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Aug 21 2021

The Breakfast Club (Billboards)

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

Soviet coup against Mikhail Gorbachev fails; Exiled revolutionary Leon Trotsky murdered in Mexico; Nat Turner leads a slave rebellion; U.S. flag gets 50th star; Count Basie and singer Kenny Rogers born.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

I think that I shall never see a billboard lovely as a tree. Perhaps, unless the billboards fall, I’ll never see a tree at all.

Ogden Nash

Breakfast News

US News

The Latest: SF requires full vaccination for indoor activity

Federal team sent to hospital ‘crushed’ with virus patients

Demand for COVID antibody drugs soars in hard-hit states

GOP governors, school districts battle over mask mandates

Florida mayor urges water limits because of COVID-19 surge

‘Bracing for the worst’ in Florida’s COVID-19 hot zone

Florida orders school boards to relax mask rules or risk pay

Parental consent for COVID-19 vaccine now law in N. Carolina

San Francisco’s new rule: Proof of vaccine or no dining in

US appeals court refuses to end CDC’s eviction moratorium

Explosive California wildfires could burn into December

Governor tours flood area as Arizona sees 4 deaths in a week

New England preps for 1st hurricane in 30 years with Henri

Killer whale dies suddenly at SeaWorld San Diego

Clean needles depend on the blue blood of horseshoe crabs

Imagination, Skittles help boy, 5, conquer Appalachian Trail

US Politics

Texas GOP voting bill on fast track after standstill ends

Senators question DOJ funding for AI-powered policing tech

International News

WHO issues call for experts to help with COVID origins probe

Biden vows to evacuate all Americans — and Afghan helpers

Taliban killings fuel fear, drive more chaos outside airport

Haitian quake victims rush aid sites, take food and supplies

Sources: Brazil’s Bolsonaro vexed by central bank autonomy

US imposes limited sanctions over Russian gas pipeline

Brazil city district slipping into sea after river diverted

Hurricane Grace strengthens heading for 2nd hit on Mexico

Soccer-loving Pope Francis gets a new toy: a foosball table

Sports

Soccer officials trying to evacuate players from Afghanistan

Column: Sports should require fans be vaxxed – or stay home

Oregon to require proof vaccination to attend football games

Virus surge means no fans allowed at home Hawaii games

Loyd, Stewart lead Storm to 99-83 rout of Liberty

Canada beats Finland 5-3 in women’s world hockey opener

Breakfast Blogs

We’ve Lost Two People With the Great Gift of Seeing the World Clearly Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

Joseph Hackett’s Detention Argument: Guns, Operational Security, and Involvement in Kelly Meggs’ Plans for Nancy Pelosi emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

President Biden Just Presented the Clearest and Most Concise Strategic Assessment of the US, Its Actions in Afghanistan, and American Interests In Regard to Afghanistan Adam L. Silverman, Balloon Juice

Friday night soother digby aka Heather Digyb Parton, Digby’s Hullabaloo

People who can’t make decisions Tom Sullivan, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Edvard Eriksen Estate Goes After Another Danish City For Having A Mermaid Statue Timothy Geigner, Techdirt

OnlyPrudes: OnlyFans, The Platform For Sexually Explicit Content, Says No More Sexually Explicit Content (Except For Nudes) Mike Masnick, Techdirt

Chinese Government Censors Back On Their Karoake Song Banlist Bullshit Tim Cushing, Techdirt

Federal Appeals Court Reverses Its Own Ruling on ‘Dismemberment’ Abortion, Upholds Texas Statute Banning Procedure Elura Nanos, Law & Crime

Federal Appeals Court Panel Unanimously Declines to Block Biden Administration’s Eviction Moratorium Extension Adam Klasfeld, Law & Crime

Petraeus: we should keep doing what has massively failed forever Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

The seductions of war Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Erik Visits an American Grave, Part 901 Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Note to Anti-Maskers: You’re Not Revolutionaries. You’re Just Assholes. The Rude Pundit, at his blog

Cheap Shots Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Name

WHO CARES IF THE ANALOGY IS INEXACT AS LONG AS DEMOCRATS ARE BASHED Steve M., No More Mister Nice Blog

Badass Judge Strikes Down Immigration Law *Just Because It’s Racist* Jamie Lynn Crofts. Wonkette

Mo Brooks Finds Another Terrorist To Sympathize With Evan Hurst, Wonkette

TX Lt Gov Dan Patrick Found The Real Origin Of COVID, And It Is Black People Liz Dye, Wonkette

Nice Time! Damn Near Every Adult In Georgia Is Registered To Vote Doktor Zoom, Wonkette

Anti-Maskers Continue Making School Board Meetings Weird, Violent Robyn Pennacchia, Wonkette

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