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Aug 07 2021

The Breakfast Club (Stronger Together)

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

U.S. embassies bombed in E. Africa; Congress OKs powers to expand the Vietnam War; The Battle of Guadalcanal begins; Kon-Tiki ends its journey; Comedy icon Oliver Hardy and news anchor Peter Jennings die.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

There is nothing stronger than the American labor movement. United, we cannot and we will not be turned aside. We’ll work for it, sisters and brothers. We’ll stand for it. Together. Each of us. To bring out the best in America. To bring out the best in ourselves, and each other.

Richard Trumka (July 24, 1949 – August 5, 2021)

Breakfast News

US News

The Latest: Connecticut: nursing home workers must get shots

Schools reopen with masks optional in many US classrooms

Shots give COVID-19 survivors big immune boost, studies show

Arkansas judge blocks state from enforcing mask mandate ban

Amazon to mandate masks for all its workers in warehouses

In New York City, impending vaccination rules prompt concern

United Airlines will require US employees to be vaccinated

Not guilty verdict for Hawaiian elders protesting telescope

Colorado mudslides wreak havoc on major transportation route

Mars rover comes up empty in 1st try at getting rock sample

Want to pretend to live on Mars? For a whole year? Apply now

Whale dies 3 months after move from Canada to Connecticut

Boa constrictor accidentally freed found month later in Utah

US Politics

Senate edges toward vote on Biden’s $1T infrastructure bill

Packed Democratic primary looms for Pennsylvania Senate seat

‘Always working’: Biden eyes 1st summer getaway as president

Senate Dems rallying behind Biden’s $3.5T budget vision

International News

More evidence emerges of improving COVID backdrop in UK

Google founder gets New Zealand residency, raising questions

Canadian government reaches deal with border guards

US restricts more visas for Nicaraguans close to government

Sports

Golden, again: US beats France 87-82 for Tokyo title

Dream season for Nelly Korda now includes Olympic gold medal

Jepchirchir beats heat in Sapporo to win Olympic marathon

Seidel earns marathon bronze, predicted medal in 4th grade

Ronald Rauhe of Germany wins medal in 5th Olympics

Norway men beat Russia for beach v’ball gold; Qatar bronze

Marte’s game-winning HR in 11th pushes A’s past Rangers 4-1

Goodwin homers in 10th, White Sox beat Cubs 8-6 at Wrigley

Ahmed, D-backs rally for 6 runs in 4th to stun Padres 8-5

C.J. Cron homers twice, Rockies rout Marlins 14-2

Gardner lifts Yanks over Mariners 3-2 in 11 for 4th straight

O’Neill and Goldschmidt homer, Cardinals beat Royals 4-2

Phils win 6th straight, beat Mets to take over NL East lead

Breakfast Blogs

A Dispatch from Inside One of the Country’s Hottest Covid Hot Zones Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

The Still Active Konstantin Kilimnik Investigation emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

The Danger Of Stupidity Ed Walker, emptywheel

Citizen Is Paying Users To Run The App And Their Mouths At Crime Scenes And Medical Emergencies Tim Cushing, Techdirt

Facebook Acting Badly: Shuts Down Researchers Accounts Over Claims Of Privacy Violations That Don’t Stand Up To Scrutiny Mike Masnick, Techdirt

Arkansas Judge Blocks Statewide Ban on Mask Mandates: The Law ‘Cannot Be Enforced in Any Shape, Fashion or Form’ Aaron Keller, Law & Crime

DeSantis strangling Florida’s COVID response Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Historians and the Truman myth Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Erik Visits an American Grave, Part 893 Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

“Cori Bush Has Probably Doomed The Republic!” and Other Never Trumper Bedtime Stories driftglass, at his blog

Joe Did What? A Matter of Trust Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names

EVEN THE RIGHT-WING HACKS ARE BECOMING CONSPIRATORIAL LUNATICS NOW Steve M., No More Mister Nice Blog

Jobs Report Glitter Bombs Stock Market Liz Dye, Wonkette

Did CBO Find Proof Of Ancient Astronauts In Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill? Doktor Zoom, Wonkette

Rubber Factory Owner Discovers One Weird Trick For Higher Profit Margins Robyn Pennacchia, Wonkette

Donald Trump Knows Who Is A Loser And It’s The American Olympic Team Plus pUrPlE HaIR lAdY! Evan Hurst, Wonkette