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May 18 2022

The Breakfast Club (A Whisper)

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

Mt. St. Helens erupts in Washington State; The U.S. Supreme Court upholds racial segregation; Pope John Paul II born in Poland; Movie director Frank Capra born; ‘Les Miserables’ ends its Broadway run.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

Censorship is saying: ‘I’m the one who says the last sentence. Whatever you say, the conclusion is mine.’ But the internet is like a tree that is growing. The people will always have the last word – even if someone has a very weak, quiet voice. Such power will collapse because of a whisper.

Ai Weiwei

Breakfast Blogs

The Far-Right Bloc Is Now Coherent Enough to Bring the Rest of the Republican Party to Heel Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

EDNY Accuses Tom Barrack of “Harvesting Assets” by Crafting Policy to Help UAE in a Trump Presidency emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

Abortion rights clarity digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Reporting on the jockey not the horse Tom Sullivan, Digby’s Hullabaloo

New York Court Says Denying Access To A Lawyer Somehow Isn’t A Constitutional Violation Tim Cushing, Techdirt

Author Of Texas’ Social Media Law Admits That He Meant The Law To Exempt Any Moderation Decisions Protected By Section 230 (That’s Everything) Mike Masnick, Techdirt

‘This Case Is an Injustice’: Michael Sussmann’s Lawyer Suggests It’s Absurd of Durham Probe Prosecutors to Say Client with Clear Political Ties Fooled FBI Colin Kalmbacher, Law & Crime

‘Corrective Action Required’: Court Clerk Quibbles with Clinton Campaign Lawyers Over Signature Block Snafu in Trump RICO Lawsuit Aaron Keller, Law & Crime

John Roberts: the federal government is not authorized to address problems that don’t exist, like “racism” or “corruption” Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

The philosophers and the mob Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Erik Visits an American Grave, Part 1,096 Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

HE MOST RACIST PART OF TUCKER CARLSON’S MONOLOGUE LAST NIGHT WAS HIS DENUNCIATION OF RACISM Steve M., No More Mister Nice Blog

Trump Econ Loon Peter Navarro Threatens LOCK HER UPS For Dr. Fauci In Newsmax Rant Liz Dye, Wonkette

New Draft NY Congressional Maps Give Gerrymandered Middle Finger To Democrats Stephen Robinson, Wonkette

Joe Rogan, Who Smeared LGBTQ Teachers As ‘Groomers,’ Shocked The Right Being Mean To His Gay Friend Robyn Pennacchia, Wonkette

Baby Trump Junior Can Be Putin-Loving Sycophant Garbage Moron Just Like Daddy? Evan Hurst, Wonkette

Ben Shapiro’s Brain Trust: Replacement Theory True, So That Can’t Have Caused Mass Shooting Doktor Zoom, Wonkette