Jan 27 2021

The Breakfast Club (Secrets of Life )

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

Soviet troops liberate concentration camps; Paris peace accords are signed; Astonauts die on Apollo one;Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart born;Composer Jerome Kern born

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

One of the secrets of life is that all that is really worth the doing is what we do for others.

Lewis Carroll

Breakfast News

US News

The Latest: Alabama to get more doses in vaccine delivery

VIRUS TODAY: US vaccine appointments canceled amid shortages

US surging vaccine to states amid complaints of shortages

Who goes first? Vaccine rollout forces stark moral choices

Appeals court weighs constitutionality of terror watchlist

AP sources: Biden to pause oil and gas sales on public lands

Kerry aims to talk US back into a lead role in climate fight

Judge bars Biden from enforcing 100-day deportation ban

Foot of snow blankets parts of Midwest, disrupts travel

Let down your hair: New Army rules for ponytails, nail color

US Politics

Vermont Sen. Leahy taken to hospital for observation

GOP largely sides against holding Trump impeachment trial

Democrats prep Biden’s virus aid package with or without GOP

AP Exclusive: DOJ rescinds ‘zero tolerance’ immigration rule

Biden orders end of federally run private prisons

Yellen says Treasury focus to help nation reeling from virus

Marjorie Taylor Greene indicated support for executing prominent Democrats in 2018 and 2019 before running for Congress

International News

EU demands that vaccine makers honor their commitments

COVID-19 variant brings new dimension to Europe’s pandemic

UK’s ‘tsunami’ of grief as coronavirus deaths pass 100,000

UK eyes traveler quarantine as virus toll passes 100,000

Maduro’s ‘miracle’ treatment for COVID-19 draws skeptics

Russia, US exchange documents to extend nuclear pact

U.S. announces restoration of relations with Palestinians

Navalny ally vows to press for his freedom despite crackdown


Baseball Hall gets no new members; Schilling 16 votes shy

Packers’ Rodgers clarifies postgame remarks about his future

Washington’s King 1st Black female assistant position coach

NCAA, Power Five play defense with Dems controlling Congress

Hinchcliffe back with Andretti for full IndyCar season

FIFA sets late-2021 target to pick 2026 World Cup cities

Breakfast Blogs

All Trump’s Impeachment Defense Has Going For It Is the Essential Cowardice of Republican Senators Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

A DOJ IG Investigation Is Insufficient to Investigate Trump’s Attempt to Get DOJ Help to Steal the Election emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

QAnon lives on digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Dread and anxiety Tom Sullivan, Digby’a Hullabaloo

House Republicans Have A Big Tech Plan… That Is Both Unconstitutional And Ridiculous Mike Masnick, Techdirt

California Appeals Court Says Section 230 Immunizes Twitter From Banned User’s Lawsuit Tim Cushing, Techdirt

Capitol Police Admit They Knew of ‘Strong Potential for Violence’ from ‘Militia Groups and White Supremacist’ Organizations Before Jan. 6 Siege Colin Kalmbacher, Law & Crime

GOP Vote Shows Impeachment Conviction Unlikely, But Senate Trial Could Increase Chances of a Trump Criminal Prosecution Jerry Lambe, Law & Crime

Arkansas Larnin’ Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Mitch McConnell: I will prevent the Senate from doing anything if you try to stop me from stopping the Senate from doing anything Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Where Do You Think They Learned It? driftglass, at his blog

Literary Corner: Noir Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names


What If The Feds Stopped Killing People? Jamie Lynn Crofts, Wonkette

Top Five Reasons Retiring GOP Sen. Rob Portman Can Go F*ck Himself Stephen Robnson, Wonkette

Biden Replaces ‘Voice Of America’ GOP Hacks With All The Journos They Fired Liz Dye, Wonkette

Mitch McConnell Caves To Chuck Schumer, Declares Flawless Victory! Evan Hurst, Wonkette

Guy Who Predicted Trump Would Win Isn’t The False Prophet, YOU’RE The False Prophet Robyn Pennacchia, Wonkette

Look! Shiny Normal Thing! Joe Biden Gonna Reopen Obamacare Signups, Because Emergency Doktor Zoom, Wonkette