Feb 10 2021

The Breakfast Club (Opportunities)

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

A Cold War prisoner exchange; boxer Mike Tyson convicted of rape; Arthur Miller’s ‘Death of a Salesman’ opens on Broadway; Bob Dylan’s ‘The Times They Are a Changin” released.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

So see every opportunity as golden, and keep your eyes on the prize – yours, not anybody else’s.

Roberta Flack

Breakfast News

US News

The Latest: N.C. senators OK bill to force schools to reopen

US vaccine drive complicated by 1st, 2nd dose juggling act

California uses ZIP codes, outreach to boost vaccine equity

Salesforce won’t force workers to go into office post-COVID

Hack exposes vulnerability of cash-strapped US water plants

1 dead, 4 injured in shooting at Minnesota health clinic

Missing explosives from Marine base under investigation

Cops fired over photos tied to Elijah McClain not reinstated

Aunt Jemima brand gets a new name: Pearl Milling Company

US Politics

Trump trial gets go-ahead after emotional, graphic first day

Rep. Jamie Raskin links impeachment with personal tragedy

The Latest: Republicans criticize Trump lawyers’ performance

GOP senator flips on impeachment trial, rips Trump lawyers

Impeachment trial goes blue, forcing network language calls

Trump never conceded he lost, but his impeachment lawyer did

Senate schedules confirmation hearing for Merrick Garland

Dems attempt to push through school funding, wage increase

Punished by Democrats, Greene consolidates support at home

Chase sues Virginia GOP over gubernatorial convention plans

International News

WHO team: Coronavirus unlikely to have leaked from China lab

Lying on arrival could mean 10 years in prison in England

Myanmar junta cracks down on crowds defying protest ban

Australian court rules terrorists can be imprisoned longer

Iran may pursue nuclear weapon, intel minister warns West

Palestinian elections on track after factions meet in Cairo

Holocaust scholars ordered to apologize in Polish libel case

Turkey unveils space program including 2023 moon mission

Arab spacecraft enters orbit around Mars in historic flight

World’s second-oldest person survives COVID-19 at age 116

Koala rescued after 5-car pileup on Australian freeway


US officials: Pilot error caused Kobe Bryant chopper crash

Once a Knick, always a Knick: Rose back in New York lineup

Redshirted rosters: No. 2 Baylor benefits from extra years

Cardinals re-sign C Yadier Molina for 18th season

MLB renews 7-inning doubleheaders, runners on 2nd in extras

MLB players to wear electronic tracers, face discipline

Nadal, Barty advance in straight sets at Australia Open

Kyle Busch streaks past Elliott, Blaney to win Busch Clash

Breakfast Blogs

The Trump Defense Team Were Beamed In From Dimension X Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

Accused Insurrectionist Thomas Caldwell Claims to Have Top Secret Clearance emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

Trump Impeachment II – The Beginning bmaz, emptywheel

We Have Reached the Point Where the Parody Has Become the Reality: The GOP Has Turned Itself Into JAM Adam L. Silverman, Balloon Juice

The original Trumper weighs in digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Digby’s Hulabaloo

TikTok takedown Tom Sullivan, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Chastity Penis Lock Company That Was Hacked Says It’s Now Totally Safe To Put Your Penis Back In That Chastity Lock Timothy Geigner, Techdirt

Why Is Congress Pushing For Locking Up More Culture? Mike masnick, Techdirt

Section 230 Lets Tech Fix Content Moderation Issues. Congress Should Respect That Luke Ashton, Techdirt

DOJ Drops Ridiculous Trump-Era Lawsuit Against California For Passing Net Neutrality Rules Karl Bode, Techdirt

In Lawsuit Against MSNBC Anchor, Lin Wood Claims He Has Evidence Mike Pence Is a ‘Traitor’ and Will Provide It If Necessary Colin Kallmbacher, Law & Crime

Senate Denies ‘January Exception’ to Donald Trump as Six Republicans Break Ranks to Let Trial Proceed Adam Klasfeld, Law & Crime

Chief Federal Judge in D.C. Overrules Magistrate, Orders Proud Boys Leader Held in Custody — For Now Aaron Keller, Law & Crime

Ron Johnson Botched Supreme Court’s DACA Ruling While Grilling Biden’s OMB Nominee Jerry Lambe, Law & Crime

Trump’s Answer to the Senate and the Constitutional Stakes in the Pending Trial Bob Bauer, Lawfare

You get what everyone knows you’ll never pay for Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Captain Edward Smith’s Practical Guide to Recognizing Icebergs from Quite a Long Way Away

If We Can’t Abolish ICE, We Can Limit It Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Community Control of the Police and the History Behind ‘Defund’ Simon Balto. Lawyers, Guns and Money

Looks like anti-racism is contagious Melissa Byrnes, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Your Bulwark Word of the Day: The “L” Word! driftglass, at his blog

Joe Did What? Abolishing ICE Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names

Younger Democrats Are All Out of Fucks to Give for Republicans’ Feelings The Rude Pundit, at his blog


Happy Impeachment Trial, Donald! You Are Also Under Investigation In Georgia. Evan Hurst, Wonkette

Senate Republicans SHOCKED, SHOCKED At Mean Tweets. No, Not Trump’s, Neera Tanden’s DUH. Liz Dye, Wonkette

GOP Impeachment ‘Defense’: Lies, Damn Lies, More Marjorie Taylor Greene Conspiracies Stephen Robinson, Wonkette

Twitter Bans Just Like The Holocaust Except For How No One Dies, Says Newsmax Guest Robyn Pennacchia, Wonkette

House Dems: Give EVERYBODY Stimmy! Doktor Zoom, Wonkette

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