Jan 20 2021

The Breakfast Club (The First Day)

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

Iran releases American hostages; Ronald Reagan and John F. Kennedy innaugurated as President

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

The biggest organ in your body is your skin, and it’s a permeable membrane. Anything you put on it goes into you. If you can’t pronounce most of the words on the back of the bottle, it’s probably not good for you.

Philippe Cousteau, Jr.

Breakfast News

US News

The Latest: Vaccine shortages plaguing parts of California

‘Shameful’: US virus deaths top 400K as Trump leaves office

Concern grows in Florida over more contagious COVID strain

Aldi, Trader Joe’s and others will pay workers to get a vaccine

Biden marks nation’s Covid grief before inauguration pomp

Washington state nixes methanol plant meant to supply China

Deal offers more banking services for California pot firms

US soldier arrested in plot to blow up NYC 9/11 Memorial

NJ high court overturns conviction over ‘Shining’ reference

NBA star Kyrie Irving bought George Floyd’s family a house

US Politics

The Latest: Trump declassifies Crossfire Hurricane material

McConnell: Trump ‘provoked’ Capitol siege, mob was fed lies

McConnell pressures Democrats to keep Senate filibuster

Biden immigration plan opposed by GOP, conservative groups

Two Fox News political executives out after Arizona call

Justice Dept. won’t charge Sen. Burr over stock sales

Federal court strikes down major Trump climate rollback

Sen. Hawley blocks quick consideration of Biden’s Homeland Security nominee

BrewDog troll Donald Trump by launching petition to rename Prestwick Airport ‘Joe Biden International’

International News

Oxygen-starved city in Brazil’s Amazon starts immunization

Thai court gives record 43-year sentence for insulting king

Large migrant caravan dissolves in Guatemala

Italian PM wins crucial vote in Senate with very thin margin


UConn routs Butler 103-35, Auriemma passes Summitt in wins

Confident White sets tone for rejuvenated Buccaneers defense

Mahomes, other QBs in final 4 share affinity for deep throws

NHL pulls microchipped ‘tracking’ pucks 6 days into season

Italian PM wins crucial vote in Senate with very thin margin

Breakfast Blogs

Janet Yellen Made Clear That Deficit Hawkery Is No Longer a Democratic Priority Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

Trump’s Second Impeachment Has Already Had a Beneficial Effect emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

Minority Report: Biden’s Waiver-Needed SecDef Nominee Lloyd Austin Rayne, emptywheel

Trump was a war president digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Digby’s Hullabaloo

“Chaos, corruption and scandal” Tom Sullivan, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Illinois Legislature Sends Massive Police Reform Bill To The Governor’s Desk Tim Cushing, Techdirt

What Should Be Addressed in Austin’s Confirmation Hearing for Defense Secretary? Kate Brannen, Just Security

DHS Claims It Cannot Find Any Records of Communications Between the Agency and WH About Trump’s Firing of Election Security Official Chris Krebs Jerry Lambe, Law & Crime

‘They Were Planning a Civil War’: Feds Charge Men with Bringing Weapons into U.S. Capitol During Siege Aaron Keller, Law & Crime

The 14th Amendment’s Disqualification Provision and the Events of Jan. 6 Gerard Magliocca, Lawfare

The rehabilitation of Donald Trump Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

The Bankruptcy Next Time Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Regnery Press: Simon & Schuster’s Shabbos Goy driftglass, at his blog


Wonkette Agrees: No Intel Briefings For Seditious Twice-Impeached Garbage Ex-Presidents Evan Hurst, Wonkette

My Pillow Guy Dropped By Kohls, Picked Up By Dominion Voting’s Lawyers Liz Dye, Wonkette

Mitch McConnell Calls Biden ‘The People’s Choice,’ Calls Trump A Cab Out Of Washington Stephen Robinson, Wonkette Madison Cawthorn Remembers Time Madison Cawthorn Saved All Of Congress From Mob He For Sure Didn’t Incite Doktor Zoom, Wonkette