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Jul 16 2022

The Breakfast Club (Higher Standard)

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

Test of the world’s first nuclear weapon; President Richard Nixon’s White House taping system revealed; John F. Kennedy, Jr., his wife and her sister die in a plane crash; Apollo 11 lifts off for Moon.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

Hold yourself responsible for a higher standard than anybody expects of you. Never excuse yourself.

Henry Ward Beecher

Breakfast Blogs

Forced Labor Is The Life-Blood of Arizona, According to the Prison Guy Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

War For Ukraine Day 142: Ukraine Strikes Another Ammo Dump Behind Russian Lines, Russia Continues To Strike Any Non-Military Target It Can In Ukraine Adam L. Silverman, Balloon Juice

Is the November shellacking inevitable? digby aka heather Digby Parton, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Invasion of the democracy snatchers Tom Sullivan, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Why The GOP Wants To Break Your Spam Filter: GOP Candidate Tricked Gullible Voters Into Funding Him With Misleading Spam Emails Mike Masnick, Techdirt

OAN Starts Attacking Verizon, The Last Cable Giant Willing To Platform Its Conspiratorial Gibberish Karl Bode, Techdirt

Arizona Makes It Illegal To Record Cops From Less Than Eight Feet Away Tim Cushing, Techdirt

10th Circuit Resurrects Teen’s Lawsuit Against School District, Says ‘Exterminate the Jews’ Snapchat Post Protected by First Amendment Elura Nanos, Law & Crime

‘A Federal Crime of Terrorism’: Prosecutors Ask Judge to Send Guy Reffitt to Prison for 15 Years for Jan. 6 Attack Marisa Sarnoff, Law & Crime

Judge Refuses to Jail Indicted County Clerk Tina Peters After Out-of-State Trip to Rail About ‘Election Protection’ Aaron Keller, Law & Crime

Turkish Tycoon Tied to Political Intrigue Extradited to U.S. in Connection with $1 Billion Fraud Adam Klasfeld, Law & Crime

Amy Coney Barrett Is in Over Her Head Mark Joseph Stern, Slate

Always reading the same script Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns & Money

Who moved my box with the mauve parachute? Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns & Money

Erik Visits an American Grave, Part 1,148 Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns & Money

How to Waste 800 Words (And Get Paid for It!) dritglass, at his blog

Dirty Fighting Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names

A CHANGE IS NOT GONNA COME Steve M., No More Mister Nice Blog

Secret Service Says It Accidentally Deleted Jan 6 Texts. Or Never Deleted Them. Or … Liz Dye, Wonkette

Hello! I’m Joe Manchin And I’m Once Again Screwing Everyone For No Reason! Gary Legum, Wonkette

Biden Admin Said ER’s Have To Provide Abortions When Women’s Lives Are In Danger. So Texas Is Suing. Robyn Pennacchia, Wonkette

Hey, White Cis Gay Guys! They’re Coming For PrEP Now. You Should Probably Tune In. Evan Hurst, Wonkette

Senate Republicans Won’t Let Gals Go Gallivanting All Over USA Abortin’ Babies Doktor Zoom, Wonkette