Jun 12 2021

The Breakfast Club (Turtle)

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

President Ronald Reagan demands the tearing down of the Berlin Wall; Civil rights activist Medgar Evers killed; O.J. Simpson’s ex-wife Nicole and Ronald Goldman murdered; Baseball Hall of Fame opens.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

Anytime you see a turtle up on top of a fence post, you know he had some help.


Breakfast News

US News

US vaccine surplus grows by the day as expiration dates loom

California governor pledges consistent workplace mask rules

Tourism closure extended on tribal land known for waterfalls

The Latest: 2021 Pulitzer Prizes honor journalism, arts

Teen who recorded Floyd’s arrest, death wins Pulitzer nod

Nevada schools reckon with race, triggering polarization

Law enforcement struggles to recruit since killing of Floyd

Sheriff: Florida supermarket shooter made Facebook threats

Event on Juneteenth depicting fugitive slave owner canceled

Weather service: Arizona will get hot, even for the locals

Border collie Verb wins agility title at unique Westminster

US Politics

Justice Dept., Congress probing Trump seizures of Dems’ data

Apple reaffirms privacy stance amid Trump probe revelations

Seized House records show just how far Trump admin would go

Go green or go bipartisan? Biden’s big infrastructure choice

US closes Trump-era office for victims of immigrant crime

International News

Pandemic relapse spells trouble for India’s middle class

China, US diplomats clash over human rights, pandemic origin

Ice shelf protecting Antarctic glacier is breaking up faster

G-7 pledge to share, but jostle for ground in the sandbox


DeGrom exits with elbow injury in Mets’ 3-2 win over Padres

Andrus hits walk-off single in 9th, A’s edge Royals 4-3

Kershaw rebounds, Dodgers go deep 5 times in rout of Rangers

Ohtani delivers on mound, at plate as Angels top D-backs 6-5

Brewers win 7-4 by capitalizing on Pirates’ control problems

Maldonado, Astros make late noise, overcome 4 Twins homers

Verdugo, Red Sox rally from 4 down, top Blue Jays 6-5 in 9th

Civale dominates for 9th win, Indians blank Mariners 7-0

Another 1-run loss for Braves: Alcantara and Marlins win 4-3

Reds hit 5 homers, extend Rockies’ road woes with 11-5 win

Rays become first team to reach 40 wins, 4-2 over Orioles

Scherzer hurt, Giants beat Nats 1-0 behind Posey, DeSclafani

Arizona shows off power in 9-3 victory over Ole Miss

Vandy’s Rocker, Stanford’s Beck dominate in super regionals

Top-seeded Arkansas routs North Carolina State 21-2

Suns spoil Nikola Jokic’s MVP party, beat Nuggets 116-102

Embiid, 76ers beat Hawks 127-111 to take 2-1 lead in series

Clippers facing another 0-2 deficit as series shifts to LA

Storm stay unbeaten on road with 86-75 victory over Dream

Agunbowale, Sabally spark Wings to 77-59 win over Mercury

Loyd scores 20 points, WNBA-leading Storm beat Dream 86-75

Djokovic hands Nadal 3rd loss in 108 French Open matches

CFP expansion could increase annual revenue to $2 billion

4 more divers earn berths on US team for Tokyo Olympics

LSU wins men’s NCAA track and field championships team title

Breakfast Blogs

The Justice Department Can Swing a Mighty Big Stick in the Realm of Voting Rights Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Poplitics

The Hybrid Hatchet Conspiracy: A Premeditated Plan to Surround the Capitol on January 6 emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

Thoughts Regarding President Biden’s Upcoming Summit with Vladimir Putin Adam L. Silverman, Balloon Juice

Senator Wicker Introduces Bill To Guarantee The Internet Sucks Mike Masnick, Techdirt

Former FCC Boss Wheeler Says Trump FCC Napped On Cybersecurity Karl Bode, Techdirt

DOJ Says It’s Time To Add Ransomware Attacks To The Ever Expanding ‘War On Terror’ Tim Cushing, Techdirt

Oregon Legislature Expels GOP Rep. Mike Nearman After Video Shows Him Instructing People on How to Breach State Capitol Building Marisa Sarnoff, Law & Crime

Nixon-Style ‘Blacklist of Enemies’ or a ‘Whole New Ballgame’? Legal Experts React to Report That Trump DOJ Seized Data from Top House Intel Democrats Adam Klasfeld, Law & Crime

Keystone officially dead Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Why have job prospects for law graduates improved over the past five years? Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

What Really Happens in the College Classroom Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Mangalores Won’t Fight Without The Leader driftglass, at his blog

Dance of the Squares Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names


Newsmax Panel Wants To Force Student Into Military For Referring To God As ‘Allah’ (Which Means ‘God’) Robyn Pennacchia, Wonette

Six Three Percenters Indicted For Conspiracy In Capitol Insurrection, So What’s That 18% Of? Doktor Zoom, Wonkette

Is Bill Barr LYING? Or Does He Just Think We’re All Idiots? Liz Dye, Wonkette

Jill Biden Casually Trolling Melania Is Our Favorite Jill Biden Evan Hurst, Wonkette