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Aug 09 2021

The Breakfast Club (Meetings)

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 U.S. drops an atomic bomb on Nagasaki, Japan; President Richard Nixon resigns; Charles Manson cult murders actress Sharon Tate and four others; Singer Whitney Houston born; Musician Jerry Garcia dies.

 

Breakfast Tunes

 

 

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

 

If you had to identify, in one word, the reason why the human race has not achieved, and never will achieve, its full potential, that word would be ‘meetings.’

Dave Barry

Breakfast News

US News

Judge: Norwegian cruises can require proof of vaccination

Weary US businesses confront new round of mask mandates

Police pushback doesn’t stop conservative gun law rollback

Albuquerque matches record number of homicides this year

Fire-friendly weather to return to Northern California

US Politics

Senators on left, right hold together to push infrastructure

Infrastructure push slowed by Tennessee senator’s objection

International News

The Latest: China punishes 30 officials for pandemic failing

Once lagging, Europe catches up to the US in vaccinations

Canada begins allowing vaccinated US citizens to visit again

Taliban takes key northern Afghan cities as battles rage on

Fire devours Greek island’s forests; residents urged to flee

Nagasaki marks 76th anniversary of atomic bombing

China’s wandering elephants may finally be heading home

Sports

US rolls to women’s hoops gold medal in Bird’s last Olympics

US women beat Brazil to win 1st Olympic volleyball gold

Pujols homers against team that cut him, Dodgers beat Angels

Wheeler 2-hitter, Harper HR, Phils beat Mets, 8th win in row

Kikuchi, Seager, Mariners beat Yankees, avoid 4-game sweep

White Sox sweep Cubs at Wrigley as Jiménez drives in 5 runs

Cron homers twice with slam in Rockies’ 13-8 win over Miami

Cabrera gets day off; Zimmer HR lifts Indians past Tigers

Jorge Polanco hits homers twice, Twins beat Astros 7-5

La Stella’s hit in 8th gives Giants 5-4 win over Milwaukee

Lopez key hit in 9th after long rain delay, KC tops Cards

Marte’s 4 hits lead Oakland to a 6-3 win, sweep of Rangers

Snell strikes out 13 in 7 innings, Padres blank Dbacks 2-0

Kyle Larson wins at Watkins Glen, eyes regular-season title

Breakfast Blogs

The Biden Administration Isn’t Kidding Around With the Unvaccinated Anymore Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

Why Did DOJ Delay Seven Months before Letting Jeffrey Rosen Testify? emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

More proof of the serious coup plot digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Trapped in their own con Tom Sulivan, Digby’s Hullabaloo