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Aug 27 2021

The Breakfast Club (More Dangerous)

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

Krakatoa erupts in South Pacific; President Lyndon Johnson and Mother Teresa born; America’s first successful oil well; Britain’s Lord Louis Mountbatten killed; Beatles manager Brian Epstein dies.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

Nothing in all the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.

Martin Luther King, Jr.

Breakfast News

US News

100,000 more COVID deaths seen unless US changes its ways

Virus surge breaks hospital records amid rising toll on kids

Illinois requires educators, health workers to get vaccine

Supreme Court allows evictions to resume during pandemic

Memphis-area hospitals reach highest count of virus patients

Arkansas reports 32 new COVID-19 deaths; vaccinations jump

Music industry weighs vaccine mandates, but politics collide

NFL’s vaccine rate at 93%, mandatory shots were discussed

With wildfire threatening, Lake Tahoe prepares for emergency

Tropical Storm Ida on track to hit Gulf Coast as hurricane

US closing troubled NYC jail where Epstein killed himself

Judge rejects self-defense claim in MLK Day confrontation

Al Capone’s favorite gun, personal items head to auction

Drop the chalk: Michigan motorist wins appeal over tickets

California delays decriminalizing psychedelic substances

Jersey Shore landmark Lucy the Elephant to get new skin

Hunting theme no longer mandatory in US duck stamp contest

US Politics

The Latest: Capital flags at half-staff for Afghan deaths

Harris says she urged Vietnam to free political dissidents

California advances 2 zoning bills to promote scarce housing

International News

Capitol Police officers sue Trump, allies over insurrection

Kabul airport attack kills 60 Afghans, 13 US troops

Biden vows to finish Kabul evacuation, avenge US deaths

Australian mourns beloved aunt with heart-shaped love ewes

Replica of Swedish 18th century trading ship to sail to Asia

Sports

LEADING OFF: Yanks go for 12 straight, Scherzer faces Padres

Blind long jumper envisions Paralympic gold after 4 silvers

1st Paralympic gold medal goes to Paige Greco of Australia

Paralympic Heritage Flame lit in Stoke Mandeville

Joneses lead Sun past Sparks for 7th straight win

Ogunbowale, Dallas beat shorthanded Washington 82-77

Canada beats US 5-1 in women’s world hockey championship

Breakfast Blogs

In Maryland, There’s a Town That Simply Will Not Drown Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

Zia Faruqui Doesn’t Want to be DOJ’s Fall-Guy for Media Policy Secrecy emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

Today’s Bombing In Kabul: Islamic State Khorasan’s Objectives In Today’s Attack In Regard To the US Are the Same as Those of ISIS Overall Adam L. Silverman, Balloon Juice

What did they expect? digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Feds & states start arresting people for breaking public health laws Spocko, Digby’s Hullabaloo

“There was always a plan A, B, C, D”Tom Sullivan, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Massachusetts District Attorney Delays Forfeiture Proceedings For Years, Some Involving As Little As $10 Tim Cushing, Techdirt

Trumpist Gettr Social Network Continues To Speed Run Content Moderation Learning Curve: Bans, Then Unbans, Roger Stone Mike Masnick, Techdirt

Dominion CEO Cried During Rudy Giuliani’s Infamous ‘Elite Strike Force’ Presser Colin Kalmbacher, Law & Crime

Federal Judge Debunks Greg Abbott’s COVID-Fighting Rationale, Blocks Texas Governor’s Ban on Transporting Migrants Adam Klasfeld, Law & Crime

Police Officers Who Were Attacked During Capitol Siege Sue Donald Trump, the Proud Boys, the Oath Keepers, and Roger Stone Aaron Keller, Law & Crime

Why are mask mandates so triggering for right wingers? Paul Campos, Lawyers,Guns and Money

When casualties do and no not matter to the Blob Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Erik Visits an American Grave, Part 906 Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Matthew Dowd Wants To Know What You Think! driftglass, at his blog

News From Bothsides Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names

A Country on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown (Part 1: Mask Madness) The Rude Pundit, at his blog

IT’S NOT A SCHISM. IT’S A MENU. Steve M., No More Mister Nice Blog

A Day Without A Woman Erik Loomis, Woonkette

Supreme Court Tells Joe Biden He Is Not The Boss Of Immigration. Donald Trump Still Is Jamie Lynn Croft, Wonkette

Senate’s Dumbest Republican Down For Some Hot Horse Deworming Action! Evan Hurst, Wonkette

1/6 Committee Has One More Question, And It Is ‘Everyone You Ever Talked To About Anything, You Dicks’ Liz Dye, Wonkettte

Texas’s Law Against Critical Race Theory Is Why Kids In One District Can’t Have Nice Things Doktor Zoom, Wonkette

You Can Never Go Wrong Doing The Exact Opposite Of What Henry Kissinger Would Do Robyn Pennacchia, Wonkette

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