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Aug 31 2021

The Breakfast Club (Protect It)

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

Britain’s Princess Diana killed in a Paris car crash; Poland’s Solidarity labor movement born; Jack the Ripper’s first victim found dead in London; Violinist Itzhak Perlman and singer Van Morrison born.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

Where you see wrong or inequality or injustice, speak out, because this is your country. This is your democracy. Make it. Protect it. Pass it on.

Thurgood Marshall

Breakfast News

US News

WA hospitals seeing more more pregnant COVID patients

Officials withhold school board salaries over mask mandates

Federal aid ending for hundreds of thousands in Pennsylvania

Mississippi governor: Christians are ‘less scared’ of COVID

Detroit Zoo animals getting COVID-19 vaccine

Hurricane Ida traps Louisianans, shatters the power grid

Ida topples New Orleans jazz landmark where Armstrong worked

Flood-ravaged Tennessee community braces for Ida remnants

RFK’s oldest son condemns possible parole of Sirhan Sirhan

Lithium fuels hopes for revival on California’s largest lake

Starbucks unionization effort brews at 3 Buffalo-area cafes

Cougar that was kept as illegal pet removed from NYC home

US Politics

House asks companies to save Jan. 6 phone, computer records

Beshear seeking consensus before calling special session

State mask bans face federal civil rights inquiries

Colorado election official files suit to remove county clerk

Clinics ask high court to block Texas 6-week abortion ban

NC governor vetoes doing away with pistol purchase permits

International News

EU takes US off safe travel list; backs travel restrictions

Last troops exit Afghanistan, ending America’s longest war

Split UN Security Council urges Taliban to allow travel, aid

IAEA: N Korea appears to have resumed nuke reactor operation

Birds of prey face global decline from habitat loss, poisons

China limits children to 3 hours of online gaming a week

Sports

Even as COVID cases rise, US Open, other events welcome fans

Saints working 500 miles from home after displaced by Ida

2012 champ Murray tumbles out of US Open against Tsitsipas

Breakfast Blogs

Who Votes for People Who Do This Much Damage? Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

A collision of existential crises digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Getting away with it Tom Sullivan, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Texas Legislature Says You Can’t Teach About Racism In Schools, But Social Media Sites Must Host Holocaust Denialism Mike Masnick, Techdirt

More Pro-Trump Lawyers Sanctioned For BS Election Fraud Lawsuits Tim Cushing, Techdirt

ACLU Files Emergency Petition with SCOTUS to Stop Texas Abortion Law that Allows Anyone to Sue Doctors Colin Kalmbacher, Law & Crime/

COVID, Mississippi, and the Medicaid expansion Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

COVID craziness, August 30, 2021 edition Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Biden’s Continued Move Against Forced Labor Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Supply Chain Problems Robert Farley, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Republican Zombie Herd Point Man Is Stunned… cdriftglass, at his blog

View From Nowhere Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names

THE DEATH OF DEMOCRACY AT THE STATE LEVEL JUST … HAPPENED Steve M., No More Mister Nice Blog

Warmonger Stunts & Bold New Afghanistan Strategy​: More War! Michael Mora, Wonkette

Texas’ Creepy ‘Spy On Your Abortion-Having Neighbors’ Law About To Go Into Effect Robyn Pennacchia, Wonkette

University Of Georgia Professor Not Dying To Die From Teaching Maskless A-Hole Students Stephen Robinson, Wonkette

Matt Gaetz And Jim Jordan Begged Trump To Call Off Rioters, Because They Knew Damn Well Who Sent Them Liz Dye, Wonkette

Area Cat Notices Today’s News Is A LOT, Reminds You To Breathe Doktor Zoom, Wonkette

Today In Labor History: Gabriel’s Rebellion Erik Loomis, Wonkette

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