Jul 29 2021

The Breakfast Club (Beat Of A Different Drum)

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

Britain’s Prince Charles marries Lady Diana Spencer; Italy’s fascist dictator Benito Mussolini born; President Dwight Eisenhower signs an act creating NASA; Artist Vincent Van Gogh dies.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

History is a gallery of pictures in which there are few originals and many copies.

Alexis de Tocqueville

Breakfast News

US News

The Latest: Atlanta mayor mandates masks in indoor spaces

New CDC guidelines set off rush to reimpose mask mandates

Biden to launch vaccine push for millions of federal workers

2 US Navy sailors die of COVID as cases spike nationwide

Two more health systems mandate employee virus vaccinations

Kemp says no mask mandate, schools and Atlanta announce them

NY to require state employees to get vaccines, or get tested

US extends expiration dates on J&J COVID vaccine to 6 months

FDA allows automatic ‘generic’ swap for brand-name insulin

McCormick recalls some seasonings due to salmonella concern

Feds seek money in Nassar’s prison account for restitution

Berkeley to offer vegan meals at public events, buildings

DC park display honors enslaved people who built White House

US Politics

Key details of the Senate’s bipartisan infrastructure plan

Infrastructure deal: Senate suddenly acts to take up bill

DOJ won’t defend Brooks in lawsuit over Capitol violence

Bennett reaches deal to remain with Arizona election audit

CDC mask guidance met with hostility by leading Republicans

O’Rourke, protesters begin nearly 30-mile Texas voting march

International News

Leftist political novice sworn in as Peru’s president

More a molehill: Visitors slam London’s new tourist ‘mound’

US, Russia hold ‘professional’ arms talks despite tensions

US ramps up pressure on Poland over Holocaust restitution

Woman unaware she had $39M lottery ticket in purse for weeks


Olympics Latest: China wins its 1st Tokyo swimming gold

American Finke takes gold in men’s 800 free Olympic debut

4 Nats players, 8 staffers test positive, game vs Phils ppd

Drury’s homer, Conforto’s throw lead Mets past Braves 2-1

Houser, Cain, Urias lead Brewers to 7-3 win over Pirates

Reyes nearly hits bicyclist with homer in Indians’ win

Houck, Red Sox top Blue Jays 4-1, split doubleheader

Manaea 9 Ks, Chapman homers for A’s in 10-4 win over Padres

Gurriel, Astros jump to big lead, cruise past Mariners 11-4

Breakfast Blogs

Republican Congressman Chip Roy Threw a DEFCON-1 Tantrum About the House Mask Mandate Charles P. Esquire Politics

DOJ Unimpressed by Mo Brooks’ Kickass Conspiracy Defense emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

“For the sake of democracy, it’s now or never” digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Digby’s Hullabaloo

The Accountability Games Tom Sullivan, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Senator Kennedy Continues To Push My Buttons With His Ridiculously Dumb ‘Don’t Push My Buttons’ Act Mike Masnick, Techdirt

Governments Accused Of Spying On Journalists And Activists With NSO Group Malware Are Now Suing Journalists And Activists Tim Cushing, Techdirt

rump Family Loses Big Appeals Court Fight to Force Fraud and Deceptive Practices Lawsuit into Secret Arbitration Colin Kalmbacher, Law & Crime

Turkey Is Not Immune from Trump-Era Lawsuit Against Erdogan’s Guards for Assault on Streets of Washington, Court Rules Adam Klasfeld, Law & Crime

The power of mandates Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

If Donald Trump is dead or in a coma Ron DeSantis will probably be the GOP nominee Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

The Loss of Collective Solidarity Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Chuck Todd Sees The Light! Again! driftglass, at his blog

It’s Still Not There Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names

The Trumpist Right Wants to Emasculate Any Male Who Has Emotions About January 6 The Rude Pundit, at his blog

THE RAGE IS WHAT’S MISSING Steve M., No More Mister Nice Blog

Dem Rep. Jamie Raskin Takes GOP Rep. Andrew Clyde On ‘Normal Tourist Visit’ To Woodshed Stephen Robinson, Wonkette

Trump Throws Tantrum Over Infrastructure Deal, MAGA Senators Yawn Liz Dye, Wonkette

Charlie Kirk Can Go F*ck Himself With Any Balance Beams Simone Biles Not Currently Using Evan Hurst, Wonkette

Wingnuts In Full Stupid Mode Over New CDC Mask Guidance Doktor Zoom, Wonkette