The Breakfast Club (Subway Walls)

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

Cornerstone laid for what becomes the White House; Britain’s Margaret Thatcher born; Boston wins baseball’s first World Series; TV variety show host Ed Sullivan dies; Musician Paul Simon born.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

Happy 80th Birthday

The words of the prophets are written on the subway walls and tenements halls and whispered in the sounds of silence.

Paul Simon

Breakfast News

US News

The Latest: Biden vaccine order moves closer to enforcement

Texas order reflects growing GOP vaccine mandates hostility

Florida fines key county $3.5 million for mandating vaccines

Boeing tells workers they must get COVID-19 vaccine

Lawmaker: 2 Alaska state senators test positive for COVID-19

Next on FDA’s agenda: Booster shots of Moderna, J&J vaccines

Southern California fire shuts highway, forces evacuations

Feds OK Colorado plan to cover gender-affirming care

Mississippi works to offer driver’s license in digital form

FDA authorizes first e-cigarette, cites benefit for smokers

Federal immigration agents to end practice of worksite raids

Fewer in US turn to food banks, but millions still in need

Companies scraping for staff ahead of the holidays

Americans quit their jobs at a record pace in August

To oldly go: Shatner, 90, inspires with real-life space trip

2-headed baby turtle thrives at Massachusetts animal refuge

US Politics

House sends debt limit hike to Biden, staving off default

‘Difficult decisions’ as Biden, Democrats shrink plan to $2T

Biden appoints Debra Shore to lead EPA Midwestern office

Kentucky US Rep. John Yarmuth won’t seek reelection in 2022

International News

Russia hits new record for COVID-19 deaths, resists lockdown

Divorced UK and EU head for new Brexit fight over N Ireland

Magnitude 6.3 earthquake jolts Greek island of Crete

Queen Elizabeth II uses cane to walk into Westminster Abbey


Freeman HR sends Braves to NLCS with 5-4 win over Brewers

Altuve, Astros going back to ALCS after routing White Sox

Flynn, Dekker rally Raptors to preseason win over Wizards

NHL commissioner Bettman says just 4 players unvaccinated

Venezuela players miss practice because of COVID protocols

Brazil to host Uruguay; Argentina rises in qualifying

Breakfast Blogs

Our National Political Factions Now Fight Brushfire Wars in Local Politics Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

DOJ Was Still Working to Access Joshua Schulte’s Phone in September 2019 emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

Front Paging an Often Overlooked Bit of American History: The Business Plot to Overthrow FDR Adam L. Silverman, Balloon Juice

Election Tampering at the Local Level Betty Cracker, Balloon Juice

By Attacking Me, Justice Alito Proved My Point Adam Serwer, The Atlantic

Democrats have long term problems but the GOP is the gift that keeps on giving digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Digby’s Hullabaloo

On “The Narrative” Tom Sullivan, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Alabama Supreme Court Rules Law Enforcement Can Withhold Almost All Records Indefinitely Tim Cushing, Techdirt

Facebook Banning & Threatening People For Making Facebook Better Is Everything That’s Wrong With Facebook Mike Masnick, Techdirt

Justice Sotomayor Grills Conservative Lawyer Over Efforts to Revive Kentucky Abortion Ban Colin Kalmbacher, Law & Crime

The drug overdose epidemic Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Progressives Control the Democratic Party Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Matthew Dowd and The Silence Between The Notes driftglass, at his blog

Literary Corner: Party of Contempt Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names

WHY BIDEN SEEMS STUCK Steve M., No More Mister Nice Blog

New Superman Kissed A Boy And He Liked It Michael Mora, Wonkette

Turns Out AZ Fraudit Even Scammier Than You Thought, Actual Auditors Reveal Liz Dye, Wonkette

Charlie Kirk So Mad White Conservative Men Banned From Sports Now Evan Hurst, Wonkette

John Birch Society Is BACK BABY, And They’re … Trying To Block Entrances To Your Kid’s School! Robyn Pennacchia, Wonkette

Why Were Capitol Police So Unprepared For The January 6 MAGA CHUD Invasion? Stephen Robinson, Wonkette

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