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May 31 2021

The Breakfast Club (Remembering)

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 Johnstown Flood kills more than 2,200 people in Pennsylvania; Israel hangs ex-Nazi official Adolf Eichmann; Bombing suspect Eric Rudolph caught in North Carolina; Actor-director Clint Eastwood born.

Breakfast Tunes

B. J. Thomas August 7, 1942 – May 29, 2021

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

Patriotism is supporting your country all the time, and your government when it deserves it.

Mark Twain

Breakfast News

US News

Vets return to Memorial Day traditions as pandemic eases

More states ease lingering virus rules as vaccine rates rise

Risky, impatient climbers bring danger to US highest peak

Tulsa pastors honor ‘holy ground’ 100 years after massacre

Texas’ fix after blackout doesn’t dwell on climate change

In South Florida, shootings usher in bloody holiday weekend

Illinois Legislature approves Juneteenth as a state holiday

Nebraska lab IDs over 300 Pearl Harbor sailors and Marines

US Politics

For Biden, a deeply personal Memorial Day weekend observance

White House gives GOP 1 week to reach deal on infrastructure

Texas GOP’s strict voting bill on the verge of final vote

International News

China re-imposes travel curbs on province after virus cases

South Africa returns to stricter lockdown, virus ‘surging’

Egypt bets on ancient finds to pull tourism out of pandemic

UK may require NHS workers to take COVID-19 vaccine

Vietnam finds new virus variant, hybrid of India, UK strains

Netanyahu could lose PM job as rivals attempt to join forces

North accuses US of hostility for S. Korean missile decision

Canada lowers flags after discovery of bodies at school site

Sports

Durant (42), Irving (39) quiet Boston crowd, win 141-126

CP3, Suns beat Lakers 100-92, even series after Davis hurt

Young leads Hawks to 113-96 win over Knicks, 3-1 series lead

Wild Chatwood helps Indians beat Blue Jays 6-5 for DH split

CP: NHL working on Canadian travel exemption for playoffs

Goodrow breaks late tie, Lightning beat Hurricanes 2-1

Brown leads TCU past Oklahoma St. 10-7 in Big 12 title game

SEC matches record with 7 teams named NCAA regional hosts

No. 1 seed Oklahoma, 2019 champ UCLA highlight WCWS field

Good company: Helio Castroneves wins Indy 500 for 4th time

Larson gives Hendrick record-breaking win at Coca-Cola 600

Przybylko, Blake help Union cruise to 3-0 win over Timbers

Breakfast Blogs

‘No Empty Platitudes’ Is the Newest Empty Platitude Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

Rudy Giuliani’s Support Role in the Mueller Report. emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

The Reports of Bibi Netanyahu’s Demise May Be Both Premature and Greatly Exaggerated Adam L. Silverman, Balloon Juice

“This is a defining moment. Somebody’s got to stand up and defend our democracy.” digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Digby’s Hullabaloo

God bless freakin’ privatization Tom Sullivan, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Why does college cost so much? Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Ecofascism Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Stephen Miller’s Legal Group Wins Injunction to Halt Race and Sex-Based Discrimination in Distribution of COVID Relief Funds Jery Lambe, Law & Crime

Final Twitter Update: I Am Cancel Culture driftglass, at his blog

For the Record: The Lab Leak Theory Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names

FOX’S COVERAGE OF ELECTION RETURNS HASN’T BEEN POLITICIZED — BUT IT WILL BE NOW Steve M., No More Mister Nice Blog

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