The Breakfast Club (Attics)

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

Wiley Post completes first solo flight around the world; Robber John Dillinger shot dead; Saddam Hussein’s sons killed in Iraq; The September 11th Commission releases its report; Birth of the Frisbee.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

You should never wear a baseball cap when working in close quarters in the attic: You never see that beam above you!

Alex Trebek

Breakfast News

US News

US virus cases nearly triple in 2 weeks amid misinformation

Rare ‘breakthrough’ COVID cases are causing alarm, confusion

Hugs as California public school returns to class in person

Wildfire smoke clouds sky, hurts air quality on East Coast

Federal judges block transgender restrictions in 2 states

Justices deal blow to outdated claims of child sexual abuse

Federal judge blocks Arkansas’ near-total abortion ban

US Politics

Pelosi bars Trump allies from Jan. 6 probe; GOP vows boycott

Infrastructure bill fails first vote; Senate to try again

Seemingly safe GOP incumbents under attack from right wing

Biden’s 3rd trip to reddish Ohio pushes his economic agenda

International News

Violence flares in Haiti ahead of slain president’s funeral

China blasts dam to divert floods that killed at least 25


Red Sox hit 5 HRs, beat Blue Jays 7-4 in Buffalo finale

Hernandez, Indians top Astros 1st time in 6 tries this year

Mets blank Reds behind Stroman’s 1-hitter, Smith’s slam

Alfaro has run-scoring double in 10th, Marlins beat Nats

LaMarre’s pinch-hit single lifts Yanks over Phils 6-5 in 10

Padres win 1st game, 2nd game of doubleheader suspended

Manning, Tigers win 6th in row, hand Texas 8th straight loss

Diamondbacks finish sweep of Pirates with 6-4 victory

Gomber back from injured list, pitches Rockies past Mariners

Keller, Royals complete season sweep of Brewers with 6-3 win

The Latest: Top shooter tests positive, will miss Tokyo

Tokyo Games boast equal gender participation for first time

Sweden stuns US 3-0 in women’s soccer at Olympics

Japan tops Australia in softball as delayed Tokyo Games open

Breakfast Blogs

Lindsey Graham Has Revived the Debt-Ceiling Blackmail Strategy. Let’s Look Back on the History of It. Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

In Case Anyone Was Wondering What All the Meshugas About Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream Is About, Allow Me To Try To Explain Adam L. Silverman, Balloon Juice

A Helluva Drug digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Freedom three times Tom Sullivan, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Court Calls Bullshit On Cop Who Claimed He Could Smell Weed In Sealed Bags In A Moving Car From His Own Moving Cruiser Tim Cushing, Techdirt

Potential Obstruction and Coverup: Top Officials’ State-Issued Phones Mysteriously ‘Wiped’ of Data in Flint Water Crisis Probe Colin Kalmbacher, Law & Crime

California Appeals Court Overturns Law Punishing Senior Care Staffers’ Refusal to Call Transgender Residents by Their Preferred Pronouns Marissa Sarnoff, Law & Crime

Federal Judge Rules Against ‘Categorically Unconstitutional’ Arkansas Abortion Ban Elura Nanos, Law & Crime

America’s least essential pundit hopes Jim Jordan will restore bipartisan comity in America Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Why are the COVID vaccines still being distributed under an emergency use authorization? Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Erik Visits an American Grave, Part 882 Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Go Ask Alice, When She’s Ten Feet Tall driftglass, at his blog

If Chris Ran the Circus Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names

GOP, Fox News Idiots Perhaps Not Yet Fully Committed To COVID Vaccine Sparkle Motion Evan Hurst, Wonkette

Mitch McConnell Threatens To Torpedo The Economy To Tank Biden. DC Press Corps Yawns. Liz Dye, Wonkette

That Damn Critical Race Theory Must’ve Taught These White Politicians The N-Word Stephen Robinson, Wonkette