Jul 20 2021

The Breakfast Club (Metaphors)

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

The first men to walk on the Moon; Viking One lands on Mars; Nazi Germany’s dictator Adolf Hitler wounded in an assassination attempt; Mountaineer Edmund Hillary and musician Carlos Santana born.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

Metaphors have a way of holding the most truth in the least space.

Orson Scott Card

Breakfast News

US News

Illinois college boards suggest schools require vaccination

Arizona again reporting over 1,000 new COVID-19 cases

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

Size of Oregon wildfire underscores vastness of the US West

US Politics

Biden wants spending to boost economy, but GOP to block vote

McCarthy proposes 5 Republicans to sit on Jan. 6 panel

Capitol rioter who breached Senate gets 8 months for felony

Microsoft Exchange hack caused by China, US and allies say

In step to shut Guantanamo, Biden transfers Moroccan home

New chief selected for Capitol Police after 1/6 insurrection

AP source: Biden looks to increase staffing of Cuba embassy

California court upends part of law to protect gay seniors

Texas Democrats see walkout as the way out of party slump

$1B stimulus spending OK’d; Pine Tree Power veto sustained

International News

The Latest: Korea PM apologizes for virus surge on destroyer

Virus surge fears, UK leader’s quarantine, mar ‘Freedom Day’

Anger as French protesters compare vaccines to Nazi horrors

Canada to let vaccinated US citizens enter country on Aug. 9

Indonesian Muslims mark grim Eid amid devastating virus wave

New Haiti leader with international backing to take charge

Leftist rural teacher declared president-elect in Peru


Baltimore rookie Watkins pitches Orioles to 6-1 win vs Rays

Lester, Soto power Nationals in 18-1 rout of Marlins

Sheets’ homer gives White Sox doubleheader split with Twins

Japan girds for a surreal Olympics, and questions are plenty

Female surfers overcome sexism’s toll to earn Olympic berth

Ready or not: Short-handed US basketball roster off to Tokyo

Breakfast Blogs

I Don’t Know What in the Hell Merrick Garland Is Doing Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

Invoking the Great Task of Ensuring “the Government of the People Shall Not Perish from the Earth,” Judge Moss Sentences Paul Hodgkins to Eight Months Sentence emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

Rooting for failure. Again. digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Digby’s Hullabaloo

You Want To Own This Lefty, Pal? I’ll Make It Easy. tristero, Digby’s Hullabaloo

The unraveling Tom Sullivan, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Using The George Floyd Protests As An Excuse, Minneapolis Police Destroyed Evidence And Case Files Tim Cushing, Techdirt

Freedom’s just another word for I’m pretty much an idiot Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

It’s better to be good than to hope to be lucky Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Erik Visits an American Grave, Part 880 Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Class War Comix Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names

Lindsey Graham Such A POS, He Gets His Own Sunday Show Roundup Again! Michael Mora, Wonkette

Missouri Just Gonna Keep These Wrongfully Convicted Prisoners Locked Up, Because Why Not? Robyn Pennacchia, Wonkette

President Biden Reminds Us Trump Gone, Economy Improving, Inflation Not Forever Stephen Robinson, Wonkette

JD Vance Burns Credibility, Peter Thiel’s Cash, In Doomed Ohio Senate Bid Liz Dye, Wonkette