The Breakfast Club (Calculations)

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

George Washington crosses the Delaware River; Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev resigns; Ousted Romanian leader Nicolae Ceausescu and his wife are executed; James Brown dies.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

I can calculate the motion of heavenly bodies, but not the madness of people.

Isaac Newton

Breakfast News

Fog snarls flights at Chicago’s O’Hare, Midway airports

It takes a tech village to track Santa on Christmas Eve

Pope marks joyful Christmas Eve after less-than-joyful year

Celtics rookie conducts Boston orchestra’s holiday concert

Kidnapped baby whose mother was killed reunites with father

Wisconsin city mulls dumping old ban on throwing snowballs

‘County’ misspelled on 10,000 trash bins in Alabama town

Breakfast Blogs

All the Locked Wards in Our Politics Are Now Unlocked. Just Look at Washington State. Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

The Damning Revelations about George Papadopoulos in a DOJ IG Report Claiming Exculpatory Evidence emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

Christmas Eve Remembrances bmaz, emptywheel

Democrats are actually being savvy. Who would have thought it? digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Hullabaloo

A decade to put behind us Tom Sullivan, Hullabaloo

Christmas in the Trenches 2019 Paul Rosenzweig, Lawfare

The War on Christmas and the International Jew Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Erik Visits an American Grave, Part 602 Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Literary Corner: Bird Graveyard Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names

When Are White Evangelicals Going to Speak Out Against White Evangelical on White Evangelical Crime? Tom Hilton, No More Mister Nice Blog

Dutch Court Orders Government To Cut Carbon, For The Kids Doktor Zoom, Wonkette

Is Nancy Pelosi A Bus? Cuz She’s Taking Republicans To School Stephen Robinson, Wonkette