The Breakfast Club (Army Of One)

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

President John F. Kennedy rallies West Berlin during the Cold War; The U.N. Charter signed; Scientists complete first rough map of the human genetic code; Charlie Chaplin’s ‘The Gold Rush’ premieres.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

“If your voice held no power, they wouldn’t try to silence you.” – unknown

Breakfast News

Some states pause reopening as virus cases near record high

US health officials estimate 20M Americans have had virus

Judge disregards US support of Hawaii quarantine challenge

Florida again reports more than 5,000 new coronavirus cases

Colorado reexamines Elijah McClain’s death in police custody

House passes sweeping police overhaul after Floyd’s death

Impatience grows for cops’ arrests in Breonna Taylor’s death

‘The noose was real’ – NASCAR releases photo from Talladega

Native Americans protesting Trump trip to Mount Rushmore

LGBTQ Pride at 50: Focus shifts amid pandemic, racial unrest

Russia opens polls for vote on extending Putin’s rule

Congo announces end to 2nd deadliest Ebola outbreak ever

Mexico passes 25,000 dead; treasury secretary gets virus

Africa urges no ‘obstacles’ to a COVID-19 vaccine for all

EU to help resolve Cyprus-Turkey maritime border wrangle

Japan confirms its scrapping US missile defense system

5.4-magnitude earthquake hits eastern Turkey; 5 injured

Taiwan’s dragon boat races among few to be held this year

On hottest day of year, thousands cram onto English beaches

Eiffel Tower reopens, ending 104-day coronavirus shutdown

Liverpool clinches league title, ends 30-year drought

Breakfast Blogs

What Would an Extra-Legal Armed Gathering Be Without America’s Foremost Freeloaders? Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

Sidney Powell’s Great Time Machine of Electoral Gaslighting emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

The olds aren’t impressed with Trump’s willingness to kill them digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Digby’s Hullabaloo

“…how conservative media misinformation may have intensified the severity of the pandemic” tristero, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Be careful what you ask for Tom Sullivan, Digby’s Hullabaloo

The Deeply Concerning, Misguided D.C. Circuit Mandamus Ruling in the Flynn Case Marty Lederman, Just Security

RBG and Breyer Controversially Concur in Judgment Dealing Severe Blow to Rights of Immigrants Colin Kalmbacher, Law & Crime

John Bolton Survived the Battle, But He Will Lose the War Kel McClanahan, Law & Crime

Trump Reportedly Looking to End Congressional Review of Foreign Arms Sales After Lawmakers Blocked Deal with Saudis Jerry Lambe, Law & Crime

Thesis: an out-of-control pandemic, peaceful mass protest and economic depression are bad for an unpopular incumbent Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

What happens to the GOP after Trump? Apul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

The Failed States of America Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Democrats Decide to Wait Until After the Election to Fully Attack, Just Like They Did in 2016. How’d That Work Out? The Rude Pundit, at his blog

Radio Heads Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names


Florida Men Sad Racist Monument Was Moved, Even Sadder When Court Tells Them To Suck It Jamie Lynn Crofts, Wonkette

Oh To Have The Confidence Of This *Particular* Mediocre SEC Head! Liz Dye, Wonkette

Donald Trump Rescues Lobster-Men From Barack Obama’s Trade War With China Doktor Zoom, Wonkette

Unelected QAnoners Take Oath Of Office, Post Weird, Sad Videos Of It Robyn Pennacchia, Wonkette

Judiciary Whistleblower Hearing Dragged Ass. Get It Together, Judiciary Committee! Evan Hurst, Wonkette

Crazy Racist Asshole Who Used To Be NYC Mayor Can Go F**k Himself Stephen Robinson, Wonkette