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Apr 19 2021

The Breakfast Club (Political Stupidity)

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

Oklahoma City bombing; Battle of Lexington and Concord; Pope Benedict XVI elected; Branch Davidian siege near Waco, TX ends.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

In politics stupidity is not a handicap.

Napoleon Bonaparte

Breakfast News

US News

The Latest: Michigan governor: State’s surge may be ending

Half of US adults have received at least one COVID-19 shot

In Minneapolis, armed patrol group tries to keep the peace

Police: FedEx shooter legally bought guns used in shooting

Police: Suspect on the run in fatal shooting of 3 in Texas

Suspect apprehended in fatal shooting at Wisconsin tavern

Some Jan. 6 defendants try to use journalism as riot defense

After child dies, US regulator warns about Peloton treadmill

Couple: Man has tossed used cups in their yard for 3 years

Southern Arizona’s spring wildflower bloom absent this year

US Politics

New migrant facilities crop up to ease crowding, again

Faith leaders across US join in decrying voting restrictions

GOP White House hopefuls move forward as Trump considers run

International News

Australia-New Zealand travel bubble brings relief, elation

Turkey reports record daily number of COVID-19 deaths

Iran sees highest daily death toll in months as virus surges

Germany remembers nearly 80,000 dead in COVID pandemic

Japanese leader asks Pfizer for additional vaccine supply By MARI YAMAGUCHIyesterday

Israeli police clash with Palestinian crowd in Jerusalem

Egypt says 11 killed in train crash north of Cairo

Refugees win rare victory in landmark Serbia pushback ruling

Bangladesh arrests Islamist leader after violent protests

Delights of Ramadan disappear for Syrian refugees in Lebanon

US, China agree to cooperate on climate crisis with urgency

Students’ struggles pushed Peru teacher to run for president

French president foresees some summer tourists in Paris

Sports

Hosmer delivers late for Padres in 5-2 win over Dodgers

Bieber sets K record, fans 13 as Indians beat Reds 6-3

Bowman denies Hamlin with swift late move at Richmond

Max Verstappen wins Emilia Romagna F1 Grand Prix after Hamilton blunder

European soccer split as 12 clubs launch breakaway league

Breakfast Blogs

This Administration Can Correct a Mistake Without Making Three More Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

Two One-Time Devin Nunes Flunkies Under Investigation for Leaks emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

Maxims to think about on a Sunday afternoon digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Whose streets? Their streets. Tom Sullivan, Digby’s Hullabaloo

How not to do pandemic response Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

The 3/5ths Doctrine paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Erik Visits an American Grave, Part 831 Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Fantasy Politics League Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names

TRUMP MIGHT NOT RUN, BUT WITHIN THE PARTY HE WON’T BE BEATEN No More Mister Nice Blog

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