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Feb 11 2021

The Breakfast Club (Good Memories)

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

South Africa frees Nelson Mandela; Allied leaders in the last months of World War II sign the Yalta accords; Ayatollah Khomeini’s followers seize power in Iran; inventor Thomas Edison born.

Breakfast Tunes

Mary Wilson (March 6, 1944 – February 8, 2021)

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

Breakfast News

US News

AP-NORC poll: A third of US adults skeptical of COVID shots

CDC study finds two masks are better than one vs. COVID-19

Government investigating massive counterfeit N95 mask scam

Virus dims Carnival joy and commerce on a New Orleans street

Florida gov takes aim at media for Super Bowl virus coverage

Biden administration asks Supreme Court to uphold health law

Is one day a week enough? Biden’s school goal draws blowback

Biden backs off on TikTok ban in review of Trump China moves

Arkansas Senate panel advances near-total ban on abortions

Report highlights cyber risks to US election systems

Louisiana governor at odds with Biden over oil, gas policy

Audit raises concerns about wildfire risks at US nuclear lab

Report: Racist Virginia laws are gone, but inequities linger

Bill would allow firing of striking West Virginia teachers

Court: Inmate can have his pastor in execution chamber

Former executive pleads guilty in college admissions scandal

Ancient shell horn can still play a tune after 18,000 years

US Politics

Trial highlights: Harrowing footage, focus on Trump’s words

Georgia prosecutor investigates election after Trump call

White House names SolarWinds response leader amid criticism

Unmuted lawmaker calls colleague vulgar name during hearing

Top Michigan Republican stands by Capitol ‘hoax’ comments

Tennessee: FBI raid no excuse for not filing campaign report

International News

The Latest: Mexico OKs China’s CanSino, Sinovac vaccines

EXPLAINER: What the WHO coronavirus experts learned in Wuhan

Migration through Panama resumes after pandemic lockdown

Biden in call with China’s Xi raises human rights, trade

Countries curb diplomatic ties, weigh sanctions on Myanmar

Call me maybe? Nervous Israelis fear a Biden snub

Prominent Saudi women’s rights activist released from prison

Dutch govt offers gesture of appreciation to Srebrenica vets

Nun named to voting position at Vatican praises ‘brave’ pope

Mystery metal monolith turns out to be Turkish govt gimmick

Finns in snowshoes create temporary artwork on golf course

Sports

Oregon governor announces outdoor contact sports can resume

Governor: Transgender athletes will ‘destroy women’s sports’

The Latest: Top-seeded Ash Barty through to 3rd round

Defending champ Kenin loses in 2nd round at Australian Open

NBA says 1 player has tested positive for virus in past week

LaVine scores 46 points, Bulls hit 25 3s to beat Pelicans

Mavs’ Cuban relents on anthem after NBA reiterates policy

Liberty get Howard, Samuelson to Storm, 1st pick to Dallas

Phillies finalize $28M, 2-year deal with Didi Gregorius

Bowman, Byron give Hendrick sweep of Daytona 500 front row

NHL takes big stride on data and analytics with AWS deal

Reports: Mori to resign Tokyo Olympics over sexist remarks

Breakfast Blogs

The Evidence Against Trump Is Now Undeniable Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

Laughing in the Face of Denial Peterr, emptywheel

They did it for Dear Leader digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Can you ever trust Republicans again? Tom Sullivan, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Latest Anti-Accountability Move By Cops Involves Playing Music While Being Recorded In Hopes Of Triggering Copyright Takedowns Tim Cushing, Techdirt

Biden Admin Teams Up with Ex-Trump DOJ Official to Defend Betsy DeVos Against Ripped-Off College Students Colin Kalmbacher, Law & Crime

Trump Pushed Rally Organizers to Override Prohibitions Against Marching from Ellipse to the Capitol: Impeachment Manager Adam Klasfeld, Law & Crime

Biden Admin Tells SCOTUS That DOJ Has Reversed Course on Trump’s Obamacare Position, and Implores Justices to Leave ACA Intact Jerry Lambe, Law & Crime

Fore Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Tear Out the Snake River Dams Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

The Republican Rationalization Loop driftglas, at his blog

Literary Corner: The Defense Rests Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names

WHAT A MODERATE REPUBLICAN LOOKS LIKE IN 2021 Steve M., No More Mister Nice Blog

‘Impeachment Is The REAL Voter Suppression!’ And Other Great Legal Arguments From Day One Jamie Lynn Crofts, Wonkette

Media Frets Democrats’ Very Popular Anti-Coup Agenda Only *Mostly* Bipartisan Stephen Robinson, Wonkette

Is Sidney Powell On The Lam? Or Is She Just PATHETIC? Liz Dye, Wonkette

If Anybody Can Get 17 Republicans To Convict Trump, These Guys Can! Evan Husrt, Wonkette

A Lady (First Mistake) Historian (Second) Wrote About Pirates (Third). Guess What Came Next, Guess, Guess. Doktor Zoom, Wonkette

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