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May 12 2021

The Breakfast Club (Born In America)

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 Soviet Union announces an end to its blockade of Berlin; Body of missing Lindbergh baby is found in a wooded area; Burt Bacharach, Katherine Hepburn and George Carlin are born.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

When you’re born you get a ticket to the freak show. When you’re born in America, you get a front row seat.

George Carlin

Breakfast News

US News

The Latest: Ore. bill extends deadline for late-rent payment

Biden announces Uber, Lyft rides amid July 4 vaccine push

Younger adolescents get ready to receive COVID-19 vaccine

California nears expanding COVID-19 shot to children 12-15

AIDS virus used in gene therapy to fix ‘bubble baby’ disease

Lawyers: Black man didn’t drive into deputies who shot him

Judge dismisses NRA bankruptcy case in blow to gun group

Gas stations report shortages as pipeline shutdown drags on

Florida declares state of emergency after pipeline shutdown

Suit: Workers lured from India paid $1.20 per hour for years

Met Opera strikes deal with chorus ahead of restart

2 Texas deputies killed, city worker wounded in attack

Former congresswoman named to board of Honolulu rail line

California governor proposes $12B to house state’s homeless

King County to buy hotels to permanently house 1,600 people

Report: U. of Michigan missed chances to stop doctor’s abuse

California judge dismisses Twitter lawsuit against Texas AG

Alaska courts restore email, lack answers on cyber attack

US Politics

Migrant children held in mass shelters with little oversight

Number of children traveling alone at border eases in April

Liz Cheney says Trump and GOP backers threaten democracy

Democrats press for broader voter access as GOP resists

Farm bill passing NC Senate includes new biogas permits

Groups sue over maneuver that weakened wage, sick time laws

Pentagon chief during Jan. 6 riot defends military response

Former delegate Sears wins in GOP lieutenant governor race

International News

Beyond vaccines, UNESCO wants more global science shared

The Latest: Israeli aircraft strike another building in Gaza

Israel, Hamas escalate heavy fighting with no end in sight

Internal emails reveal WHO knew of sex abuse claims in Congo

Bulgaria caretaker government appointed until July election

Ukraine charges Putin ally Medvedchuk with treason

Suez Canal chief: Vessel impounded amid financial dispute

Sports

South Dakota pitcher’s prosthetic arm found at recycler

LEADING OFF: Tatis tests positive for virus, Harvey vs Mets

Bieber extends own MLB strikeout record, Indians beat Cubs

Montgomery goes 6 strong innings, Yankees beat Rays 3-1

Stokes’ first career hits help Pirates finally solve Reds

Morant, Brooks help Memphis to 133-104 rout of Mavericks

Heat clinch playoff spot with 129-121 victory over Celtics

Towns, Edwards lead Timberwolves past undermanned Pistons

Clippers lead all the way in 115-96 win over Raptors

Nuggets beat Hornets, secure home-court advantage in Round 1

Raffl’s late goal pushes Capitals past Bruins, 2-1

Breakfast Blogs

A Small Town in New Hampshire Has Been Struck By the Republican Prion Disease Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

“Oversight:” Mike Flynn Lied to Protect Barbara Ledeen, Who Then Fed Disinformation to Sara Carter emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

The 2021 Israel-Hamas Conflict Adam L. Silverman, Balloon Juice

Yes, they are coming for you, Republicans digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Digby’s Hullabaloo

They don’t want to govern. They want to rule. Tom Sullivan, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Appeals Court Says Families Of Car Crash Victims Can Continue To Sue Snapchat Over Its ‘Speed Filter’ Tim Cushing, Techdirt

Texas Attorney General Unblocks Twitter Users Who Sued Him; Still Blocking Others Mike Masnick, Techdirt

Despite Empty FCC Promises, Broadband Prices Jumped 19% During Trump Era Karl Bode, Techdirt

Judge Dismisses the NRA’s Bankruptcy Petition, Calls Wayne LaPierre’s Conduct ‘Nothing Less Than Shocking’ Adam Klasfeld, Law & Crime

Federal Court: Saying the N-Word to Two Black People Does Not Qualify as ‘Fighting Words’ Colin Kalmbascher, Law & Crime

Federal Judge Dismisses Twitter Lawsuit That Accused Texas Attorney General of Illegally Retaliating Over Trump Ban Jerry Lambe, Law & Crime

Conflict in Israel & Palestine Dan Nexon, Lawyers, Guns and Money

The Charcoal Supply Chain Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

There is essentially no outdoor transmission of COVID-19 Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

The significance of the Liz Cheney auto-da-fe Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

If Speaking Obvious, Ugly Truths About The GOP is Worth a Dozen Headlines a Day… driftglass, at his blog

WHICH GOP WILL THE MEDIA SAY THIS IS? Steve M., No More Mister Nice Blog

HAPPY NICE TIME SIGH OF RELIEF, It Is Time To Vaxx Up Your Middle School Kids! Doktor Zoom, Wonkette

Rand Paul Flogs Fever Dreams About Fauci Creating COVID Liz Dye, Wonkette

QAnon Idiots Gonna Overturn All Of Arizona, That’s What They’re Gonna Do Evan Hurst, Wonkette

What Happens When The Next MAGA Coup Works? Stephen Robinson, Wonkette