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Sep 01 2021

The Breakfast Club (Raise Your Voice)

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

Nazi Germany invades Poland, start of World War II; Beslan hostage crisis begins in Russia; Bobby Fischer beats Boris Spassky for world chess crown; Boxer Rocky Marciano and singer Gloria Estefan born.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

It’s important to raise your voice in things you feel passionate about and things that you know about. Don’t raise your voice just to raise your voice if you have nothing behind it and don’t know what you’re talking about.

Zendaya

Breakfast News

US News

Oxygen supplies grow precarious amid COVID surge

Hanford orders new COVID-19 requirements for 11,000 workers

Texas school system closes after 2 teachers die of COVID-19

Mormon vaccine push ratchets up, dividing faith’s members

Number of Arkansas COVID patients on ventilators climbing

COVID recession pushed Social Security insolvency up a year

Ida’s sweltering aftermath: No power, no water, no gasoline

Small Louisiana communities bear brunt of Hurricane Ida

High winds threaten to whip up flames approaching Lake Tahoe

Judge tosses Trump rollback of clean water safeguards

Brit charged in terror beheadings scheduled to plead guilty

Former Navy officer pleads guilty in wide-spanning scandal

Years later, California voters still wait on water projects

US Politics

Biden defends departure from ‘forever war,’ praises airlift

Texas Legislature sends sweeping GOP voting bill to governor

5 candidates for Boston mayor talk schools, housing at forum

Illinois Dems set to OK new legislative maps over criticism

Alaska House calls for $1,100 dividend; dispute over funds

International News

Victorious Taliban focus on governing after US withdrawal

US commits to $60 million in aid to Ukraine before WH visit

Sports

Double thumbs up: Baez caps rally in opener, Mets win twice

High jumper Sam Grewe wins gold, heads to medical school

Bathroom stall: Tennis toilet break talk swirls in Flush-ing

“Cressy!” chants break out as American pulls US Open stunner

Breakfast Blogs

The Dog Ate My Conflict — Car Accident — Ventilator — Disconnected Phones: Miscellany from the January 6 Investigation emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

Lessons Unlearned digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Digby’s Hullabaloo

No mystery Tom Sullivan, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Man Who Was Ejected From The United States After Appearing In A Film Critical Of ICE Asks Court To Roll Back Removal Tim Cushing, Techdirt

Facebook Promises To Inform Users If Their Content Was Removed Due To Community Standards Takedown Demands From Governments Mike Masnick, Techdirt

War is an extraordinarily inefficient vehicle for humanitarianism Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Surrealistic MyPillow Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Ed Asner Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Afghanistan Done (Part 2 of A Country on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown) The Rude Pundit, at his blog

Neoconservative Denial Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names

NEVER GUILTY, NEVER FREE Steve M., No More Mister Nice Blog

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