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Mar 25 2021

The Breakfast Club (Real Equality)

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

Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. led 25,000 marchers to the state capitol in Montgomery, Ala. 146 people were killed when fire broke out at the Triangle Shirtwaist Co. in New York. Aretha Franklin, Elton John born.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

Real equality is immensely difficult to achieve, it needs continual revision and monitoring of distributions. And it does not provide buffers between members, so they are continually colliding or frustrating each other.

Mary Douglas

Breakfast News

US News

Brighter outlook for US as vaccinations rise and deaths fall

Airlines return to old ways; Southwest drops boarding change

Judge rejects ex-CIA worker’s try to dismiss hacking charges

Police: Inmates killed 2 Iowa prison staff in escape attempt

Federal judge nixes Ohio’s push for early redistricting data

Congress questions Texas officials about power grid failure

Lakota activist: Mount Rushmore key in move to regain land

US report: Bald eagle populations soar in lower 48 states

Biden’s dogs back at White House after ruff start

US Politics

Democrats launch Senate battle for expanded voting rights

Biden taps VP Harris to lead response to border challenges

A first: US Senate confirms transgender doctor for key post

Women’s soccer stars join Biden to promote closing pay gap

Watchdog: Ex-Navy auditor sexually harassed female workers

High court mulls police power to enter homes without warrant

International News

The Latest: Philippine leader orders mayors investigated

Brazil becomes 2nd nation to top 300,000 COVID-19 deaths

Hong Kong vaccination drive struggles to gain public trust

Beyond the pandemic: London’s Tube battles to stay on track

North Korea test-fires ballistic missiles in message to US

Stuck ship in Egypt’s Suez Canal imperils shipping worldwide

2 trapped drivers become first Australian flood fatalities

Sports

Big Ten Conference making big mark so far on Sweet 16

Torch relay for Tokyo Olympics kicks off its 121-day journey

Oregon women top Georgia 57-50, return to Sweet 16 as 6 seed

Louisville rallies from 18 down to beat Northwestern 62-53

Defense dominates, Hoosiers beat Belmont in women’s NCAAs

Maryland overwhelms Alabama; dangerous Terps on to Sweet 16

Arizona women in 1st Sweet 16 since ’98 after win over BYU

Nixon’s overtime bank shot sends Texas A&M past Iowa State

Mexico beats US 1-0 in men’ Olympic soccer qualifying

MLB steps up ball monitoring to suppress foreign substances

Breakfast Blogs

Senator Cruz Took a Voyage Around the Bend at the Senate Hearing on Voting Rights Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

Days after an Oath Keeper Event with Roger Stone, Kelly Meggs Described Having “Organized an Alliance” with the Proud Boys emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

The ghost of Strom Thurmond is laughing digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Patient Zero Tom Sullivan, Digby’a Hullabaloo

Beware Of Facebook CEOs Bearing Section 230 Reform Proposals Mike Masnick, Techdirt

Fulton County DA Might Try to Bring Rudy Giuliani Up on Felony False Statement Charges: Report Colin Kalmbacher, Law & Crime

Justices Appeared Pretty Pro-Cop During Oral Arguments Over Warrantless Searches of Private Homes Elura Nanos, Law & Crime

Lawyers Had Some Thoughts After Ann Coulter Claimed Washington, D.C. Can’t Constitutionally Become a State Jerry Lambe, Law & Crime

The COVID Eeyorism of American media Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Environmental ethics in a post-pandemic society, academic talks edition Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

The Financial Costs of Miscarriage Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Over At The National Review… driftglass, at his blog

Party Animals Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names

ELECTORAL GANGSTERS Steve M., No More Mister Nice Blog

Internet’s ‘This F*cking Guy’ For Today Is ‘This F*cking Law Professor Simpering About Paternity Leave’ Jamie Lynn Crofts, Wonkette

Cindy Hyde-Smith Is A Mississippi Goddamn Moron Evan Hurst, Wonkette

Judge A Mite SO FREAKING MAD At Looselips McGillicuddy Here Blabbing About Jan. 6 Charges Liz Dye, Wonkette

Look Around, We Got A Labor Secretary Busting His Balls Doing A Lot Of Sh*t Work You Take For Granted Doktor Zoom, Wonkette

Yes, Marjorie Taylor Greene, We Really Do Want To Take All Your Guns 🙂 Stephen Robinson, Wonkette

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