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Jul 14 2021

The Breakfast Club (Change With It)

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

Bastille prison stormed during the French Revolution; Outlaw ‘Billy the Kid’ gunned down; Richard Speck murders student nurses in Chicago; Mariner 4 probe flies by Mars; Folk singer Woody Guthrie born.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

Life has got a habit of not standing hitched. You got to ride it like you find it. You got to change with it. If a day goes by that don’t change some of your old notions for new ones, that is just about like trying to milk a dead cow.

Woody Guthrie

Breakfast News

US News

The Latest: LA County has 5th straight day of 1,000 cases

Surgeon General thanks health care workers in New Mexico

US COVID-19 cases rising again, doubling over three weeks

Navajo Nation reports 6 new COVID-19 cases, but no deaths

California changes course on schools enforcing mask mandate

Variant could mean mask mandates at big New Orleans events

West Virginia opposes Purdue Pharma bankruptcy plan

Oregon heat wave victims older, lived alone, had no AC

Death toll rises to 210 from February cold wave in Texas

Appeals court: Dealers can sell handguns to 18-year-olds

Miami demonstrators block highway to support Cuban protests

FCC gives state prisons tech options to quash cellphones

Lawsuit says Alabama blocking solar power with unfair fees

Trump’s finance chief loses titles, roles after indictment

Not nice: Baron Cohen sues Massachusetts cannabis dispensary

Unwanted pets: Giant goldfish turn up in Minnesota waterways

Black female WWII unit hoping to get congressional honor

US Politics

Senate Democrats announce $3.5 trillion budget agreement

Texas Democrats dig in after exodus; GOP threatens arrest

Russia-based ransomware gang offline but cause not clear

California pension fund agrees to $2.7 billion lawsuit deal

Ex-Tennessee vaccine leader: Firing put politics over health

International News

Dutch COVID-19 infections soar by 500% in a week

French rush to get vaccinated after president’s warning

Malaysia shuts vaccination center after 204 staff infected

El Salvador bans mass gatherings amid coronavirus surge

Immunized but banned: EU says not all COVID vaccines equal

Merkel tells Germans to get vaccinated for ‘more freedom’

Italy to ban mammoth cruise ships from Venice as of Aug. 1

Feds charge 4 in Iran plot to kidnap US resident, 4 others

Power vacuum rattles Haiti in wake of president’s killing

China slams Yellen’s call for US-European ‘unified front’

China tightens control over cybersecurity in data crackdown

Taliban surge in north Afghanistan sends thousands fleeing

France urges compatriots to leave Afghanistan immediately

Death toll rises to 92 in blaze at coronavirus ward in Iraq

Deaths climb to 72 in South Africa riots after Zuma jailed

Series of earthquakes in eastern Taiwan causes some damage

Sports

The Latest: Ohtani gets win in two-way All-Star first

Jill Biden to attend Tokyo Olympics opening ceremony

USA bounces back, tops Argentina 108-80 in pre-Tokyo tune-up

Mewis sisters set to share field in Tokyo, hope to win gold

Olympic surfing exposes whitewashed Native Hawaiian roots

UConn’s NIL policy prohibits conflicts with school sponsors

Breakfast Blogs

Joe Biden Gave a Great Speech on Voting Rights. I Just Wish It Mattered. Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

The Viral Twitter Thread in Which Darrell Cooper Confesses Republicans Were Pawns of Russian Disinformation emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheeler

The death of the neutral arbiter digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Mix it up Tom Sullivan, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Deflecting Blame onto the Most Convenient Target wlp22, The Confluence

Senate Democrats File Motion to Intervene Against Right-Wing Lawsuit That Aims to Make All Ballot Drop Boxes Illegal in Wisconsin Colin Kalmbecher, Law & Crime

Federal Appeals Court Strikes Down Ban on Handgun Sales to American Adults Younger Than 21, Setting Up Possible Supreme Court Showdown Jerry Lambe, Law & Crime

Parent Company of Texas Meatpacking Plant That Saw Deadly COVID-19 Outbreak Says New Texas Law Protects Against Liability for Deaths of Factory Worker, Spouse Marisa Sarnoff, Law & Crime

Trump-Appointed Federal Judge Tosses Roy Moore Lawsuit Against Sacha Baron Cohen: Moore Signed a Waiver Agreeing to ‘Deception about the Program’ Aaron Keller, Law & Crime

Provost Draper wants to put you in a new major today Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Taze Those Kids! Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Perversity, Projection, and Power: the Ballad of Ken Starr Scott Lemieux, Lawyers. Guns and Money

From the “So Desperate to Get Back on Fox You Can Smell It” Files: Megyn Kelly driftglass, at his blog

Glimmerings Steve M., No More Mister Nice Blog

Tennessee Legislators Are Outraged That Teenagers Might Want to (Checks Notes) Not Get Covid The Rude Pundit, at his blog

Interior Department To Investigate Racist Atrocity Many Americans Have Never Heard Of Doktor Zoom, Wonkette

It’s Not That Trump Fired His CFO Allen Weisselberg. It’s Just That His Job Is … Smaller Now. Liz Dye, Wonkette

Ben Carson On Slavery: Brain Surgeon, Please Heal Thyself Stephen Robinson, Wonkette

Newsmax Guy Talks Evolution And Vaccines: What If Some People Just Need Killing? Robyn Pennacchia, Wonkette

Joe Biden Just Gave A Damn Good Voting Rights Speech Evan Hurst, Wonkette

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