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Jan 15 2021

The Breakfast Club (Impeached Again, Naturally)

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 five and a half days left until the Inauguration of President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. and Vice President Kamala Harris.

This Day in History

Martin Luther King, Junior born; Richard Nixon suspends U.S. offensive in Vietnam; Queen Elizabeth the First crowned; Work completed on Pentagon; first Super Bowl takes place.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

I look to a day when people will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.

Martin Luther King, Jr.

Breakfast News

US News

Expanded vaccine rollout in US spawns a new set of problems

Instacart, others push incentives to get workers vaccinated

Oregon reaches daily coronavirus vaccine goal

FBI tracking ‘extensive’ online chatter about armed protests

Stun guns, ‘stinger whips’ and a crossbow: What police found on the Capitol protesters

Most major US airlines ban guns in luggage for DC flights

Unions: Passenger rails need better security, no-ride list

NY attorney general sues NYPD over Floyd protest response

Flint water probe brings charges against ex-governor, others

Hot again: 2020 sets yet another global temperature record

RIP: Mars digger bites the dust after 2 years on red planet

Groups ask court to restore protections for US gray wolves

US Politics

Biden unveils $1.9T plan to stem virus and steady economy

Trump impeachment trial to focus on his attacks on election

National Guard troops flooding in as Washington locks down

The Latest: Prosecutors: Man seen on Senate floor arrested

International News

Oxygen shortage in Amazon city forces mass patient transfer

UK bans travel from South America over Brazil variant fears

Tunisia marks revolution’s 10th anniversary in lockdown

N Korea holds huge military parade as Kim vows nuclear might

Poland: 3 on trial over LGBT sign on posters of revered icon

‘The world is watching’: Ugandans vote in tense election

Mexican president mounts campaign against social media bans

Cuba tweaks socialist model to encourage work amid crisis

Sports

Jared Goff to start for Rams in Green Bay; Wolford inactive

Saints’ Brees sees playoff clash with Brady’s Bucs as fate

Celtics plan to play Friday, another Suns game called by NBA

Breakfast Blogs

This Entire Country Is Out of Its Freaking Mind Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

Three Things: Good, Better, Best News Rayne, emptywheel

It can’t get any dumber digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Legends in their own minds Tom Sullivan, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Jack Dorsey Explains The Difficult Decision To Ban Donald Trump; Reiterates Support For Turning Twitter Into A Decentralized Protocol Mike Masnick, Techdirt

Dominion Voting Systems Files Defamation Lawsuit Against Former Trump Lawyer, Sidney Powell Tim Cushing, Techdirt

Legal Expert: QAnon Republican Rep. Boebert Should Not Be Allowed Into the U.S. Capitol With a Gun Colin Kalmbacher, Law & Crime

With Real Lawyers Steering Clear, Trump May Have to Settle For Rep. Jim Jordan as Impeachment ‘Attorney’ Jerry Lambe, Law & Crime

No Bail for QAnon Believer Who Texted ‘War Time’ and Threatened to Kill House Speaker Nancy Pelosi Adam Klasfed, Law & Crime

Felony Murder and the Storming of the Capitol Carissa Byrne Hessick, Lawfare

America’s most ridiculous senator Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

And it’s a beautiful day Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Erik Visits an American Grave, Part 765 Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Ann Coulter, Resistance Hero driftglass, at his blog

We Could Have Dealt With This Shit Years Ago If Republicans Hadn’t Been Dicks About Their Extremists The Rude Pundit, at his blog

MORE EXCELLENT PHILOSOPHIZING FROM THE COOL KIDS’ PHILOSOPHER Steve M., No More Mister Nice Blog

We Need 20,000 National Guard Troops For Trump’s ‘Peaceful’ Transfer Of Power Doktor Zoom. Wonkette

Rep. Dan Crenshaw, On Break From Punching Antifa Cars, Cries That Impeachment Will Cause Division Robyn Pennacchia, Wonkette

Lindsey Graham Only Supports Impeachment For Seditious Blow Jobs, Not Violent Insurrections Stephen Robinson, Wonkette

Gippers Whine About Metal Detectors, But Pelosi Grabs ‘Em By The Wallet Liz Dye, Wonkette

Shame Terrorists Attacked The Capitol Because Sarah Huckabee Sanders Never Got Her Chicken Dinner Evan Hurst, Wonkette