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Apr 25 2022

The Breakfast Club (Speed)

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

Radio pioneer Guglielmo Marconi is born; ‘America’ first used on world map; U.S. and Soviet troops meet in World War II; The Hubble Space Telescope is deployed into orbit; Jazz singer Ella Fitzgerald is born.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

The speed of communications is wondrous to behold. It is also true that speed can multiply the distribution of information that we know to be untrue.

Edward R. Murrow

Breakfast News

US News

Overdoses, not COVID-19, drive spike in LA homeless deaths

COVID shots still work but researchers hunt new improvements

Emergency declaration for multiple wildfires in New Mexico

Four months after tornado, Kentucky focuses on rebuilding

Bird flu drives free-range hens indoors to protect poultry

Amazon union could face a tough road ahead after victory

County grants approval for Amazon’s helix-shaped HQ tower

US Politics

Supreme Court weighs policy for migrants to wait in Mexico

DeSantis tests limits of his combative style in Disney feud

Georgia’s Kemp and Perdue clash over elections in debate

Ads from soft-spoken Arkansas Sen. Boozman reflect GOP fury

Warren calls McCarthy a ‘liar’ and ‘traitor’ over Jan 6 tape

McCarthy’s push to ascend to House speaker relies on Trump

Trump’s Oz, Vance endorsements bring cash windfall, backlash

International News

Ukraine official: Zelenskyy meets top-level US delegation

To Europe’s relief, France’s Macron wins but far-right gains

Ukraine marks Orthodox Easter with prayers for those trapped

Opposition wins Slovenia vote, defeating right-wing populist

Shanghai erects metal barriers in fight against COVID-19

China promotes coal in setback for efforts to cut emissions

Israel closes crossing to Gaza workers after rockets

Sports

Tatum, Brown lead Celtics to 109-103 win, 3-0 lead over Nets

Butler has 36 points as Heat overwhelm Young, Hawks, 110-86

Allen scores 27, Bucks beat Bulls 119-95 to take 3-1 lead

Nuggets beat Warriors 126-121 to avoid series sweep

Lauer strikes out 13, Yelich lifts Brewers over Phillies 1-0

Cole, Rizzo lead Yanks to sweep as fans heckle Guardians

Adell hits grand slam, Angels blow lead, recover to beat O’s

Winker’s single wins it in 12th, Mariners beat Royals 5-4

Bellinger hits 2 HRs, leading Kershaw, Dodgers over Padres

Megill shines for Mets, beating sloppy Diamondbacks 6-2

Peters shines as Pittsburgh Pirates beat Chicago Cubs 4-3

Piscotty homers, A’s blank Rangers 2-0 to avoid sweep

Breakfast Blogs

Marjorie Taylor Greene Was the Most Non-Credible Person I’ve Seen on a Witness Stand in Decades

Confirmed: John Durham Has Withheld Discovery That DOJ Already Disproved His Claims of Political Malice emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

Three Things: Dial M for Michigan Rayne, emptywheel

War for Ukraine Update 60: Orthodox Easter In Ukraine as the War Enters Its Third Month Adam L. Silverman, Balloon Juice

Rick Scott’s gift digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Even hypocrisy is bigger in Texas Tom Sullivan, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Little Trumps Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Erik Visits an American Grave, Part 1,076 Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Narratology: Jared the Spy Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names

FIGHTING BACK: WHAT A CONCEPT! Steve M., No More Mister Nice Blog