Jan 22 2021

The Breakfast Club (Fortitude)

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. Supreme Court legalizes abortion; Theodore Kaczynski pleads guilty; Queen Victoria dies; “The Crucible” opens;”Laugh-In” premieres.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

Fortitude is the marshal of thought, the armor of the will, and the fort of reason.

Francis Bacon

Breakfast News

US News

The Latest: Florida limits vaccinations to state residents

Lilly: Drug can prevent COVID-19 illness in nursing homes

Health experts blame rapid expansion for vaccine shortages

Biden signs burst of virus orders, vows ‘Help is on the way’

At walk-in vaccine site, long lines end with peace of mind

Can COVID-19 vaccines be mixed and matched?

Biden inherits damaged economy, with signs of hope emerging

Biden’s climate steps could have big impact on energy firms

US government approves routes for Wyoming CO2 pipelines

Judge: NY lawsuit seeking NRA’s dissolution can go forward

Judge says Amazon won’t have to restore Parler web service

FDA approves 1st long-acting HIV drug combo, monthly shots

Rocky Mountain National Park nixes timed reservation system

Bernie Sanders spawns splash of memes with inaugural attire

US Politics

Congress poised for quick action on Biden’s Pentagon nominee

Biden halts border wall building after Trump’s final surge

Biden Cabinet: Buttigieg urges big funds for Transportation

Biden proposes 5-year extension of nuke treaty with Russia

Biden cleans house at VOA after revolt over Trump changes

Guard troops head home after helping secure Biden inaugural

International News

Dutch lawmakers back coronavirus curfew despite criticism

Dubai halts live entertainment amid surge in virus cases

5 killed in blaze at Indian producer of COVID-19 vaccine

Brazil announces incoming vaccine cargo amid supply concerns

Search for oxygen tank refills routine for Peruvians

Biden’s US revives support for WHO, reversing Trump retreat

World leaders cheer US return to climate fight under Biden

Analysis: Biden faces a more confident China after US chaos

EU leaders agree to keep borders open, want to limit travels

Amid crippling sanctions, Iran traders seek lifeline in Iraq


All eyes on QBs as Packers host Bucs for NFC championship

Chiefs’ Mahomes takes most of snaps in Thursday practice

Column: NFL continues to pass on hiring new Black coaches

More NBA games called off as contact tracing probes continue

The Latest: Northern Colorado not playing Big Sky football

Breakfast Blogs

Trump Blew It on the Pandemic, But So Did So Many State Governments Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

In November, Emmet Sullivan Suggested He Might Not Be Done with DOJ and Mike Flynn emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

Worse than we thought digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Just a job to do Tom Sullivan, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Judge Easily Rejects Parler’s Demands To Have Amazon Reinstate Parler Mike Masnick, Techdirt

Dentist-Lawyer Orly Taitz Sues VP Kamala Harris, Claims Trump Impeachment Trial Is Unconstitutional Aaron Keller, Law & Crime

‘Corrupting and Dangerous Ideology Has Poisoned This Man’s Mind’: Federal Judge Thunderously Denies Bail for Attorney Who Bragged About Storming the U.S. Capitol Colin Kalmbacher, Law & Crime

Legal Group Files Bar Complaint Against Rudy Giuliani for ‘Flagrant and Persistent Lying’ About Election Fraud Jerry Lambe, Law & Crime

Facebook Has Referred Trump’s Suspension to Its Oversight Board. Now What? Evelyn Douek, Lawfare

Thank you Brett Kavanaugh! Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Erik Visits an American Grave, Part 769 Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Tom Nichols: New Apple, Same Razor driftglass, at his blog

Inaugural Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names

“Unity” Is Another Word for “Clean Up the Fucking Mess Republicans Made” The Rude Pundit, at his blog

THE EMPTY BOASTS GAP Steve M., No More Mister Nice Blog

If Democrats Just Put On These Handcuffs, Mitch McConnell Pinky Promises To Stop Hitting Them. Deal? Liz Dye, Wonkette

Oval Office Missing Genocidal Maniac, Also Andrew Jackson Portrait Stephen Robinson, Wonkette

Yesterday Was A Real Tough Day To Be A Proud Boy Robyn Pennacchia, Wonkette

Look, Shiny Normal Thing! First White House Presser Of Biden Era Doktor Zoom, Wonkette

One Million Moms Yelling At Sticky Gay Cadbury Jizz Eggs Now Evan Hurst, Wonkette