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Oct 21 2021

The Breakfast Club (Another Thing)

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

Thomas Edison perfects workable electric light; Anthrax scare claims first of two U.S. postal workers in Washington, DC; Britain wins Battle of Trafalgar; Actress and author Carrie Fisher born.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

Everything is negotiable. Whether or not the negotiation is easy is another thing.

Carrie Fisher

Breakfast News

US News

Unvaccinated Minnesotans 30x more likely to die from COVID

FDA OKs mixing COVID vaccines; backs Moderna, J&J boosters

Booster shots could soon be recommended for people as young as 40, source says

White House details plans to vaccinate 28M children age 5-11

Maine health care workers appeal to Supreme Court after federal court upholds state’s vaccine mandate

Bay Area county fines burger chain over vaccine verification

Maryland congressman says he prescribes ivermectin for COVID

Reports: Health problems tied to global warming on the rise

Arbitrator: Official wrongly fired in Flint water scandal

Tiny wrists in cuffs: How police use force against children

Workers fed up with nights, weekends seek flexible schedules

Cargo backlog creates traffic headaches on sea and land

Charges unlikely for riders who saw Philadelphia train rape

Fries with that exam? College profs asked to help with food

Grand Teton joins Yellowstone in breaking tourism records

US Politics

Senate GOP again blocks Democrats’ election bill

‘The stakes are enormous’: Bannon case tests Congress’ power

Ambassador pick emphasizes US strengths in countering China

Democrats warn against family leave cuts from spending bill

Abolitionist or Republican? Stark choice in Seattle race

GOP Rep. Jeff Fortenberry pleads not guilty to federal charges and steps down from committee assignments

International News

WHO: Europe the only region with rise in COVID-19 last week

Russians to stay off work for a week as virus deaths rise

UK encourages booster jabs, resists new virus restrictions

Study: Fossil fuel plans would far overshoot climate goals

Flooding in Venice worsens off-season amid climate change

U.S. congressmen complain about Mexico energy changes

Volcano in southern Japan erupts with massive smoke column

Sports

Astros’ Valdez goes 8, beats Red Sox 9-1 for 3-2 ALCS lead

LaVine scores 34 points, Bulls beat Pistons 94-88 in opener

Ball scores 31 to rally Hornets past Pacers 123-122

Cam Atkinson scores 2 goals, Flyers beat Bruins 6-3

Breakfast Blogs

This EPA Move on ‘Forever Chemicals’ Is a Huge Step and Not Nearly Enough Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

COVID Cops are Doing Their Communities a Favor by Quitting digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Rod of Iron-y Tom Sullivan, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Delta Proudly Announces Its Participation In The DHS’s Expanded Biometric Collection Program Tim Cushing, Techdirt

Farcically like a martyr Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Nature Thought Of It First Cheryl Rofer, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Little Triggers Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Erik Visits an American Grave, Part 937 Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

The End of Economics Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names

KILLING THE DEMOCRATS SOFTLY Steve M., No More Mister Nice Blog

Anti-Vax, Unmasked Cops Throwing Whiny-Ass Temper Tantrums ERREWHERE Stephen Robinson, Wonkette

Steve Bannon About To Get That Contempt Citation He’s Always Wanted! Liz Dye, Wonkette

Hey What Is Up With The ‘Build Back Better’ Sausage? Well, Who F*cking Knows! Doktor Zoom, Wonkette

Adam Schiff Is Running Out Of Patience Evan Hurst, Wonkette