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Jul 24 2021

The Breakfast Club (Wrong Golf Ball)

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

A key ruling during the Watergate scandal; Nixon and Khrushchev hold a ‘kitchen debate’ during the Cold War; Brigham Young and Mormon followers arrive in present-day Utah; Apollo 11’s crew returns home.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

If you think it’s hard to meet new people, try picking up the wrong golf ball.

Jack Lemmon

Breakfast News

US News

The Latest: Oklahoma new virus cases top 1,000 for third day

Florida COVID-19 hospitalizations jump significantly again

Virus’s impact: More relaxing and thinking, less socializing

DOJ says no probe into state-run nursing homes in New York

Mayor: NYC businesses should mandate worker vaccinations

Western wildfires: Crews make progress on huge Oregon blaze

Search for bodies concludes at Florida condo collapse site

Chief wants Kansas site included in unmarked graves search

Passing helicopter rescues man harassed by bear in Alaska

Ranging Bull: ‘Barney’ eludes capture days after farm escape

US Politics

Unlikely partners Pelosi and Cheney team up for Jan. 6 probe

Yellen outlines to Congress emergency measures on debt limit

Candidate for governor says he did not cause fatal accident

International News

Brazil reopens amid looming threat from delta variant

Vietnam locks down capital Hanoi for 15 days as cases rise

China’s Xi visits Tibet amid rising controls over religion

Australia avoids UNESCO downgrade of Great Barrier Reef

Sports

Guardians chosen as new name for Cleveland’s baseball team

Valaika homers twice to lead Orioles past Nationals 6-1

Farmer sparks Reds comeback for 6-5 win over Cardinals 24 minutes ago

Megill earns 1st win, Alonso homers twice as Mets blank Jays

Harper steals home, Wheeler looks strong in Phils’ 5-1 win

Musgrove pitches six solid innings, Padres beat Marlins 5-2

Rafael Devers homers twice, Red Sox beat Yankees 6-2

Twins overtake Angels 5-4 with rally in 8th inning

Brewers beat White Sox 7-1; La Russa, Anderson ejected

Astros hand Rangers 10th straight loss with 7-3 victory

O’Hearn, Royals end Tigers’ 7-game winning streak, 5-3

Number of NFL players in vaccination process up to 80%

The Latest: Dutch rower positive for COVID, out of Games

‘The greatest honor’: Osaka lights Olympic cauldron

China’s Yang wins 1st gold of Tokyo Olympics in air rifle

Swiatek, daughter of an Olympian, wins Tokyo tennis opener

Algerian judoka refuses potential Olympic bout with Israeli

Canceled party: Scrubbed match silences Olympic beach venue

Breakfast Blogs

Goodbye to the Grotesquerie That Was Chief Wahoo Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

Paul Manafort Knew Tom Barrack Was Working with “Our Friends” emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

The Anti-gummint Chickens Come Home to Roost digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Digby’s Hullabaloo

But will Joe Biden fight? Tom Sullivan, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Maine Legislature Ends Civil Asset Forfeiture In The State Tim Cushing, Techdirt

FTC Formally Embraces Right To Repair As Movement Goes Mainstream Karl Bode, Techdirt

Techdirt Has Been Released From A Gag Order Regarding A Federal Investigation Into A Silly Comment Mike Masnick, Techdirt

11th Circuit Jumps Ship on Its Own Order After Florida Urged SCOTUS to Lift CDC’s Cruise Restrictions Elura Nanos, Law & Crime

I will work harder Paul campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Erik Visits an American Grave, Part 884 Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

David Brooks Doesn’t Know When To Sit Quietly And Say Nothing driftglass, at his blog

Stupid Economist Tricks: Sex, Lies, and Deficit Terror Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names

Woman Who Doesn’t Actually Hate Workers To Lead National Labor Relations Board Jamie Lynn Crofts, Wonkette

Missouri Supreme Court: Voters Passed Medicaid Expansion, So Make With The Healthcare Already Doktor Zoom, Wonkette

Joe Manchin And Republican Friend Sign Letter Supporting The Terrible Hyde Amendment Robyn Pennacchia, Wonkette

Trump Spending Ballot Audit Grifter Donations On Himself WAIT NO WHAT? THE F*CK YOU SAY? MANY SHOCK! Evan Hurst, Wonkette

It’s Time We Talked About That John Fetterman Shotgun Incident Stephen Robinson, Wonkette