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Jul 09 2021

The Breakfast Club (Days Of Summer)

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

William Jennings Bryan gives his ‘Cross of Gold’ speech; Britain’s Princess Elizabeth engaged; Boxer Mike Tyson punished for biting Evander Holyfield’s ear; Actor Tom Hanks born; Actor Rod Steiger dies.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

Human beings can always be relied upon to exert, with vigor, their God-given right to be stupid.

Dean Koontz

Breakfast News

US News

Amid virus rise, Nevada relying on push to vaccinate more

Pfizer to seek OK for 3rd vaccine dose; shots still protect

Missouri governor doesn’t want door-to-door vaccine help

Tropical storm pounds East Coast after killing 1 in Florida

Study: Northwest heat wave impossible without climate change

Governor asks Californians to voluntarily cut water use

Victims of California synagogue shooting can sue gunmaker

Judge extends order halting WVa needle exchange law

Tyson Foods recalls almost 4,500 tons of chicken products

Magnitude 6.0 quake strikes along California-Nevada border

Yum! Woman eats 50 chili dogs in 22 minutes at Michigan bar

First African American spelling bee champ breezes to win

US Politics

‘Overdue’: Biden sets Aug. 31 for US exit from Afghanistan

Amid growing frustration, White House pushes voting rights

Critics: Postal Service plans imperil community newspapers

US climate envoy announces Russia trip at time of tension

Colby would be official Wisconsin cheese under bill

International News

The Latest: Australia to tighten restrictions in Sydney

As global COVID-19 deaths top 4 million, a suicide in Peru

Hungary activists vow to resist LGBT law, symbol of EU rift

2 Haitian Americans detained in slaying of Haiti president

Egypt, Sudan urge UN action on Nile dam, Ethiopia says ‘no’

Sports

Jeffers, Sanó hit homers, lead Happ, Twins over Tigers 5-3

Mets-Pirates rained out, will play doubleheader Saturday

Reyes’ 3-run HR in 9th, Indians end 9-game slide, beat KC

Nunez, Rockies avoid sweep, beat D-Backs for rare road win

Rookie Logan Gilbert shines as Mariners shut out Yankees 4-0

Urías becomes 1st 11-game winner, Dodgers beat Marlins 6-1

Strong start by Montas leads Athletics over Astros 2-1

Texas Rangers have unexpected trio going to All-Star Game

No. 1 Barty to face Pliskova in 1st Wimbledon final for both

USA Select team loses 3 players over virus-related concerns

Breakfast Blogs

It Is Getting Especially Crazy Out There in the Laboratories of Democracy Right Now Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

Tucker Carlson Burns FBI or NSA Intercepts Regarding His 30-Month Pursuit of Face-Time with Vladimir Putin emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

Carlson to McCarthy to Nunes: Obstruction or Worse? Rayne, emptywheel

Sick digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Digby’s Hullabaloo

They don’t build, they burn Tom Sullivan, Digby’s HUllabaloo

Texas Legislature Sees Florida’s Social Media Bill Go Down In Unconstitutional Flames; Decides ‘We Can Do That Too!’ Mike Msnick, Techdirt

‘Their Time is Over’: Sackler Family Banned from Opioid Trade, Purdue Pharma Shuts Down as 15 AGs Announce $4.5 Billion Deal Adam Klasfeld, Law & Crime

Lawyers Ask Judge Keep Disabled NYC Homeless Population in Hotels to Prevent a ‘New Super-Spreader Event’ at Unsanitary Shelters Aaron Keller, Law & Crime

Former White House Counsel During Watergate Has an Interesting Idea for Facebook’s Litigation Strategy against Donald Trump Elura Nanos, Law & crime

Your Cheery Climate News of the Morning Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Juris Doctorate Vance – the candidate no one but the weirdos at Axios have been waiting for Shakezula, Lawyers, Guns and Money

“Rooseveltian” International Liberalism Dan Nexon, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Chaos and climate change Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

I Know You’ve All Been Wondering, “Hey, Whatever Happened to…” driftglass, at her blog

Darker Aspects Yasstreblyansky, The Rectification of Names

“HOW ABOUT DON’T KNOCK ON MY DOOR?” Steve M., No More Mister Nice Blog

How Tucker Carlson Get Pragnent? Joe Biden’s Vaccines! Evan Hurst, Wonkette

The Federalist: We Wouldn’t Need ‘Subsidized Childcare’ If You Bitches Would Just Stay Home Robyn Pennacchia, Wonkette

Trump Horrified Police Killed Ashli Babbitt, His Innocent Supporter Just Trying To Breach The Capitol Stephen Robinson, Wonkette

Did Tucker Carlson Tell A Wee Fib When He Said The FBI Stuck Tapps Up His Pasty Ass? Liz Dye, Wonkettte

ACHTUNG! TN Moms Have Found The Critical Race Theory, And It Is Ruby Bridges’ Children’s Book! Doktor Zoom, Wonkette

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