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Feb 18 2021

The Breakfast Club (Make It Happen)

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

‘The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn’ is first published; Jefferson Davis is sworn in as President of the Confederate States of America; ‘Chicago Seven’ defendants in court; Dale Earnhardt, Senior dies.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

Some people want it to happen, some wish it would happen, others make it happen.

Michael Jordan

Breakfast News

US News

VIRUS TODAY: White House says U.S. vaccinations picking up

Crippling weather hampers vaccine deliveries, distribution

Massachusetts residents age 65 and up can get vaccine shots

Thousands of service members saying no to COVID-19 vaccine

US govt seizes over 10M phony N95 masks in COVID-19 probe

https://apnews.com/article/business-dayton-coronavirus-pandemic-ohio-bills-218caee95966c2791f01600235b647c3

South Carolina House passes bill banning most abortions

Power outages linger for millions as another icy storm looms

Houston furniture store offers shelter after winter storm

Frigid temperatures, power outages lead to water problems

Harassment cases revive worries of racism at Boston College

California lawmakers propose ban on fracking by 2027

Groups ask Biden for wider environmental review of nuke work

Woman charged in Capitol melee says Proud Boys recruited her

NASA rover attempting most difficult Martian touchdown yet

Former Trump casino where stars played goes out with a bang

Thousands of cold-stunned sea turtles being rescued in Texas

US Politics

More deadly storms coming so prepare better, experts say

US still unraveling ‘sophisticated’ hack of 9 gov’t agencies

Biden backs studying reparations as Congress considers bill

Muddled promises on schools pose political problem for Biden

Biden’s $15 wage proposal: Job killer or a boon for workers?

Trump-McConnell feud threatens Republicans’ path to power

International News

Vaccination of whole Brazilian city spares it from shortages

UN chief urges global plan to reverse unfair vaccine access

Japan starts COVID-19 vaccinations with eye on Olympics

Mass anti-coup protests in Myanmar as UN warns of crackdown yesterday

Russia rejects European rights court’s order to free Navalny

Sicilian village cleans up ash, stones from Mt Etna eruption

Facebook blocks Australians from accessing news on platform

In Australia, Google makes publisher deals, Facebook walks

Sports

FDU going against the norm by adding sports, not axing them

Williams leads No. 1 UConn women to 77-32 rout of St. John’s

Williams scores 21 to carry Quinnipiac past Iona 74-70

Thomas leads Sacred Heart over Central Connecticut 82-70

Players return to COVID protocols as spring training opens

Tim Tebow is retiring from baseball after five years as a minor leaguer with the New York Mets

Harden scores 38, Nets rally from 24 down, stun Suns 128-124

223-2: Nadal blows 2-set lead against Tsitsipas in Australia

Muchova upsets Barty and will face Brady in Australian semis

Tahoe outdoor NHL games could lead to more picturesque sites

Breakfast Blogs

Rush Limbaugh Was a Blight on America Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

Roger Stone Denies Palling Around with Alleged Terrorists [on January 6] emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

Are we taking our foot off the brake too soon? digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Facebook Brain Tom Sullivan, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Appeals Court Affirms $1.5 Million Restitution Judgment Against Paul Hansmeier Tim Cushing, Techdirt

D.C. Federal Judge Orders ‘Zip Tie Guy’ Jailed Pending Trial: ‘He Poses a Clear Danger to Our Republic’ Aaron Garland, Law & Crime

Federal Judge Urges DOJ Investigation into ‘Grave Derelictions of Prosecutorial Responsibility’ by SDNY Prosecutors Jerry Lambe, Law & Crime

Double Whammy: New York AG Sues Amazon for Failing to Protect Workers from COVID-19 as Alabama Employees Vote on Union Rhonda Schwartz, Brian Ross and Ariel Tu, Law & Crime

Via the Bozell road Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

America’s Global Abortion Policy Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Why Is Matt Lewis? driftglass, at his blog

Texas Learns That Government Has to Do Something Other Than Restrict Abortion The Rude Pundit, at his blog

THE “LIBERALS” RESPONSIBLE FOR ALL THE WIND TURBINES IN TEXAS Steve M., No More Mister Nice Blog

NAACP Sues Trump For Violating Klan Act, And It Seems *Pretty Goddamn On Point* Jamie Lynn Crofts, Wonkette

Georgia GOP Lawmakers Trying To F*ck Around With Fulton County DA Fani Willis, Gonna Find Out Evan Hurst, Wonkette

Normal Shiny Thing! Joe Biden Had A Town Hall And It Was F*cking Wonderful. Liz Dye, Wonkette

Minimum Wage Increase, Or Senate Rule No One Cares About? That Is Indeed A Tough One! Stephen Robinson, Wonkette

Let’s Green The Sh*t Out Of The Grid Doktor Zoom, Wonkette

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