Oct 27 2021

The Breakfast Club (Capitalism)

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

The Federalist Papers published in New York City; President Theodore Roosevelt is born; Egypian President Anwar Sadat and Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin win Nobel Peace Prize; Boston Red Sox win their first World Series since 1918.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

In the Soviet Union, capitalism triumphed over communism. In this country, capitalism triumphed over democracy.

Fran Lebowitz

Breakfast News

US News

FDA panel backs Pfizer’s low-dose COVID-19 vaccine for kids

Enforcement of indoor vaccine mandates proves uneven in US

More workers sue US nuclear lab over vaccine mandate

Navajo Nation reports 32 more COVID-19 cases, 1 more death

Louisiana governor ends mask mandate, except at some schools

Virus cut access to courts but opened door to virtual future

Facebook froze as anti-vaccine comments swarmed users

‘Atmospheric river’ drenches drought-stricken California

Majority in US concerned about climate: AP-NORC/EPIC poll

Nor’easter has New England bracing for floods, power outages

Civil rights pioneer seeks expungement of ’55 arrest record

Florida manatee deaths soar as polluted water kills seagrass

Felony count over 43 cents’ worth of Mountain Dew is dropped

Alligator crawls out of drain at Alabama apartment complex

US Politics

Half its original size, Biden’s big plan in race to finish

White House eyes new climate change strategies in Biden bill

Senators put YouTube, TikTok, Snap on defensive on kids’ use

Senate confirms Cindy McCain, Jeff Flake to ambassador posts

Biden campaigns in Virginia amid high-stakes governor’s race

Wildlife agencies to cancel Trump endangered species rules

Anti-telescope protesters oppose US attorney pick for Hawaii

Moore: North Carolina budget action could happen next week

International News

Moderna to supply Africa with up to 110 million COVID doses

Russia, Ukraine see record daily deaths, low vaccinations

New Zealand expands vaccine mandate to 40% of all workers

Brazil senators recommend Bolsonaro face charges over COVID

Sudan strongman is seen as an insider with powerful allies

Morrison: Australia will beat 2030 goal for lower emissions

UN chief: ‘Leadership gap’ undermines global climate efforts

Queen Elizabeth II won’t attend climate conference in person

Dismissed: Germany’s Merkel becomes caretaker chancellor

Japan’s Princess Mako marries commoner, loses royal status

Gag order in Myanmar keeps Suu Kyi’s testimony restricted

American-Iranian man detained in Iran undergoes surgery


Saints capitalize on Seahawks’ mistakes for 13-10 win

Second NCAA gender equity report shows spending disparities

PM: Unvaccinated players can travel for Australian Open

Breakfast Blogs

This Memo From Former Chief Justice William Rehnquist Is Incredibly Damning Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

What Lies Beneath the Turf Rayne, emptywheel

Where Did All That Cash Come From? digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Digby’s Hullabaloo

This stops with us Tom Sullivan, Digby’s Hullabaloo

If Courts Won’t Protect People’s Phones At The Border, Congress Needs To Act Now Tim Cushing, Techdirt

Team Biden Finally Gets Around To Staffing U.S. Telecom Regulators Karl Bode, Techdirt

Florida AG’s Staff Called Texas AG Ken Paxton’s Lawsuit to Overturn Other States’ Election Results ‘Batsh*t Insane’ Aaron Keller, Law & Crime

Lets go Brandon

The outright anti-vaxx Ron DeSantis Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Erik Visits an American Grave, Part 943 Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

But I Didn’t Know Until This Day That It Was… Republicans All Along driftglass, at his blog

Note to Anxious Progressive Democrats in Congress: Take the Deal (And Then Fuck Up the Party) The Rude Pundit, The Rude Pundit, at his blog


Newsmax Bullying Fox For Being Lib Who Loves Climate Change Evan Hursrt, Wonkette

TN State Senator Indicted For Hilarious Campaign Finance Hijinks Liz Dye, Wonkette

What If Ohio Threw A Senate Debate And All The Incredibly The Worst People Came? Stephen Robinson, Wonkette

Oh Sh*t, Dallas Teacher Did A Critical Race Theory To The Texas Wingnuts! Doktor Zoom, Wonkette