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Dec 04 2021

The Breakfast Club (All The World)

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

Associated Press Correspondent Terry Anderson is released from captivity; American troops head to Somalia; General George Washington says farewell to his officers in New York; Frank Zappa dies.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

Whenever you do a thing, act as if all the world were watching.

Thomas Jefferson

Breakfast News

US News

Contact tracing revs up in some states as omicron reaches US

5 in California contract omicron linked to Wisconsin wedding

Woman is 1st confirmed omicron case in New Jersey, Georgia

Missouri reports 1st presumed case of omicron virus variant

Michigan Senate approves $3.3B water infrastructure bill

Honolulu utility shuts well to prevent fuel contamination

Australian company begins drilling for lithium in Oregon

Parents of Michigan boy charged in Oxford school shooting

Nevada court sides with gunmakers in Las Vegas shooting suit

US jobless rate sinks to 4.2% as many more people find jobs

Governor apologizes for Nevada’s role in Indigenous schools

‘We just feel it’: Racism plagues US military academies

Plumber’s find possibly tied to 2014 Texas megachurch theft

Where’s the snow? Rockies winter starts with a whimper

Christmas tree buyers face reduced supplies, higher prices

Wily coyote climbs bridge, eludes animal control officers

Vegas ice-skating canine named Benny wins kennel club award

All Rep. Pressley wants for Christmas is her Mariah album

US Politics

Biden, allies increasingly pushing back at GOP’s virus barbs

Wisconsin’s Democratic governor vetoes GOP abortion bills

Biden signs stopgap funding bill to keep government running

Sanders to Biden: Cut back looming Medicare premium hike

Rich? Want to be a U.S. senator? Welcome to Pennsylvania!

Jan. 6 panel postpones deposition with former DOJ official

Trump faces flurry of investigations beyond Jan. 6 probe

International News

Study suggests past COVID infection may not fend off omicron

Germany: 1 in 100 infected with virus, health minister says

WHO says measures used against delta should work for omicron

Israel confirms 7 cases of omicron, 27 others suspected

SKorea sets daily records for new coronavirus cases, deaths

Omicron-stricken South Africa may be glimpse into the future

Brazil’s Bolsonaro investigated for linking vaccine and AIDS

US intelligence finds Russia planning Ukraine offensive

Putin to seek guarantees on Ukraine as invasion fears grow

France signs weapons mega-deal with UAE as Macron tours Gulf

Lebanese minister resigns in bid to ease crisis with Saudis

Portugal’s interior minister quits after series of scandals

Struggling Chinese developer warns it could run out of money

Sports

Bueckers leads No. 23 UConn to 74-49 win over Seton Hall

Boston leads No. 1 South Carolina to 65-44 win over Wildcats

No. 5 UCLA at Washington canceled due to COVID-19 issues

Braun leads No. 8 Kansas past St. John’s 95-75 at new arena

Mark scores 22, No. 15 Houston routs Bryant 111-44

Bishop leads No. 7 Texas over UT Rio Grande Valley 88-58

Covington sparks Villanova past Holy Cross 21-16 in playoffs

Nets escape Timberwolves 110-105 behind Durant’s 30

Cavs extend winning streak to 4 with 116-101 rout of Wizards

Gordon’s late shot lifts Rockets over Magic 118-116

Embiid’s late jumper caps 76ers’ rally past Hawks, 98-96

Lowry leads 3-point barrage in Heat win over Pacers

Strome scores as Rangers beat Sharks 1-0; Shesterkin hurt

Ointment led to Medina Spirit’s failed test after Ky Derby

Breakfast Blogs

The Michigan School Shooting Story Is Getting Worse and Worse Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

Ten Things TV Lawyers Can Do Rather than Whinging about Merrick Garland emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

The Rittenhouse Acquittal Normalizes Vigilantes Darryl R. Scott, Medium

Overturning Roe is just the beginning digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Weighed and found wanting Tom Sullivan, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Federal Court Dismisses Another Negligence Suit Against Online Gun Marketplace Armslist But Says Section 230 Doesn’t Protect It Tim Cushing, Techdirt

Protecting Judges Is Important, But They Don’t Get To Throw Out The 1st Amendment For Themselves Mike Masnick, Techdirt

Bullshit artistry Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Stephen Breyer is doing a terrible job Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Erik Visits an American Grave, Part 969 Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Conservatives in Disarray: David Brooks vs David Brooks* driftglass, at his blog

Abortion Science II Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names

THIS LEVEL OF INTIMIDATION SEEMS TO BE PERFECTLY ACCEPTABLE IN AMERICA NOW Steve M., No More Mister Nice Blog

Texas Cops ‘Arrest’ Grinch? We Thought He Got Restorative Justiced! Doktor Zoom, Wonkette

Missouri Memory-Holed Its Own Study Showing Mask Mandates Work Robyn Pennacchia, Wonkette

And Then Jeanne Shaheen Kicked Tom Cotton’s Ass Evan Hurst, Wonkette