The Breakfast Club (Calm Before The Storm)

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.

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This Day in History

The Six-Day War ends in the Mideast; Yugoslav troops leave Kosovo after NATO’s campaign of airstrikes; Alcoholics Anonymous founded; Actress and singer Judy Garland born; Singer Ray Charles dies.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

Can any of you seriously say the Bill of Rights could get through Congress today? It wouldn’t even get out of committee.

F. Lee Bailey

Breakfast News

California lawmakers agree to health benefits for immigrants By ADAM BEAM28 minutes ago

Case opened: Democrats begin public airing of Mueller report

Raytheon, United Technologies to merge

Senators hope to force vote on arms sales to Saudi Arabia

Trump still hangs tariff threat over Mexico despite deal By JILL COLVINtoday

Brush fire sets off evacuation at California amusement park

Seagull photobombs, steals woman’s lobster roll

Jimmy Carter, after hip surgery, back teaching Sunday school

General strike laucned in Sudan after crackdown

Massive extradition bill protest fill Hong Kong streets

China may restrict tech acess in spiraling US trade dispute

G-20 finance officials pledge to protect global growth

2 deaths as protesters burn tires, block roads in Haiti

Near-erasure of Cambodian opposition makes noodles a target

Russian reporter’s lawyer protests alleged police violence

Thousands pour into Colombia as Venezuela reopens border

Mayor joins pride parade amid Poland’s anti-LGBT campaign By VANESSA GERAJune 8, 2019

Breakfast Blogs

Pride Day in Des Moines Featured All the Right Kind of Campaigning Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

On Once and Future Mueller Grand Juries: The Texts Obtained from Andrew Miller Overlap with Roger Stone’s Voter Suppression emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

Who says cheaters never prosper? digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Hullabaloo

Making the powerful squirm Tom Sullivan, Hullabaloo

Maine Republicans: Won’t somebody please think of the Confederacy? Shakezula, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Another joker in the White House/ said a change was coming round/ But I’m still working at The Walmart/ and Mary Alice is in the ground: The Drive-By Truckers’ The Dirty South turns 15 Elizabeth Nelson, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Reparations Through Immigration Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Don Tzu’s Art of War Yastreblyansky, Rectification of Names