Oct 04 2021

The Breakfast Club (Struggles)

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

Sputnik, the first man-made satellite, is launched into orbit; U.S. Blackhawk helicopters shot down in Somalia; Silent movie comedy star Buster Keaton born; Rock singer Janis Joplin dies of drug overdose.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

We must see others’ struggles as our own, and their success as our success, so we can speak to our common humanity.

Ilhan Omar

Breakfast News

US News

Virus surge hits New England despite high vaccination rates

AP: States and cities slow to spend federal pandemic money

More CT state employees comply with vaccine or test mandate

Ex-Facebook manager alleges social network fed Capitol riot

Crews race to limit damage from major California oil spill

Puerto Ricans fume as outages threaten health, work, school

New landmark recognizes Chinese contributions to Yosemite

US Politics

‘Everybody is frustrated,’ Biden says as his agenda stalls

Democrats see political peril in replacing Minneapolis PD

International News

Russia hits record number of daily COVID-19 deaths

Distribution problems, hesitancy slow Uganda vaccination bid

Israel tightens COVID ‘green pass’ rules, sparking protest

Japan’s Parliament set to formally choose Kishida as new PM

2 Koreas restore hotline despite North’s missile tests

Leaked records open a ‘Pandora’ box of financial secrets

Trading of China’s Evergrande shares in Hong Kong suspended


No scramble, playoffs set: Yanks-Red Sox, Giants win West

Judge delivers in 9th, Yanks clinch playoff spot in final AB

Giants beat Padres, win NL West title on season’s final day

Riley drives in 2, Braves beat Mets 5-0, head to playoffs

Blue Jays rout Orioles but get no help, miss playoffs

Changing to Guardians: Indians close with 6-0 win at Texas

Mariners lose to Angels 7-3 as playoff drought continues

Votto hits 36th homer, Reds top Pirates 6-3 in season finale

Trea Turner wins NL batting title, Dodgers beat Brewers 10-3

AL batting champion Gurriel lifts Astros over A’s 7-6

VanMeter hits game-winning homer, D-backs beat Rockies 5-4

Cubs edge Cardinals 3-2 in rain-shortened finale

Tigers end losing season by beating playoff-bound White Sox

Jets get first win, top Titans 27-24 in OT on Bullock’s miss

Jones, Barkley lead Giants past Saints, 27-21 in OT

Tom Brady beats Patriots in New England return, 19-17

Rodgers-Cobb connection helps Packers beat Steelers 27-17

Texans shoot blanks; embarrassed after 40-0 loss to Bills

Russell Wilson leads Seahawks past 49ers 28-21

Ravens knock Broncos from unbeaten ranks with 23-7 rout

Murray keeps Cardinals unbeaten with 37-20 rout of Rams

Houdini Heinicke: Washington beats Falcons 34-30 on late TD

Fields, Bears bounce back to beat winless Lions 24-14

In Stefanski’s return, Browns defense dominates Vikings 14-7

Elliott, Cowboys run over top defense, beat Panthers 36-28

Breakfast Blogs

Joe Manchin Is Really Dealing in Some Stunning Bafflegab Here Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

WikiLeaks’ Intent in Publishing (and Not Publishing) CIA’s Hacking Tools Was To Wreck the Agency emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

The lethal side-effects of anti-abortion extremism digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Digby’s Hullabaloo

The Terrible Treatment of Female Athletes Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Mexicans included Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

These People Are Not Your Friends drifftglass, at his blog

Why I Hate The New York Times: Centripetality Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names

THEY GET YOU COMING AND GOING Steve M., No More Mister Nice Blog