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Apr 02 2021

The Breakfast Club (The Time Of Your 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

Pope John Paul II Dies at 84; President Woodrow Wilson asks Congress to declare war on Germany; Juan Ponce de Leon lands in Florida; Falkland Islands seized from Britain; Hans Christian Andersen Born.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

The truth is on the march and nothing will stop it.

Emile Zola

Breakfast News

US News

US draws close to 100M vaccinations as baseball resumes

Company producing J&J vaccine had history of violations

Supreme Court sides with Facebook in text message dispute

Justices uphold FCC’s easing of local media ownership limits

Gunman in Southern California mass shooting knew his victims

Supreme Court gives Georgia win in water war with Florida

Justice Department working with tribes on missing persons

Large Florida school district hit by ransomware attack

Daughter: Bystander disrupted attack on Asian American woman

Judge: US agency illegally paid for Colorado predator hunt

Arson arrest; woman said fires were to get rid of snakes

Ancient coins may solve mystery of murderous 1600s pirate

Coin firm pays it forward after Georgia man paid in pennies

US Politics

Biden’s ‘Jobs Cabinet’ to sell infrastructure as GOP resists

US looks to keep critical sectors safe from cyberattacks

Harris to move into official VP residence next week

After hack, officials draw attention to supply chain threats

At 1st Cabinet meeting, Biden says team ‘looks like America’

Biden admin lauds talks on readmitting US to Iran nuke deal

International News

Hospital workers despair as France’s virus strategy flails

Pakistan, India peace move silences deadly Kashmir frontier

Train crashes in Taiwan, causing injuries, possibly deaths

Myanmar still mired in violence 2 months after military coup

Lawmakers censure Dutch PM Rutte over coalition talks

OPEC and allies agree to gradually boost crude oil output

The Dutch went first in 2001; who has same-sex marriage now?

Sports

Opening Day: Snow, stars, fans and a virus postponement

COVID hits MLB opening day; positive tests scrap Mets-Nats

Royals outslug Rangers 14-10 in wild season opener

Segura’s hit in 10th lifts Phillies over Braves in opener

Iowa’s Luka Garza named AP men’s college player of the year

Michigan’s Juwan Howard named AP college coach of the year

Players hear ‘a lot of talk’ from Emmert about Title IX, NIL

In AP survey, ADs raise worries about women’s college sports

Wie West, Feng back on leaderboard at ANA Inspiration

Breakfast Blogs

The NCAA Ends Up Looking Silly in Any Venue It Cannot Control. Like, Say, the Supreme Court. Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

Tinker, Tailor, Soldier Irishman emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

STFU Arnold digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Georgia GOP has a hissy fit Tom Sullivan, Digby’s Hullabaloo

New York City Council Passes Police Reforms That Includes Ending Qualified Immunity For NYPD Officers Tim Cushing, Techdirt

FCC Wants To Hear Your Thoughts On Crappy US Broadband Karl Bode, Techdirt

Florida Fished Itself to Death, Justice Barrett Rules for Unanimous Supreme Court in Opinion with No References to Alan Jackson’s ‘Chattahoochee’ Colin Kalmbacher, Law & Crime

Supreme Court Led by Justice Sotomayor Declines to Use a ‘Chainsaw’ Against Facebook in Robocall Case Matt Naham, Law & Crime

Attorneys General in More Than a Dozen States Sue Biden Admin Over Stimulus Bill’s ‘Threat’ to Tax Cuts Jerry Lambe, Law & Crime

It did get weird enough for me Paul Campos, Lawers, Guns and Money

Matthew Dowd is a Fundamentally Ridiculous Person driftglass, at his blog

Infrastructure Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names

Would a Good Guy with a Gun Have Been Justified in Saving George Floyd? The Rude Pundit, at his blog

NEW RIGHT-WING TALKING POINT: EVIL LIBS WANT YOU TO THINK BUILDINGS ARE INFRASTRUCTURE! Steve M., No More Mister Nice Blog

Yay Biden Judges! Jamie Lynn Crofts, Wonkette

Manhattan DA Really REALLY **REALLY** Wants To ‘Ask Allen Weisselberg’ About Trump’s Dirty Moneys! Evan Hurst, Wonkette

Innocent Man Spent 22 Years In Prison Because Teen Didn’t Want To Tell His Dad He Bought Drugs Robyn Penacchia, Wonkette

Texas Senate Votes To Punish Wind, Solar For Blackouts Caused By Coal, Oil, Nuclear Doktor Zoom, Wonkette

OK, Who’s Writing The Matt Gaetz Screenplay, Because This Sh*t Is WILD Liz Dye, Wonkette

Derek Chauvin Trial Continues To Be Hard To Watch Stephen Robinson, Wonkette

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