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Dec 07 2021

The Breakfast Club (Take Counsel Of History)

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

On this date in 1941, Japanese forces attack the home base of the U.S. Pacific Fleet at Pearl Harbor in Hawaii – prompting America under President Franklin D. Roosevelt to enter World War II.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

I think history is continuous. It doesn’t begin or end on Pearl Harbor Day or the day Lyndon Johnson withdraws from the presidency or on 9/11. You have to learn from the past but not be imprisoned by it. You need to take counsel of history but never be imprisoned by it.

Richard Holbrooke

Breakfast News

US News

Omicron v. delta: Battle of coronavirus mutants is critical

NYC to impose vaccine mandate on private sector employers

1st Texas case of omicron variant reported in Houston area

Police at New Jersey capitol boost COVID rule enforcement

Navy halts use of fuel storage complex above Hawaii aquifer

Treasury wants more oversight of all-cash real estate deals

Storm sweeps Hawaii, brings threat of ‘catastrophic’ floods

Emmett Till investigation closed by feds; no new charges

Toyota to build $1.3B battery plant near Greensboro, NC

NASA’s 10 new astronauts: pilots, doctor, physicist, cyclist

US Politics

Justice Department sues Texas over new redistricting maps

Biden-Putin talks on Ukraine crisis rooted in older dispute

Pence’s former top aide cooperating with Jan. 6 panel

Trump media venture eyed by regulators; names Nunes CEO

Alabama Gov. Ivey draws challengers in 2022 GOP primary

Trump gets wish in Georgia, sparks ‘a political civil war’

International News

Scientist behind UK vaccine says next pandemic may be worse

Unvaccinated Italians face new restrictions as holidays near

Myanmar’s Suu Kyi convicted in further blow to democracy

Fearing misuse, Israel tightens supervision of cyber exports

UN chief names American Stephanie Williams as Libya adviser

Sports

Patriots out-run Bills in14-10 win in blustery conditions

Previously winless Texas Southern stuns No. 20 Florida 69-54

Mark, Sasser lead No. 14 Houston past Alcorn State 77-45

Embiid scores 43, 76ers hold off pesky Hornets 127-124 in OT

Antetokounmpo scores 27 on 27th birthday, Bucks win 112-104

Bane, Brooks lead Grizzlies to fifth straight win

Thunder rally, beat sliding Pistons to end 8-game skid

Norris’ shootout goal puts Senators over Devils, 3-2

After firing coach, Flyers drop 9th straight, 7-5 to Avs

Carlson comes up big in Caps’ 4-3 shootout win over Ducks

US plans diplomatic boycott of Beijing Winter Olympics

Derby winner Medina Spirit collapses, dies in California

Breakfast Blogs

New Hampshire Is Trying to Protect Itself From ‘Subversive Doctrines.’ Can You Guess Which Ones? Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

How One CCTV Camera Was Rendered Ineffective Over Two Hours on January 6 emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

My Take On The D.C. National Guard Colonel’s 6 January Memo To Congress Adam L. Silverman, Balloon Juice

‘Partisans for Democracy’ Betty Cracker, Balloon Juice

Laura Logan has always been a wingnut digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Digby’s Hullabaloo

How Rep. Massie will cash in on dead school kids Spocko, Digby’s Hullabaloo

No closet too deep Tom Sullivan, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Devin Nunes Retires From Congress To Spend More Time Banning Satirical Cows From Trump’s New Social Network Mike Masnick, Techdirt

Biden Admin Sues Texas Over Redistricting Maps that Aim to Cement White ‘Anglo’ Minority’s Political Power for a Decade at the Expense of Black, Asian, and Latino Voters Colin Kalmbacher, Law & Crime

New York Imposes Lifetime Ban on Collecting Antiquities for Philanthropist with ‘Rapacious Appetite for Plundered Artifacts’ Marisa Sarnoff, Law & Crime

The “Sending the Issue Back to the States” Canard Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Stopping the coming steal Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Good News! Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names

WILL WE SAVE DEMOCRACY IN 2024? PROBABLY NOT. Steve M., No More Mister Nice Blog

Conservatives Cry ‘False Flag’ Over Known White Supremacist Group’s DC Rally Robyn Pennacchia, Wonkette

GOP Will Outlaw Abortion. The Next Step Is A Mystery, Even To Them! Michael Mora, Wonkette

DC National Guard Commanders Aren’t Going To Let Mike Flynn’s Brother Pin This Sh*t On Them Liz Dye, Wonkette

Matt Lewis Pretty Sure It’s Bill Clinton’s Fault Republicans Love Trump So Much Stephen Robinson, Wonkette