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Jun 03 2021

The Breakfast Club (Confidence)

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

Ed White is the first American to walk in space; Iran’s Ayatollah Khomeini and Pope John XXIII die; Britain’s Duke of Windsor weds Wallis Simpson; Poet Allen Ginsberg and entertainer Josephine Baker born.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

Happy 70th Birthday, Madam First Lady

Every day, women and girls are finding incredible confidence and taking risks. When they change one mind, pretty soon, they have changed one tradition. That changed tradition has changed a village. That one village has changed a country. That new reality means new opportunities for themselves and their daughters.

Jill Biden

Breakfast News

US News

Free beer, other new incentives for Biden’s ‘vaccine sprint’

Vaccine protection may diminish need for yearly boosters

Former nursing home manager pleas to endangering 3 residents

Union considers strike at meat plant that was virus hotspot

Ohio Lottery announces 2nd Vax-a-Million incentive winners

State seeks 30 years for Chauvin; defense wants time served

Charges after US Capitol insurrection roil far-right groups

Mississippi teen fatally shot hours after graduation

Study: California fire killed 10% of world’s giant sequoias

Largest meat producer getting back online after cyberattack

Ally Bank ends overdraft fees, a first for large US banks

NASA picks Venus as hot spot for two new robotic missions

Dallas HS valedictorian delivers abortion rights call

US Politics

Science chief wants next pandemic vaccine ready in 100 days

Biden, GOP senator talk as time drags on infrastructure deal

Trump Justice Dept. seized phone records of 4 NYT reporters

Candidate interrupted by sex toy on drone, punched at event

George P. Bush running for attorney general in Texas

With primary looming, mayoral candidates face off in debate

SC lawmaker makes history as 1st Black woman to run for gov

Senate Republicans ready to block Cooper environment chief

Washington state county bans use of facial recognition

California to pay $2M church legal fees over virus closures

Jill Biden gets Delaware beach day for her 70th birthday

International News

The Latest: More cases in virus cluster in southern China

AstraZeneca starts deliveries of Thailand-made vaccines

Netanyahu opponents reach coalition deal to oust Israeli PM

China’s silencing of Tiananmen tributes extends to Hong Kong

Airlines urge the G7 nations to help international travel

Sports

Bichette, Blue Jays rally for 3 in 9th to beat Marlins 6-5

Prolific inning: Dodgers score 11 in 1st against Cardinals

Gomes’ homer in 8th lifts Nationals over Braves, 5-3

Stewart, Mountcastle help O’s win second straight over Twins

Baez, Rizzo lead surging Cubs past Padres 6-1

Young scores 36 points, Hawks finish off Knicks in Game 5

Without Embiid, 76ers roll past Wizards and into 2nd round

App shows support for Naomi Osaka with donation, fine offer

Pepperdine beats Oklahoma 3-2 for second national golf title

Breakfast Blogs

This Data May Give Paul Ryan an Aneurysm Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

The [Thus Far] Missing Seth DuCharme Emails Pertaining to Rudy Giuliani’s Russian Disinformation emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler. emptywheel

The guns of August? digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Blogging’s Really Tough tristero, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Too-close encounters Tom Sullivan, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Washington Post Runs Bizarrely Ignorant Opinion Piece Claiming Florida’s Content Moderation Law Is Constitutional Mike Masnick, Techdirt

Leaked Emails Show Chicago PD Bought, Deployed Drones Using Off-The-Books Forfeiture Funds Tim Cushing, Techdirt

Convicted Murderer Derek Chauvin Says He Should Get Probation Instead of Prison Because the System Is ‘Broken’ Aaron Keller, Law & Crime

‘Zip-Tie Guy’ and His Mother Now Face More Than Twice as Many Charges in Capitol Siege Case, Including for Bringing a Taser to Congress Adam Klasfeld, Law & Crime

Tucker Carlson Just Called Vaccination Privileges ‘Medical Jim Crow,’ And He Couldn’t Be More Wrong Elura Nanos, Law & Crime

Special snowflakes at Stanford Federalist Society demand student be sanctioned for brutally owning them Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Biden and student loan debt Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Erik Visits an American Grave, Part 856 Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

A Decade Too Late, Another Bunch of Professional Opinion-Havers Begin To Catch On To Another Grifter driftglass, at his blog

Very Haruspicious Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names

A Couple of Observations on the Republican War on Democracy The Rude Pundit, at his blog

FAUCI’S EMAILS ARE ABOUT TO BECOME THE NEW HILLARY’S EMAILS Steve M., No More Mister Nice Blog

One America News Celebrates Gay Pride By WHAT ABOUT WHITE HISTORY MONTH? Evan Hurst, Wonkette

New Mexico Democrat Melanie Stansbury Stomps GOP Opponent. Dems In Disarray? Liz Dye, Wonkette

Secret Service Bringing Port-a-Potties To Trump’s Sh*t Palaces Doktor Zoom, Wonkette

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