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Dec 06 2021

The Breakfast Club (Cast A Word)

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

Jefferson Davis dies in New Orleans; Four people die at a free Rolling Stones concert at the Altamont Speedway in Livermore, California; America’s first attempt to put a satellite into orbit fails; Jazz pianist Dave Brubeck is born.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

Civilization began the first time an angry person cast a word instead of a rock.

Sigmund Freud

Breakfast News

US News

Cruise ship with COVID-19 infections arrives in New Orleans

Fauci says early reports encouraging about omicron variant

US drugstores squeezed by vaccine demand, staff shortages

BP oil spill fund: $103M to projects in 3 Gulf states

Dictionary.com anoints allyship word of the year for 2021

Homeowner tries to smoke out snakes, burns down house

Skiing Santas back to shredding Maine slopes for charity

US Politics

Both sides planning for new state-by-state abortion fight

Northam to remove Lee statue pedestal, transfer land to city

Senate leader, presidential candidate Bob Dole dies at 98

International News

Belgian police use water, tear gas on COVID-19 protesters

Putin hopes WHO soon approves Russia’s Sputnik V vaccine

Japan’s military, among world’s strongest, looks to build

Dominican Republic expels, mistreats Haitians, activists say

India hosts Putin as it balances ties with Russia, US

Death toll rises to 13 in Indonesia volcano eruption

Sports

Horne, Heath’s 3 help Arizona State beat Oregon 69-67 in OT

Ohio State opens Big Ten play with 76-64 win over Penn State

Streak continues: Tua, Dolphins hold off Giants, win 20-9

Washington rallies for 4th straight win, 17-15 over Raiders

LA Rams snap 3-game skid, roll over Jacksonville 37-7

Steelers turn away Ravens 20-19 after failed 2-point attempt

Chiefs keep AFC West lead with 22-9 victory over Broncos

Seahawks hold on late for wild 30-23 win over 49ers

Dynamic duo: Brady, Gronk lead Bucs past Falcons 30-17

Winless no more: Lions top Vikes 29-27 for 1st W in Week 13

Murray throws for 2 TDs, runs for 2 as Cardinals beat Bears

Short-handed Hornets lean on 3-pointers, top Hawks 130-127

Siakam scores 31 to help Raptors beat Wizards 102-90

Wheeler plays 1,000th NHL game, Jets top Maple Leafs 6-3

Dadonov, Pacioretty, Roy lift Vegas over Calgary, 3-2

Kempe’s two goals help put Kings over Oilers, 5-1

Blackhawks win 3-2 in SO; Islanders lose 11th straight game

Perry, McDonagh lead Lightning in 7-1 win over flat Flyers

Breakfast Blogs

John Kennedy Is the Biggest Faker in the United States Senate, and That’s Saying Something Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

Rudy’s Phones Defy Guarantees We’d Know of an Investigation into Trump emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

The SC(R)OTUS ‘Choices for Me, But Not for Thee’ Option: Brood ‘Em, Birth ‘Em, Drop ‘Em Off Anne Laurie, Balloon Juice

We Are Already Right of Boom! Russian Irredentism Towards Ukraine, the US’s & NATO’s Response, & Ukraine’s Sovereignty and Territorial Integrity Adam L. Silverman, Balloon Juice

Some Very Fine People digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Is our republic unconstitutional? Tom Sullivan, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Movin’ to Montana Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names

THE ARREST OF THE CRUMBLEYS OPENS UP WHOLE NEW VISTAS OF RIGHT-WING WHATABOUTISM Steve M., No More Mister Nice Blog