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Aug 23 2021

The Breakfast Club (Cups)

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

Nazis and Soviets sign a non-aggression pact on eve of World War II; Sacco and Vanzetti executed; Defrocked priest John Geoghan killed; Movie star Rudolph Valentino and Broadway’s Oscar Hammerstein die.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

We are cups, constantly and quietly being filled. The trick is, knowing how to tip ourselves over and let the beautiful stuff out.

Ray Bradbury

Breakfast News

US News

The Latest: U.S. Rep. Troy Nehls tests positive for COVID-19

Navajo Nation issues vaccine mandate for tribal workers

Arizona AG says businesses can require COVID-19 vaccines

Pop-up restaurants may stick around as COVID sees resurgence

1st cruise ship from California in months heads to Mexico

New Orleans tourism industry worries as coronavirus rages

22 dead, many missing after 17 inches of rain in Tennessee

Moving inland, storm Henri drenches Northeast US

No containment, new threats from Northern California fire

Powerful surf washes out road along Malibu beach

Shame put Virginia on course to stronger tenant protections

US Politics

Veterans are prized recruits as congressional candidates

International News

Lockdowns or vaccines? 3 Pacific nations try diverging paths

Taiwan’s president receives domestically developed vaccine

Biden says US-led evacuation from Kabul is accelerating

Harris to meet with Singapore officials to begin Asia visit

Haitians return to quake-damaged churches, gangs offer aid

Sports

Báez returns, Mets snap Dodgers’ 9-game win streak, 7-2

Cabrera hits 500th homer as Tigers beat Blue Jays 5-3 in 11

Varsho homers, Diamondbacks beat Rockies, 8-4

Braves top Orioles 3-1 for Baltimore’s 18th straight loss

Solano’s pinch-hit, 2-run homer rallies Giants past A’s

Hoskins hits 2 HRs in return, Phils beat slumping Padres 7-4

Kolten Wong powers Brewers to 7-3 win over Nationals

Naquin homers twice, Reds beat Marlins 3-1 to sweep series

Hernández strikes out eight; Royals batter Cubs 9-1

Wainwright extends mastery of Pirates in Cardinals’ 3-0 win

Keenum throws TD, Browns beat Giants in matchup of reserves

Lance throws 2 TD passes, 49ers rally to beat Chargers 15-10

College football 2021: Return to normal wrapped in change

Hilary Knight ties goal record, US beats Finland 3-0

Canada beats Russia 5-1 in Calgary in women’s world hockey

Anna Nordqvist wins Women’s British Open for 3rd major title

Breakfast Blogs

More Prisons Is Not the Answer for Appalachia Charles P.Pierce, Esquire Politics

Reuters Doesn’t Mention Terrorism When Claiming DOJ Won’t Charge Serious Offenses in the January 6 Investigation emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

Welcome to the progressives’ world digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Digby’s Hullabaloo

A giant middle finger to SCOTUS Tom Sullivan, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Punishing Biden for his Afghanistan heresy Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Fox’s Book of Martyrs Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Mmoey

Prop 22 Ruled Unconstitutional Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Embedding Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names

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