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Apr 29 2022

The Breakfast Club (Hasty Judgment)

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

Rioting hits Los Angeles after four white officers are acquitted of most charges in beating of Rodney King; Dachau concentration camp liberated; Jerry Seinfeld born.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

How little do they see what really is, who frame their hasty judgment upon that which seems.

Daniel Webster

Breakfast News

US News

Moderna seeks to be 1st with COVID shots for littlest kids

Fauci: US in ‘a different moment’ but pandemic not over

Report calls out abuse of social media by Minneapolis police

16 states that want to electrify USPS fleet file lawsuits

Big US energy transmission projects inch closer to approval

California subpoenas ExxonMobil in probe of plastics waste

Grain elevator: Ruling lets slave descendants suit go ahead

Most Americans could file their taxes for free, but don’t

102 marathons in 102 days: Amputee’s unofficial world record

Your dog’s personality may have little to do with its breed

Lost for decades, Dorothy’s dress from ‘Oz’ up for sale

Revolutionary find: 19 cannons in river likely sunk in 1779

Fireball spotted over southern Mississippi, NASA confirms

US Politics

Oklahoma House sends Texas-style abortion ban to governor

Biden taking ‘hard look’ at student loan forgiveness

Kansas lawmakers vote to use $1.1B to bolster pension system

Dunleavy reiterates dividend push in session’s last weeks

Feds seek nearly $3M from Manafort over undisclosed accounts

International News

Explosions rock Kyiv again as Russians rain fire on Ukraine

A chilling Russian cyber aim in Ukraine: Digital dossiers

Biden seeks $33B for Ukraine, signaling long-term commitment

Beijing orders schools closed in tightening of virus rules

Taiwan faces largest COVID-19 outbreak yet

Latin American nations ease restrictions as COVID cases drop

British Virgin Islands premier arrested on US drug charges

US Army ‘returns’ cake to Italian woman for 90th birthday

Sports

Embiid scores 33 points, 76ers finish off Raptors in Game 6

Perfect Paul, top-seeded Suns finish off Pelicans in Game 6

Judge leads surging Yankees past sloppy Orioles 10-5

Hudson, Goldschmidt lift Cardinals over D-backs 8-3

Tucker, Astros beat Rangers 3-2 after starters’ duel

Acuña returns, Wright dominant again, Braves beat Cubs 5-1

Manoah goes 7 to win again, Blue Jays beat Red Sox 1-0

Ward, Detmers propel Angels to 4-1 win, sweep of Guardians

Royals take down White Sox 5-2 after 3-run 10th

Correa gets 3 hits; Twins top Tigers to go 6-0 in homestand

Phillips’ infield hit lifts Rays to 2-1 win over Mariners

Rolling Marlins hand reeling Nats 8th straight loss, 3-2

Hyman scores in overtime, Oilers rally to beat Sharks 5-4

Kaprizov scores in OT, Wild beat Flames 3-2

Bergeron hat trick leads Bruins to 5-0 win over Sabres

Varlamov makes 26 saves as Islanders rout Capitals 5-1

Hurricanes defeat Devils 6-3 in regular-season finale

Knight stops 27 shots, Panthers blank Senators 4-0

Bjorkstrand leads Blue Jackets to 5-2 win over Lightning

Breakfast Blogs

What Is Wrong With These People, Wisconsin? Oklahoma?? Tennessee??? Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

The Tactics of the Louis Enrique Colon Cooperation Agreement emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

War for Ukraine Update 64: Putin Provides a Lesson In Exactly Who He Does Not Respect Adam L. Silverman, Balloon Juice

GDP drops digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Digby’s Hullabaloo

On fighting back Tom Sullivan, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Big Telecom Convinces Missouri Lawmakers To Block Funding For Broadband Competition Karl Bode, Techdirt

Reality Check: Twitter Actually Was Already Doing Most Of The Things Musk Claims He Wants The Company To Do (But Better) Mike Masnick, Techdirt

Wisconsin Town Lawyer Lies To Journalist, Sues Activist Who Pointed Out His Lie Tim Cushing, Techdirt

If only there was some way to stop me from hitting myself Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Orban and DeSantis Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

WHY DOESN’T AMERICA’S POLITICAL PRESS KNOW BASIC FACTS ABOUT AMERICAN POLITICS? Steve M., No More Mister Nice Blog

Well Shoot, TX Gov Greg Abbott Didn’t Mean To *Help* The Migrants! Liz Dye, Wonkette

Which Country Will Putin’s Republicans Vote To Give Him Next? Evan Hurst, Wonkette

Donald Trump Scared Of Fruit Stephen Robinson, Wonkette

Connecticut Town’s Wingnut School Board Boldly Protects Teens From Mental Health Doktor Zoom, Wonkette

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