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Oct 14 2021

The Breakfast Club (A True Friend)

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

Chuck Yeager breaks sound barrier; Britain’s Battle of Hastings takes place; Martin Luther King, Jr. wins Nobel Peace Prize; Former President Theodore Roosevelt shot; Singer Bing Crosby dies.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

A true friend freely, advises justly, assists readily, adventures boldly, takes all patiently, defends courageously, and continues a friend unchangeably.

William Penn

Breakfast News

US News

‘We have to be heard’: Texas women travel to seek abortions

Border residents rejoice as US says it will lift travel ban

Chicago police union head urges cops to defy vaccine mandate

New wind farms would dot US coastlines under Biden plan

Facebook expands harassment policy to protect public figures

Social Security checks getting big boost as inflation rises

Winter heating bills set to jump as inflation hits home

William Shatner, TV’s Capt. Kirk, blasts into space

2 birds oiled in California pipeline spill treated, released

US Politics

Lawyer who aided Trump subpoenaed by Jan. 6 committee

Progressives warn against ‘false choice’ in Biden bill trims

Biden tries to tame inflation by having LA port open 24/7

Treasurer says governor overstepped authority on aid funds

Trump campaign, others: Dominion worker suit is groundless
GOP’s Youngkin stays away from ‘Take Back Virginia’ rally

International News

The Latest: South Korea has 100th day of 1,000-plus cases

‘It’s not Satanism’: Zimbabwe church leaders preach vaccines

Bali welcomes back foreign travelers as COVID cases subside

Taiwan tensions raise fears of US-China conflict in Asia

US, Israel say they are exploring a ‘Plan B’ for Iran

New Zealand businessman sent to jail for child abuse images

Sports

Ovechkin scores Nos. 731 and 732, Capitals beat Rangers 5-1

Nylander breaks 3rd-period tie, Leafs beat Canadiens 2-1

Booker scores 17 in preseason debut, Suns rout Trail Blazers

Mercury even WNBA Finals with 91-86 overtime win over Sky

Breakfast Blogs

This Is a Sprawling and Dangerous Assault on Public Education in America Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

What is the appropriate sanction for a “pawn” who participated in a coup attempt? emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

It’s not just abortion digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Everyone’s a Captain Kirk Dennis Hartley, Digby’s Hullabaloo

No brownies, no majorities Tom Sullivan, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Facebook’s Nick Clegg Makes It Clear: If You’re Looking To Undermine Section 230, That’s EXACTLY What Facebook Wants Mike Masnick, Techdirt

Google, Amazon, And Microsoft Are Using Third Party Companies To Sell Surveillance Tech To ICE, CBP Tim Cushing, Techdirt

Charter Spectrum Threatens To Ruin Potential Customers Over Debt They Don’t Owe Karl Bode, Techdirt

Georgia Judge Dismisses Trump Supporters’ Voter Fraud Lawsuit Marissa Sarnoff, Law & Crime

The only thing more dangerous than an opportunistic Republican is a principled Republican Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Being 10 years old in 1900 was like being 50 years old today in terms of mortality risk Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Trevor Bedford’s Covid Endgame Cheryl Rofer, Lawyers, Guns and Money

The Do-Nothing Attitude on Climate Change Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

This Was Beyond Embarrassing driftglass, at his blog

For the Record: Quarrelsome Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names

BOTHSIDESING MASKS IN THE NEW YORK TIMES OPINION SECTION Steve M., No More Mister Nice Blog

Joe Manchin And Kyrsten Sinema Being Dicks About Totally Different Things, So That’s Fun For Everyone Evan hurst, Wonkette

Sorry, LGBTQ+ Kids, Greg Abbott’s Got An Election To Win Liz Dye, Wonkette

GOP: If Biden Won’t Let Violent Parents Threaten School Board Members, Is This Even America? Stephen Robinson, Wonkette

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