Mar 27 2021

The Breakfast Club (Middle Age)

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

Martin Luther King Jr.’s son meets James Earl Ray in prison for assassinating his father; Comedian Milton Berle dies; the FDA approves Viagra; Quentin Tarantino is born.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

Middle age is when a guy keeps turning off lights for economical rather than romantic reasons.

Lillian Gordy Carter

Breakfast News

US News

The Latest: Texas state judge upholds Austin’s mask mandate

Shots in little arms: COVID-19 vaccine testing turns to kids

FEMA vaccination sites to close as California ramps up shots

Business as usual: Thousands cross Mexico’s southern border

Small Texas border town is route to US for migrant children

Arkansas governor signs medical conscience objections law

Colorado shooting suspect passed check in legal gun purchase

‘Treating us like robots’: Amazon workers seek union

Snap-decision defense may not work for Minneapolis officer

California woman sentenced for Catholic school bomb threats

Man held in New Jersey killing charged in New Mexico deaths

US court sides with photographer in fight over Warhol art

Former top broker gets over 17 years for scamming clients

Michigan attorney general ends campus probe tied to Nassar

In likely California recall, energizing Latino voters is key

California construction workers find 2 people living in cave

3 students cited in theft of rare tree in Wisconsin

NASA gives all clear: Earth safe from asteroid for 100 years

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

US Politics

Democrats assail Georgia law, make case for voting overhaul

Biden invites Russia, China to first global climate talks

The eviction moratorium is expiring. What will Biden do?

Dominion Voting sues Fox for $1.6B over 2020 election claims

Attorney for Georgia lawmaker calls charges ‘overreach’

Pelosi taps DC National Guard head to lead House security

International News

Lebanon private sector steps in to speed up vaccine campaign

Mexico complains of mask-less tourists, closes ruin site

China outlines COVID-origin findings, ahead of WHO report

Plan made to refloat ship blocking Suez Canal using tide

China erasing H&M from internet amid Xinjiang backlash

Trains crash in southern Egypt, killing at least 32

Report clears France of complicity in 1994 Rwandan Genocide

Migrant arrivals to Europe lower but deaths remain high

Northern Mozambique town attacked by rebels for third day


AP Interview: Emmert says poor communication led to inequity

NCAA’s Midwest Region full of upsets but maybe not surprises

UCLA, USC go from late night to NCAA prime-time spotlight

Shaka Smart leaves Texas to take over Marquette’s program

Ovechkin scores twice, red-hot Capitals shut out Devils 4-0

NASCAR goes for first ride through the dirt at Bristol

Breakfast Blogs

Drugs May or May Not Make You Stupid, But They Certainly Make Governments StupidDrugs May or May Not Make You Stupid, But They Certainly Make Governments Stupid Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

Zip Tie Guy Eric Munchel Gets a Second Chance at Release emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

The GOP’s 2022 vetting strategy digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Jim Crow in a peach-colored suit and tie Tom Sullivan, Digby’s Hullabaloo

How Mark Warner’s ‘SAFE TECH Act’ Will Make Many People A Lot Less Safe Mike Masnick, Techdirt

Biden Administration Says There’s Nothing Wrong With ICE Setting Up A Fake College To Dupe Foreign Students Out Of Their Money, Residency Tim Cushing, Techdirt

First Lawsuit Against Georgia’s ‘Election Integrity Act’ Says the New Law Is Actually a ‘Voter Suppression Bill’ Aaron Keller, Law & Crime

Federal Appeals Court Suspends Larry Klayman from Practicing Law in D.C. Jerry Lambe, Law & Crime

Missouri Republicans horrified by the prospect that poor people might get medical care Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

John Roberts Jim Crow Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

The Definition of Insanity Abigail Nussbaum, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Racism and Science, Revisited Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Reaganomics With a Human Face Yatreblyansky, The Rectification of Names


John Roberts Tells Cops They Can’t Even Shoot Somebody Who Didn’t Do A Crime, Like What? Jamie Lynn Crofts, Wonkette

US Could Have Saved Almost 400,000 Lives, But Think Of The Ragin’ Parties We’d Have Missed Doktor Zoom, Wonkette

Mike Flynn’s Family Sues CNN For Airing Them Shouting Q Slogans Like Some Kind Of Qooks! Liz Dye, Wonkette

World’s Dumbest Republicans Leave World’s Dumbest Yelp Reviews For Biden’s First News Conference Evan Hurst, Wonkette

Amazon Denies Pee Bottles A Thing, Surprising Drivers Who Have Definitely Peed In Bottles Robyn Pennacchia, Wonkette

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