to 227,840

Sinovac vaccine restores a Brazilian city to near normal

Japan’s vaccine push ahead of Olympics looks to be too late

China says trade envoy talks with US treasury secretary


Giants to honor Pride Month with logo on caps and uniforms

Guerrero powers Jays’ return to Buffalo; beat Marlins 5-1

Orioles end 14-game skid, Mullins keys 7-4 win over Twins

Herrera, McCutchen each hit 2 of Phils’ 7 HRs, bop Reds 17-3

Nets head to second round, beat Celtics 123-109 in Game 5

Jonquel Jones scores 23, Sun snap Aces’ 3-game win streak

Wings snap 4-game losing streak, beat Sparks 79-69

Vasilevskiy, Tampa Bay top Carolina 2-1 for 2-0 series lead By AARON BEARD37 minutes ago

Grand Slam leaders pledge to address Naomi Osaka’s concerns

Yes. Tokyo Olympics are ‘a go’ despite opposition, pandemic

Essential Quality is 2-1 morning line favorite for Belmont

Breakfast Blogs

In the Fight to Save American Democracy, Joe Manchin Is Neville Chamberlain Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

OpSec Confusion on the Oath Keeper Conspiracy emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

Hair on fire digby aka heather Digby Parton, Digby’s Hullabaloo

When Did Democracy Begin To Die? tristero, Digby’s Hullabaloo

It can happen here. Again. Tom Sullivan, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Judge Dumps Iowa Prosecutors’ Attempt To Jail An Activist For Sharing A Law Enforcement Document With Journalists Tim Cushing, Techdirt

Justice Gorsuch Calls Out Ninth Circuit for Being an ‘Outlier’ in 9-0 Immigration Decision Elura Nanos, Law & Crime

Supreme Court Endorses Sovereignty of Indian Tribes to Detain Non-Indian Drivers Who Threaten the ‘Health or Welfare of the Tribe’ Colin Kalmbacher, Law & Crime

In an Apparent First for the U.S. Capitol Siege Docket, Prosecutors Move to Dismiss Case Against New Yorker Accused of Breaching Building Adam Klasfeld, Law & Crime

Court Appoints Attorney to Represent ‘Financially Unable’ Derek Chauvin in Federal Civil Rights Case Aaron Keller, Law & Crime

‘Kraken’ Attorney Files $1 Billion Lawsuit Against MLB for Moving All-Star Game, Claims League Is ‘State Actor’ That Deprived Georgians of Civil Rights Jerry Lambe, Law & Crime

John Roberts’ war on voting rights continues Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Your BLM Sign Won’t Get You Into Heaven Anymore Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Hello, I wish to register a complaint Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Matthew Dowd and Third Way Vaporware* driftglass, at his blog


The Tulsa Race Massacre Was A Hundred Years Ago And Just Yesterday Doktor Zoom, Wonkette

Gohmert Blames Deep State For Making Him Attend QAnon Loonapalooza Liz Dye, Wonkette

” rel=”noopener” target=”_blank”>Angie Died A Week Ago Rebecca Schoenkopf, Wonkette

Trump So Excited To Literally Actually Become President Again, In August Evan Hurst, Wonkette

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