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Aug 02 2021

The Breakfast Club (Incredibly Deft)

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 Tonkin Gulf incident sparks U.S. escalation of the Vietnam War; Saddam Hussein’s Iraq invades Kuwait; JFK’s PT-109 boat sunk; President Warren G. Harding dies; ‘Wild Bill’ Hickok killed in Deadwood.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

The Right is incredibly deft at getting earnest about all the wrong things.

Mona Eltahawy

Breakfast News

US News

Fauci: More ‘pain and suffering’ ahead as COVID cases rise

Florida breaks record for COVID-19 hospitalizations

Missouri hospital treats record number of virus patients

Evacuations lifted as progress made against western fires

Forgotten oil and gas wells linger, leaking toxic chemicals

Tree-cutting resumes after hiatus to protect endangered bats

New Mexico’s largest utilities to resume normal billing

US Politics

It’s in – and big: Senators produce $1T infrastructure bill

Pelosi, Democrats call on Biden to extend eviction ban

International News

Europe’s vaccine passes reveal some pockets of resistance

Myanmar military extends emergency, promises vote in 2 years

Tourists, villagers flee as wildfires ravage Turkish resorts

Mexico’s referendum on trying ex-presidents falls short

Sports

Olympics Latest: Greece’s Tentoglou wins long jump gold

What a recovery! Hassan falls, gets up and wins 1,500 heat

Olympic champion Sunisa Lee adds bronze on uneven bars

U.S. men’s volleyball eliminated early at Olympics

Ross, Klineman advance to face reigning beach queen Ludwig

Japan shoots way into quarters with 102-83 rout of Nigeria

Camacho-Quinn keeps Harrison, US out of win column at track

Schrock 5 hits, homers filling in for Votto, Reds beat Mets

Rizzo shines again with key hit, Yankees beat Marlins 3-1

Heim hits walk-off HR again, Rangers rally past Mariners 4-3

Rays top Red Sox 3-2 for 3-game sweep, widen lead in East

Kris Bryant homers in SF debut, Giants beat Astros 5-3

Betts returns with HR, Dodgers pound Diamondbacks 13-0

Annika Sorenstam wins US Senior Women’s Open by 8 strokes

Breakfast Blogs

A Forensic Toxicology Lab in Washington State Has a Meth Problem Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

The Government Screws Up Attempt to Distinguish between January 6 Insurrection and Anti-Kavanaugh Protests emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

This Is Bullshit: Are You Seriously Evicting Voters, Democrats? [UPDATE-1] Rayne, emptywheel

When Psychopaths Speak Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Video killed the radio star Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Channel Your Paranoia Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names

I’M JUST THE PIANO PLAYER. I’M NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR WHAT GOES ON UPSTAIRS. Steve M., No More Mister Nice Blog

Cori Bush Slept On The Capitol Steps Last Night To Keep People In Their Homes Robyn Pennacchia, Wonkette

Marco Rubio Sets New Olympic Record For Self-Owns Doktor Zoom, Wonkette

What If The Republican Party Was Always Hot Garbage? Stephen Robinson, Wonkette