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Oct 15 2021

The Breakfast Club (Rhapsody)

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

Convicted Nazi war criminal Herman Goering commits suicide behind bars; World War I spy Mata Hari executed; Nikita Khrushchev ousted as Soviet Union’s leader; ‘I Love Lucy’ premieres on TV.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

The modern conservative is engaged in one of man’s oldest exercises in moral philosophy; that is, the search for a superior moral justification for selfishness.

John Kenneth Galbraith

Breakfast News

US News

FDA panel endorses lower-dose Moderna COVID shot for booster

Arizona reports 2,386 new COVID-19 cases and 6 more deaths

Navajo Nation reports 64 more COVID-19 cases, 1 more death

Vaccine proof or negative test soon required at large events

Nursing schools see applications rise, despite COVID burnout

Bill Clinton in hospital for non-COVID-related infection

Robert Durst sentenced to life for murder of best friend

Hearing set abruptly in 2018 Florida school massacre case

California highway reopens but fire still a threat to homes

Project could help needy Mississippi families hold onto land

Seattle police staffing woes prompt emergency dispatch plan

Partial Denali park road closure in Alaska expected for 2022

Large African cat captured after escape in Detroit suburb

Lucky Dog! Pooch trapped in crevice 5 days rescued, unharmed

US Politics

Court again lets Texas continue banning most abortions

Biden signs debt limit hike, but December standoff looms

US to restore full pension of FBI official fired under Trump

Jan. 6 panel moves against Bannon, sets contempt vote

From condiments to condoms: new California laws bring change

Quarreling Dems must put aside differences, Schumer warns

Supreme Court commission talks positively of shorter terms

Michigan governor orders urgent response to lead crisis

Miami commissioners vote to end police chief’s stormy tenure

International News

The Latest: Australia’s capital: 99% with at least 1 dose

Women left behind: Gender gap emerges in Africa’s vaccines

Gambian women’s voices on COVID-19 vaccines: “We are afraid”

Bow-and-arrow killings in Norway seen as an ‘act of terror’

Merkel: ‘very hard work’ ahead to achieve EU climate goals

Envoy aborts visit to Myanmar, straining ASEAN relations

Many Afghans pack their bags, hoping for the chance to leave

Myanmar bars Suu Kyi’s lawyer from talking about her cases

Mexico City: criminal charges brought in subway collapse

Shredded Banksy artwork sells for $25.4 million at auction

Sports

Breakfast Blogs

Here’s an Update From Our Doctor Friend in Arkansas on the Situation in Hospitals There Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

Marina Medvin’s Client Signs a Plea with the Potential of a Terrorism Enhancement emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

I could learn to love this voter suppression scheme… Betty Cracker, Balloon Juice

The Jan 6 Commission Is Not Going To Put Up With Your Bullshit WaterGirl, Balloon Juice

Get Ry Cooder to Sing My Eulogy Four Seasons Total Landscaping mistermix, Balloon Juice

The Sinema conundrum digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Digby’s Hullbaloo

Back from the brink Tom Sullivan, Digby’s Hullabaloo

House Democrats Decide To Hand Facebook The Internet By Unconstitutionally Taking Section 230 Away From Algorithms Mike Masnick, Techdirt

Court Says Google Translate Isn’t Reliable Enough To Determine Consent For A Search Tim Cushing, Techdirt

Bobby Lee: traitor, slaver, pompous windbag Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Do generations exist? Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Global Tax Loopholes Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Never Trumpers In Disarray! driftglass, at his blog

SINEMA CLEARLY WANTS TO RUN AGAIN, BUT ON WHICH BALLOT LINE? Steve M., No More Mister Nice Blog

#Striketober Continues: 10,000 John Deere Workers ON STRIKE Robyn Pennacchia, Wonkette

Herschel Walker, New To Politics, Realizes That Comparing Vaccine Mandates To The Holocaust Is Bad Idea Stephen Robinson, Wonkette

Court Boots Wingnut CO Election Official For Patriotically Breaking County’s Voting Machines Liz Dye, Wonkette

David Barton Still Liar Evan Hurst, Wonkette