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May 10 2022

The Breakfast Club (Where You Live)

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

A golden spike completes America’s first transcontinental railroad; Nazis burn books in Germany; Rudolf Hess parachutes into Scotland; Nelson Mandela takes office in S. Africa; U2’s frontman Bono born

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

Where you live in the world should not determine whether you live in the world.

Bono

Breakfast News

US News

Rare cases of COVID returning pose questions for Pfizer pill

Transgender treatment, doctors threatened by new Alabama law

Crews in New Mexico, Arizona scramble to corral wildfires

Cleanup underway after trees topple into Alaska road, bay

Carter asks court to defend Alaska’s ‘unrivaled wilderness’

Bodies surfacing in Lake Mead recall mob’s time in Las Vegas

Oh, rats! As New Yorkers emerge from pandemic, so do rodents

Goodwill find in Texas turns out to be ancient Roman bust

Coral reefs provide stunning images of a world under assault

US Politics

Senate passes bill to boost security for Supreme Court

Pelosi: Buying Russian oil funds invasion of Ukraine

Laxalt, Brown clash over voter fraud in GOP Senate race

Idaho lieutenant governor wants harshest US abortion ban

Missouri House passes new congressional redistricting plan

Maine senators call for ratification of Kigali Amendment

International News

As Putin marks Victory Day, his troops make little war gains

Biden signs Ukraine bill, seeks $40B aid, in Putin rejoinder

Earth given 50-50 chance of hitting key warming mark by 2026

Marcos Jr. won Philippine presidency, unofficial count shows

Sri Lankan prime minister resigns after weeks of protests

2 journalists killed in Mexico; 10th and 11th of the year

German firefighters ‘free’ high-school exam from locked safe

Morning jolt? Swiss find cocaine stash amid coffee bean bags

Laos reopens to visitors after 2-year closure to fight virus

New South Korean president takes office, briefed on N. Korea

Sports

Yanks’ Cortes loses no-hit bid in 8th in 1-0 win vs Rangers

Quintana gets first win since 2019, Pirates down Dodgers 5-1

A’s beat Tigers 2-0 as Blackburn improves to 4-0

Reds beat Brewers 10-5, win 2 straight for 1st time in ’22

Horford, Tatum help Celtics even series with 116-108 victory

Pens chase Shesterkin again, topple Rangers 7-2 for 3-1 lead

Panthers beat Capitals in overtime in Game 4, tie series

Breakfast Blogs

If John Roberts Is a Shadow Puppet, It’s a Tragedy for the Nation

March 6, 2017: Sussmann Claims Durham Brady Violation over Meeting Notes Flynn Falsely Claimed Were a Brady Violation emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

A ‘Dicks Out’: On the Reported U.S. Intelligence Assist to Ukraine Rayne, emptywheel Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

More protests, more leaks Betty Cracker, Balloon Juice

Choices Are Made Jjohn Cole, Balloon Juice

If you want a show vote, show the people what’s at stake digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Gettin’ medieval Tom Sullivan, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Staten Island District Attorney Used Forfeiture Funds To Secretly Purchase Clearview AI Access Tim Cushing, techdirt

Judge Is Not At All Impressed By Trump’s Lawsuit Against Twitter; Dismisses It Easily Mike Masnick, Techdirt

In the United States of Alito, every miscarriage in a red state a potential felony Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

The delusions of Andrew Sullivan Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Erik Visits an American Grave, Part 1,090

Opinions We Never Finished Reading. IV Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names

THE CDC REALLY NEEDS TO LOOK INTO THIS CLUSTER OF RIGHT-WING AMNESIA CASES Steve M., No More Mister Nice Blog

Sunday Shows On Mother’s Day Got Kind Of Weird, Considering Michael Mora, Wonkette

Look For The Helpers: Blue States Gear Up To Meet Abortion Needs Of Women In Post-Roe Red State Hellscapes Liz Dye, Wonkette

How About We Not Elect This QAnon Insurrectionist Loon To Congress? Stephen Robinson, Wonkette

How Protesting At Conservative SCOTUS Judges’ Homes Honors Their Position On Buffer Zones Robyn Pennacchia, Wonkette

US Economy Added 428,000 Jobs In April, CNN Doubts Good Times Will Ever Return Doktor Zoom, Wonkette

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