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Jan 23 2021

The Breakfast Club (Percentage)

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

:Accord reached in Vietnam; North Korea seizes the U.S.S. Pueblo; Roots airs; Bob Keeshan dies; Johnny Carson dies.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

Hank Aaron (February 5, 1934 – January 22, 2021)

The pitcher has got only a ball. I’ve got a bat. So the percentage in weapons is in my favor and I let the fellow with the ball do the fretting.

Hank Aaron

Breakfast News

US News

The Latest: Arizona COVID-19 cases down despite high rate

With limited vaccine, Idaho faces priority group confusion

Supply issues hinder Alabama COVID-19 vaccination efforts

Language barriers, wariness make vaccinating immigrants hard

Nearly 2,000 vaccine doses spoiled at Boston hospital

Nevada church presses US Supreme Court on COVID-19 limits

Columbus, Ohio, to spend $4.5M to improve police bodycams

Man accused of beating officer with flagpole ordered held

ICE frees potential witnesses in Georgia medical abuse case

Loathed New York City bus terminal is bound for an upgrade

Arizona, 15th state with legal pot, sees recreational sales

Judge orders plan for releasing more red wolves into wild

Oklahoma lawmaker proposes ‘Bigfoot’ hunting season

US Politics

Schumer: Trump impeachment trial to begin week of Feb. 8

Biden’s early approach to virus: Underpromise, overdeliver

Biden’s choice on econ aid: Deal with GOP or go for it all

Austin wins Senate confirmation as 1st Black Pentagon chief

Jill Biden thanks Guard members with chocolate chip cookies

International News

UK chief scientist says new virus variant may be more deadly

Thousands of Hong Kongers locked down to contain coronavirus

Top Lebanese hospitals fight exhausting battle against virus

Venezuela power struggle impedes delivery of COVID vaccine

Wuhan returns to normal as world still battling pandemic

Spain’s jab rollout dogged by delays, elitist queue-jumpers

Pfizer to supply 40M COVID-19 shots for poor countries

Sports

Hank Aaron, baseball’s one-time home run king, dies at 86

Chiefs’ Mahomes cleared to play in AFC championship

Big offenses, overlooked defenses in AFC title game

NFL giving free Super Bowl tickets to 7,500 health workers

Speculation over Tokyo Olympics: 2021, 2032 or not at aRadio Yerevan on Blue-Collar Ted Yastrr
No. 7 Michigan uses strong defense to rout Purdue 70-53

Breakfast Blogs

Baseball Gave Henry Aaron His Due, But Not Before He Saw Some Terrible Things Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

“Stand Back and Stand By:” The Proud Boys Node of the January 6 Attack emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

Friday Night Soother digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Woe is Q Tom Sullivan, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Biden Fires Steve Bannon Protege, Who Tried To Turn Voice Of America Into A New Breitbart Mike Masnick, Techdirt

EFF Tells Louisiana Court Satire Is Still Protected Speech Even If The Government Doesn’t Get The Joke Tim Cushing, Techdirt

Texas Supreme Court Silently Denies Alex Jones All Forms of Relief: Sandy Hook Families and Others Can Now Sue Conspiracy Theorist and InfoWars into the Ground Colin Kalmbacher, Law & Crime

Lawyer for ‘Guy with the Horns and the Fur’ Claims His Client Finally Realizes He’s Been ‘Duped’ by Trump Aaron Keller, Law & Crime

A solution to the Trump impeachment dilemma Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Old Both Siderists Never Die driftglass at his bllog

YRadio Yerevan on Blue-Collar Ted Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names

COULD TRUMP’S SULKING KILL QANON? Steve M., No More Mister Nice Blog

BIG BIDEN IMPEACHMENT NEWS! (Also The Guy Before Him Impeachment News, Him Too.) Jamie Lynn Crofts, Wonkette

Fox News All ‘Shut Up, CNN! Trump Had SH*TTY Covid Vax Plan, Not NO Covid Vax Plan!’ Evan Hurst, Wonkette

Look Which Birther-Dentist-Lawyer-Clownshow Has Crawled Out Of Woodwork For Trump Impeachment Suit! Liz Dye, Wonkette

David Brooks Has Starbursts For Biden, Will Kill Filibuster For Him And Jodie Foster Doktor Zoom, Wonkette

It’s The 48th Anniversary Of Roe V. Wade And States CAN’T WAIT To Get Up In Your Uterus! Robyn Pennacchia, Wonkette