The Breakfast Club (Aye, Calypso)

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 10:30am (ET) 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.

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This Day in History

The Korean War begins; Custer meets his end at the Battle of Little Bighorn; John Dean testifies before the Senate Watergate Committee; Author George Orwell born; Deep-sea explorer Jacques Cousteau dies.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

Nationalism is power hunger tempered by self-deception.
George Orwell

Breakfast News

EU parliament leader: we want Britain out as soon as possible

More than 2,000 refugees rescued in Mediterranean

EgyptAir MS804 flight recorders: efforts to extract data fail

Twenty dead in West Virginia in state’s worst floods in a century

California wildfire: two die as hundreds ‘engaged in epic firefight’

Breakfast Blogs

Gutless Politicians Blocked a Bipartisan Gun Bill. But Who’s Surprised? Charles Pierce, Esquire Politics

There’s No [Easy] Exit bmaz, emptywheel

The Democrats’ big Florida mistake digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Hullabaloo

The Gun Business Is Making A Killing by Making it Personal Spocko, Hullabaloo

Fanfare for the Common Moron driftglass, at his blog driftglass

Sanders Sort of Endorses/Doesn’t Endorse/Say He Maybe Sort of Endorses Clinton

General Mills Granted A Design Patent On A Tortilla Bowl Because Why Even Pretend Anymore? Timothy Geigner, Techdirt