The Breakfast Club (Imagine It)

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

Colonists go ashore in Virginia to set up Jamestown; Lewis and Clark begin to explore Louisiana Territory; Israel founded; Skylab launched; Movie producer George Lucas born; Singer Frank Sinatra dies.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

You can’t do it unless you can imagine it.

George Lucas

Breakfast News

US News

The Latest: Oregon to follow CDC guidance on mask-wearing

‘Great day for America’: Vaccinated can largely ditch masks

Desperate for workers, US restaurants and stores raise pay

Presidents of teachers unions call for full school reopening

California counties await mask, social distancing guidance

Boyd Gaming says its Vegas casinos have OK for 100% capacity

Washington governor: State on track to fully reopen June 30

Street racing surges across US amid coronavirus pandemic

Colorado speedway program aims to curb illegal street racing

Pipeline hack fuels gas crunch; US suspects Russian origins

Marine Corps officer arrested for assault in Jan. 6 riot

Judge: Pretrial release OK for man accused in Capitol riot

Police: 9 wounded in Providence, Rhode Island, shooting

Philly health official forced to resign over MOVE cremations

Bid to build luxury camping site east of Flagstaff rejected

Colorado cities to accept digital ID during traffic stops

Twin MDs battle entrenched racism in the medical world

Woman says $26M California lottery ticket destroyed in wash

Scientists urge restoration of federal gray wolf protections

Chicago cat fleeing fire survives 5-story jump, walks off

US Politics

Justices consider hearing a case on ‘most offensive word’

What insurrection? Growing number in GOP downplay Jan. 6

House GOP plan: $80M more for police, including to recruit

Lawmakers OK COVID-19 spending bills; budget chief concerned

Arizona joins 12 GOP states in ending extra unemployment pay

NYC mayoral race heats up with 6 weeks to go before primary

Minnesota House debates cannabis bill before historic vote

Nevada Democrats unveil renewable energy infrastructure bill

International News

Ontario keeps ban on outdoor recreation for 2 more weeks

Beset by virus, Gaza’s hospitals now struggle with wounded

Israel threatens Gaza ground invasion despite truce efforts

Nepal’s ousted prime minister to head minority government

Canadian National ups offer to seal deal for US railroad


Hill strikes out 9, Rays beat COVID-19 impacted Yankees 9-1

DeSclafani, Duggar lead NL-best Giants over Pirates 3-1

Bogaerts, Dalbec homer, Red Sox roll to 8-1 win over A’s

LaVine, Markkanen lead Bulls past Raptors, 114-102

Jokic scores 31 points; Nuggets beat Timberwolves 114-103

George scores 20, Clippers roll past slumping Hornets 113-90

Burks scores 30, rallies Knicks past Spurs, 102-98

Heat stay No. 5 in the East, roll past 76ers 106-94

Bogdanovich scores 27 points, Hawks breeze past Magic

Breakfast Blogs

A Michigan Republican Has Identified a Grave Threat to Us All: Unlicensed Fact-Checkers Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

The Mike Flynn Interviews, with Backup emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

The GOP is nothing more than a lifestyle brand digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Rep. Ocasio-Cortez Won’t Be Bullied tristero, Digby’s Hullabaloo

The Ted Kaczynskis of the world unite Tom Sullivan, Digby’s Hullabaloo

South Dakota Court Says Government Doesn’t Need To Pay For Home Cops Destroyed To Find A Fugitive Who Wasn’t There Tim Cushing, Techdirt

Dartmouth’s Insane Paranoia Over ‘Cheating’ Leads To Ridiculous Surveillance Scandal Mike Masnick, Techdirt

Manhattan Prosecutors Reportedly Subpoena Wealthy Private School That Trump Associate’s Grandchildren Attend Colin Kalmbacher, Law & Crime

Mississippi Appeals Court Upholds 38-Year-Old Man’s Mandatory Life Sentence without Parole for Marijuana Possession Jerry Lambe, Law & Crime

Dead Heat in Partisan Judiciary Committee Vote Puts Kristen Clarke’s DOJ Civil Rights Nomination in Senate’s Court Adam Klasfeld, Law & Crime

CDC says vaccinated people don’t have to wear masks Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Economic Dislocation and the Trumpian Appeal Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

We Knew Who They Were And We Tried To Warn You drftglass, at his blog

Decodification Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names

How Public Schools Failed Black and White Students in the South By Hiding the Truth The Rude Pundit, at his blog

NEEDS MORE PARTISANSHIP Steve M., No More Mister Nice Blog

What Happens If OldBalls McLoser Gets Indicted? Palm Beach Has A Plan For That! Evan Hurst, Wonkette

Manhattan DA Giving Out Trump Org Subpoenas Like Candy Liz Dye, Wonkette

Yesterday In Labor History! Harriet Beecher Stowe’s Sister Catharine Invented Housewives :/ Eric Loomis, Wonkette

Mississippi Sending A Man To Prison For Life Over An Ounce Of Weed Robyn Pennacchia, Wonkette

No Big, Trump Just Hid Major EPA Climate Report For Years. Bet It’s Great News, Huh? Doktor Zoom, Wonkette

Joe Manchin Throws Voting Rights Under The Bipartisan Bus Stephen Robinson, Wonkette