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Jun 11 2021

The Breakfast Club (Net Of Wonder)

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 makes a symbolic stand against racial integration; A Buddhist monk immolates himself in South Vietnam; Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh executed; Actor John Wayne dies.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in its net of wonder forever.

Jacques Yves Cousteau

Breakfast News

US News

US extends expiration dates for J&J COVID vaccine by 6 weeks

Food allergies complicate hungry Americans’ search for meals

Secret recordings show Southern Baptist dispute on sex abuse

Huge Puerto Rico radio telescope, already damaged, collapses

Ex-police chief, 5 others charged in Capitol riot conspiracy

NY raises age to arrest juveniles, eases parole penalties

US Politics

Trump DOJ seized data from House Democrats in leaks probe

Senators eye $579B in new infrastructure spending, $1T plan

Lawmakers remove state legislator over Oregon Capitol breach

Whitmer seeks $250M for parks; Senate has $1.5B bridge plan

International News

G-7 nations expected to pledge 1B vaccine doses for world

UN: Don’t forget to save species while fixing global warming

Fight over Canadian oil rages on after pipeline’s demise

Israel’s Netanyahu lashes out as end of his era draws near

Ex-Mossad chief signals Israel behind Iran nuclear attacks

Japan says Taiwan ties under ‘1 country, 2 systems’ policy

Leftist teacher inches toward victory in disputed Peru vote

Sports

Judge rejects effort to return MLB All-Star Game to Georgia

Donaldson, Cruz homers off Chapman lift Twins over Yanks 7-5

Betts’ leadoff homer, catch, throw lift Dodgers over Pirates

Soler, Benintendi hit homers for Minor as Royals snap skid

Red Sox beat Astros 12-8, avoid sweep as Martinez homers

Keuchel, Grandal lead White Sox past Blue Jays 5-2

Marte’s four hits lead Marlins past Rockies 11-4

Tigers rally early behind Schoop, beat Mariners 8-3

Segura’s 2-run single in 10th lifts Phillies over Braves 4-3

Back to normal? NBA plans to start ’21-22 season in October

Bucks blow big lead, then rally to edge Nets 86-83 in Game 3

Golden Knights top Avalanche 6-3, reach Stanley Cup semis

Sam Mewis scores in U.S. women’s 1-0 win over Portugal

College Football Playoff considering expansion to 12 teams

5 women win field-event titles at NCAA outdoor championship

Brisbane set to be named 2032 Olympics host next month

Breakfast Blogs

The Keystone Pipeline Defeat Is a Rare Example of Democratic Political Dexterity in the Heartland Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

The Gateway Pundit’s East Capitol Door Oath Keeper Conspiracy emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

Charismatic populism and partisan degradation digby aka Heather Digby Parton. Digby’s Hullabaloo

Wake up and smell the McConnell Tom Sullivan, Digby’s Hullabaloo

State Court Confirms The Obvious: There’s No Expectation Of Privacy In Text Messages Sent To Other People Tim Cushing, Techdirt

Not As Surprising As You May Think: Garland DOJ Says That Trump Denying Raping E. Jean Carroll Was Official Presidential Business Mike Masnick, Techdirt

Indiana Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Man Battling Asset Forfeiture of His Land Rover, Compares State’s Pursuit of Vehicle to ‘Captain Ahab’s Chase of the White Whale’ Colin Kalmbacher, Law & Crime

Disappearing the non-white working class Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

White Fears Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

The Democratic Ally Voight-Kampf Test driftglass, at his blog

I just happen to have Senator Byrd right here with me, and… Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names

Conservatives Believe That Critical Race Theory Will Eat Our Children (Part 1) The Rude Pundit, at his blog

STOKING THE STAR-MAKER MACHINERY, GOP STYLE Steve M., No More Mister Nice Blog

New York Times Not Mad, Just Disappointed That Bari Weiss Isn’t Running The ACLU Jamie Lynn Crofts, Wonkette

Schools Have A Critical Racism Problem Stephen Robinson, Wonkette

Don McGahn *Finally* Testifies To Congress: Be The Robert Bork You Wish To See In The World! Liz Dye Wonkette

So Now The New Yorker Is Doing Fox News’s Job? Doktor Zoom, Wonkette

GOPers Mad Chipotle Not Screwing Workers And Passing The Savings Onto You The Consumer Robyn Pennacchia, Wonkette

Lafayette Square Not Cleared For Fascist Trump Bible Photo-Op, They Were Just Doing Some Landscaping! Evan Hurst, Wonkette