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Jul 30 2021

The Breakfast Club (Cheap Sunglasses)

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

Ex-Teamsters leader Jimmy Hoffa disappears; Medicare and Medicaid signed into law; A blast rocks Black Tom Island; The USS Indianapolis sunk; Henry Ford and Arnold Schwarzenegger born.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

Don’t let anyone try to tell you who you are. Define yourself.

David Alan Grier

Breakfast News

US News

The Latest: US health officials to release new COVID-19 data

Renewed indoor mask guidance applies to only 1 Maine county

Ravages of COVID surge evident inside Missouri hospital

Flight attendants report high frequency of unruly passengers

Homes lose water as wells run dry in drought-ravaged basin

PG&E could face criminal charges over deadly California fire

Largest US quake in half-century causes Alaska little damage

Carl Levin, Michigan’s longest-serving senator, dies at 87

Tourists fined $500 for touching Hawaiian monk seals

Alaska Native artist creates stamp for Postal Service

US Politics

Biden to allow eviction moratorium to expire Saturday

Congress passes bill to fund Capitol security, Afghan visas

First US evacuation flight brings 200 Afghans to new home

International News

Japan to widen virus emergency after record spike amid Games

Israel to offer 3rd COVID booster shot to older citizens

Activists allege Myanmar leaders are ‘weaponizing’ COVID-19

Philippine leader recalls decision to void US security pact

Lawyers say China using Interpol to seek dissident’s return

Kim stresses military preparations ahead of US-SKorea drills

Group: Jailed Belarus journalist needs urgent hospital care

Rights groups warn assaults on women on the rise in Pakistan

New Russian lab briefly knocks space station out of position

Sports

Olympics Latest: 27 new COVID-19 cases, including 3 athletes

‘Happy tears’: Lee’s gold sparks joy at home in Minnesota

US uses dominant inside presence to beat Japan 86-69

Kimmann, Shriever win BMX racing gold; 2 stretchered off

Cabrera, Bautista help Dominicans top Mexico 1-0 at Olympics

‘Wow! Wow!’ Women get Olympic track off to a sizzling start

Breakfast Blogs

The Bipartisan Backslapping of the Senate Rang Hollow Amid the Witless Bullying of House Republicans Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

What Eliel Rosa Saw at the Precise Moment Ethan Nordean Was Not Seeing Officers Open the Upper West Terrace Door emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson Does Not Seem To Understand What a Public Health Emergency Is Adam L Silverman, Balloon Juice

Oversight Report Says Commerce Dept. Investigative Unit Went Rogue, Engaged In Biased, Retaliatory Investigations Tim Cushing, Techdirt

House Republicans Introduce Ridiculous, Contradictory, Unconstitutional Package Of 32 Bills About Section 230 And Content Moderation Mike Masnick, Techdirt

Congressional Republicans urge Supreme Court to overrule Roe v. Wade Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Apocalypse fairly shortly Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Erik Visits an American Grave, Part 888 Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Hey Ho, Nobody Home driftglass, at his blog

Supercharged Penumbra Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names

UPMARKET EXCUSES FOR JANUARY 6 Steve M., No More Mister Nice Blog

COVID Caucus Sues Nancy Pelosi Because ‘Masks’ Jamie Lynn Crofts, Wonkette

Trump Fails To Ruin Democrats’ Bipartisan Infrastructure Week Stephen Robinson, Wonkette

Kraken Lawyer, Overstock Lunatic Throwing Money At Private Company Doing Arizona Fraudit Liz Dye, Wonkette

Tennessee Coulda Had More COVID Shots If Dumb GOP Gov Didn’t Think Vaccines Made Of ABORSHUN MILKSHAKE Evan Hurst, Wonkette

Climate Roundup: So Hot, And That’s All For The Fish Doktor Zoom, Wonkette