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Jan 16 2021

The Breakfast Club (Preservation Of The Future)

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 four and a half days until the Inauguration of the 46th President of the United States Joeph R. Biden Jr. and Vice President Kamala Harris.

This Day in History

Start of Operation Desert Storm; Space Shuttle Columbia lifts off; Prohibition takes effect ; Shah of Iran flees into exile; musical “Hello Dolly” opens.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

When you realize the value of all life, you dwell less on what is past and concentrate more on the preservation of the future.

Dian Fossey

Breakfast News

US News

The Latest: Oregon governor blames feds for vaccine delay

California now reporting 525 virus deaths every day

Evers calls lack of 2nd vaccine doses ‘slap in the face’

Governors complain over pace of COVID-19 vaccine shipments

Biden: We’ll ‘manage the hell’ out of feds’ COVID response

Online sign-ups complicate vaccine rollout for older people

States declare emergencies, close capitols ahead of rallies

NRA declares bankruptcy, plans to incorporate in Texas

Flint water charges escalate debate over officials’ failures

NY prosecutors interview Michael Cohen about Trump finances

California bill would ban intersex surgery for young kids

Federal watchdogs open probe of response to Capitol riot

Humane Society: 97 cats survive house fire; some injured

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn’t happen this week

US Politics

Feds back away from claim of assassination plot at Capitol

Capitol rioters included highly trained ex-military and cops

Trump trial pending, McConnell calls it ‘vote of conscience’

The Latest: TSA says some people could be barred from planes

Pompeo offers burst of actions, attacks before leaving State

Trump supporters among those seeking Jan. 20 protest permits

US lawyers ask 2nd Circuit to nix Trump from defamation suit

Biden picks geneticist as science adviser, puts in Cabinet

Pence calls VP-elect Kamala Harris to offer congratulations

Trump to leave Washington on morning of Biden’s inauguration

International News

‘This is not a game’: Global virus death toll hits 2 million

Mexico says US ‘fabricated’ charges, releases evidence

Uganda opposition leader Bobi Wine says military enters home

Oil giant Total withdraws from US energy lobbying group

Sports

The Latest: Iowa St-Kansas men’s basketball game postponed

Falcons pick Titans offensive coordinator Smith as new coach

More NBA games off, as league continues struggles with virus

NBA fines Irving $50,000 for health, safety violations

AP source: Yankees reach deals with Kluber, LeMahieu

Breakfast Blogs

Sorry, I Don’t Have the RAM in My Head to Process the MyPillow Guy’s Opinions on Martial Law Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

Rudy Giuliani and Jack Posobiec Claim a False Flag emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

Advancing Our Country Forward, A Security Perspective bmaz, emptywheel

They were going to stop the vote — one way or another digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Digby’s Hullabaloo

It’s the injustice, stupid Tom Sullivan, Digby’s Hullabaloo

So Much Unity! tristero, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Incitement to Violence Ain’t Free Speech James Wagstaffe, Just Security

American Thinker Issues Groveling Apology to Dominion Voting Systems For ‘Completely False’ Election-Stealing Stories With ‘No Basis in Fact’ Jerry Lambe, Law & Crime

Dems Plan Legislation To Prevent Anything From Being Named After Trump After He Leaves Office Elura Nanos, Law & Crime

DOJ, DHS & Pentagon Watchdogs Will Review Agencies’ Preparations For and Response To U.S. Capitol Siege Adam Klasfeld, Law & Crime

And I would rather be anywhere else than here today Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

It was so much worse than it seemed nine days ago Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

The Congressional Progressive Caucus Erik Loomi, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Liz Cheney, Resistance Hero dritgalss, at his blog

For the Record: Biden’s Proposal Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names

SPIKING THE FOOTBALL ON THE 40-YARD LINE (updated) Steve M., No More Mister Nice Blog

We Think This Mikie Sherrill Story Might Be ‘Bout To Blow The F*ck Up Evan Hurst, Wonkette

Trump Demands A Farewell Parade. A F*cking Parade! Liz Dye, Wonkette

Introducing The MONEY FOR MERICA PLS JOE BIDEN Bill. It’s Very Good! Doktor Zoom, Wonkette

Federalist Guy Did Not Move To Tennessee To Live With A Bunch Of Liberal Colonizers Robyn Pennacchia, Wonkette