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May 06 2021

The Breakfast Club (To Excel)

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

The hydrogen-filled airship Hindenburg explodes and crashes; Psychologist Sigmund Freud and actor-director Orson Welles born; Roger Bannister is the first athlete to run a mile in fewer than four minutes.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

Happy 90th Birthday, Mr. Mays.

In order to excel, you must be completely dedicated to your chosen sport. You must also be prepared to work hard and be willing to accept constructive criticism. Without one-hundred percent dedication, you won’t be able to do this.

Willie Mays

Breakfast News

US News

COVID’s US toll projected to drop sharply by the end of July

State expands walk-up COVID-19 shots; field hospital closing

US tribe shares vaccine with relatives, neighbors in Canada

US parents excited over prospect of virus shots for children

Google says 20% of workers will be remote, many more hybrid

CDC sets rules for trial cruises with volunteer passengers

San Francisco women stabbed amid wave of attacks on Asians

Vigils, rallies mark day of awareness for Indigenous victims

Four people killed when plane crashes into Mississippi home

Elderly Mexican gray wolf dies at San Francisco zoo

Nature at its craziest: Trillions of cicadas about to emerge

US Politics

US backs waiving intellectual property rules on vaccines

US Justice Department worried about Arizona Senate recount

Liz Cheney clings to GOP post as Trump endorses replacement

Facebook board upholds Trump ban, just not indefinitely

Tennessee Legislature adjourns for the year

Nevada lawmakers debate public health care option proposal

South Carolina House adds firing squad to execution methods

GOP governor race: Who’s in first depends on who’s in second

International News

India’s virus surge damages Modi’s image of competence

Top court orders India’s government to present oxygen plan

Iraq pushes vaccine rollout amid widespread apathy, distrust

Asia Today: Fiji sequesters hospital staff after COVID death

UN says 155 million people faced severe hunger last year

More than 200 NGOs call for UN arms embargo on Myanmar

Woman from Mali gives birth to 9 babies in Morocco

Sports

Red-hot Stanton powers Yankees past Astros again, 6-3

Gregorius’ slam holds up in Phillies’ 5-4 win over Brewers

Ozuna hits grand slam, Braves beat Nats in Fried’s return

La Russa’s extra-inning gaffe stings White Sox in loss

O’s Means throws MLB’s 3rd no-hitter of season, tops M’s 6-0

Bucks edge Wizards 135-134 to earn fourth straight victory

Hawks pulled away late to rout Suns 135-103

Morant, Grizzlies hold on for 138-132 win over Wolves

Bagley’s fast start helps Kings race past Pacers 104-93

Pietrangelo gets winner for Golden Knights in OT over Wild

Capitals beat Rangers 4-2 in fight-filled game

Fleury scores shootout winner, Ducks beat Blues 3-2

Chelsea beats Madrid to set up all-English CL final vs City

Breakfast Blogs

Most Americans Don’t Get to Be ‘Disingenuous’ Under Oath the Way Bill Barr Was Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

Federal Judge Overturns CDC’s COVID-19 Eviction Moratorium as an Unconstitutional Power Grab Colin Kalmbacher, Law & Crime

Arizona Election Auditors Check Ballots for Bamboo Fibers After Conspiracy Theorists Claim 40,000 Votes Were ‘Flown in’ from Asia erry Lambe, Law & Crime

In Request for Special Master, the Lev Parnas Prosecutors Hint at Prior Filter Team Searches on Rudy emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

If My Brain Interprets It As Something Where I Fits, I Sits Major Major Major Major, Balloon Juice

They want the Big Lie, they need the Big Lie digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Trump didn’t start the fire Tom Sullivan, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Huge News: US Gov’t Agrees To Support Intellectual Property Waiver To Help Fight COVID Mike Masnick, Techdirt

Allowing vaccinated people to do more things is a major net increase in freedom Scott Lemeiux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Erik Visits an American Grave, Part 842 Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Donald Trump is going to be the Republican presidential nominee in 2024, which means there’s a good chance he’ll be president again Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Liz Cheney Demonstrates the Least You Can Do to Preserve Democracy The Rude Pundit, at his blog

Literary Corner: The Committed Woke Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names

You’re Still Paying The Secret Service To Cart Trump’s Grown-Ass Hatchlings Around America. Isn’t That GREAT? Evan Hurst, Wonkette

Rudy Giuliani Shocked To Learn Going Rate For Doing Trump’s Dirty Work Still ‘Zero Dollars’ Liz Dye, Wonkette

How Can Employers Solve This ‘Labor Shortage’? Maybe ‘Decent Wages’ Will Do The Trick! Doktor Zoom, Wonkette

Ted Cruz Thinks The CIA Could Use A Man Like Jason Bourne Again. Those Were The Days! Stephen Robinson, Wonkette