Oct 23 2021

The Breakfast Club (Reflections)

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

Suicide blast kills U.S. Marines and sailors in Lebanon; Students in Hungary spark Cold War revolt; President Richard Nixon agrees to turn over White House tapes; ‘Tonight Show’ host Johnny Carson born.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

Our kids are reflections of us. How we interact with others, even in a hostile situation… how we respond and our children see that is how they are going to respond.

Martin Luther King III

Breakfast News

US News

Pfizer says COVID-19 vaccine more than 90% effective in kids

Judge: Certain California prison guards must be vaccinated

People vaccinated against Covid-19 less likely to die from any cause, study finds

Oklahoma Health Commissioner Lance Frye abruptly resigns

Supreme Court doesn’t block Texas abortion law, sets hearing

‘Widespread’ racial harassment found at Utah school district

Manslaughter charges dismissed against Park Police officers

Where are the workers? Cutoff of jobless aid spurs no influx

Powell says inflation risks rising, but Fed can be ‘patient’

Climate change disrupting natural cycles at drier Lake Tahoe

NASA launches tool that measures Western water loss

New Mexico governor confirms plans for UN climate conference

Aromatherapy spray linked to US deaths faces recall

Wright Brothers, wrong design: Ohio mangles license plate

US Politics

Deal seems near on $2T Biden package, though deadline slips

White House: Biden to outline filibuster changes in ‘weeks’

Giuliani associate convicted of campaign finance crimes

Justice Department to expand redlining investigation efforts

Rep. Ocasio-Cortez reintroduces bill for 9/11 cleanup crews

Wisconsin audit finds elections are ‘safe and secure’

House investigators target the money trail behind January 6 rally

‘We’re getting all kinds of threats’: Judge says defiant US Capitol rioters are fueling threats from Trump supporters

International News

As virus cases rise, so do pleas for Russians to get vaccine

Beijing offering COVID-19 boosters, 4 months before Olympics

What is the ‘delta plus’ variant of the coronavirus?

China vows no concessions on Taiwan after Biden comments

Campaigners stage climate protests across continents

From exile, female former Afghan leader keeps fighting

Group clings to faith as US works on Haiti kidnapping case

In South Sudan, flooding called ‘worst thing in my lifetime’

Japan OKs plan to push clean energy, nuclear to cut carbon


Raptors beat Celtics 115-83, spoil Udoka’s home opener

Dinwiddie leads Wizards to 135-134 OT win over Pacers

Durant has triple-double, Nets rally to beat 76ers 114-109

LaVine scores 32, DeRozan 26 as Bulls pound Pelicans 128-112

Wood helps Rockets rout Thunder 124-91 in home opener

Bridges scores 30 points, Hornets beat careless Cavs 123-112

Ash Barty done for season, won’t defend her WTA Finals title

Canada beats US 3-1 in pre-Olympic women’s hockey game

Breakfast Blogs

All the Chickens, Kiev and Otherwise, Are Coming Home to Roost Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

Paul Nakasone’s Concerns about Mike Ellis Hiring Vindicated emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

Why I’m Angry At David Brooks Ed Walker, emptywheel

Bannon’s Kampf digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Digby’s Hullabaloo

How about build back different? Tom Sullivan, Digby’s Hullabaloo

A Drug Dog’s Nose Poking Through The Open Window Of A Car Is Unconstitutional, Says Idaho’s Top Court Tim Cushing, Techdirt

Missouri Governor Doubles Down On ‘View Source’ Hacking Claim; PAC Now Fundraising Over This Bizarrely Stupid Claim Mike Masnick, Techdirt

Roe v. Wade Hangs in the Balance as SCOTUS Fast-Tracks Texas Abortion Ban Cases, Refuses to Pause S.B. 8 Colin Kalmbwcher, Law & Crime

DA Says Bystander Recordings of Rape on Philadelphia Train Didn’t Happen: ‘Simply Not True’ Marisa Sarnoff, Law & Crime

Florida Bar Website Does 180, Rep. Matt Gaetz Eligible to Practice Law in Florida Again Matt Naham, Law & Crime

The John Eastman rehabilitation tour Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Will the SCOTUS allow “religious” objections to government vaccine mandates? Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Illiberal “Soft Power” Dan Nexon, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Erik Visits an American Grave, Part 939 Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Everybody Knows Where The Booze Is driftglass, at his blog

The Soul of Moderation Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names


Texas Asks SCOTUS To Do Them A Solid And Just Overturn Roe Already Robyn Pennacchia, Wonkette

Superman To Fight For ‘A Better Tomorrow’ So Obviously Terrible People Are Piiiiiissed Michael Mora, Wonkette

TX Gov. Abbott Appoints Trump Campaign Lawyer Secretary Of State. Let The Ratf*cking Begin. Liz Dye, Wonkette

The Joe Biden CNN Town Hall Video CNN Apparently Doesn’t Want You To See! Doktor Zoom, Wonkette

Even Republicans Not Sure Why Democrats Keep Hoping Republicans Will Have Some Moral Epiphany Stephen Robinson, Wonkette

F*ck Around And You Gonna Find Out, Fa-La-La-La-La, La-LOCK HIM UP Evan Hurst, Wonkette