Jan 11 2021

The Breakfast Club (Conformity)

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

U.S. government warns of smoking risks, Amelia Earhart becomes first woman to fly solo across Pacific, Major League Baseball introduces designated hitter.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

The opposite for courage is not cowardice, it is conformity. Even a dead fish can go with the flow.

Jim Hightower

Breakfast News

US News

VIRUS TODAY: Lag in vaccinations underscores lack of support

California reports record 695 virus deaths in a day

Vaccine rollout confirms public health officials’ warnings

Anti-abortion faith leaders support use of COVID-19 vaccines

New law cracks down on shell companies to combat corruption

Oil companies lock in drilling, challenging Biden on climate

Alaska governor plans appeal of mine project denial

Once again, job losses fall unequally across the US economy

Winter storm coats Southern states with blanket of snow

Bush family’s Texas home eyed for national park designation

Maine marijuana shops report brisk business despite pandemic

US Politics

The unfolding of ‘home-grown fascism’ in Capitol assault

Pelosi says House will impeach Trump, pushes VP to oust him

Capitol police were overrun, ‘left naked’ against rioters

DC mayor pushes for increased security around inauguration

Biden faces challenge in guiding American past Trump era

International News

The Latest: Scores test positive in China’s Hebei province

Asia Today: Virus rules tightened in province near Beijing

China says World Health Organization experts to arrive Thursday for investigation into origins of coronavirus pandemic

Johnson under fire as UK again faces onslaught of COVID-19

Africa exceeds 3 million COVID-19 cases, 30% in South Africa

South Korean diplomat in Iran over seized ship, frozen funds

Indonesia intensifies search for crashed plane’s black boxes

Spain shovels out of snowdrifts left by Storm Filomena


Same old Browns? Hardly. Cleveland drills Steelers 48-37

Brees, Saints pull away late for 21-9 playoff win over Bears

Lamar winless no more, leads Ravens to 20-13 win over Titans

Brady and Bucs, plus Bills and Rams win NFL wild-card games

49ers pioneering assistant Katie Sowers won’t return in 2021

Leonard gets 10,000th point, Clippers beat Bulls 130-127

No. 1 Alabama looking for 6th title under Saban vs. Ohio St

PGA Championship leaving Trump National in ’22 tournament

Breakfast Blogs

How Many Trump Sympathizers Are Lurking in Law Enforcement? Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

The Unaddressed Counterintelligence Threat of Rudy Giuliani emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

An attempted putsch is not a protest digby aka Heather Digby parton, Digby’s Hullabaloo

The Playlist From Hell tristero, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Grievance politics Tom Sullivan, Digby’s Hullabaloo

The Only Thing Worse Than a Neo-Confederate Is a Historically Illiterate Neo-Confederate Adam L. Sullivan, Balloon Juice

‘Absolute Hero’: Capitol Police Officer Led Insurrectionists Away from Senate Entrance Alberto Luperon, Law & Crime

Pence has not ruled out using 25th amendment Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Would a coup by any other name smell so wrong? Dan Nexon, Lawyers, Guns and Money

It could have been so much worse Scott Lemeiux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Senator Patrick Joseph Toomey Jr., Resistance Hero driftglass, at his blog

Unite the Country Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names

HE’S NOT ON A FAREWELL TOURm Steve M., No More Mister Nice Blog