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Aug 04 2021

The Breakfast Club (Human Wisdom)

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

Nazi police arrest Anne Frank and family; Britain declares war on Germany in World War I; Three civil rights workers found slain in Mississippi; The Bordens axed to death; Jazz great Louis Armstrong born.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

All human wisdom is summed up in two words; wait and hope.

Alexandre Dumas

Breakfast News

US News

CDC issues new eviction ban for most of US through Oct. 3

COVID-19 cases in Oregon surge, hospital beds filling fast

NYC, big employers taking hard line against vaccine holdouts

Pushback challenges vaccination requirements at US colleges

DeSantis won’t move on masks as Florida COVID wards swell

Huge California fire grows as heat spikes again across state

PG&E says equipment may be tied to fire, touts improvements

Officer dead, suspect killed in violence outside Pentagon

Judge blocks Texas troopers from stopping migrant transports

Drought prompts California to limit some water diversions

Melting ice imperils 98% of Emperor penguin colonies by 2100

Bear cub rescued from Sierra wildfire escapes Tahoe center

US Politics

Biden chides Republican governors who resist vaccine rules

Cuomo urged to resign after probe finds he harassed 11 women

NY report details CNN’s Chris Cuomo’s role advising brother

Carey, backed by Trump, wins primary for House seat in Ohio

Missouri governor pardons gun-waving St. Louis lawyer couple

Harris to focus on security, economic ties on SE Asia trip

Bipartisan bill leaves out key climate, clean energy steps

Lawmakers debate repealing Saddam-era war measures on Iraq

US will review oil and gas leasing program in Alaska refuge

International News

China orders mass testing in Wuhan as COVID outbreak spreads

Turkey’s Erdogan faces mounting criticism over wildfires

British navy group: ‘Potential hijack’ of ship off UAE coast

anks but no tanks! German fined for WWII weapons arsenal

Iraq gets back looted ancient artifacts from US, others

Thai protest leader renews calls for reform of monarchy

Sports

Olympics Latest: Belarusian sprinter boards plane to Vienna

Biles returns to Olympic competition, wins bronze on beam

McLaughlin outsprints teammate Muhammad for hurdles record

You again! Thompson-Herah speeds to 2nd Olympic sprint sweep

Brazil’s Cunha wins women’s Olympic marathon swimming

Dearing, who brought swimming diversity debate, loses race

Mensah-Stock 1st first Black U.S. woman wrestler to win gold

Serbia rallies to reach semifinals by ousting China 77-70

Brazil to play Spain in men’s Olympic soccer gold-medal game

UConn women hoops players making mark at Olympics

Goodbye to greats: Scola, Gasols reach the end at Olympics

Sumo scare? Riders say horses might be spooked by statue

Ryu wins 1st Toronto start in Canada as Jays top Indians 7-2

Miguel Cabrera’s 498th homer helps Tigers top Red Sox 4-2

Gil throws 6 scoreless in MLB debut, Yankees rout Orioles

Kikuchi goes 6 effective innings, Mariners beat Rays 4-2

Harper’s home run helps Phillies to 5-4 win over Nationals

Cease blanks Royals for 6 innings, White Sox win 7-1

Polanco 3-run blast stuns Reds in 7-5 Twins win

Braves hammer Lester in Cardinals debut for 6-1 victory

Vikings owner on league-low vax rate: ‘We’re very concerned’

Report drills NCAA on equity, calls for combined Final Four

Breakfast Blogs

Andrew Cuomo Finds Himself Friendless Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

The Big Money Behind the Big Lie Jane Mayer, The New Yorker

Brady Knowlton’s Lawyer Suggests There Were No Victims on January 6 emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

This Is Your D*ck on COVID-19: Reaching Stubbornly Unvaxxed Men Rayne, emptywheel

President Of France Sues Citizen Over Billboard Comparing Macron To Hitler Tim Cushing, Techdirt

Social Network GETTR, Which Promised To Support ‘Free Speech’ Now Full Of Islamic State Jihadi Propaganda Mike Masnick, Techdirt

Freedom has nothing to do with it Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Anniversaries Cheryl Rofer, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Bobos in Trumpland Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Moeny

Not Good Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names

MORE CAPITOL POLICE SUICIDES — AND YOU CAN GUESS HOW THE RIGHT-WING CRAZIES ARE REACTING Steve M., No More Mister Nice Blog

Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards To The Unvaccinated: ‘Do You Give A Damn?’ Stephen Robinson, Wonkette

Anti-Choice Extremist Tries To Hijack Harriet Tubman For His Own Nonsense Robyn Pennecchia, Wonkette

August 3 In Labor History: Jolly Grandpa Ronald Reagan Crushes Air Traffic Controllers Union Like Ants Erik Loomis, Wonkette

Trump Fights To Keep Tax Returns From Congress To ‘Protect Future Presidents.’ LOLOLOL Liz Dye, Wonkette

Vaxxed America Knows Why We Can’t Have Nice Things, And It Is Yucky Unvaxxed Stinky People Evan Hurst. Wonkette

Half Point To Lindsey Graham Saying Breakthrough Infection Shows Vaxx Is Awesome, None To This Other Choad Doktor Zoom, Wonkette