Oct 26 2021

The Breakfast Club (Untapped Reservoir)

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

President George W. Bush signs USA Patriot Act; Henry Kissinger says ‘peace is at hand’ in Vietnam; Gunfight at the OK Corral takes place; Actor Bob Hoskins and ‘Wheel of Fortune’ host Pat Sajak born.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

Women are the largest untapped reservoir of talent in the world.

Hillary Clinton

Breakfast News

US News

Moderna says its low-dose COVID shot works for kids 6 to 11

COVID cases falling, but trouble signs arise as winter looms

Ohio adjusts quarantine guidance to keep more kids in school

US details new international COVID-19 travel requirements

Judge: No order barring union from discussing vaccine order

Federal judge rejects bid to stop Washington vaccine mandate

Navajo Nation: No COVID-19 deaths for 18th time in 26 days

Opponents of critical race theory seek to flip school boards

Ports of LA, Long Beach to fine firms over container backlog

2 border agents are fired for offensive Facebook posts

Union vote at Amazon’s NY warehouse big step closer

Endangered whale population sinks close to 20-year low

Record-breaking storm douses drought-stricken California

hio printed 35,000 wrong Wright Brothers license plates

US Politics

Beshear: GOP leaders reject overture on essential-worker pay

Montana Democrats want investigation of attorney general

Lawmakers defer some Jan. 6 document requests, seek others

Billionaire tax hits critics as Biden pushes for budget deal

Facebook profits rise amid revelations from leaked documents

Boston mayoral hopefuls to face off in last televised debate

GOP election chief who rejects fraud claims up for fed job

Treasury Department names first counselor for racial equity

Youngkin’s school warnings intensify the GOP’s suburban push

Idaho lawmakers to reconvene legislature in November

International News

Sudan’s military takes power in coup, arrests prime minister

UN: Greenhouse gas levels hit a new record, cuts fall short

Australian prime minister will take net zero target to COP26

Edwards heading to Scotland this week for climate conference

VP: Brazil to seek zero deforestation by 2028, up from 2030

World set to miss goal of $100B climate aid pledged to poor

Spanish volcano more active, spews ‘giant lava fountain’

Dutch agency: Netherlands could face higher sea level rises


Vilified in sports world, Astros begin another World Series

Tatum scores 41 points as Celtics beat Hornets 140-129 in OT

Young, Collins power Hawks past Pistons 122-104

DeRozan has 26, Bulls beat Raptors for 4th straight win

Oshie’s hat trick lifts Capitals over Senators, 7-5

Andersen stops former team, streaking Hurricanes beat Leafs

Breakfast Blogs

Bankruptcy Is a Well-Appointed Fallout Shelter for Corporations Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

Trump’s “Get Out Of Jail Free” Card digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Digby’s Hullabaloo

White Knight? Riiiiight…. tistero, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Employees Cheer When Anti-vaxxers Get Fired Spocko, Digby’s Hullabalo

Truth decay spreads Tom Sullivan, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Trump’s Broken Social Media Venture Is Valued At Billions Of Dollars And Its Breaking Experts’ Brains Mike Masnick, Techdirt

After Taking A Couple Of Steps Towards Trimming Back Qualified Immunity, The Supreme Court Regresses To The Mean Tim Cushing, Techdirt

The Rehnquist Memo and the art of bullshit Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

I was gambling in Havana Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Erik Visits an American Grave, Part 942 Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Sunday Morning Comin’ Down: Night Call, Collect driftglas, at his blog

For the Record: Make it so, Democratic senators! Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names


The Best And Worst Of This Week’s Sunday Shows, Just Kidding It’s All Worst Michael Mora, Wonkette

Why The Hell Haven’t You Deleted Facebook Yet? Liz Dye, Wonkette

Dr. Rachel Levine Is A Woman. GOP Rep. Jim Banks Is An A-Hole. Stephen Robinson, Wonkette

Report: Liberty University’s Honor Code Used To Punish Victims Of Sexual Assault Robyn Pennacchia, Wonkette