Oct 05 2021

The Breakfast Club (Empathy)

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

First victim dies in post-Sept. 11th anthrax scare; VP candidates spar over JFK; The Beatles release ‘Love Me Do’; ‘Monty Python’ premieres; Baseball’s Barry Bonds tops single-season runs record.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

Humans aren’t as good as we should be in our capacity to empathize with feelings and thoughts of others, be they humans or other animals on Earth. So maybe part of our formal education should be training in empathy. Imagine how different the world would be if, in fact, that were ‘reading, writing, arithmetic, empathy.’

Neil deGrasse Tyson

Breakfast News

US News

US unveils guidance for federal vaccine mandate, exemptions

Nevada adds rapid tests to COVID tally, joining most states

Treasury to shift rental assistance to places with demand

US resumes Afghan refugee flights after measles shots

Refugee admissions hit record low, despite Biden’s reversal

Ship’s anchor among possible causes of California oil spill

‘Pandora Papers’ bring renewed calls for tax haven scrutiny

DEA agent, gunman killed in Amtrak train shooting in Arizona

Officials: Mobile lab to speed child-exploitation crackdown

Male tiger kills female in breeding intro at Tacoma zoo

Drought, low water cancels Tahoe Kokanee salmon festival

Wisconsin DNR defies board, reduces fall wolf quota

Detroit posthumously honors Franklin with post office naming

US Politics

Biden lifts abortion referral ban on family planning clinics

Biden tells GOP to ‘get out of the way’ on debt limit

What’s old is new again: Justices back at court for new term

Alabama bypasses bid process to move fast on prison builds

Fed watchdog to investigate officials’ financial trades

https://apnews.com/article/technology-business-new-mexico-pollution-michelle-lujan-grisham-e17b22b3dd683b7e5738955088fa0415 Click to copy Related topics Climate change Joe Biden Science Technology Business Michelle Lujan Grisham Environment Education Environment and nature New Mexico New Mexico governor thanks oil and gas, cheers hydrogen plan

International News

New Zealand admits it can no longer get rid of coronavirus

EU regulator OKs Pfizer vaccine booster for 18 and older

Japan new PM to seek fresh mandate to handle virus, economy

Australia won’t welcome international tourists until 2022

China flies record 56 warplanes toward self-ruled Taiwan

Mexico fines tampon, diaper makers for price fixing

2 win medicine Nobel for showing how we react to heat, touch

Lava from Spanish volcano surges after crater collapse


Longtime rivals Red Sox, Yankees, back at it in AL wild card

A capsule look at the Cardinals-Dodgers playoff game

Start of Raiders-Chargers game delayed by lightning

Provorov lifts Flyers past Bruins in OT

Japan focusing on World Cup qualifiers vs Saudis, Australia

Milestone for Bubba Wallace as he earns 1st NASCAR victory

Breakfast Blogs

The Biden People Need to Get the Tentacles of the Previous Administration Off of Immigration Policy Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

Anything But the Fucking Guns John Cole, Balloon Juice

Today In Revolutionary Warfare: Senator McConnell and the Debt Ceiling Adam L. Silverman, Balloon Juice

The Deciders digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Got a Solution for You, Mark tristero, Digby’s Hullbaloo

Which way is up, USPS? Tom Sullivan, Digby’a Hullabaloo

In Josh Hawley’s World, People Should Be Able To Sue Facebook Both For Taking Down Stuff They Don’t Like AND Leaving Up Stuff They Don’t Like Mike Masnick, Techdirt

There May Be A New Boss At The DOJ, But The Government Still Loves Its Indefinite Gag Orders Tim Cushing, Techdirt

Justice Breyer Calls for Court to Review Death Penalty Jurisprudence as Oldest Man on Texas Death Row Fails to Have His Case Heard Colin Kalmbacher, Law & Crime

Lawyers for ‘Apprentice’ Contestant Summer Zervos and Donald Trump Expected to Have Deposition Showdown Before Christmas Following First Hearing of His Post-Presidency Adam Klasfeld, Law & Crime

SCOTUS Adopts New Oral Argument Format in Case Over Whether Mississippi Must Share Groundwater with Tennessee Eluna Nanos, Law & Crime

How to think about what will be a historically bad 2021 Supreme Court term Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

The student loan debacle Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Erik Visits an American Grave, Part 926 Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

I Am Mr. Secret Fox News Conspiracy Guy! UPDATED driftglass, at his blog

NAME THEM AND SHAME THEM Steve M., No More Mister Nice Blog

Daily Mail Got Police Report About Corey Lewandowski, And It Is NASTY Liz Dye, Wonkette

New York Times Runs Fluffy Profile Of Law Prof Who Advised Trump How To Destroy Democracy Stephen Robinson, Wonkette

David French Has Looked At Misinformation From Both Sides Now Robyn Pennacchia, Wonkette

When Texas Prison Strikers Told The Boss To Take His Failure To Communicate, Shove It Erik Loomis, Wonkette

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