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Apr 30 2021

The Breakfast Club (Positive Results)

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

Nazi dictator Adolf Hitler commits suicide; End of the Vietnam War as Saigon falls; George Washington sworn in as America’s first president; The Louisiana Purchase; Country singer Willie Nelson born.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

Once you replace negative thoughts with positive ones, you’ll start having positive results.

Willie Nelson

Breakfast News

US News

US recovery from pandemic recession is showing momentum

Free rides and beer: Incentives are added to vaccine drive

The Latest: Wash. state alters vaccine system as demand ebbs

Alaska governor’s travel signals move to return to normalcy

Black inmate’s death in Texas jail struggle ruled homicide

US pushes ahead with nuclear plans despite watchdog concerns

Sheriff: Heavily armed gunman among 5 dead in home standoff

Report: Driver in California crash that killed 9 was drunk

California trucks salmon to Pacific; low river levels blamed

US Politics

Biden sells economic plan in GA, calls for rich to pay more

Biden and Carter, longtime allies, reconnect in Georgia

Water bill may open spigot for Biden infrastructure plan

Appeals court tells EPA to ban pesticide or decide it’s safe

Families of Black men slain by police are hopeful for reform

Arkansas governor OKs ban on local, state mask mandates

Florida Republicans move against social media companies

Appointment-only visits to secretary of state here to stay

Hawaii lawmakers finish session after huge federal aid boost

Montana Legislature wraps up with $12B, two-year budget

Massachusetts Senate OKs $400M bill for new soldiers’ home

Senate confirms former Florida Sen. Bill Nelson to lead NASA

International News

Brazil tops 400,000 virus deaths amid fears of renewed surge

Indians turn to black market, unproven drugs as virus surges

About a third of Mexicans show exposure to coronavirus

Thailand says COVID-19 has peaked, but adds restrictions

Alarm grows in Africa as it watches India’s COVID-19 crisis

India’s deepening water crisis at the heart of farm protests

Abbas delays Palestinian elections; Hamas slams ‘coup’

Dozens injured in stampede at big Israeli religious festival

Flooding and mudslides add to St. Vincent’s volcano woes

Sports

Durant scores 42, Nets torch depleted Pacers 130-113

Varlamov gets 3rd shutout vs. Rangers in Islanders’ 4-0 win

Bruins score 3 unanswered goals in 3rd, beat Sabres 5-2

NFL Draft: Players selected in the first round

Hail collapses roof over Mexico City’s main Aztec temple

Breakfast Blogs

Louisiana Republicans Are Looking at Another ‘Don’t Teach Our Kids the Bad Stuff’ Bill Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

The Rickety 702 System: Why It Continues to Fail emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

The NFL Draft 2021 and Portuguese GP bmaz, emptywheel

Rudy speaks. It’s not good. digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Digby’s Hullabaloo

What Biden said and Democrats did Tom Sullivan, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Justice Gorsuch, Joined by Justice Barrett, Pens 6-3 Opinion for Immigrant Rights and Dismisses Justice Kavanaugh’s Dissent Colin Kalmbacher, Law & Crime

Biden Announces Three New Nominees for Lifetime Federal Judgeships — What We Know About Them Adam Klasfeld, Law & Crime

Republican is just short for sociopath Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

The counter-majoritarian atrocity Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Wolves and the Culture War 270 Comments Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Sometimes I Listen To Things I Shouldn’t… driftglass, at his blog

Rarely Asked Questions: How Does Government Pay Its Bills? Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names

TRUMP’S SHRUNKEN WORLD Steve M., No More Mister Nice Blog

The Best Ideas In Joe Biden’s Speech Doktor Zoom, Wonkette

Tim Scott Very Glad To Live In A Not Racist Country Despite All The Racism He Has Personally Experienced Robyn Pennacchia, Wonkette

Rudy Giuliani’s Lawyer Issued A Statement For His Client. It Is #BeBest. Evan Hurst, Wonkette

Hillbilly Effigy: JD Vance Burns Strawman To Prove Universal Childcare ‘Lifestyle’ Bad For America Liz Dye, Wonkette

Non-Diane Actor From ‘Cheers’ ANGRY Poor Folk Won’t Literally Die To Serve Her Chicken Wings Stephen Robinson, Wonkette

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