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Nov 03 2021

The Breakfast Club (The Only Vessel)

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

Iran-Contra scandal begins to unfold; Chile’s Salvador Allende takes office; Carol Moseley-Braun is first black woman elected to U.S. Senate; Former pro-wrestler Jesse Ventura elected Minnesota governor.

Breakfast Tunes

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Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

A government is the only vessel that leaks from the top.

James Reston<

Breakfast News

US News

US gives final clearance to COVID-19 shots for kids 5 to 11

White House rolls out new plan to combat gun suicides in US

Deere employees reject contract offer, will stay on strike

Arizona high court upholds ruling blocking school mask bans

Settlement talks fail in Oregon youths’ anti-US climate suit

Census analysis finds undercount but not as bad as predicted

Some Florida beaches see record year for sea turtle nests

Hope after wildfire: Tiny sequoias could grow into giants

Giant ‘corpse plant’ draws crowds in Southern California

US Politics

Close races for governor unfolding in Virginia, New Jersey

Adams wins NYC mayor; Wu makes history winning Boston mayor

Elections testing GOP push to politicize school board races

GOP’s Carey, Democrats’ Brown win US House seats in Ohio

Minneapolis voters reject replacing police with new agency

Supreme Court seat undecided; Pittsburgh has 1st Black mayor

Votes still being tallied in close Stamford mayor race

New Mexico cities vote on retaining progressive mayors

Cat got your vote? NYC candidate brings pet to polling place

International News

Greece toughens restrictions on unvaccinated as cases spike

Pregnant woman’s death puts spotlight on Polish abortion law

Leaders vow to protect forests, plug methane leaks at COP26

‘Adapt or die:’ Africa presses for more climate support

Ethiopia orders emergency as Tigray forces threaten capital

China, Russia urge UNSC to end key sanctions on North Korea

Palestinians reject offer to delay their Jerusalem eviction

Banana farmers lose livelihoods as lava devours La Palma

A day late, Israeli minister in wheelchair can access COP26

Sports

Hammerin’ Braves win 1st WS crown since 1995, rout Astros

Couturier, Flyers win 3-0 to hand winless Coyotes 10th loss

Scheifele gets SO winner as Jets beat Stars 4-3

Breakfast Blogs

The Texas Abortion Law Isn’t a Law. It’s a Scheme. Charles P.Pierce, Esquire Politics

Baloney and Blackjack! A John Pierce Client Complains of Paying Too Much for What Had Been Free emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

Broken Media Ecosystem digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Digby’s Hullabaloo

SILENCE! Tom Sullivan, Digby’s Hullabaloo

The Internet Is Not Facebook; Regulating It As If It Were Will Fuck Things Up Mike Masnick, Techdirt

Justice Kagan Invokes Joseph McCarthy Precedent in Case About Whether Legislative Bodies Can Censure Members for Speech Elura Nanos, Law & Crime

DOJ Sues to Stop Two Largest Rivals From Becoming the ‘Largest Book Publisher in the United States’ Colin Kalmbacher, Law & Crime

Defenses of the filibuster require “forgetting” how all other legislatures work Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Washington Post’s January 6 Article Cheryl Rofer, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Who goes Nazi, University of Florida edition Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

For the Record: Whatever it is, Marquito is against it Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names

DEMOCRATS NEED TO DEVELOP RAPID RESPONSE 2.0 Steve M., No More Mister Nice Blog

Lord God Joe Manchin Demands More Temples In His Honor Before Supporting Reconciliation Bill Stephen Robinson, Wonkette

PA Senate Candidate Sean Parnell Isn’t Letting Horrific Domestic Violence Allegations Deter Him Liz Dye, Wonkette

https://www.wonkette.com/greg-abbott-is-in-texas-s-school-libraries-stealing-all-the-porn Evan Hurst, Wokette

North Idaho Has A New Wingnut News Source, And It’s A Doozy Doktor Zoom, Wonkette