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Sep 17 2021

The Breakfast Club (Big Words)

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

The Battle of Antietam sets a bloody record during America’s Civil War; Work ends on U.S. Constitution; Israel and Egypt’s leaders sign Camp David Accords; Singer Hank Williams born; ‘MASH’ premieres.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

Big words seldom accompany good deeds.

Charlotte Whitton

Breakfast News

US News

Latest: Alaska seeing one of sharpest COVID-19 surges in US

COVID-19 surge forces health care rationing in parts of West

Navajo Nation reports 54 more COVID-19 cases, 2 more deaths

King County to require vaccine or test for events, eateries

NY governor vows to fight lawsuit over vaccine mandate

Beshear slams school leaders that refuse to require masks

Outbreaks strand some students at home with minimal learning

US unemployment claims rise after hitting pandemic low

Audit finds California risks forfeiting millions for renters

Future of Lake Tahoe clarity in question as wildfires worsen

California wildfires threaten famous giant sequoia trees

Blowers, mowers and more: American yards quietly go electric

US Forest Service hits brakes on Arizona restoration project

At 101, she’s still hauling lobsters with no plans to stop

Hundreds of migrating songbirds crash into NYC skyscrapers

White catfish catch shatters state, and maybe, world record

Polis, 1st openly gay governor elected, marries in Colorado

US Politics

Budget bill reopens moderate vs. progressive divide for Dems

McConnell unmoved on debt limit, risking turmoil for Biden

Jan. 6 committee seeking records on Milley’s China calls

Minnesota high court OKs ballot question on Minneapolis PD

Lawyer charged in probe of Trump-Russia investigation

McAuliffe, Youngkin clash over abortion, COVID in 1st debate

Judge reviews tax credits to support private school tuition

One in 538: Map sparks fight over electoral vote in Nebraska

International News

Biden angers France, EU with new Australia, UK initiative

Russia votes in parliament election without main opposition

UN rule may be hurdle for Brazil vaccine skeptic Bolsonaro

With foreign funds frozen, Afghan aid groups stuck in limbo

Haiti PM, under fire, addresses evidence in leader’s slaying

Threat of volcanic eruption puts Spanish island on alert

Facebook bans German accounts under new ‘social harm’ policy

Sri Lanka conservationists fight elephant smuggling in court

‘New’ Van Gogh drawing to go on display in Amsterdam museum

Sports

Tatis hits 39th HR, Padres beat Giants 7-4 to gain on Cards

Royals’ Perez ties Bench’s HR mark with 45th in loss to A’s

Cobb’s 5 scoreless IP in return lead Angels over White Sox

Mahle, Reds avoid sweep, edge Pirates 1-0

Breakfast Blogs

It’s Redistricting Time, Which Means It’s Time for Mischief Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

Evangelicals are firmly inside the cult digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Status No! Tom Sullivan, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Federal Court Blocks Enforcement Of Florida’s New Anti-Riot Law Tim Cushing, Techdirt

8th Circuit’s Bizarre Ruling In Devin Nunes’ SLAPP Suit Against Reporter Ryan Lizza Mike Masnicj, Techdirt

Former Hillary Clinton Campaign Lawyer and Perkins Coie Partner Indicted in John Durham Probe Colin Kalmbacher, Law & Crime

It’s like 10,000 tubes of horse paste when all you need is a vaccine Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

The Republican concept of the upper middle class Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Erik Visits an American Grave, Part 917 Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

This One Weird Trick Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names

PRO-CORPORATE DEMOCRATS WANT FELLOW DEMOCRATS TO LOSE Steve M., No More Mister Nice Blog

Philly Cops Beat A Woman And Stole Her Kid For An Insipid Photo-Op — Now She Gets $2 Million Robyn Pennacchia, Wonkette

You’re Not Gonna Believe This, But ‘Build Back Better’ Plan Even Covers HOUSING Doktor Zoom, Wonkette

What Dumb Bullsh*t Is Media Spewing About Gavin Newsom’s California Recall Blowout Today? Stephen Robinson, Wonkette

Is Bob Woodward Full Of Sh*t? A Question For The Ages! Evan Hurst, Wonkette