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Sep 18 2021

The Breakfast Club (This Crew)

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

Congress passes the Fugitive Slave Act; Anthrax tainted letters sent to NBC and the New York Post.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

Friendship is a wildly underrated medication.

Anna Deavere Smith

Breakfast News

US News

The Latest: Child among latest COVID-19 deaths in Louisiana

COVID-19 deaths in WVa this month double that from August

US panel backs COVID-19 boosters only for seniors, high-risk

Biden faces limits of $1.9T COVID aid as some states resist

1st case of COVID in American Samoa arrives on Hawaii flight

With hands tied, Montana officials issue public health plea

Judge: Gov. Lee’s mask opt-out can endanger disabled kids

Black Iowa police chief faces backlash after bringing change

Weather slows wildfire near California’s giant sequoia trees

Illegal marijuana farms take West’s water in ‘blatant theft’

NTSB to investigate Tesla crash in Florida that left 2 dead

NY millionaire Robert Durst guilty of best friend’s murder

Boston’s famous Skinny House sells for a nice fat priceBoston’s famous Skinny House sells for a nice fat price

US Politics

Pentagon reverses itself, calls deadly Kabul strike an error

Milley: Calls to China were ‘perfectly’ within scope of job

North Carolina judges strike down state’s voter ID law

Protest for jailed Capitol rioters: Police ready this time

California Republican turnout not high enough to boot Newsom

House to try suspending cap on borrowing authority next week

California enacts 2 laws to slice through local zoning rules

International News

While urging vaccination, WHO declines jab data on its staff

UN using honor system to check vaccinations for big meeting

Empty desk array at UN spotlights lost learning in pandemic

England simplifies COVID-19 travel rules bashed as confusing

France recalls ambassadors to US, Australia over sub deal

Official says US will deport ‘massive’ number of Haitians

US envoy: Qatar plane takes more Americans from Afghanistan

Woman sues for right to freeze her eggs in Beijing

Biden, world leaders push climate action, vow methane cuts

France’s Macron unveils model of new, green high-speed train

Chinese astronauts return after 90 days aboard space station

Idled Thai taxis go green with mini-gardens on car roofs

Sports

Liberty keep alive playoff hopes with 91-80 win over Mystics

Fábio scores twice, New York Red Bulls beat Inter Miami 4-0

Pelé in ‘semi-intensive’ care, daughter says he’s doing well

Breakfast Blogs

Idaho Botched Its Pandemic Response. Now It’s Begging Neighbors Like Washington State for Help. Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

The recall illustrated their problem digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Digby’s Hullabaloo

But how does $3.5 trillion taste? Tom Sullivan, Digby’s Hullabaloo

California Legislators Continue To Anger Cops By Introducing Legislation Demanding More Transparency And Accountability Tim Cushing, Techdirt

Angry Anti-Masker Sues Joe Biden, Facebook, And Twitter Because His Social Media Was Taken Down For Disinfo Mike Masnick, Techdirt

Data Again Shows That U.S. Broadband Is Painfully Mediocre Karl Bode, Techdirt

North Carolina Court Issues Permanent Injunction Against State’s Voter ID Law Because of ‘Discriminatory Purpose’ Against Black Residents Colin Kalmbacher, law & Crime

Federal Judge Advances Muslim Women’s Lawsuit: Former NYPD Policy Forcing Hijab Removal Was Unconstitutional Adam Klasfeld, Law & Crime

Venal “moderate” House Dems torpedoing Biden’s agenda Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

This Day in Labor History: September 17, 2011 ERik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Stuart Stevens and the Caves of Lascaux driftglass, at his blog

Strudel Poodle Yastreblyanksy, The Rectification of Names

YOU CLAIM YOU’RE AGAINST INFECTION, YET NOW YOU SAY YOU SUPPORT TREATING INFECTION! Steve M., No More Mister Nice Blog

Special Counsel John Durham Blows His Measly Load Trying To Make Serverghazi Happen Again Liz Dye, Wonkette

Free Grocery Store In Middle School Gunna Make Sure EVERYBODY Eats Doktor Zoom, Wonkette

Elizabeth Warren Wants To Break Up Wells Fargo, And She’s Not Wrong! Robyn Pennacchia, Wonkette

Ohio Republicans Decide Democracy Is For Libs, Go Ahead And Eliminate It Evan Hurst, Wonkette

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