May 24 2021

The Breakfast Club (Another Lifetime)

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

Samuel Morse opens America’s first telegraph line; Four men sentenced for the 1993 World Trade Center bombing; Britain’s Queen Victoria born; The Brooklyn Bridge opens; Singer-songwriter Bob Dylan born.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

Bob Dylan May 24, 1941. Happy 80th Birthday

This land is your land and this land is my land, sure, but the world is run by those that never listen to music anyway.

Bob Dylan

Breakfast News

US News

COVID testing’s value shrinks as vaccines beat back virus

Pandemic has fueled eating disorder surge in teens, adults

The mob made me do it: Rioters claim Jan. 6 crowd at fault

Louisville pins hopes on Justice Dept. review of policing

Floyd killing prompts some states to limit or ban chokeholds

Retired cop put in chokehold takes police case to high court

Black man’s death fuels debate over police shooting at cars

NYC mayor says antisemitic attackers ‘will be prosecuted’

Carbon storage offers hope for climate, cash for farmers

Average US price of gas jumps 8 cents per gallon to $3.10

2 dead, 12 injured in shooting at New Jersey house party

Viral video drew hundreds to California party; 150 arrested

Fishermen fear encroachment from offshore wind projects

Last cat out of the Tiger King Park bag as seizure completed

Colby College livestreams its in-person commencement

US Politics

Growing mystery of suspected energy attacks draws US concern

National Guard mission to provide security ending at Capitol

Illinois’ political muscle withers with shrinking population

La. House agrees to ban handheld cellphone use while driving

US general: As US scales back in Mideast, China may step in

Tennessee moves to the forefront with anti-transgender laws

International News

India battles fatal fungal threat as virus deaths near 300K

UK officials: Vaccines effective against Indian variant

The poor, the rich: In a sick India, all are on their own

Italian cable car plunges to the ground, killing at least 14

Congo volcano eruption, ensuing chaos kill at least 15

Belarus opposition figure detained when flight diverted

With tall Trump tale, Macron plays to France’s young voters

No court decision on Suez Canal’s claim over massive vessel

Israeli police escort Jews to flashpoint Jerusalem site

Iran official says nuke inspector deal expired; talks go on


Wheeler fans 12, Phils beat Red Sox 6-2 to end 4-game skid

Rays rally with 5 walks in 9th, top Jays for 10th win in row

Riley has another 2-HR game as Braves overwhelm Pirates 7-1

Nationals send Orioles to 6th straight defeat, 6-5

Santana’s 2-run homer in 9th lifts Royals over Tigers 3-2

Harris scores 37, leads 76ers past Wizards 125-118 in Game 1

Series now even, Islanders aim to keep Crosby, Pens in check

Moore scores twice, US beats Canada 5-1 in world hockey

Dixon knocks two budding young stars from Indy 500 pole

Power saves Penske from Indy 500 qualifying embarrassment

Ready or not, skateboarding takes its show to the Olympics

Breakfast Blogs

The Truth About January 6 Will Be Preserved in the Trials, Not the Congress Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

You Cannot Discuss Disinformation and the Steele Dossier without Discussing Oleg Deripaska emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

The Shocking Blue Streets of Monaco bmaz, emptywheel

Just a Quick Note About Why Rudy Giuliani Offered What He Claims Are Hunter Biden’s Hard Drives To the FBI Adam L. Silverman, Balloon Juice

Lies and consequences digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Accountability for one cop is not justice Tom Sullivan, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Elite Dems who don’t know when to quit could be the death of American democracy Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

The Real Cancel Culture on Campus Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Three-Dimensional Chess Is Good Enough For Me Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names


Low-Information Republicans Ban School Mask Mandates, Because What Is ‘Unvaccinated’ Anyway? Doktor Zoom, Wonkette

Michael Flynn Claims Dems Invented COVID Pandemic To Steal The Election From Trump Robyn Pennacchia, Wonkette

Why Ted Cruz Doesn’t Care If You Hate Him Stephen Robinson, Wonkette