Oct 06 2021

The Breakfast Club (Depth Of Life)

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

Egypt’s President Anwar Sadat assassinated; Yom Kippur War breaks out in Mideast; Top U.S. arms inspector reports on Iraq’s WMD; Actress Bette Davis dies; ‘The Jazz Singer’ heralds talking pictures.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

It is not length of life, but depth of life.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Breakfast News

US News

Vaccines are here. School’s open. Some parents still agonize

J&J seeks US clearance for COVID-19 vaccine booster doses

Arizona can’t use COVID money for anti-mask grants, feds say

Idaho governor, National Guard boss shun lt. gov. actions

Vaccine mandate for NYC educators survives court challenge

Evidence suggests ship anchor snagged, dragged oil pipeline

Delay after alarm puts California spill response in question

Corps of Engineers considers nature-based flood control

FBI raids offices of New York City police sergeants union

Head of NYPD sergeant union out after FBI raids office, home

NYC public libraries will end late fees in push for equity

Convicted sheriff gives thumbs-up review of jail he ran

Rise in single people, who earn less, worries researchers

Erupting Hawaii volcano’s alert level is lowered to ‘watch’

Little Rock 9 member celebrates 80th birthday with students

US Politics

Biden: Senate filibuster change on debt a ‘real possibility’

Dems edge toward pared-down spending plan to boost support

Black colleges’ funding hopes dim amid federal budget battle

New California laws aim to combat fraud in jobless benefits

International News

Taliban meet with UK, Iran delegations amid economic woes

French child kidnap plot shows global sway of QAnon style

French report: 330,000 children victims of church sex abuse

New Zealand central bank raises key interest rate

La Palma island’s volcano roars again, spewing thicker lava

Physics Nobel rewards work on climate change, other forces

2,700-year-old toilet found in Jerusalem was a rare luxury

Woman plans to help fellow Rwandan amputees get prosthetics


Bogaerts, Red Sox dent Cole, beat Yanks in AL wild-card game

A capsule look at the White Sox-Astros playoff series

Lee scores in first game since injury, Islanders beat Flyers

Breakfast Blogs

This Is the Most Active Labor Agitation in Decades, and Workers Finally Have a Chance Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

David Judd Claims He’s Not Being Treated as Well as the Teenager Who Got Murdered emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

If only… Betty Cracker, Balloon Juice

The real “incentive” digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Ostenibly democratic republic Tom Sullivan, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Rethinking Facebook: We Need To Make Sure That ‘Good For The World’ Is More Important Than ‘Good For Facebook’ Mike Masnick, Techdirt

California Cities Experimenting With Civilian Responses To Mental Health Crisis Calls Tim Cushing, Techdirt

Racism as an affirmative job credential Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Where did all the white Hispanics go? Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Sensible Centrists To The Rescue! Again! driftglass, at his blog

For the Record: Debt Ceiling Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names


Susan Collins Going To Have Her Own Roe V. Wade Law, The Best Roe V. Wade Law, Everyone Thank Susan Collins! Robyn Pennacchia, Wonkette

Donald Trump Is Just Like You: Not On The Forbes 400. Evan Hurst, Wonkette

The DOJ Wants To Protect School Boards From Terrorist Threats, And Josh Hawley Is PISSED Liz Dye, Wonkettte

USPS Testing Out Postal Banking. Thank The Postal Union! Doktor Zoom, Wonkette

January 6 Insurrectionists Seemed To Know Just The Right Crappy Windows To Break At The Capitol Stephen Robinson, Wonkette

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