The Breakfast Club (The Spark)

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

“Star Wars” — the classic sci-fi movie written and directed by George Lucas — premieres; Former Enron execs Kenneth Lay and Jeffrey Skilling are convicted of conspiracy and fraud; Comedian Jay Leno begins his run as host of N-B-C’s “The Tonight Show .

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

The work of the individual still remains the spark that moves mankind ahead even more than teamwork.

Igor Sikorsky

Breakfast Blogs

This SCOTUS Decision Makes Plain the Entire Sweep of the Conservative Majority Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

The FBI Believed Michael Sussmann Was Working for the DNC … Until Andrew DeFilippis Coached Them to Believe Otherwise emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

“What are we doing???” digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Hordes of insects? Tom Sullivan, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Minneapolis Pays $1.5 Million Settlement To Man Who Accidentally Shot At Cops During George Floyd Protests Tim Cushing, Techdirt

California Assembly Unanimously Passes Blatantly Unconstitutional Bill To Allow Parents To Sue Websites Because Their Kids Are Depressed Mike Macnick, Techdirt

Senate Finance Committee Chair Scrutinizes Donald Trump’s Former Accounting Firm Mazars Over Renounced Tax Filings Adam Klasfeld, Law & Crime

Man jailed for mocking the police; 6th circuit says no harm no foul Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Toleration today, toleration tomorrow, toleration forever Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Erik Visits an American Grave, Part 1,101 Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Joe Walsh and The Triumphant Return of Joey Tabula Rasa driftglass, at his blog


Tennessee To Throw Unhoused People In Prison For Six Years, Take Away Their Voting Rights Robyn Pennacchia, Wonkette

Widespread Backlash To Racist GA Voter Suppression Law Doesn’t Make It NOT Racist Voter Suppression Law Doktor Zoom, Wonkette

PA Senate Primary Turns Into Mud Wrestling GOP Free-For-All Liz Dye, Wonkette

Herschel Walker Completely Shocked To Learn Trump Thinks 2020 Election Stolen Evan Hurst, Wonkette

Low-Energy Jeb! Bush Pens High-Energy Love Letter To Trump Clone Ron DeSantis Stephen Robinson, Wonkette