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Sep 03 2021

The Breakfast Club (Revolutionary Idea)

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 and France declare war on Nazi Germany; The Treaty of Paris ends the American Revolution; Bloody end to the Beslan hostage crisis in Russia; Viking 2 lands on Mars; NFL coach Vince Lombardi dies.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

Every revolutionary idea seems to evoke three stages of reaction. They may be summed up by the phrases: 1- It’s completely impossible. 2- It’s possible, but it’s not worth doing. 3- I said it was a good idea all along.

Arthur C. Clarke

Breakfast News

US News

US hospitals hit with nurse staffing crisis amid COVID

Data shows Florida’s latest COVID surge the deadliest yet

King County reinstating outdoor mask mandate due to COVID

Florida governor appeals ruling on masks in schools

Millions to lose jobless aid as claims fall to pandemic low

More than 45 dead after Ida’s remnants blindside Northeast

Feds responding to reports of oil, chemical spills after Ida

Flights resume, some power restored in New Orleans after Ida

Biden says Ida, wildfires show ‘climate crisis’ has struck

Ex-prosecutor indicted for misconduct in Ahmaud Arbery death

British national pleads guilty to role in terror beheadings

GM, Ford halt some production as chip shortage worsens

Tyson, Perdue to pay $35M to settle with chicken farmers

Al Capone’s former South Florida home slated for demolition

NASA Mars rover may have snagged 1st rock sample for return

US Politics

Seeing danger, some in GOP leery of Texas abortion law

GOP-led states see Texas law as model to restrict abortions

Florida governor might support abortion ban like Texas law

International News

Pakistan urges international effort to help Afghanistan

Qatar says it’s not clear when Kabul airport will reopen

Vintners despair after French wildfire ravaged grapevines

China bans men it sees as not masculine enough from TV

Sports

Giants beat Brewers 5-1, move into 1st-place tie

Lowrie, Canha help A’s start fast in 8-6 win over Tigers

Phillies rally past Nationals 7-6, complete series sweep

The Latest: Djokovic rolls into third round at US Open

No. 1 Barty, top US Open women win easily after Ida delays

Afghan athlete Zakia Khudadadi gets her chance in taekwondo

Breakfast Blogs

Expand the Supreme Court. Do It Tomorrow. Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

It’s the Arrogance of It All, Really John Cole, Balloon Juice

Batshit legal intimidation digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Do we have the stomach for it? Tom Sullivan, Digby’s Hullabaloo

There Are Two Real Ways to Answer the Texas Abortion Law Dahlia Lithwick, Slate

Miami Beach PD Blocks Enforcement Of New Law Miami Beach Cops Abused To Arrest People For Filming Them Tim Cushing, Techdirt

Where Texas’ Social Media Law & Abortion Law Collide: Facebook Must Keep Up AND Take Down Info On Abortion Mike Masnick, Techdirt

Virginia Supreme Court Allows Governor to Tear Down Robert E. Lee Statue, Rejects ’19th Century Attempt to Barter Away the Free Exercise of Government Speech’ Colin Kallmbacher, Law & Crime

Donald Trump Jr. Loses Attempt to Dismiss Don Blankenship’s Defamation Lawsuit Elura Nanos, Law & Crime

SCOTUS Liberals Decry ‘Stunning’ Inaction on ‘Unconstitutional’ Texas Abortion Law: Conservative Justices Buried Their ‘Heads in the Sand’ Aaron Keller, Law & Crime

Prosecutors Add More Serious Charge Against Ex-Cop Kim Potter in Shooting Death of Daunte Wright Matt Naham, Law & Crime

The Ex-Prosecutor Ahmaud Arbery’s Family Accused of a ‘Cover Up’ Has Been Charged with Violating Her Oath and Obstructing Justice Adam Klasfeld, Law & Crime

The cowardice of their convictions Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

It’s only a flesh wound Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Another Tom Nichols “Oopsie” driftglass, at his blog

Facts on the Ground Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names

THE PEOPLE WHO MAKE ANTI-DEMOCRACY REPUBLICANS’ LIVES A WHOLE LOT EASIER Steve M., No More Mister Nice Blog

Parts Of MAGA Country Refuse To Continue Disastrous, Chaotic COVID Policy Fiasco Doktor Zoom, Wonkette

Other States Already Gearing Up For Some Texas-Style Abortion Bounty Hunting Of Their Own Robyn Pennacchia, Wonkette

Joe Biden Still More Popular Than His Most Likely 2024 Opponent Stephen Robinson, Wonkette

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