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Oct 16 2021

The Breakfast Club (A Mask)

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

John Brown raids Harper’s Ferry; France’s Marie Antoinette beheaded; John Paul II chosen as pope; Chile’s ex-dictator Augusto Pinochet detained; ‘Baby Jessica’ rescued; Novelist James Michener dies.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

Man is least himself when he talks in his own person. Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth.

Oscar Wilde

Breakfast News

US News

The Latest: Arizona universities to comply with mandate

FDA panel endorses booster shot for J&J COVID-19 vaccine

Maine’s COVID-19 mandate appealed to US Supreme Court

Chicago mayor takes police union head to court over vaccines

Report: 89% of Conn. long-term care workers fully vaccinated

Cities, police unions clash as vaccine mandates take effect

California judge tentatively rejects cutting inmate crowding

‘Lawless city?’ Worry after Portland police don’t stop chaos

Attorney: Cruz to plead guilty to Parkland school massacre

In trial over Arbery death, racial reckoning looms large

Maine’s Colby College bans discrimination based on caste

Thousands march in Puerto Rico, outraged over power outages

Former Boeing test pilot pleads not guilty in 737 Max case

US Politics

DOJ will ask Supreme Court to halt Texas abortion law

Biden open to shortening length of programs in spending bill

Trump’s not going away — and neither is investigator Schiff

White House targeting economic risks from climate change

Jan. 6 panel moving swiftly as it sets Bannon contempt vote

Murkowski reports bringing in nearly $1.1M in last quarter

Witness: Giuliani associate never delivered campaign funds

International News

Protests greet debut of Italy’s workplace COVID pass rule

Russia struggles to meet global orders for Sputnik V vaccine

Made in India virus kits boost testing, and local industry

US, allies step up pressure on Iran to return to nuke talks

Authorities call fatal stabbing of UK lawmaker terrorist act

Suicide attack on Shiite mosque in Afghanistan kills 47

Liberian teen becomes hero for finding and returning $50,000

Sports

Fans watch UConn basketball teams in person on First Night

Breakfast Blogs

Ratfckers Being Sued for Libel? Now This I Find Intriguing. Charles P.Pierce, Esquire Politics

Andrew McCabe Got His Pension and His Cufflinks — But Is that Adequate Recourse for the Country? emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

Waving the bloody shirt for fun and profit digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Digby’s Hullabaloo

A malevolent, a cynical, and anti-democratic campaign Tom Sullivan, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Study Says Official Count Of Police Killings Is More Than 50% Lower Than The Actual Number Tim Cushing, Techdirt

GOP Very Excited To Be Handed An FCC Voting Majority By Joe Biden Karl Bode, Techdirt

Journalists In St. Louis Discover State Agency Is Revealing Teacher Social Security Numbers; Governors Vows To Prosecute Journalists As Hackers Mike Masnick, Techdirt

The Cult of the Court Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Erik Visits an American Grave, Part 932 Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Hi, It’s Stupid: The Last Post on Modern Monetary Theory Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names

KYRSTEN SINEMA: FIGHTING TOXICITY WITH … TOXICITY Steve M., No More Mister Nice Blog

Brittney Poolaw Is Spending Four Years In Prison. Because She Had A Miscarriage. Janie Lynn crofts, Wonkette

Texas School District Just Trying To Teach Kids Softer Side Of Holocaust Evan Hurst, Wonkette

Are The Nevada Republicans Okay? Do They Need A Police Man Or A Grownup? Liz Dye, Wonkette

Little Guy Verizon Asks Employees To Help Fight Oppression Of Higher Corporate Taxes Robyn Pennacchia, Wonkette