The Breakfast Club (Gone With The Wind)

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

Outbreak of World War One; Troops disperse ‘Bonus Army’ marchers; A U.S. Army bomber crashes into the Empire State Building; Former first lady Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis and author Beatrix Potter born.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

Dame Olivia Mary de Havilland DBE (July 1, 1916 – July 26, 2020)

All of Hollywood was convinced that ‘Gone with the Wind’ would be a colossal disaster and rather hoped it would be.

Breakfast News

The Latest: Kentucky closes bars amid spike in coronavirus

Cleanup from Hanna spurs fear amid COVID-19 surge in Texas

Experimental COVID-19 vaccine is put to its biggest test

At least 3 MLB games postponed amid Marlins’ virus outbreak

MLB outbreak reveals college football’s vulnerabilities

US won’t expel migrant children detained in Texas hotel

US Attorney: Feds will stay in Portland until attacks end

House approves bill to create Latino museum on National Mall

Orca who carried her dead calf for 1,000 miles is pregnant

Virus-linked hunger tied to 10,000 child deaths each month

European tourism faces turbulence only weeks after restart

80,000 people fleeing Vietnamese city after new virus cases

Virus adds to deep despair felt by war-weary young Arabs

Iran moves mock aircraft carrier to sea amid US tensions

Breakfast Blogs

Tom Cotton Is Wrong About Slavery and Wrong About ‘The 1619 Project’ Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

HJC Should Ask Bill Barr Why It Would Do Irreparable Harm if He Had to Explain His Actions in the Flynn Case emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

A nice, familiar, white guy digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Gratuitous violence Tom Sullivan, Digby’s Hullabaloo

“He’s Lying.” New Book Reveals Havoc Bill Barr Wrought Inside Congress Ryan Goodman, Just Security

Politically-Motivated Prosecutions Part I: Legal Obligations and Ethical Duties of Prosecutors Erica Newland and Kristy Parker, Just Security

Additional Federal Agents Being Deployed to Portland Appear to Lack Proper Training: Report Jerry Lambe, Law & Crime

Portland Activists Sue DHS, Chad Wolf, and Bill Barr to Stop Use of Tear Gas Against Protesters Colin Kalmbacher, Law & Crime

Rethinking Domestic Terrorism Law After Boogaloo Movement Attacks Jon Lewis, Lawfare

The Accusation Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

I’m not sure how much more outflanking I can take Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

For the Record: Bad Boyfriend Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names


Trump Not Paying Respects To John Lewis Today, Because Trump Is Garbage

Larry Kudlow Celebrates Booming Economy In Parts Of America Without COVID Liz Dye, Wonkette

More Senate Republicans Looking Like They’ll Have To ‘Find Something New’ In 2021 Stephen Robinson, Wonkette

The Following Things Are Wrong On The Internet Today Robyn Pennacchia, Wonkette Evan Hurst, Wonkette