Feb 16 2021

The Breakfast Club (Strong Children)

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

The Civil War’s Battle of Fort Donelson; the Georgia crematory case; John Demjanjuk goes on trial; America’s first 911 call; and the NHL scraps the rest of its season.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men.

Frederick Douglass

Breakfast News

US News

COVID-19 shots might be tweaked if variants get worse

New enrollment window opens for health insurance shoppers

3 sailors have COVID on US ship that saw outbreak last year

Michael Jordan gives $10M for North Carolina health clinics

Minnesota House pulls $35M security fund for officer trials

Late ice cramps anglers’ appetite, research of crucial fish

Tennessee man leaves $5 million to pet border collie

US Politics

Pelosi says independent commission will examine Capitol riot

Analysis: Impeachment proves imperfect amid US polarization

Impeachment isn’t the final word on Capitol riot for Trump

Biden faces pressure as US sets new course on immigration

As redistricting looms, Democrats jockey to counter GOP edge

Biden faces questions about commitment to minimum wage hike

At Camp David retreat, Biden hangs out, shows he’s got game

International News

WHO authorizes AstraZeneca’s COVID vaccine for emergency use

UK opens quarantine hotels, pushes on with vaccine drive

Guinea declares Ebola epidemic, neighboring countries act

Okonjo-Iweala is 1st woman, African to lead world trade body

Scores protest in India against arrest of climate activist

Spanish rapper rejects imprisonment, draws focus to gag law

Myanmar security forces intensify crackdown on protesters

American university hopes to fill higher-ed gap in Iraq

Food delivery companies in France pledge to cut waste

Germany ekes some fun out of a quiet Carnival


UConn in line for top seed in NCAA women’s

No. 16 Florida St routs No. 7 Virginia 81-60 in ACC showdown

Duke’s Johnson is forgoing season, declaring for NBA draft

NBA says strict protocols will be in place for All-Stars

Spurs game at Detroit called off over virus-related concerns

Lakers’ Anthony Davis to rest injured Achilles; no rupture

Osaka advances to Australian Open semis by beating Hsieh

Predators-Stars postponed at city request, extreme weather

Breakfast Blogs

Nikki Haley Made the Devil’s Bargain Like Everybody Else at Camp Runamuck Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

Good news digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Digby’s Hullabaloo

What the economy doctor ordered Tom Sullivan, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Lawsuit Targeting Texas Attorney General Alleges a Conspiracy of Fraud and Harassment, a ‘Wild Conspiracy Theory,’ and Paying People to Keep a Lid on His ‘Mistress’ Colin Kalmbacher, Law & Crime

Gov. Cuomo Blames Nursing Home Death Data Scandal on ‘Conspiracy Theories’ Matt Naham, Law & Crime

“What’s the difference between a cactus and a caucus? On a cactus, all the pricks are on the outside:” Celebrating Presidents Day with Mo Udall’s ‘Too Funny to Be President’ Elizabeth Nelson, Lawyers, Guns and Money

How vaccine distribution failed in Washington State Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

An “Era of Great-Power Competition” is Not a Thing; “GPC” is an Empty Signifier Dan Nexon, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Erik Visits an American Grave, Part 788 Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

The Lincoln Project and the Death of a Mauve Bat: UPDATE driftglass, at his blog

For the Record: Weak Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names


Conservatives Obsessing Over God’s Junk Because OMG SHUT UP YOU FREAKS Liz Dye, Wonkette

Lindsey Graham Will Impeach Kamala Harris For … Reasons! Racist Reasons! Stephen Robinson, Wonkette

Tennessee GOP Lawmakers Want To Let Rapists Sue Victims To Make Them Stay Pregnant Robyn Pennacchia, Wonkette

im Jordan And Alan Dershowitz Have Thoughts On Trump’s Acquittal. They Are Idiot Thoughts. Michael Mora, Wonkette

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