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Feb 20 2021

The Breakfast Club (Laugh With Someone)

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

Astronaut John Glenn becomes the first American in orbit; the Rhode Island nightclub fire; Actor Sydney Poitier born; Tara Lipinski becomes the youngest gold medalist in the Winter Olympics.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

If you laugh with somebody, then you know you share something.

Trevor Noah

Breakfast News

US News

Biden defends progress on COVID as weather delays 6M shots

Airlines plan to ask passengers for contact-tracing details

Southern cities hit hard by storms face new crisis: No water

Weather experts: Lack of planning caused cold catastrophe

US unwinds Trump policy making asylum-seekers wait in Mexico

Texas governor’s biggest donors: Energy industry that failed

Mars landing team ‘awestruck’ by photo of descending rover

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn’t happen this week

Alaska woman using outhouse attacked by bear, from below

Mickey’s flashy dress, glowing castle mark Disney World 50th

US Politics

Back in Paris pact, US faces tougher climate steps ahead

Inspector general reviews Trump relocation of Space Command

Pentagon chief urges immediate reduction in Taliban violence

Manchin’s opposition threatens to sink Biden budget nominee

Guns in capitol buildings divide states after armed protests

Suspected Russian hack fuels new US action on cybersecurity

International News

The Latest: Chinese, Russian vaccines to arrive in Mexico

G-7 vows ‘equitable’ world vaccine access, but details scant

Somali security forces fire on protest over delayed election

UK top court gives Uber drivers benefits in landmark ruling

It’s final: Harry and Meghan won’t return as working royals

Sports

NCAA OKs limited fan attendance at men’s, women’s tourneys

Murray’s 50 points power Nuggets past crumbling Cavaliers

Isaiah Thomas returns to score 19 points, US beats Bahamas

Rockets-Pacers game postponed because of Texas storm

Scherzer’s ankle keeping him off mound in deal’s last spring

NFL teams brace for tight budgets with likely salary cap cut

Osaka eyes 4th Slam title in Australian Open final vs Brady

Sam Burns builds 5-shot lead at halfway point at Riviera

Breakfast Blogs

Steve Bannon Has Regaled Us With Tales of a Grand Trumpian Restoration Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

Proud Boys “Cell Leader” William Chrestman Says He’s Not Organized Crime, Was Just Acting on Orders emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

“Democracy doesn’t happen by accident” digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Digby’s Hullabaloo

A cold breeze down his neck Tom Sullivan, Digby’s Hullabaloo

North Dakota’s New Anti-230 Bill Would Let Nazis Sue You For Reporting Their Content To Twitter Mike Masnick, Techdirt

New Bill Tries To Ban Community Broadband. During A Pandemic. Karl Bode, Techdirt

Reflections On Reform of the Impeachment Process Bob Bauer, Lawfare

Study suggests that Pfizer vaccine is effective after one dose Scott Lemeiux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Excess deaths in America during epidemics: Comparing COVID-19 and the Spanish flu Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Capitalism, Oppression, Marine Mammals Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

David Brooks’ Secret Plan To Save The Republican Party driftglass, at his blog

Longer™ David Brooks: To a Young Republican Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names

Dead Terrrorist: Rush Limbaugh Wrecked America The Rude Pundit, at his blog

TED CRUZ WILL BE REELECTED IN 2024 Steve M., No More Mister Nice Blog

Democrats Decide Maaayyybe They Shouldn’t Let Republicans Kill All Biden’s Judge Noms Jamie Lynn Crofts, Wonkette

How About We Just Give Jobs To People Who Want Jobs? Doktor Zoom, Wonkette

Who Is Trying To Take Your Reproductive Rights Away This Week? South Carolina, South Dakota And WHOO Iowa! Robyn Pennacchia, Wonkette

Ghost Rush Limbaugh’s Radio Network Will Keep Playin’ Ghost Rush Reruns Long As Those Morons Keep Listenin’! Evan Hurst, Wonkette

Oh Dear, VA And PA Republicans Coming To Fisticuffs, How Terribly Dreadful We’re Sure! Liz Dye, Wonkette

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