The Breakfast Club (Imagine)

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

America enters World War Two; Former Beatle John Lennon is shot to death in New York.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

Let us not look back in anger, nor forward in fear, but around in awareness.

James Thurber

Breakfast News

US News

Phoenix pauses COVID-19 vaccine mandate for city workers

Judge blocks Biden vaccine mandate for federal contractors

Student denied emergency relief in Nevada vaccination suit

S. Carolina lawmakers advance COVID-19 vaccine mandate ban

Navajo Nation: 35 more COVID cases, no deaths 3rd day in row

Navy contests Hawaii’s orders to suspend, drain fuel tanks

EPA lowers ethanol requirements, citing reduced demand

Major outage hits Amazon Web Services; many sites affected

Study can’t confirm lab results for many cancer experiments

Nevada jury: Health insurers owe ER doctors $60M in damages

Bidens honor Pearl Harbor’s fallen in visit to WWII Memorial

Test feeding plan in works for starving Florida manatees

Instagram launches tool urging teens to take a break

Most herbs don’t thrive on winter windowsills. Two do.

‘Cheugy,’ ‘omicron’ among 2021′s most mispronounced words

Tonto National Forest replacing miles of fire-damaged fences

US Politics

Senate rejects bipartisan bid to stop $650M Saudi arms sale

Beshear to propose ‘historic investments’ for education

Biden to withdraw embattled banking regulator nominee

Jan. 6 panel threatens contempt vote after Meadows withdraws

Arkansas lawmakers meeting to take up income tax cut plan

Congressional leaders reach deal to hike debt limit

Biden’s Supreme Court commission releases final report

If Roe falls, some fear ripple effect on civil rights cases

New York City poised to give voting rights to noncitizens

International News

Armed gangs raise risks in vaccinating rural Nigerians

Biden, Putin square off as tension grows on Ukraine border

Suspect in killing of Saudi journalist arrested in France

Myanmar democracy in new era as Suu Kyi sidelined by army

End of an era: Germany’s Merkel bows out after 16 years


UConn’s Bueckers suffered fracture, may miss up to 2 months

Mobley’s 23 points lead No. 16 USC over E. Kentucky 80-68

Harris scores 26, Butler beats Oklahoma in overtime, 66-62

Tshiebwe scores 23, No. 10 Kentucky beats Southern 76-64

Nets beat Mavs 102-99, hand Dallas 5th consecutive home loss

Khaira stretched off as Blackhawks lose to red-hot Rangers

Islanders snap 11-game skid with 5-3 win over Senators

Zegras’ over-the-net flip lifts Ducks over Sabres, 2-0

Lightning rally late, beat Canadiens 3-2 in Cup rematch

Australia joins US in diplomatic boycott of Beijing Games

Breakfast Blogs

People May Die in Prison at Guantanamo Without Ever Being Charged With a Crime Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

John Durham Wants Permission to Delay Providing Evidence of How Weak His Michael Sussmann Case Is emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

Florida Republicans are destroying the state’s flagship university Betty Cracker, Balloon Juice

Make it stop. Please. digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Meadows lies, ask Trump’s doctors about his COVID tests. Spocko, Digby’s HUllabaloo

A thirst for revenge Tom Sullivan, Digby’s Hullabaloo

New York Times Lies About City’s Murder Rate, NYPD’s Clearance Rate To Sell Fear To Its Readers Tim Cushing, Techdirt

Rep. Thomas Massie Seems To Have Skipped Over The 1st Amendment In His Rush To ‘Defend’ The 2nd Mike Masnick, Techdirt

Citing Ashley Biden’s Privacy, Judge Refuses to Release Documents from Investigation into Project Veritas, James O’Keefe Aaron Keller, Law & Crime

Texas flagrantly violated the 14th Amendment and the guaranty clause to guarantee one-party rule, and the Roberts Court will love it Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Countering Corruption Dan Nexon, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Political hobbyism Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Erik Visits an American Grave, Part 972 Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Biden: Don’t Repeat Jimmy Carter’s Catastrophic Mistake on Inflation Jeff Faux, The American Prospevt

Now Is The Time For All Good People… drftglass, at his blog

More Good News! Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names


Pull The Fire Alarm, Trump’s 2024 Coup Is Already Raging Evan Hurst, Wonkette

Is Jim Jordan Planning To Kill Us All? Robyn Pennacchia, Wonkette

David Perdue Will Lay Own Body Down Before Stacey Abrams’s Evil Shermanesque Death March To GA Gov! Stephen Robinson, Wonkette

Mark Meadows Playing Stupid Games With 1/6 Committee Subpoena, Again, Will Win Stupid Prizes Liz Dye, Wonkette

SHUT UP LARRY. American Middle, Working Classes Got Some $$$ In Their Pockets! Doktor Zoom, Wonkette