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Mar 06 2021

The Breakfast Club (Net Of Wonder)

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 Alamo falls; The Dred Scott decision brings America closer to Civil War; Renaissance artist Michelangelo born; Walter Cronkite leaves ‘The CBS Evening News’; Ed McMahon and Rob Reiner born.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in its net of wonder forever.

Jacques Yves Cousteau

Breakfast News

US News

Study finds mask mandates, dining out influence virus spread

Americans vaccinated against COVID-19 still wait for advice

Detroit mayor turned down J&J vaccine in favor of others

New York cinemas reopen, brightening outlook for theaters

California to let Major League Baseball, Disneyland reopen

Biden White House: message discipline, no news conference

Officers maced, trampled: Docs expose depth of Jan. 6 chaos

New SC abortion law remains on hold under judge’s order

US says it will reduce detention of immigrant families

US to open more beds for immigrant children as numbers rise

Exam finds multiple cracks in part of United jet’s engine

Dems draw on civil rights history to push Amazon union vote

Antivirus software creator charged with cheating investors

NASA’s new Mars rover hits dusty red road, 1st trip 21 feet

Spacewalkers finish solar panel prep for station power boost

US Politics

Senate resumes work on virus bill after jobless benefit deal

Yellen says Congress needs to ‘go big’ for relief package

Biden White House: message discipline, no news conference

Fighting Biden virus aid, GOP rekindles Obama-era strategy

Biden faces steep challenges to reach renewable energy goals

NY lawmakers pass bill to limit Cuomo’s executive power

Scandals reveal Cuomo known by New Yorkers to wider nation

Giuliani probe awaits Garland as he nears AG confirmation

International News

The Latest: Ontario wants vaccine shot in adults by June 20

Canada clears Johnson & Johnson vaccine, first to approve 4

WHO head wants virus vaccine patents waived to boost supply

UK says vaccine shipment from India won’t hurt poor nations

Countries urge drug companies to share vaccine know-how

Israel postpones drive to vaccinate Palestinian workers

Protesters defy Myanmar security forces as UN action urged

Protests backing opposition leader escalate in Senegal

Mobile orchestra tries to bring cheer to Venezuelan streets

First oak trees selected to replace Notre Dame’s spire

Sports

Cunane, No. 3 NC State top Virginia Tech 68-55 in ACCs

Kansas places Miles on administrative leave after LSU report

Injured Booker won’t play in All-Star Game, Conley replaces

Astros minus 8 pitchers because of coronavirus protocols

Ohtani fans 5 in return to mound; Harper HR on 1st swing

Conners builds 1-shot lead at Bay Hill as McIlroy lurks

Breakfast Blogs

Thank You Senator Ron Johnson For This Week’s Freakish Exercise in Legislative Unreality Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

Insurrection Inciters Ted Cruz and Josh Hawley Only Want the Violent January 6 Criminals Prosecuted emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, enptywheel

Q-gelicals digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Dr. who? Tom Sullivan, Digby’s Hullabaloo

EA College Sports Is Back, But Some Schools Are Opting Out Until Name, Image, Likeness Rules Are Created To Compensate Athletes Timothy Geigner, Techdirt

FBI Director Uses January 6 Insurrection To, Once Again, Ask For Encryption Backdoors Tim Cushing, Techdirt..

Reporter Sues DOJ To See If It Is Trying To Help Devin Nunes Unmask @DevinCow Twitter Account Mike Masnick, Techdirt

Congressman Sues Trump, Trump Jr., and Giuliani Over ‘Violence-Laced’ Calls to Action That Sparked Jan. 6 Riots Jerry Lambe, Law & Crime

Supreme Court Tosses Trump-Era Sanctuary City Cases at Biden Administration’s Request Adam Klasfeld, Law & Crime

The Questions FBI Director Christopher Wray Wasn’t Asked Tia Sewell and Benjamin Wittes, Lawfare

The bottomless narcissism of Joe Manchin Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Biden’s Political Acumen Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Vaccine protocols and consumerism Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Your Never Trump Phrase of The Day: Never, Ever driftglass, at his blog

Harmony Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names

IF RACISM WERE REALLY A LIABILITY FOR THE GOP, PAUL GOSAR WOULD BE A HOUSEHOLD NAME No More Mister Nice Blog

Jared And Vanky Need Some ‘ME TIME’​, Can’t Help Daddy Plot Right Now Liz Dye, Wonkette

Seriously, Joe Biden, Next Time Just Call Them ‘Dumb Motherf*ckers’ Evan Hurst, Wonkette

Why Can’t Rochester Police Stop Pepper Spraying Children? Robyn Pennacchia, Wonkette

Why Yes, We Would Like Bezos, Musk, Gates, Et Al. To Make A Tasty Trillionaire Souffle! Doktor Zoom, Wonkette