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May 10 2021

The Breakfast Club (Wrong Questions)

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

A golden spike completes America’s first transcontinental railroad; Nazis burn books in Germany; Rudolf Hess parachutes into Scotland; Nelson Mandela takes office in S. Africa; U2’s frontman Bono born.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

We thought that we had the answers, it was the questions we had wrong.

Bono

Breakfast News

US News

Los Angeles to offer appointment-free COVID-19 vaccinations

Asian American health workers fight virus and racist attacks

Some states plan big spending with Biden’s aid, others wait

As more Illinoisans are vaccinated, more deaths are reported

Big venues set to expand capacity as state eases limits

After court nixes eviction ban, race is on for federal help

Tearful reunions mark second Mother’s Day under pandemic

Montana nonprofit to build slaughterhouse for food bank beef

Cyberattack on US pipeline is linked to criminal gang

Man kills 6, then self, at Colorado birthday party shooting

Micronesians feel hatred in Hawaii, decry police shooting

California woman charged in alleged $6M Medicare fraud scam

Genetic testing offers hope for solving ’05 Hartford killing

Florida school halts use of book about a Black boy’s killing

San Diego sheriff’s employee awarded $60K in settlement

US Politics

Trump’s ‘Big Lie’ imperils Republicans who don’t embrace it

House GOP leader says he backs ousting Cheney from No. 3 job

Analysis: Few issues settled at Louisiana session midpoint

International News

Vaccine deserts: Some countries have no COVID-19 jabs at all

Street parties celebrate end of Spain’s state of emergency

More Jerusalem clashes on eve of contentious Israeli parade

Protests erupt in Iraqi city after killing of activist

Sudan says Ethiopian peacekeepers deported to refugee camp

Sturgeon: Scotland independence vote matter of when, not if

Ramadan in China: Faithful dwindle under limits on religion

Prominent female Saudi activist summoned in relation to case

Man shot to death at Vancouver’s airport in gang incident

Serbia gives award to 2019 Nobel Literature winner Handke

Sports

DeGrom to get MRI for side issue after Mets win 5th straight

Freeman, Swanson, Ynoa power Braves past Phillies

Arenado, Wainwright lead Cardinals over Rockies 2-0

Adames, Brosseau hit HRs as Rays beat A’s 4-3, avoid sweep

Towns, Russell each score 27 points, T-Wolves throttle Magic

Doncic ejected in Mavericks’ 124-97 victory over Cavaliers

Pelicans beat Hornets 112-110 to keep play-in hopes alive

Butler strong down stretch, Heat hold off Celtics 130-124

Knicks beat Clippers 106-100 behind Rose and Bullock By BETH HARRISyesterday

Blackhawks beat Stars 4-2 in fans’ return to United Center

Lewis Hamilton rallies to edge out Max Verstappen to win Spanish Grand Prix

Martin Truex Jr. dominates at Darlington for 3rd win of year

Medina Spirit could lose Ky. Derby win; track bans Baffert

Preakness Post Position Draw Moved to May 11

Zverev beats Berrettini to win his 2nd Madrid Open title

S wins Walker Cup, beating GB&I 14-12 at Seminole

Rory McIlroy wins at Quail Hollow to end victory drought

Breakfast Blogs

Merrick Garland Has Trained the Justice Department’s Sights on the Cyber Ninjas Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

DOJ’s Failures to Follow Media Guidelines on the WaPo Seizure emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

“He wanted it for his election” digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Digby’s Hullabaloo

The persistence of misinformation Tom Sullivan, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Why did it take so long for public health authorities to concede that COVID-19 is primarily spread through aerosols? Scott Lemeiux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Children of men Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

How a Story From a Middle Tennessee College Is Really About Our American Apocalypse (Part 1) The Rude Pundit, at his blog

Maybe she’s just smarter than Kevin Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names