The Breakfast Club (Your Future)

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

Colonists go ashore in Virginia to set up Jamestown; Lewis and Clark begin to explore Louisiana Territory; Israel founded; Skylab launched; Movie producer George Lucas born; Singer Frank Sinatra dies.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

If you do not think about your future, you cannot have one.

John Galsworthy

Breakfast News

US News

4 Air Force cadets may not graduate due to vaccine refusal

Baby formula shortage fueling spike in milk bank interest

Menaced by flames, nuclear lab peers into future of wildfire

No sea serpents, mobsters but Tahoe trash divers strike gold

Army poised to revamp Alaska forces to prep for Arctic fight

Musk puts Twitter buy ‘on hold,’ casting doubt on $44B deal

Moon goes blood red this weekend: ‘Eclipse for the Americas’

Bracing for her future: Baby giraffe fitted with orthotic

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn’t happen this week

US Politics

Show of support for abortion rights expected at US rallies

California governor: $98B surplus backs true pro-life state

Mixed Texas ruling allows trans youth parent investigations

GOP’s new midterm attack: Blaming Biden for formula shortage

Clarence Thomas says abortion leak has changed Supreme Court

Biden administration to release $45B for nationwide internet

International News

Ukraine: Russians withdraw from around Kharkiv, batter east

G7 warn of Ukraine grain crisis, ask China not to aid Russia

US, Russian defense chiefs speak for 1st time since invasion

Finland’s president to Putin: we will apply to join NATO

North Korea confirms 21 new deaths as it battles COVID-19

South Africa in new surge of COVID from versions of omicron

Study: Climate change a major factor in South Africa floods

Most Great Barrier Reef coral studied this year was bleached

Hungary’s military finds mission in life for abused dog

Longest pedestrian suspension bridge opens in Czech resort

Sports

Phillies batter Dodgers’ pitching again, win 12-10 in 10

Marte has 3 hits to lift Diamondbacks over Cubs 4-3

Silseth dazzles in debut as Angels blank A’s 2-0

Benintendi, Dozier lead 18-hit night; Royals top Rox 14-10

Tatum’s huge effort helps Celtics win 108-95 to force Game 7

Kreider scores late, Rangers edge Pens 5-3 to force Game 7

Wild-card Stars force Game 7 against Calgary with 4-2 win

Breakfast Blogs

We’re Only a Queen of Hearts Short of a Classically Mad Tea Party Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

Scene-Setter for the Sussmann Trial, Part One: The Elements of the Offense emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

War for Ukraine Update 79: Friday the 13th Has Come and Gone In Ukraine Adam L. Silverman, Balloon Juice

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

And the grift goes on…. Tom Sullivan, Digby’s Hullabaloo

NYPD Lawyer Forged Emails, Lied To Courts, Withheld Information From Lawsuit Plaintiffs Tim Cushing, Techdirt

The Rich And Powerful Are Abusing ‘Privacy’ Laws To Silence Journalists And Authors Mike Masnick, Techdirt

Texas Supreme Court Lifts Statewide Injunction Against Gov. Greg Abbott’s Anti-Transgender Child Medical Care Order Adam Klasfeld, Law & Crime

Durham May Try to Grill Pulitzer Prize-Winning Ex-New York Times Journalist About ‘Confidential News Sources’ Other Than Michael Sussmann: Documents Aaron Keller, Law & Crime

The most faithful originalist Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Erik Visits an American Grave, Part 1,093 Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

ON ABORTION, ALITO INVOKES DEMOCRACY IN THE STATES, WHERE IT MIGHT BE DEAD Steve M., No More Mister nice Blog

The Pro-Choice Caucus’s Abortion Messaging Guidelines Are Good, Actually! Robyn Pennacchia, Wonkette

Yee-haw! I’m Governor Greg Abbott Of Texas, And I Say Starve All Them Mexican Babies! Gary Legum, Wonkette

Grand Jury Investigating How Trump Came To Steal All Those Classified Documents Liz Dye, Wonkette

Pandemic Investigation Finds Meat Industry Acted Like Common Scooby Doo Villain Doktor Zoom, Wonkette

Time For Another Episode Of ‘Regular Normal Conversations,’ With Tucker Carlson And Glenn Greenwald! Evan Hurst, Wonkette

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