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May 15 2021

The Breakfast Club (Perfidia)

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

Alabama Gov. George Wallace shot on presidential campaign trail; Newly-founded Israel attacked by Arab neighbors; The U.S. Supreme Court breaks up Standard Oil.; Country singer June Carter Cash dies.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

While democracy in the long run is the most stable form of government, in the short run, it is among the most fragile.

Madeleine Albright

Breakfast News

US News

The Latest: New Mexico adopts CDC guidance on facemasks

Michigan lifts indoor mask requirement for vaccinated people

States, business sort out what new CDC mask guidance means

Philadelphia now says MOVE victims’ remains weren’t cremated

Newsom’s green budget has something for everyone — even bees

Flames engulf cargo ship’s remains off US coast; no injuries

Water crisis ‘couldn’t be worse’ on Oregon-California border

Belugas finally arrive at Mystic Aquarium after legal battle

Southern California wildlife bridge plan gets huge boost

US Politics

IRS to the rescue? Tax audits eyed for infrastructure cash

US calls reports of migrant children in buses ‘unacceptable’

Gaetz associate agrees to cooperate in federal investigation

Rep. Greene’s combative behavior could spark ethics review

Missouri passes COVID-19 liability shield for businesses

International News

China cancels Everest climbs over fears of virus from Nepal

West Bank erupts in protest amid more Israel-Hamas fighting

China lands on Mars in latest advance for its space program

Back-to-back tornadoes kill 10 in China; over 300 injured

Ex-Iran parliament speaker registers to run for president

Granholm: Normal service at gas pump likely by late Sunday

Chileans choose assembly to draft a new constitution

US joins global push against violent extremism online

Sports

Judge hits 2 more homers vs O’s, sends Yankees to 5-4 win

Ozuna, Albies go back-to-back as Braves beat Brewers 6-3

Maldonado homers, Greinke goes 7 as Astros rout Rangers 10-4

Hoskins hits 3-run double, Phillies beat Blue Jays 5-1

Hampson homers, triples as Rockies beat Reds 9-6

A’s hit four homers to back Montas, beat Twins 6-1

Abreu, Dozier collide, Royals and Chisox split doubleheader

Top-pick Collier makes her debut, Wings beat new-look Sparks

Poole’s career-high 38 points lead Warriors past Pelicans

Winslow has 26 points, 13 rebounds as Grizzlies defeat Kings

Mavericks beat Raptors to clinch top-6 spot, avoid play-in

Curry, Embiid help 76ers top Magic, clinch top seed in East

Wizards beat Cavaliers 120-105, clinch East play-in spot

Americans dominate first World Triathlon Series women’s race

Breakfast Blogs

This Idea Is Demonstrably Futuile Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

DOJ’s Curious Militia Math emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

Joan Baez Friday Night Respite Thread Cheryl Rofer, Balloon Juice

The long road to January 6th digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Masquerading as patriots Tom Sullivan, Digby’a Hullabaloo

Content Moderation Case Study: Knitting Community Ravelry Bans All Talk Supporting President Trump (2019) Copia Institute, Techdirt

Michigan Legislator With No Understanding Of The 1st Amendment Wants To Fine Fact Checkers For Pointing Out His Lies Mike Masnick, Techdirt

FISA Court Says FBI May Be Abusing Surveillance Powers; Will Continue To Allow It To Abuse Surveillance Powers Tim Cushing, Techdirt

Mississippi Supreme Court Overturns Legal Marijuana Amendment, Puts Several Other State Ballot Initiatives in Jeopardy Jerry Lambe, Law & Crime

President Biden Revokes Trump’s Order Creating ‘National Garden of American Heroes’ Adam Klasfeld, Law & Crime

A Republican Congress will not certify a Democratic presidential victory in 2024 SCott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Erik Visits an American Grave, Part 847 Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

100 Inconsequential Ex-Republican’s Bold Plan To Virtue Signal The GOP Out of Existence driftglass, at his blog

Not With a Pang But a Simper Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names

IF TRUMP IS STAGING A COMEBACK, MAYBE THAT’S A GOOD THING Steve M., No More Mister Nice Blog

A Bill To Make Louisiana ‘Sanctuary State’ For Fossil Fuels? Did Oil Write This? Robyn Pennacchia, Wonkette

Way To Glas-Go, Glasgow! Dooktor Zoom, Wonkette

And How Is Rep. Matt Gaetz’s Friday Going? Liz Dye, Wonkette

Better Know Elise Stefanik, Your New GOP Conference Chair: She’s Terrible! Stephen Robinson, Wonkette

BAD NEWS: QAnon Demon Healer Says Biden Dead And Clintons Dead And Tom Hanks Dead And Evan Hurst, Wonkette