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Nov 18 2021

The Breakfast Club ( A Voice)

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

Cult leader Jim Jones and hundreds of followers die in mass murder-suicide in South America; Massachusetts high court rules gay couples can marry; Disney’s ‘Steamboat Willie’ premieres in New York

Breakfast Tunes

Philip Margo (April 1, 1942 – November 13, 2021)

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

A voice is a human gift; it should be cherished and used, to utter fully human speech as possible. Powerlessness and silence go together.

Margaret Atwood

Breakfast News

US News

Florida GOP limits vaccine mandates, flouting White House

New Mexico governor: Full vaccination means boosters too

US overdose deaths topped 100,000 in one year, officials say

2 men set to be cleared in the 1965 killing of Malcolm X

Call to remove Black pastors adds to agony in Arbery’s town

Rittenhouse lawyers ask judge to declare mistrial over video

Under pressure, Apple allows self-repairs to iPhones, Macs

After record low, monarch butterflies return to California

Winds whip up volcanic ash from 1912 eruption in Alaska

Couple’s $86M reward in Monsanto pesticide case stands

Millionaire pooch selling Miami villa once owned by Madonna

US Politics

House censures Rep. Gosar for violent video in rare rebuke

Jan. 6 rioter who carried spear, wore horns, draws 41 months

Review says Pentagon reacted appropriately to Jan. 6 riot

Biden pushes electric vehicle chargers as energy costs spike

International News

Austin: Moscow should explain its troop buildup near Ukraine

Schools close as smog-laden India capital considers lockdown

Belarus brings some migrants in from cold at Polish border

State of emergency in British Columbia; more deaths expected

Wife of US hostage in Africa reveals captors’ ransom demand

Sports

NCAA women’s basketball tournament expands to 68 teams

Henderson, Cooke help No. 1 Gamecocks beat Clemson 76-45

No. 21 Ohio State women bowl past Bowling Green 94-63

No. 25 Virginia Tech thumps Coppin St. 85-32 behind Sheppard

Hermosa’s double-double leads No. 18 GT women past ETSU

Engstler’s 20 points lead No. 10 Louisville past UT Martin

Clark, Warnock lead No. 8 Iowa past Southern, 87-67

LaRavia scores 24, leads Wake Forest to 95-59 win

George Mason holds off No. 20 Maryland 71-66

Brown, Christie lead Michigan State past Butler 73-52

Hornets beat Wizards 97-87 for 4th straight victory

Grant, Joseph lead Pistons to 97-89 comeback win over Pacers

Balanced Hawks win 3rd straight game, beating Celtics 110-99

Breakfast Blogs

The Crime of Malcolm X’s Assassination Is Still Not Solved, But an Injustice Has Been Remedied Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

Kevin Fairlamb and Jacob Chansley Sentences Affirm Judicial Legitimacy emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

Wingnut revenge on the ballot in 2022 digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Digby’s Hullabaloo

“You see, I kill my own men” revisited Tom Sullivan, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Media Spends Years Insisting Facebook Makes Society Worse; Then Trumpets A Poll Saying People Think Facebook Makes Society Worse Mike Masnick, Techdirt

New York Prosecutors to Exonerate Two Men Convicted of Murder in 1965 Malcolm X Assassination Marisa Sarnoff, Law & Crime

Tuning out the news Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Wars and Rumors of Wars Cheryl Rofer, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Erik Visits an American Grave, Part 954 Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Hey, Parents, Most of You Are Too Fucking Dumb to Decide on Your Kid’s School Curriculum The Rude Pundit, at his blog

Dud Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names

KYRSTEN LIEBERMAN’S PLANS FOR 2024 (updated) Steve M., No More Mister Nice Blog

Nicolle Wallace Performs Live Autopsy On Pathetic Gasbag Chris Christie Stephen Robinson, Wokette

Judge Likens Q-Anon Shaman To MLK, Then Sends Him To Jail Liz Dye, Wonkette

Woke ‘Sesame Street’ Triggered Matt Schlapp To Death, But Don’t Worry He Got Better Evan Hurst, Wonkette

Fox Story About Antifa Clashing With Anti-Vax Nazis Made More Sense Before Fox Edited The Nazis Out Robyn Pennacchia, Wonkette

Bureau Of Labor Statistics Had One Job. Is That Job One Or 19 Jobs? Doktor Zoom, Wonkette

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