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Dec 27 2021

The Breakfast Club (Another Chance)

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

Soviet Union invades Afghanistan; Charles Darwin sets out on round-the-world voyage; Radio City Music Hall opens in New York; James Barrie’s play “Peter Pan: The Boy Who Wouldn’t Grow Up” opens in London.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

Desmond Tutu 7 October 1931 – 26 December 2021

Forgiveness says you are given another chance to make a new beginning.

Breakfast News

US News

COVID-19 variant disrupts holiday travel but not shopping

Despite supply issues and omicron, holiday sales rise 8.5%

Major storm dumps snow, closes mountain routes in California

Snow falls in Seattle, Portland during rare cold snap

US Politics

Sarah Weddington, lawyer who argued Roe v. Wade, dies at 76

International News

France sees over 100,000 daily virus infections for 1st time

Australia’s most populous state reports 1st omicron death

Desmond Tutu, South Africa’s moral conscience, dies at 90

Sports

COVID outbreaks at UVa, BC scuttle Fenway, Military bowls

Allen’s 3 TDs, McKenzie’s big day push Bills past Patriots

Wilson, Jets hold on to edge Lawrence, Jaguars 26-21

Hurts keeps Eagles in playoff race in 34-10 win over Giants

Punt return TD sparks Rams in playoff-clinch win vs. Vikings

Brady, Bucs rout Panthers 32-6 to clinch NFC South title

Texans run past Chargers 41-29, ding LA’s playoff hopes

Chiefs rout stumbling Steelers 36-10 to clinch AFC West

Raiders cling to playoff hopes with 17-13 win over Denver

Seahawks’ last-place finish a lock after 25-24 loss to Bears

Burrow’s 525 yards, 4 TDs power Bengals past Ravens 41-21

Love, Garland score 22 as Cavs rout depleted Raptors 144-99

Bane, Grizzlies rout Sacramento 127-102, end 3-game skid

Joel Embiid, 76ers beat Wizards 117-96 to move above .500

Thunder beat New Orleans 117-112, end Pelicans’ 4-game run

Spurs set season-high, blitz short-handed Pistons, 144-109

Sweden beats Russia 6-3 in world junior hockey opener

Breakfast Blogs

It Seems Bad That There Are Klansmen in Law Enforcement Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

The Big Election Lie Built on the Last Big Election Lie emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

Yes Virginia, there is a dime’s worth of difference digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Digby’s Huhlabaloo

Gone and remembered Tom Sullivan, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Murc’s Law is an endlessly forgiving mistress (if her partner is a Republican) Scott Lemieux, Lawyers. guns and Money

The expanding universe Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Erik Visits an American Grave, Part 983 Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Swift and Certain Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names

Dr. Oz Selflessly Protecting Oprah By Asking Her Not To Support His Senate Run Robyn Pennacchia, Wonkette