The Breakfast Club (Good People)

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

Crisis unfolds in Little Rock, Ark. over racial integration in schools; Ford rolls out its ill-fated Edsel; Attorney William Kunstler dies; Mark Spitz sets Olympic gold record; Singer Beyonce born.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

Good people do not need laws to tell them to act responsibly, while bad people will find a way around the laws.


Breakfast News

US News

Arizona reports 3,802 new COVID-19 cases and 80 more deaths

Virus pushes some California hospitals near ICU capacity

Navajo Nation reports 74 new COVID-19 cases, 1 new death

Efforts grow to stamp out use of parasite drug for COVID-19

Hawaii health care workers decry lack of COVID mandates

Hawaii leaders urge COVID caution over holiday weekend

Vaccination proof required at Olympic Peninsula restaurants

Power to be restored to New Orleans by middle of next week

Ida evacuee’s thought: ‘How am I going to get out of this?’

Rising numbers of Ecuadorians hurt by pandemic head to US

Biden moves to declassify documents about Sept. 11 attacks

US hiring slows as delta variant weakens travel and tourism

Huge wildfire near Lake Tahoe slows as weather improves

US expects to admit more than 50,000 evacuated Afghans

$2.7M award upheld against ‘predator’ landlord in California

Rocket ‘terminated’ in fiery explosion over Pacific Ocean

Baby whale unwell, rule issued to keep boaters away

Landlord finds 19 tarantulas, 1 python left behind by tenant

US Politics

Lawsuits begin as Texas GOP voting bill fight moves to court

International News

Afghan women demand rights as Taliban seek recognition

Afghan media brace for what’s next under Afghan media brace for what’s next Talaban rule

Study documents dramatic loss of remaining Pyrenees glaciers

UN: Brief gains in air quality in 2020 over COVID lockdowns

With no tourist handouts, hungry Bali monkeys raid homes

Half-shredded Banksy could fetch over $5 million at auction


The Latest: Osaka drops 2nd set to Fernandez at U.S. Open

Virginia Tech holds off Howell, No. 10 North Carolina 17-10

Breakfast Blogs

DOJ Treated Jerome Corsi as News Media but Not Roger Stone or Randy Credico (or Julian Assange) emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

Here’s What Good Government Looks Like Four Seasons Total Landscaping mistermix, Balloon Juice

Friday Night Soother digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Still unvaccinated and dying Tom Sullivan, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Colorado Transportation Officals Asked Navigation App Providers To Plant False Information. Worse, The Providers Complied. Tim Cushing, Techdirt

The Challenge In Content Moderation And Politics: How Do You Deal With Bad Faith Actors? Mike Masnick, Techdirt

Study Suggests Assholes Online Are Routinely Assholes Offline Karl Bode, Techdirt

Federal Court Strikes Down Local Law in Minnesota That Forbade a Woman from Photographing Kids Near Mosque and Park Elura Nanos, Law & Crime

Satanic Temple Cites Religious Freedom Restoration Act to Request Access to Abortion Drugs in Aftermath of Texas Ban Aaron Keller, Law & Crime

Feds Must Disclose ‘Identities of Any Unnamed Co-Conspirators’ to Ghislaine Maxwell, Trial Judge Rules Adam Klasfeld, Law & Crime

Another triumph for the intellectual dark web Scott Lemmieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Who Are The Blob? Cheryl Rofer, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Matt Lewis and the “Just the Tip” Republicans driftglass, at his blog

For the Record: Manchin (with bonus rantlet) Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names

Have You Read That Destructive Texas Anti-Choice Law? It’s Hot, Harmful Garbage The Rude Pundit, at his blog

FIGHT THE NEXT WAR, NOT THE LAST WAR Steve M., No More Mister Nice Blog

Texas Abortion Ban Sadistic, Psychopathic, Dumb As Hell Jamie Lynn Crofts, Wonkette

Joe Manchin Being A Butt Again Doktor Zoom, Wonkette

Is Manhattan DA Cy Vance Getting Ready To Grab Trumpland Exec Matthew Calamari By The Pornstache? Liz Dye, Wonkette Robyn Pennacchia, Wonkette