Jul 13 2021

The Breakfast Club (Summer Night)

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

Live Aid concerts held in London and Philadelphia; A French revolutionary is stabbed in his bath; Civil War draft riots erupt in New York; A power blackout hits the Big Apple; Actor Harrison Ford born

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

Nature doesn’t need people – people need nature; nature would survive the extinction of the human being and go on just fine, but human culture, human beings, cannot survive without nature.

Harrison Ford

Breakfast News

US News

Summer camps hit with COVID outbreaks — are schools next?

FDA adds warning about rare reaction to J&J COVID-19 vaccine

Navajo Nation reports 4 new COVID-19 cases, but no deaths

Utah governor: State reported inaccurate vaccination rate

What are California’s new virus rules for public schools?

California’s mask rule for schools prompts controversy

udge nears decision on future of state mental health system

Judge OKs $73M payout to alleged UCLA doctor sex victims

Firefighters make progress against big fires in US West

People struggled to tap resources during Northwest heat wave

US drilling approvals increase despite Biden climate pledge

US Politics

Texas Democrats leave state to try to stop GOP voting bill

Sanders, Biden meet as infrastructure bill swells past $3.5T

Biden balances fighting rising crime, reforming police

Left-leaning groups pressure Schumer to act on voting bill

Governor taps federal cash to boost unemployment fund

Democrats push $3.7B bill to secure Capitol; GOP offers less

International News

The Latest: S Korea passes 1,000 new cases for 7th day

Johnson: England to lift last virus restrictions on July 19

France’s Macron orders all health workers to get vaccinated

Germany to base COVID restrictions on more than case numbers

Sinovac-dosed Thai health workers to get AstraZeneca booster

WHO: Rich countries should donate vaccines, not use boosters

Police patrol Havana in large numbers after rare protests

Florida suspect in Haiti president killing deepens mystery


Alonso bests Mancini, Ohtani for 2nd straight HR Derby title

USA Basketball falls again, this time 91-83 to Australia

Lightning dent Stanley Cup after another Tampa boat parade

Breakfast Blogs

The Obama EPA Should Be Ashamed Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

The Odd Projection by the Steele Dosser’s Claimed Alfa Bank Source emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

This Is Effective Civic Action! The Texas Democratic State Legislators Head To DC To Stymie Governor Abbott’s Special Legislative Session and New Voter Suppression Legislation Adam L. Silverman, Baloon Juice

It’s going to get worse digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Digby’s Hullabaloo

72 pillars of wisdom Tom Sullivan, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Police Union Sues Kentucky City’s Mayor, Claiming New No-Knock Warrant Ban Violates Its Bargaining Agreement Tim Cushing, Techdirt

House Republican’s Entire ‘Big Tech’ Platform Is ‘We Must Force Big Tech To Display Our Conspiracy Theories And Lies’ Mike Masnick, Techdirt

A Federal Judge Holds ‘Kraken’ Lawyers’ Feet to the Fire at Sanctions Hearing. Lin Wood Tried to Distance Himself from It All. Adam Klasfeld, Law & Crime

South Dakota Attorney General Plans to Blame the Man He Killed Last Year by Casting Him as ‘Suicidal’ Colin Kalmbacher, Law & Crime

The Iraq War Happened Because Bush was a Terrible President Dan Nexon, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Welcome to the family Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

The Automation Crisis Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

It’s Brookses All The Way Down driftglass, at his blog

Nostalgie de la Boue Journalistique Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names

HOW CAN DEMOCRATS WIN MORE? Steve M., No More Mister Nice Blog

Your Sunday Show Rundown Is Full Of Idiots, As Usual Michael Mora, Wonkette

Let’s Show How Much We Care About The Cuban People By Lifting The Stupid Embargo Robyn Pennacchia, Wonkette

Trump Is Escalating Evan Hurst, Wonkette

Texas Dems Taking Surprise Field Trip To DC To Show ‘Em How Democracy Works Liz Dye, Wonkette

Conservative Anti-Vax Movement Straight-Up Killing People Stephen Robinson, Wonkette