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Mar 05 2021

The Breakfast Club (Give Back)

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 Boston Massacre; Winston Churchill’s ‘Iron Curtain’ speech; The Soviet Union’s dictator Josef Stalin dies; Comedian John Belushi found dead; Country singer Patsy Cline killed in a plane crash.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

Give back in some way. Always be thoughtful of others.

Jackie Joyner-Kersee

Breakfast News

US News

The Latest: Maryland to distribute vaccines more equitably

California to give 40% of vaccine to Latino, high-risk areas

Alabama’s Republican governor extends face mask mandate

‘Falling through cracks’: Vaccine bypasses some older adults

Texas Gov. Abbott stalled federal offer to test migrants then blamed them for spreading Covid

California Legislature OKs plan aimed at in-person learning

Law enforcement grapples with US Capitol security after plot

Dallas police officer charged with arranging two killings

Prosecutors: Officer was on Floyd’s neck for about 9 minutes

Elijah McClain’s mom says his death sparked push for change

A newly proposed Tennessee bill would give immunity to drivers who unintentionally hit protesters blocking streets

Judge dismisses lawsuit over slave portraits at Harvard

US Politics

Biden attempts bipartisan push for infrastructure package

Federal investigators are examining communications between US lawmakers and Capitol rioters

Refugees’ flights cancelled as Trump policy remains

Biden lauds NASA team for giving US ‘dose of confidence’

Impeachment? Vindication? What comes next in Cuomo probe

GOP senators criticize Pentagon nominee’s ‘partisan’ tweets

Court raises bar for some immigrants to avoid deportation

International News

EU regulator starts a review of Russia’s COVID-19 vaccine

In big shift, Germany to give AstraZeneca shots to over 65s

Israel, Denmark and Austria join forces against COVID-19

Ontario leader disappointed in Biden for not sharing vaccine

Myanmar crackdown on protests, widely filmed, sparks outrage

Powerful quake hits off New Zealand, prompting evacuations

17,000 earthquakes hit Iceland in the past week. An eruption could be imminent

Evacuation request ignored at Guatemala’s Pacaya volcano

OPEC, Russia send oil price up with deal to contain output

Chinese astronauts training for space station crewed flights

Elusive artist Banksy confirms he’s behind prison artwork

Sports

NCAA bubble trouble: Pandemic pushes mid-majors to margins

Maryland routs Michigan to wrap up share of Big Ten title

Miller carries George Mason past George Washington 73-59

Virginia Tech holds off Miami without Sheppard in 2nd half

Bench helps LSU top Mississippi State 71-62 in SEC quarters

Copeland, Alabama women top Mizzou 82-74 in SEC tourney

Boston Marathon plan to hand out 70,000 medals roils runners

Michael Jordan: LaMelo Ball has ‘exceeded our expectations’

Steelers, Roethlisberger agree to new deal for 2021 season

McIlroy, DeChambeau put on a show for fans at Bay Hill

Coming off victory, Nelly Korda shares the lead on LPGA Tour

Breakfast Blogs

This Governor-on-Governor Crime Featured One Republican Saying Another Was Being ‘Politically Correct’ Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

Chain of Command: The AWOL Descriptions of the Commander in Chief’s Role in the National Guard Non-Response on January 6 emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, empthwheel

Fighting the last war digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Digby’s Hullabaloo

If it wasn’t for bad faith…. Tom Sullivan, Digby’s Hullabaloo

The Two Real Reasons the House Cancelled Today’s Session, Which Was An Understandable, But Really Bad Idea Adam L. Silverman, Balloon Juice

CIA To FOIA Requester: Assassination Attempts Are Illegal So Of Course We Don’t Have Any Records About Our Illegal Assassination Attempts Tim Cushing, Techdirt

AT&T Spins Off DirecTV After Losing Billions On Its TV Dreams Karl Bode, Techdirt

Family Drama: Two of Capitol Rioter’s Relatives Sent Authorities His Father’s Texts Identifying Him, FBI Says Adam Klasfeld, Law & Crime

Breaking Away from Norms and Traditions, Justice Breyer Does Not ‘Respectfully’ Dissent Against Justice Barrett’s First Majority Opinion Colin Klambacher, Law & Crime

Justices Gorsuch and Breyer Just Took Turns Accusing Each Other of Judicial Activism in Immigration Decision Elura Nanos, Law & Crime

Inspector General’s Report Finds DOT Staff Pulled Strings for Elaine Chao’s Family and Personal Associates Aaron Keller, Law & Crime

NJ Man Used Power Tools to Carve QAnon Slogan Into 4,000-Year-Old Tablet at ‘America’s Stonehenge’: Police Jerry Lambe, Law & Crime

The political malpractice of Joe Manchin and Jeanne Shaheen Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Reason to believe Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

https://www.lawyersgunsmoneyblog.com/2021/03/erik-visits-an-american-grave-part-801 Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Adam Kinzinger’s SuperPAC to Hang Out if You Ever Want to Rap or Just Get Weird With Somebody driftglass, at his blog

On Senator Cruz Referencing Dr. Seuss During his Filibusterino Performance Against the Affordable Care Act Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names

THE PERFORMATIVE MEAN-SPIRITEDNESS IS THE POINT No More Mister Nice Blog

March 4 In Labor History: Hello Frances Perkins! Erik Loomis, Wonkette

Do You Just HATE Voting? Good, Because Supreme Court Is Probably Going To Take That Burden Away! Jamie lynn Crofts, Wonkette

Army Stopped National Guard From Rescuing Congress. What’s 3 Hours And 19 Minutes When You’re Under Attack? Evan Hurst, Wonkette

House Democrats Pass Bill To Make It Harder For Police Officers To Kill People Robyn Pennacchia, Wonkette

OOH OOH OOH MIS-TER KOT-TER! CVS Called, Your Vax Is Ready. Doktor Zoom, Wonkette

Trump Cabinet Sec Elaine Chao Says Grifting For Her Family Was Fine Because She’s Asian. Yes, Literally. Liz Dye, Wonkette