The Breakfast Club (Trapped In History)

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

President Richard Nixon announces his breakthrough trip to China; Fashion designer Gianni Versace slain; Aerospace giant Boeing founded; Dutch painter Rembrandt born.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

People are trapped in history and history is trapped in them.

James Baldwin

Breakfast News

US News

As COVID rises, a vexing hunt for nursing home vaccine stats

US overdose deaths hit record 93,000 in pandemic last year

Navajo Nation reports 16 new COVID-19 cases and 1 more death

Numbers explain how and why West bakes, burns and dries out

Drought emergency declared in Washington state

Flagstaff deluged with flooding for 2nd day

Britney Spears’ new attorney says father must step aside

US Politics

Biden pitches huge budget, says Dems will ‘get a lot done’

Climate activists hail Dem budget spending on clean energy

Bill to retire coal-fired plants gets initial NC House OK

US to begin evacuating Afghans who aided American military

Facebook asks recusal of FTC head in antitrust case decision

Clyburn: Biden likely working on changing filibuster rules

Arizona county to spend $3M on voting machines after audit

International News

The Latest: S Korea virus cases spreading outside Seoul area

Haiti gets 500K vaccine doses; its first of the pandemic

Dispiriting setback: COVID deaths, cases rise again globally

Argentina logs 100,000 virus deaths as Delta variant looms

Merkel brings message of stability to US on farewell visit

Bad hiccups, but no immediate surgery for Brazil’s president

Flood traps 14 workers in tunnel under construction in China

Cuba’s president says government has some blame for protests

Haiti police chief links Venezuelan to assassination plot

Taliban press advances, take key border post with Pakistan

Mexico abandons fishing-free zone for endangered porpoise


AP source: Jays won’t learn if they’ll play at home soon

Colangelo seeks Suns win, reinforcements for US Olympic team

AP source: Beal in protocols, Tokyo Olympics status in doubt

Olympic athletes to put on own medals at Tokyo ceremonies

Ogunbowale leads WNBA All-Stars over US Olympic team 93-85

Watchdog: FBI mishandled Nassar-USA Gymnastics abuse case

Breakfast Blogs

COVID Is Looking Like a Permanent Feature in the Anti-Vaccination Belt Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

Incitement to a lynching digby aka Heather DIgby Psrton, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Acting like winners Tom Sullivan, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Sixth Circuit Says School Board Can’t Boot People From Meetings Just Because It Doesn’t Like What They’re Saying Tim Cushing, Techdirt

As Cuba Tries To Block Internet Messaging, A Reminder Of Why The Open Internet Is So Important Mike Masnick, Techdirt

Rebels who win for losing Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

The lying is the point Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Biomass is Not Renewable Energy Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

To Mark The 96th Anniversary of the Scopes Monkey Trial*… driftglass, at his blog

For the Record: Crenshaw Is a Wanker Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names


Jim Clyburn Just Might This Get Whole Voting Rights Thing Done Evan Hurst, Wonkette

Another Day, Another Story On All The Ways Bill Barr Tried To Ratf*ck The DOJ Liz Dye, Wonkette

Utah Company Drops ‘Fun’ Gun That Looks Like Lego, If You Narcs Are Gonna Be Like That About It Doktor Zoom, Wonkette

Nice Time! Statue Of Florida’s Mary McLeod Bethune Kicks Confederate Racist Coward Out On His Ass! Stephen Robinson, Wonkette