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Apr 21 2022

The Breakfast Club (Peace Process)

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

Writer Mark Twain dies; Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II born; German flying ace Manfred ‘The Red Baron’ Rictoften killed in action during World War I; The musical ‘Annie’ opens on Broadway.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

The lessons from the peace process are clear; whatever life throws at us, our individual responses will be all the stronger for working together and sharing the load.

Queen Elizabeth II

Breakfast News

US News

Justice Dept. to appeal order voiding travel mask mandate

Most people in US want masks for travelers: AP-NORC poll

Parachute demo at Nats Park causes brief Capitol evacuation

Parents challenge law outlawing treatment of trans kids

Southwest wildfires force evacuations, tighten resources

‘You inhaled it’: Man inhales drill bit during dental visit

Large alligator saunters through Florida neighborhood

Missing wallaby found hiding in bush near zoo exhibit

US Politics

US supreme court rules against air force officer who refused Covid vaccine

Biden’s latest student debt move will bring 3.6 million borrowers closer to loan forgiveness

Michigan lawmaker’s forceful speech rebuts ‘grooming’ attack

Palin on serving in Congress: ‘It would be all about Alaska’

Gov. Whitmer wants federal aid to keep nuclear plant open

Report: Oregon has $5.3b invested in fossil fuel companies

Gov. Evers releases Wisconsin’s first clean energy plan

Lawyers for Hillary Clinton ask judge to dismiss Trump lawsuit against her

Biden taps Gary Restaino as new acting ATF director

Florida Senate passes bill to strip Disney’s special self-governing status

Trump-backed House candidate removed from ballot by Tenn. Republicans

Florida rejects 54 math textbooks over ‘prohibited topics’ including critical race theory

Ahead of new forecast, Kansas banks $500M for emergencies

International News

Russia’s Chernobyl seizure seen as nuclear risk ‘nightmare’

‘Days or hours left’: Russia tightens the noose in Mariupol

Biden set to announce new military assistance for Ukraine

Yellen, Ukraine official walk out of Russia’s G-20 remarks

Israel, Gaza militants trade fire as Mideast tensions mount

Scholar uses trash as treasure to study life in North Korea

Sports

Raise a toast to the D’backs: Beer leads 11-2 win at Nats

Belt connects on B-Day, Rodón grinds as Giants beat Mets 5-2

Royals bullpen backs up Daniel Lynch in 2-0 win over Twins

Tapia homer in 5-run second leads Blue Jays over Red Sox 6-1

Cabrera gets to 2,999 hits in Tigers’ 5-3 loss to Yankees

Embiid hits late 3 in OT, 76ers beat Raptors for 3-0 lead

Celtics rally in 2nd half, beat Nets 114-107 for 2-0 lead

McDavid has goal, 2 assists as Oilers beat Stars 5-2

Breakfast Blogs

Jane Mayer Went Spelunking Again Into the Dark Caverns of Right-Wing Political Money Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

The Posture of the Michael Sussmann Case emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

War for Ukraine Update 56: The Defenders of Mariupol Are Still Holding, But In Need of Relief! Adam L. Silverman, Balloon Juice

Democrats need to fear what Republicans will do if they win digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Digby’s Hullabaloo

“No one fears” Democrats Tom Sullivan, Digby’s Hullabaloo

TSA Now Looking To Make It Impossible For People Wrongly Added To Terrorist Watchlist To Travel On The Ground Tim Cushing, Techdirt

Devin Nunes Loses Yet Again In His Quixotic, Censorial SLAPP Cases Mike Masnick, Techdirt

Arbitrator Orders Trump Campaign to Pay Omarosa’s Attorneys $1.3 Million in Fees and Costs Adam Klasfeld, Law & Crime

Supreme Court Considers Whether Police Can Be Sued for Not Issuing Miranda Warnings in Case of Acquitted Man Who Gave a False Confession Colin Kalmbacher, Law & Crime

“They want someone to knock on your door, too. Not to put you in the newspaper, though” Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Why do all these seditionists keep texting me their coup plans? Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Erik Visits an American Grave, Part 1,075 Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Meatheads All The Way Down driftglass, at his blog

I’m So Sorry, But We Need to Talk About Climate Change The Rude Pundit, at his blog

Blogging Beyond Theocracy: Technical addendum Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names

Ron DeSantis Will Stick It To Disney If It Costs Florida Taxpayers A Billion Dollars. Which It Will. Liz Dye, Wonkette

When John D. Rockefeller Opened Fire On Miners, Set Fire To Women And Kids, In The Ludlow Massacre Erik Loomis, Wonkette

Maryland School Board Idiots Pretty Sure Pride Flags Are Gateway Flags For Harder Flags Evan Hurst, Wonkette

Wall Street Journal Tough Guy Has Some Words For Wimps Who Wore Masks During Brooklyn Subway Attack Stephen Robinson, Wonkette