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Dec 19 2020

The Breakfast Club (Hijacking)

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

President Bill Clinton impeached; General George Washington opens camp at Valley Forge; Charles Dickens’ novel “A Christmas Carol” is first published; Apollo 17 splashes down in the Pacific Ocean; ‘The Music Man’ opens on Broadway.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

The greatest tragedy in mankind’s entire history may be the hijacking of morality by religion.

Arthur C. Clarke

Breakfast News

US News

US clears Moderna vaccine for COVID-19, 2nd shot in arsenal

California hospitals struggling as coronvirus cases explode

Michigan lawmakers, governor agree to $465M in virus aid

California town says no to tough virus rules, then yes

Pastors, Chicago mayor talk about Black woman’s botched raid

Illegal winery busted at Alabama town’s sewage plant

US Politics

Biden transition team criticizes cooperation from Pentagon

Congress averts shutdown; fight continues over pandemic aid

Pro-Trump shakeups continue at VOA’s parent agency

Senate investigators fault FAA over Boeing jet, safety

Hacked networks will need to be burned ‘down to the ground’

International News

India’s virus cases cross 10 million as new infections dip

Emails: WHO was warned of fallout over yanked Italy report

Portugal’s armed forces help nursing homes battle the virus

China to begin COVID-19 inoculations for front-line workers

Hospital fire kills 9 COVID-19 patients at ICU in Turkey

Sports

Oregon holds off USC late, grabs Pac-12 title with 31-24 win

BYU beats No. 18 San Diego St despite Mitchell’s 35 points

Ball State contains Patterson, tops Buffalo 38-28 to win MAC

Irving leads rout of Celtics in return to Boston Garden

NHL, players reach tentative deal for 56-game season

Breakfast Blogs

This Would Be a Neat Epitaph for the Entire Trump Era Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

Poor Donald Trump Got Dumped emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

The accountability playbook digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Digby’s Hullabaloo

How to Force Govs to Pass Mask Mandates Spocko, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Personal responsibility for thee but…. Tom Sullivan, Digby’s Hhullabaloo

Lemonade Beats Deutsche Telekom In French Court Over Use Of The Color Magenta Timothy Geigner, Techdirt

Federal Judge Rejects Georgia GOP’s Attempt to Prevent Newly Registered Voters from Participating in Senate Runoff Elections Jerry Lambe, Law & Crime

Trump Lawyers Have Now Turned to RBG Dissent in Attempt to Overturn 2020 Election in Wisconsin Aaron Keller, Law & Crime

The SolarWinds Breach Is a Failure of U.S. Cyber Strategy Robert Morgus, Lawfare

Why the Flynn Pardon Matters Bejamin Wittes, Lawfare

The Political Immodesty of the Roberts Court Scott Lemeiux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

What a White Religious Supremacist State Looks Like Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Red pills make you larger, and blue pills think you’re small Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names

WILL TRUMP JUST CASH IN AND THEN PASS THE TORCH? Steve M., No More Mister Nice Blog

Harvard Law Grad Kayleigh McEnany, Would You Like To Spout Some Absolute Horse Sh*t About ‘Law’? Jamie Lynn Crofts, Wonkette

Oh Nothing, Just Russia Literally Declaring War On America While Trump Beats Off To OANN Evan Hurst Wonkette

Georgia Gippers Take Break From Kicking The Sh*t Out Of Each Other To Get Beat Up By Judges Liz Dye, Wonkette

Thank God At Least The Vaccine Rollout’s Going Smoothly … Oh F*ck Doktor Zoom, Wonkette

Well This Is Just A Swell Time For Trump To Cut Healthcare Funds To California Over Abortion Robyn Pennacchia, Wonkette