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Mar 04 2021

The Breakfast Club (Secret OF Life)

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

Franklin D. Roosevelt is sworn in as president and vows to lead America out of the Great Depression; President Ronald Reagan takes responsibility for the Iran-Contra affair; The AAA is founded.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

The whole secret of life is to be interested in one thing profoundly and in a thousand things well.

Horace Walpole

Breakfast News

US News

The Latest: Pharmacy to vaccinate Florida teachers under 50

States rapidly expanding vaccine access as supplies surge

Texas schools, stores divided on masks as mandate ends

Businesses tied to Noem family got $600,000 in virus grants

Water crisis continues in Mississippi, weeks after cold snap

Oregon moves to ban display of nooses, a racist symbol

US infrastructure gets C- from engineers as roads stagnate

Police: Live pipe bomb found at polling place in Iowa

SpaceX Starship lands upright, then explodes in latest test

Man accused of QAnon vandalism at ‘America’s Stonehenge’

In Mississippi, small-town bluesman keeps aging music alive

US Politics

Police uncover ‘possible plot’ by militia to breach Capitol

General: Pentagon hesitated on sending Guard to Capitol riot

Dems tighten relief benefits, firm up support for virus bill

House prepares to pass landmark voting rights, ethics bill

GOP takes aim at Biden’s health care pick on abortion rights

House panel seeks storm documents from Texas grid operator

IG finds misuse of office by Elaine Chao at Transportation

Cuomo addresses harassment claims, vows to stay in office

International News

Tactical shift: Europe seeks vaccine ‘overdrive’ to catch up

Virus surge forces Sao Paulo to shut as Buenos Aires reopens

Czechs seek help abroad to treat their COVID-19 patients

Reports: Myanmar security forces kill at least 34 protesters

Australia’s leader backs attorney-general accused of rape

EU, Britain clash again in latest post-Brexit spat

ICC launches war crimes probe into Israeli practices

Israel suspects Iran connection to Mediterranean oil spill

Sports

Lawmakers can’t cite local examples of trans girls in sports

Despite no combine, NFL releases list of who merited invites

Jets’ Douglas praises Darnold, but open to trading QB

Golf returns to Bay Hill and to some semblance of cheers

Breakfast Blogs

The Democrats Negotiated With Themselves to Find Compromise for Compromise’s Sake Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Poltics

Josh Hawley Shocked and Alarmed to Discover the FBI Would Follow the Money behind Right Wing Terrorists emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

Do Democrats want to commit political suicide? digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Breakdown Tom Sullivan, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Court Tells Government It Can’t Hide Behind Its Third-Party DNA Analysis Vendor To Withhold Evidence Tim Cushing, Techdirt

Senators Introduce Bill to Prevent Biden and Future Presidents from Justifying Military Force in Middle East with ‘Outdated’ Authorizations Jerry Lambe, Law & Crime

‘Three Hours and 19 Minutes Later’: D.C. National Guard Chief Testifies About Protracted Delay Between Alert to the Army and Pentagon Approval Adam Klasfeld, Law & Crime

Blue state Republican daddies are awful,Old Line State Edition Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

When Thurgood Marshall Was Nearly Lynched Eric Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

It’s Stuff Like This That Gives Me Trust Issues driftglass, at his blog

Joe Did What? Ideology Edition Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names

CONSERVATIVES TO LIBERALS: YOU’RE HATING CUOMO WRONG Steve M., No More Mister Nice Blog

Hear Ye Hear Ye All Rise In The Case ‘Abolish Congress And President Because Trump Didn’t Win’ Jamie Lynn Crofts, Wonkette

Stimmy Bill Won’t Have $15 Minimum Wage. At Least Not This Stimmy Package. Doktor Zoom, Wonkette

Inspector General Confirms Congressman Doctor Ronny Jackson Is Angry Drunken Lecher Liz Dye, Wonkette

Georgia GOP: It’s Just ‘Common Sense’ To Keep Democrats From Voting, Forever Stephen Robinson, Wonkette

FBI Chief Chris Wray Spends Whole Day Playing Whack-A-Mole With Trump/GOP Lies About Capitol Attack Evan hurst, Wonkette