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Jun 08 2021

The Breakfast Club (Hold Fast)

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

Islam’s Prophet Mohammed dies; James Earl Ray caught, wanted for killing civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr.; Architect Frank Lloyd Wright born; The N.Y. Yankees retire Mickey Mantle’s number.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

Hold fast to dreams, for if dreams die, life is a broken-winged bird that cannot fly.

Langston Hughes

Breakfast News

US News

The Latest: Hawaii’s eviction moratorium extended 60 days

Kids 5 and up get shots in tests for COVID vaccine

Arizona passes 6 million in administered vaccine doses

Polio: When vaccines and re-emergence were just as daunting

Jails emptied in the pandemic. Should they stay that way?

California gun bust leads to charges of $600,000 in fraud

FDA approves much-debated Alzheimer’s drug panned by experts

Oil pipeline foes protest Enbridge’s Line 3 in Minnesota

US recovers most of ransom paid after Colonial Pipeline hack

Carbon dioxide levels hit 50% higher than preindustrial time

Oregon state song updated to remove racist language

Drought-stricken Nevada enacts ban on ‘non-functional’ grass

US Politics

US fights ruling to extend SSI benefits to Puerto Rico

Oregon lawmaker faces expulsion in assault on state Capitol

Alaska governor urges lawmakers to act on dividend plan

Lawsuit challenges key part of new Kentucky education law

International News

Thais debut locally made AstraZeneca but supplies are tight

As India’s surge wanes, families deal with the devastation

‘Do not come’: Harris seeks ‘hope at home’ for Guatemalans

Canadian police say Muslim family targeted by deadly attack

Palestinian mom fights to stave off punitive home demolition

Maldives foreign minister elected as UN assembly president

Journalists who fled Myanmar find third-country refuge

Myanmar junta to start court case against Suu Kyi next week

Human rights ombudsman says 58 killed in Colombia protests

Peru’s presidential runoff election too close to call

Sports

Red Sox beat sloppy Marlins 5-3 for 5th straight win

Blue Jays extending stay in Buffalo through July 21

Kopps, Welch help Arkansas beat Nebraska 6-2, win regional

Oklahoma, Florida State advance to WCWS championship series

Elko’s grand slam leads Ole Miss into super regionals

New York’s Tom Thibodeau picked as NBA’s coach of the year

Durant has 32, Nets up 2-0 after 125-86 blowout of Bucks

Islanders win 5-4 to take 3-2 lead in series over Bruins

Djokovic, Nadal beat Italian teens to reach French Open QFs

Mike Roth to retire after 24 years as Gonzaga AD

Fowler faces uphill chase on long day of US Open qualifying

Japan, Australia extend runs; Kyrgyzstan without a keeper

Breakfast Blogs

Joe Manchin’s Argument Is as Far Removed From Reality as West Virginia Is From Neptune Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

Merrick Garland Agreed He Would Go after January 6 Kingpins, if Evidence Merits emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

Plan B: Accountability digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Digby’s Hullablaoo

Let’s be clear Tom Sullivan, Digbys’ Hullabaloo

Traitor Trump’s Latest Rambling: Facebook Stole The Election John Amato, Crooks and Liars

Gag Order Lifted On Yet Another Trump DOJ Leak Investigation That Targeted Journalists Tim Cushing, Techdirt

Does Taking Down Content Lead Ignorant People To Believe It’s More Likely To Be True? Mike Masnick, Techdirt

Supreme Court Agrees to Hear Case on Robert Mueller-Led FBI’s Post-9/11 Secret Surveillance of Muslims Jerry Lambe, Law & Crime

Unanimous Supreme Court Denies Immigrant Couple Green Cards, Challenges Congress to Pass ‘Pathway to Citizenship’ Law Elura Nanos, Law & Crime

Supreme Court Refuses to Weigh in on Male-Only U.S. Military Draft Registration Controversy Adam Klasfeld, Law & Crime

Andrew Sullivan and the English Language Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Fixing the West’s Water Wars Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Literary Corner: Unpleasant Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names

MURDOCH’S COVID EXPERTS Steve M., No More Mister Nice Blog

Joe Manchin Won’t Give Up On Republicans On First Try, Or 100th Try, Or 48 Millionth Try, Or … Michael Mora, Wonkette

Mississippi GOP Gov. Has Some Real Wild Ideas About Human Gestation Periods Robyn Pennacchia, Wonkette

Did Devil Give Rick Wiles COVID For Letting Milo Talk About Giving Up Dong On His Show? Sure Why Not. Evan Hurst, Wonkette

Mark Meadows Tried To Get DOJ To LOCK ITALY UP For Election Fraud Liz Dye, Wonkette

Apple Employees Not Quite Ready To Quit Working From Home In Their Pajamas Stephen Robinson, Wonkette

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