Jan 14 2021

The Breakfast Club (The 50-50-90 Rule)

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.

There are six and a half days left to Donald J. Trump’s occupation of the White House.

This Day in History

George Wallace is sworn in;United States ratifies a peace treaty with Britain;, President Franklin D. Roosevelt and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill meet; Joe DiMaggio and actress Marilyn Monroe get married;Today Show debuts.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

The 50-50-90 rule: Anytime you have a 50-50 chance of getting something right, there’s a 90% probability you’ll get it wrong.

Andy Rooney

Breakfast News

US News

VIRUS TODAY: Coronavirus deaths hit another daily high in US

Calls to reopen classrooms grow as teachers get vaccinated

Risky driving: US traffic deaths up despite virus lockdowns

Defiance of virus dining bans grows as restaurants flounder

Mix of extremists who stormed Capitol isn’t retreating

Ex.-Michigan Gov. Snyder charged in Flint water crisis

Census decision deals blow to Trump efforts on House seats

FAA steps up enforcement against unruly airline passengers

Navajo Nation, New Mexico reach settlements over mine spill

Trump administration slashes imperiled spotted owls’ habitat

Proposed corporate tax hike in California would aid homeless

US Space Command site to be located in Huntsville, Alabama

Airbnb to block, cancel DC bookings ahead of inauguration

Powell’s Books says Andy Ngo’s book will not be in store

Katie Couric, Mayim Bialik to be ‘Jeopardy!’ guest hosts

US Politics

The Latest: Pelosi wants fines for bypassing House security

A day of historic impeachment, a Capitol as armed encampment

Led by Cheney, 10 House Republicans back Trump impeachment

McConnell open to convicting Trump in impeachment trial

Biden forgoing Amtrak trip to Washington over security fears

FBI, Justice Department leaders stay out of sight after riot

California Democrats see backlash after recall ‘coup’ claims

Illinois replaces longest-serving legislative leader in US

Enduring 2nd impeachment, Trump stands largely silent, alone

International News

The Latest: Coronavirus cases surging in northeast China

Japan widens virus emergency to 7 more areas as cases surge

Managers detained as 22 trapped in China mine for 3rd day

S. Korean court confirms 20-year term for ex-president Park


Another 3 NBA games called off amid virus, 16 test positive

AFC’s young QB quartet, old NFC guard create huge age gap

Farabee has 4-point game, Flyers beat Penguins 6-3

Olympian Keller charged with taking part in US Capitol riot

Breakfast Blogs

Until Republicans Say the Words, ‘Joe Biden Won,’ the Republic Will Continue to Wither and Die Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

Mitch got what he wanted digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Better Late Than… Seriously,Who Needs Them? tristero, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Putting an end to it Tom Sullivan, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Cops Love Body Camera Footage… When It Clears Officers Of Any Wrongdoing Tim Cushing, Techdirt

Parler’s Laughably Bad Antitrust Lawsuit Against Amazon Mike Masnick, Techdirt

Impeachment Defends the Constitution and Bill of Rights Jonathan Zittrainm, Just Security

‘Political Cover’: McConnell Could Move on Impeachment by Friday, But Legal Experts Suggest the GOP Is Just Playing Games Colin Kalmbacher, Law & Crime

No, It Would Not Be Unconstitutional for Trump’s Impeachment Trial to Take Place After He’s Out of Office Steven Lubet and Andrew Koppelman, Law & Crime

Does it count as a prediction if the outcome was extremely predictable? Shakezula, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Considered as a legal drama, here is the chef’s kiss to the Trump presidency Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Trump Lost his Trade War Dan Nexon, Lawyers, Guns and Money

The closing bloodbath Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Erik Visits an American Grave, Part 764 Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Rodney Davis’ No Good Very Bad Week driftglass, at his blog

Perfect Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names


FBI Powerless Against White Terrorists Exercising Free Speech Right To Storm Capitol … Wait, WHAT? Liz Dye, Wonkette

Metal Detectors At US Capitol: The Most Disgusting, Atrocious Thing Ever To Happen In America! Stephen Robinson, Wonkette

One-Day COVID Deaths A 9/11, Jonestown, Lockerbie 747 Bombing, AND School Shooting Of Your Choice Doktor Zoom, Wonkette