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Feb 19 2021

The Breakfast Club (Celebrate Differences)

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

U.S. Marines begin landing on Iwo Jima; President Franklin D. Roosevelt gives the U.S. Military the authority to relocate and detain Japanese-Americans

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

It is not our differences that divide us. It is our inability to recognize, accept, and celebrate those differences.

Audre Lorde

Breakfast News

US News

The Latest: Nevada has 1st confirmed case of SAfrica variant

Biden rolling out plan for $4 billion global vaccine effort

Experts warn against COVID-19 variants as states reopen

Divides in parent opinion complicate school reopening push

California conference in ‘immunity bubble’ spreads COVID-19

The Latest: Most of a Mississippi city is without water

Massive storms, outages force tough decisions amid pandemic

Some electricity restored in Texas, but water woes grow

Widespread power outages, icy conditions hobble food supply

Groups file court challenge of Maryland’s internet ad tax

Yellen warns against paring Biden’s $1.9T relief package

Texas prices for lodging, necessities skyrocket amid storm

NASA rover lands on Mars to look for signs of ancient life

1st clone of US endangered species, a ferret, announced

US Politics

Biden repudiates Trump on Iran, ready for talks on nuke deal

exas crisis has governor facing big backer: energy industry

GOP’s Thune says Trump allies engaging in ‘cancel culture’

Pelosi says bipartisan panel should investigate Capitol riot

US reverts to targeted immigration enforcement under Biden

Trump-McConnell feud threatens Republicans’ path to power

International News

Biden withdraws Trump’s restoration of UN sanctions on Iran

Spain arrests 80 in 3 nights of riots over rapper’s jailing

Killings surge in Syria camp housing Islamic State families

Myanmar protests focus on junta’s economic support

China defends use of Twitter, Facebook in virus campaign

Canada lawmakers to vote on accusing China of genocide

France to boost cyberdefense after hospital malware attacks

UN: Huge changes in society needed to keep nature, Earth OK

Sports

NBA All-Star captains: It’s LeBron James vs. Kevin Durant

Easy does it: MLB pitchers prepare for usual 162-game grind

Yanks’ Cole: Players concerned about lack of competitiveness

Astros’ Baker gets COVID-19 vaccine after initial reticence

AP source: Eagles send Carson Wentz to Colts for draft picks

Great start and a better finish gives Burns lead at Riviera

Breakfast Blogs

Only in Massachusetts Would Crafty Oldsters Spontaneously Develop a Rent-a-Meemaw System Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

Pizzagate to QAnon to Stolen election to ??? digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Nerd alert Tom Sullivan, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Civil Society Orgs’ Letter to Schumer: Disqualify Trump via 14th Amendment Ryan Goodman, Just Security

Appeals Court Says Handing Out A Free Sample Of Drugs Isn’t A ‘Conspiracy’ Tim Cushing, Techdirt

The Bizarre Reaction To Facebook’s Decision To Get Out Of The News Business In Australia Mike Masnick, Techdirt

Chattanooga Built Its Own Broadband Network. Now It’s The Top Ranked ‘Work From Home’ City In The US Karl Bode, Techdirt

Manhattan District Attorney Escalates Investigation into Trump by Enlisting Heavy-Hitting Former Federal Prosecutor Jerry Lambe, Law & Crime

Supreme Court’s ‘Shadow Docket’ Shrouds Life-and-Death Cases in Secrecy, Scholars Warn House Judiciary Committee Adam Klasfeld, Law & Crime

Here’s What We Learned from Lin Wood’s 1,677-Page ‘Confidential’ Georgia State Bar Disciplinary Grievance Aaron Keller, Law & Crime

Situational Ethics Drove the Military’s Decision to Delay Female Officer Promotions Alexander Vindman, Lawfare

Does anybody remember laughter? Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

A most Republican blackout Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns amd Money

Moralism and COVID Vaccinations Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

The Thousand Injuries of the New York Times I Had Borne as I Best Could… driftglass, at his blog

Joe Did What? Work as Punishment Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names

THE PARTY OF REAGAN WAS THE PARTY OF TRUMP, AND LIMBAUGH WAS THE THROUGH LINE Steve M., No More Mister Nice Blog

The Windmill Industry Should Sue The F*ck Out Of Fox News, Every Texas Official Rebecca Schoenkopf, Wonkette

Lt. Gen. Russel Honoré Called Josh Hawley A ‘Little Piece Of Sh*t,’ And Josh ‘N’ Tucker Are MAAAAAAAD Evan Hurst, Wonkette

You Know What Sure Is Bipartisan? COVID Relief! Robyn Pennacchia, Wonkette

Oh No Not An Ambitious Biden Immigration Plan, What Will The Good-Faith Welcoming GOP Say? Doktor Zoom, Wonkette

Ex-Gov Rick ‘Goodhair’ Perry: Texans Will Happily Freeze To Keep The Feds Out Of Their Power Grid Liz Dye, Wonkette

Rush Limbaugh, Funny How? What Was It You Liked About Him, Conservatives? Please, Be Specific. Stepehn Robinson, Wonkette

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