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May 01 2021

The Breakfast Club (The Enemy)

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

President George W. Bush announces major combat has ended in Iraq; U2 spy plane shot down over Soviet Union; Empire State Building dedicated.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

The enemy is anybody who’s going to get you killed, no matter which side he’s on.

Joseph Heller

Breakfast News

US News

Number of Americans fully vaccinated tops 100 million

US extends face-mask requirement on planes until September

Judge: New Mexico must give at-home students fast internet

Flagstaff hospital plans for major expansion, health village

Prosecutors seek higher sentence for Chauvin in Floyd death

New Mexico expected to have fewer births, fewer students

3 officers resign in rough arrest of woman with dementia

Army disciplines 21 at Fort Hood in probe of soldier’s death

Grand Canyon opens lottery for shooting bison in the park

Homeland Security to repair damage created by border wall

Mars helicopter aces 4th flight, gets extra month of flying

US Politics

US to restrict travel from India over COVID starting Tuesday

Steep drop in national security surveillance during pandemic

Manchin pans DC statehood bill in another break with Dems

Biden to veer from Trump, Obama policies in taking on NKorea

Giuliani search warrant resolved Justice Department dispute

Despite population increase, DC suspects a census undercount

Biden helps his Amtrak family celebrate its 50th anniversary

Texas voters head back to polls after congressman’s death

International News

The Latest: Canada puts J&J vaccine rollout plans on hold

Suicide truck bomber hits Afghan guest house, killing 21

UN calls for return to democracy in Myanmar, end to violence

Brazil privatizes Rio de Janeiro’s water, sewage utility

Mexican border governor impeached for alleged tax evasion

Powerful quake hits off northern Japan, no tsunami risk

Sports

MLB: 9 teams reach 85% vaccination rate for easing protocols

Bieber strikes out 11, sets K record as Indians beat Chisox

Phils top Mets 2-1 in bench-clearing, trash-talking opener

From feel-good story to not so good: D-Backs’ Calhoun out

Lillard, Blazers pull away from Nets, stay unbeaten on trip

Celtics rally from 32-point deficit, top Spurs 143-140 in OT

Malathaat rallies in stretch to win Kentucky Oaks

Leipzig beats Bremen 2-1 late to reach German Cup final

Breakfast Blogs

The Cyber Ninjas Have Called in Men With Badges to Protect Them From Antifa Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

It’s all up to the Democrats digby. Digby’s Hullabaloo

So much hate Tom Sullivan, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Judge Rules Jared Kushner’s Apartment Company Repeatedly Broke Consumer Laws With ‘Widespread and Numerous’ Violations Jerry Lambe, Law & Crime

Ted Cruz has been a corporate stooge his as long as he’s been a senator, says Ted Cruz Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

The Student Loan Crisis Pal Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

The Post-Brown America Looks An Awful Lot Like the Pre-Brown America Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Matthew Dowd is a Fundamentally Ridiculous Person: A Series of Miraculous Conversions driftglass, at his blog

The Gaetz of Hell shall not prevail Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names

THE PERFECT MIX OF VICIOUS AND IGNORANT Steve M., No More Mister Nice Blog

Supreme Court Considers The Case Of The Cussy Cheerleader Jamie Lynn Crofts, Wonkette

Florida Voter Suppression Law Not Quite As Awful As Georgia’s, So Hooray? Doktor Zoom, Wonkette

Rudy And Ron Johnson Blew Off FBI Warnings About Russian Spies Because PFFFFFFFT DEEP STATE! Liz Dye, Wonkette

Michele Bachmann Didn’t Like Joe Biden’s Toddler-Snatchin’ Gay Zombie Apocalypse Speech AT ALL Evan Hurst, Wonkette

Jim Justice Didn’t Think He Was Going To Need Actual Evidence To Justify Transphobic Law Robyn Pennacchia, Wonkette

Tim Scott Continues Whining About All The Racism He’s Experiencing In A Country He Doesn’t Think Is Racist Stephen Robinson, Wonkette

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