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May 07 2021

The Breakfast Club (Not Afraid To Fail)

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 Lusitania sunk in World War I; Nazi Germany signs surrender in World War II; Vietnam’s Battle of Dien Bien Phu; Composer Peter Illych Tchaikovsky born; Glenn Miller records ‘Chattanooga Choo-Choo

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

An essential aspect of creativity is not being afraid to fail.

Edwin Land

Breakfast News

US News

The Latest: LA, San Fran opening business despite infections

Navajo Nation reports no COVID deaths for 4th time in 5 days

Western, Central Washington universities to require vaccines

New York City aims to offer virus vaccinations to tourists

Yellowstone, Grand Teton parks to resume bus operations

WA Democratic lawmakers decry pause of Pierce County

Florida courthouses ease some coronavirus restrictions

Mayor proposes change to Oahu’s tiered virus restrictions

Connecticut to launch $150 million fund to help businesses

Study: Residents left big metros during pandemic for family

Appeals judges skeptical about reinstating NC abortion ban

Arizona utility regulators reject 100% clean energy rules

Grid manager assures ample electric power for Texas summer

Flock of giant California condors trashes woman’s home

Glacier National Park demand outweighs ticket availability

US Politics

In GOP stronghold, Biden pushes for his infrastructure plan

GOP seeks unity, even if that means embracing election lie

lorida gov signs GOP voting law critics call ‘un-American’

Some in GOP worry new limits will hurt their voters, too

Kansas House approves medical marijuana; Senate won’t follow

Liz Cheney, Donald Trump feud gets mixed reviews in Wyoming

Bill for limited Missouri school voucher program passes

House leaders try to break stalemate on casino, lottery bill

International News

More support easing vaccine patent rules, but hurdles remain

India’s gov’t eases hospital oxygen shortage as demand jumps

Opposition grows to 4th cruise ship dock in Mexico’s Cozumel

US says fate of nuclear pact up to Iran as talks resume

At least 25 dead during Brazilian police raid in Rio

Fishing tensions flare between France, UK over Brexit rules

Palestinians, Israeli settlers scuffle in east Jerusalem

UN: Cutting methane quickly key to curbing dangerous warming

Sports

NCAA reaches a key moment as transgender laws multiply

Freeman sits; Smyly, Braves get 1st sweep of Nats since 2014

Grichuk drives in 5, Jays beat A’s 10-4 for series split

Top Aussie female sailor Curtis picked to join SailGP squad

Mandaloun and Essential Quality won’t run in Preakness

Darlington Raceway set for first of 2 NASCAR weekends

Floyd Mayweather returning for June 6 exhibition fight

Breakfast Blogs

The Newest Conservative Conjuring Words: ‘Critical Race Theory’ Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

January 6: Focus on Jeff Merkley’s Office and Missing Laptop emptywheel aka Macy Wheeler, emptywheel

The Facebook cesspool is a bigger problem than Trump digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Digby’s Hullabaloo

We need video of Trump admitting he was defeated by Biden Spocko, Digby’s Hullabaloo

A battle for democracy Tom Sullivan, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Vermont’s GOP Governor Signs Bipartisan Legislation to Ban Gay and Trans ‘Panic’ Defense Colin Kalmbacher, Law & Crime

House Democrats Ask Judge to Order Donald Trump to Comply With Subpoena For His Personal Financial Documents Jerry Lambe, Law & Crime

GOP Commissioners Scuttle FEC Probe Into Former President Trump in Stormy Daniels Case Adam Klasfeld, Law & Crime

The present and future of the Republican Party Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Labor, work, and leisure Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Green Jobs and Rural Economies Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

The Liberals Who Can’t Quit ‘The Liberals Who Can’t Quit Lockdown’ Stories Rebecca Schoenkopf, Wonkette

How To Read Liz Cheney’s Op-Ed, For The Benefit Of Glenn Greenwald And Other Idiots Evan Hurst, Wonkette

Texas Gonna Ban Abortions, Let Anyone Sue Anyone Who Helps Anyone Get One Robyn Pennacchia, Wonkette

How Is Joe Biden Fixing Student Loan Debt Today? (It’s Not ‘By Canceling Them.’ Yet.) Doktor Zoom, Wonkette

The Best Arizona Recount Lin Wood And Mike Lindell Could Buy Is Going GREAT Liz Dye, Wonkette