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Oct 18 2021

The Breakfast Club (Drawing)

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

Inventor Thomas Edison dies; Three scientists share Nobel prize for DNA work; Anthrax scare hits CBS in New York; Two U.S. athletes suspended for Mexico City Olympics protest; Rock star Chuck Berry born.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

Life is the art of drawing without an eraser.

John W. Gardner

Breakfast News

US News

Judge limits unpaid leave for unvaccinated workers at US lab

Cities seek to loosen rules on spending federal pandemic aid

Fire crews make big gains against Southern California blaze

Vaccines, masks? Japan puzzling over sudden virus success

Coast Guard: 1,200-foot ship dragged California oil pipeline

Puerto Rico ponders race amid surprising census results

New skyscraper lab will test elevators high above Atlanta

More than 90 snakes found under Northern California home

Removing the %&*@ from Maine’s vanity plates will take time

US Politics

Top Democrats woo Black voters in Virginia governor’s race

Harris to discuss drought, climate change at Lake Mead

Risky business: Some Capitol riot defendants forgo lawyers

Bill Clinton back home after hospitalization from infection

International News

Vaccines, masks? Japan puzzling over sudden virus success

Gang with past abductions blamed for kidnapping missionaries

Volunteers in the sky watch over migrant rescues by sea

Sports

Another walk-off: Braves beat Dodgers 5-4, lead NLCS 2-0

Grand game: Boston’s 2 slams lead 9-5 ALCS win over Astros

Rodgers throws 2 TDs, runs for 1 as Packers beat Bears 24-14

Stafford throws 4 TDs, D forces 4 TOs, Rams rout Giants

Mahomes, Chiefs bounce back to beat Washington 31-13

Jags end 20-game skid with 53-yard FG to beat Dolphins 23-20

Cousins throws TD pass in OT; Vikes beat Panthers 34-28

Murray throws 4 TD passes, unbeaten Cardinals batter Browns

Prescott TD pass lifts Cowboys to 35-29 OT win over Pats

Raiders begin post-Jon Gruden era with 34-24 win at Denver

Watt forces fumble in overtime, Steelers edge Seahawks 23-20

Joe Burrow throws 3 TDs as Bengals rout winless Lions 34-11

Indianapolis gets in sync with 31-3 victory over Houston

Ravens shut down Herbert, Chargers in 34-6 victory

Chicago wins first WNBA title with 80-74 win over Phoenix

Chris Tierney scores twice, Senators beat Stars 3-2

AP Top 25: Cincinnati up to No. 2; Purdue snaps poll drought

Prescott TD pass lifts Cowboys to 35-29 OT win over Pats

Hail, Mary! High school’s halftime show is a drag pageant

Breakfast Blogs

Well If It Isn’t the Power of the Strike Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

“Civil War Started:” Zach Rehl’s Blow-by-Blow of the Riot emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

The Blue Line is Thinning digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Digby’s Hullabaloo

A question of values Tom Sullivan, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Three National Security Threats Cheryl Rofer, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Reactionary Populism Retains its Transnational Edge Dan Nexon, Lawyers, Guns and Money

The Mediocre Democrats Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Erik Visits an American Grave, Part 934 Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Three Headlines Outside Springfield, Illinois: October 16, 2021 drfitglass, at his blog

DEMOCRATS DON’T COUNT Steve M., No More Mister Nice Blog