The Breakfast Club (Expectation)

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

‘Son of Sam’ killer David Berkowitz caught near New York City; Leno and Rosemary LaBianca murdered by Charles Manson’s cult; FDR stricken with polio; The Smithsonian Institution established.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

Expectation is the mother of all frustration.

Antonio Banderas

Breakfast News

US News

US turns to social media influencers to boost vaccine rates

COVID vaccines to be required for military under new US plan

Fake COVID-19 vaccination cards worry college officials

Some Maine school districts will require masks, others won’t

US investigates latest case of a rare tropical disease

Dry California tourist town to guests: ‘Please conserve’

Aircraft help fight California wildfire as smoke clears

Progress made but hot weather could spur California wildfire

EPA ordered to update rules on oil spill-fighting chemicals

Canada reopens its border for vaccinated US visitors

New push to disband Minneapolis police after Floyd’s death

Tropical storm warnings issued for Caribbean islands

US Politics

Infrastructure on track as bipartisan Senate coalition grows

Senate Dems unveil $3.5T budget for social, climate efforts

International News

The Latest: Sydney has new high for coronavirus infections

France’s virus pass now required in restaurants, trains

Bangladesh vaccinating Rohingya refugees amid virus surge

‘Code red’: UN scientists warn of worsening global warming

Contractors who powered US war in Afghanistan stuck in Dubai

Hong Kong leader supports retaliatory sanctions law

Chinese, Russian militaries hold drills in northwest China

N Korea vows stronger attack capabilities over allied drills

China upholds Canadian’s death sentence as Huawei case looms

South Korea in uphill battle to recover Korean War remains


After blowing 4 late leads, Yanks finally hold off KC in 11

Jiménez, Anderson power White Sox past Twins 11-1

Musgrove sharp, Hosmer homers, Padres beat Marlins 8-3

Ramírez has homer, triple, 3 RBIs as Indians beat Reds 9-3

Bane scores 32 as Grizzlies beat Nets in Vegas Summer League

Breakfast Blogs

The Bills Are Coming Due in the American Petrostate of North Dakota Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

Did Paul Gosar Take Actions on Behalf of Donald Trump that Contributed to Ashli Babbitt’s Death? emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

It’s almost too late digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Anyone can believe the truth Tom Sullivan, Digby’s Hullabaloo

NYPD Sued Over Its Illegal Use Of Sealed Arrest Records Tim Cushing, Techdirt

Content Moderation At Scale Is Impossible To Do Well: Series About Antisemitism Removed By Instagram For Being Antisemetic Mike Masnick, Techdirt

The long COVID Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

It makes no difference Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Erik Visits an American Grave, Part 896 Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Our New Bitter Clingers driftglass, at his blog

The Playing Fields of Eton Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names


The Good, Bad And Ugly Of This Week’s Sunday Show Republicans! Michael Mora, Wonkette

Trump Goon Jeffrey Clark Tried To Cancel Election Because Chinese Thermostats Hacked Voting Machines, LOLWUT Liz Dye, Wonkette

Texas GOP Gov. Greg Abbott Literally Fiddling While COVID-19 Burns Through State Stephen Robinson, Wonkette

Appeals Court: Parole Officers Can’t Force Parolees To Accept Jesus Christ As Personal Savior Robyn Pennacchia, Wonkette