Apr 24 2021

The Breakfast Club (Endless Variations)

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

An aborted mission to free American hostages in Iran ends in disaster; Ireland’s ‘Easter Rising’ begins; Armenians face mass deportation during World War I; Singer Barbra Streisand born.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

Diplomacy is like jazz: endless variations on a theme.

Richard Holbrooke

Breakfast News

US News

Navajo students describe pandemic struggles to Jill Biden

Arizona closes stadium vaccine site in move to indoor venues

COVID vaccine clinic to be held at North Little Rock arena

After COVID relief bill, progressives look for next big win

Klamath Falls restaurant fined for 2nd time over COVID rules

US to resume J&J COVID vaccinations despite rare clot risk

Biden working group targets jobs for fossil fuel communities

7 deputies on leave after fatal shooting of Black man

Resilient redwood forest a beacon of hope for California

Wildfire scorches thousands of acres, force evacuations

Washington House passes cap-and-trade bill

US Politics

Summit shows Biden’s big vision on fighting climate change

America’s gas-fueled vehicles imperil Biden’s climate goals

Kansas governor vetoes measures to tighten election laws

Washington Legislature gives final OK to police reform bills

Nevada lawmakers halve gun bill amid enforcement concerns

California governor seeks ban on new fracking by 2024

Feds say California jail violates rights of mentally ill

Montana governor signs bill allowing payment to wolf hunters

International News

Indian hospitals plead for oxygen, country sets virus record

Biden speaks to Erdogan as Armenian genocide question looms

Imprisoned Putin foe Navalny to end his hunger strike

Jerusalem tension triggers Gaza-Israel fire exchange

Israeli police arrest dozens in night of chaos in Jerusalem

ASEAN leaders to meet Myanmar coup leader amid killings


Syracuse women’s standout Cardoso also in transfer portal

Alabama Gov. Ivey signs ban on transgender athletes

DeGrom’s 15 strikeouts, 2-hitter lead Mets over Nats 6-0

Stanton homers twice, powering Yankees past Indians 5-3

‘It’s tubular right now’: A’s win 12th in a row, top O’s 3-1

Twins lefty Happ loses no-hit bid vs Pirates in 8th inning

Westbrook’s triple-double lifts Wizards to 7th straight win

Nets back atop East after beating Celtics 109-104

Georgiev has 26 saves as Rangers beat Flyers 4-1

Sabres snap Bruins’ season-best 6-game win streak in 6-4 win

Harrison Burton, 20, set for NASCAR Cup Series debut at Dega

Arsenal fans protest against owner for Super League debacle

Breakfast Blogs

Republicans Have a New Strategy to Keep Gumming Up the Senate Charles Pierce, Esquire Politics

Former Presiding FISA Judge John Bates’ Curious Treatment of White Person Terrorism emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

LTC (ret) Grossman Has Grossly Misrepresented Himself, His Service, and His Qualifications Adam L. Silverman, Balloon Juice

RIP to a great blogger digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Digbys Hullabaloo

“Skilled” is a social construct Tom Sullivan, Digby’s Hullabaloo

The Other George Floyd Story: How Media Freedom Led To Conviction In His Killer’s Trial Michael J. Socolow, Techdirt

Not This Again: Facebook Threatens To Sue Guy Who Registered ‘DontUseInstagram.com’ Mike Masnick, Techdirt

The Trump-Hyped Foxconn Wisconsin Deal Finally Falls Completely Apart Karl Bode, Tecdirt

ACLU Files SCOTUS Petition to Extend Fourth Amendment Privacy Protections for All Travelers at the U.S. Border Colin Kalmbacher, Law & Crime

The Supreme Court Justices Are Set to Hear Two Very Different Free Speech Cases — What You Should Know Elura Nanos, Law & Crime

Lin Wood Exits Lawsuit Against Joy Reid After the MSNBC Host’s Attorney Argued He Isn’t Fit to Practice Law Adam Klasfeld, Law & Crime

America’s dumbest senator doesn’t understand how vaccines work or why anyone would prefer that fewer people die from COVID Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

The Battle for Environmental Justice Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

The Not-Me Belly Sneetches driftglass, at his blog

Germany note Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names


Brett Kavanaugh Finds Some Youths Who Don’t Deserve A Second Chance: All Of Them But Him Jamie Lynn Crofts, Wonkette

Marjorie Taylor Greene Being Dickhead Lunatic To Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Wait WHAAAAAAAT? Evan Hurst, Wonkette

The Only Thing Worse Than A Disney Adult Is A Racist Disney Adult Robyn Penacchia, Wonkette

GOP Infrastructure Counter-Offer: This Road To Nowhere! Dokotor Zoom, Wonkette

No, Caitlyn Jenner Is Not Going To Be California’s Next Top Governor Rebecca Schoenkopf, Wonkette

Puerto Rico Got Two Hurricanes And This Lousy T-Shirt Liz Dye, Wonkette

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