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Jun 24 2022

The Breakfast Club (The Value Of Friends)

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

Start of the Berlin blockade during the early Cold War; Boxing champ Jack Dempsey born; Comedian and actor Jackie Gleason of ‘The Honeymooners’ fame dies.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

The value of friends has always been a natural thing. I prefer too many to too few.

Mick Fleetwood

Breakfast Blogs

There’s Always One Guy in the Office Who Will Act on the Boss’s Worst Ideas Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

Crime in the Era of Encrypted Apps: The Relationship between the DOJ and January 6 Investigations into Fake Electors emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

War For Ukraine Day 120: Just a Brief Update Tonight Adam L. Silverman, Balloon Juice

DOJ seems to be making its move digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Fake electors receive subpoenas Tom Sullivan, Digby’s Hullabaloo

The Worst Reason To Brush Off Content Moderation Concerns In Antitrust Bills: Eh, The Supreme Court May Destroy 230 Anyway, So It Shouldn’t Much Matter… Mike Masnick, Techdirt

Justice Alito Opinion Deals Major Blow to Miranda Rights Elura Nanos, Law & Crime

Conservative Majority Led by Justice Thomas Strikes Down New York State’s Unconstitutional ‘Licensing Regime’ for Carrying a Handgun in Public Aaron Keller, Law & Crime

Ex-White House Lawyer to Jan. 6 Committee: I Told ‘F***ing A-Hole’ Jeffrey Clark His First Official Act as Trump’s AG Would Be a Felony Adam Klasfeld, Law & Crime

The “Second Amendment” isn’t the reason most gun control legislation is now unconstitutional, and law office history isn’t history Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

I don’t want to rush to any conclusions but it’s *just* possible that some of this stuff might be against the law Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Erik Visits an American Grave, Part 1,129 Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

HOW’S THAT DEVOLUTION WORKING OUT? Steve M., No More Mister Nice Blog

Red States Not ‘Bout To Let You Snatch A Fella’s Guns Away Just ‘Cause He Offered To Shoot Some Folks Robyn Pennacchia, Wonkette

Eighth Circuit Rules Boycotts Don’t Count As Speech, For Reasons Doktor Zoom, Wonkette

Let’s Listen To Trump’s Own Lawyers Tell Us How Insanely Illegal This Coup Plot Was! A LIVE-BLOG! Liz Dye, Wonkette

Gas Tax Vacation All Biden Ever Wanted! Gas Tax Vacation So You Can Get Away! Stephen Robinson, Wonkette

Sounds Like Ron DeSantis Needs To Ban Taking Kids To Contemporary Christian Concerts! Evan Hurst, Wonkette