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Aug 20 2021

The Breakfast Club (Emotion)

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. cruise missiles hit Afghanistan and Sudan after American embassies bombed in Africa; The Soviet Union invades Czechoslovakia; NASA’s Voyager 2 launched; Singers Issac Hayes and Robert Plant born.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

The oldest and strongest emotion of mankind is fear, and the oldest and strongest kind of fear is fear of the unknown.

H. P. Lovecraft

Breakfast News

US News

Record delta wave hits kids, raises fear as US schools open

Oregon requires COVID-19 vaccination for teachers, staff

Gov: Hospitals in critical situation for capacity, staffing

Washington hospitals see record number of COVID-19 patients

Lamont ordering state workers, teachers to be vaccinated

Feds seize over 3,000 fake vaccination cards in Anchorage

Landlords look for an exit amid federal eviction moratorium

US to erase student debt for those with severe disabilities

California wildfires destroy homes; winds hamper containment

Tech billionaire gives New Hampshire hermit $180,000

8th-graders lead effort to pardon wrongly convicted ‘witch’

Big bird on water is mystery, but town calls it just ducky

US Politics

Prosecutors vet US Senate candidate’s fishing license case

Texas Democrats return, end 38-day holdout over voting bill

Judge promises quick ruling on guns at Minnesota State Fair

Alaska governor adds bill for dividend to session agenda

US judge in Nevada: Felony deportation law unconstitutional

Arizona Supreme Court keeps new school tax alive, for now

New Mexico scales down unemployment benefits, battles fraud

International News

The Latest: Sydney extends lockdown to fight COVID outbreak

Taliban suppress more dissent as economic challenges loom

US struggles to speed Kabul airlift despite Taliban, chaos

Aid flows a bit more quickly into Haiti; challenges remain

Sports

Voit’s double lifts surging Yanks to 7-5 win over Twins

Votto blasts 3-run homer, Reds rebound to beat Marlins 6-1Bumgarner, Diamondbacks beat Phillies 6-2 for series sweep

Seattle sweep: France 11th-inning HR as M’s win 9-8 at Texas

Díaz hit in 10th propels Astros to 6-3 win over Royals

Olson, Chapman rally Athletics to 5-4 win over White Sox

Cabrera stuck at 499; Angels rally to beat Tigers 13-10

Seattle Storm to visit White House, celebrate 2020 title

Bonner’s 31 points, 11 rebounds lead Sun past Lynx 82-71

Thomas, Rahm open with 63s to share lead at Liberty National

Olympic champ Korda shares lead at Women’s British Open

Breakfast Blogs

This Is an Insane Way to Run the Fifth Largest Economy in the World. Maybe It’s Something in the Water. charles P. pierce, Esquire Politics

How a Trump Prosecution for January 6 Would Work emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

In Case Anyone Was Wondering Why the Taliban Actually Were Able To Retake Afghanistan So Easily, It Is Because the Trump Administration Agreed the US Would Unconditionally Surrender To Them Adam L. Silverman, Balloon Juice

Lies upon lies digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Disasters natural and manmade Tom Sullivan, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Taliban Creates A New Content Moderation Challenge For Social Media Mike Masnick, Techdirt

Judge Says Voting Machine Company Can Continue To Sue Trump’s Buddies Over Bogus Election Fraud Claims Tim Cushing, Techdirt

Immigration Lawyers Say Trump-Appointed Judge in Texas Just Decided He’s in Control of ICE and ‘Emperor of U.S. Immigration Policy’ in ‘Unprecedented and Outrageous’ Ruling Colin Kalmbacher, Law & Crime

The media rallies around the hawks Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Matthew Dowd, Internet Man of Mystery driftglass, at his blog

Narratology: Something Much Worse Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names

IF THIS WERE HAPPENING UNDER TRUMP, WE’D BE DUE FOR A SHINY OBJECT RIGHT ABOUT NOW Steve M., No More Mister Nice Blog

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