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Dec 29 2021

The Breakfast Club (Being Brave)

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

Noblemen in Russia kill Gregory Rasputin; Wounded Knee massacre takes place; Texas joins as the 28th state; Dissident playwright Vaclav Havel elected president of Czechoslovakia; First YMCA opens in Boston.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

Take chances, make mistakes. That’s how you grow. Pain nourishes your courage. You have to fail in order to practice being brave.

Mary Tyler Moore

Breakfast News

US News

US move to shorten COVID-19 isolation stirs confusion, doubt

California 1st state to top 5M cases amid omicron surge

Navajo Nation reports 19 new COVID-19 cases, no new deaths

Judge rejects Oklahoma’s lawsuit over Guard vaccine mandate

Florida mayor: DeSantis has been MIA during omicron surge

Police: Gunman in Denver who killed 5 targeted some victims

California governor mulls RFK assassin Sirhan Sirhan parole

‘So difficult’: Winter snow, cold slam Northwest and Sierra

Experts pull documents, money from Lee statue time capsule

US Politics

Harry Reid, former Senate majority leader, dies at 82

Judge refuses to dismiss alleged Proud Boys leaders’ charges

State legislatures in US poised to act on abortion rights

White House, Jan. 6 committee agree to shield some documents

South Dakota AG impeachment investigation begins in secrecy

International News

Hard-hit by COVID, Israel’s ultra-Orthodox slow to get shots

In eastern Germany, pastors push for shots despite protests

Coronavirus cases surge across Australia as omicron spreads

Undertakers, rabbis join global fight promoting COVID shots

Hong Kong police raid online news outlet, arrest 6

Russian court shuts renowned rights group

Severe Brazil flooding spreads in Bahia and beyond

US warships stay in Mediterranean amid Ukraine, Russia fears

Sports

John Madden, Hall of Fame coach and broadcaster, dies at 85

No. 1 Baylor breaks century mark for 1st time this season

Holiday Bowl scrapped as virus issues hit UCLA before kick

NFL cuts isolation time for players who test positive

Waddle shines, Dolphins beat Saints 20-3 to win 7th straight

Harris has first career triple-double as Sixers beat Raptors

Super maxi Black Jack wins line honors at Sydney-Hobart race

Breakfast Blogs

Judge Tim Kelly Releases Opinion on Obstruction Affecting as Many as Two Dozen Proud Boys emptywheel aka Marcy wheeler, emptywheel

A Tiny Bit of Good News digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Digby’s Hullabaloo

The Pity Party Tom Sullivan, Digby’s Hullabaloo

For Entertainment Purposes Only: ‘The Political Life of Dr. Oz’ Anne Laurie, Balloon Juice

Another Judge Refuses to Dismiss Jan. 6 Obstruction Charge, This Time Against Four Members of the Proud Boys Marisa Sarnoff, Law & Crime

‘She Is Running Out of Time’: Judge Orders Gender Confirmation Surgery Review for Federal Prison Inmate Aaron Keller, Law & Crime

The Master Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Cancelling John Marshall Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Erik Visits an American Grave, Part 985

The Year of Unmagical Thinking The Rude Pundit, at his blog

NO ONE WANTS THIS TO LAST FOREVER Steve M., No More Mister Nice Blog

Trump Econ Loon Exonerates Coup Plotters By Naming Names. Declares Flawless Victory.

‘Let’s Go Brandon’ Idiot Explains What ‘Let’s Go Brandon’ Means To Him Evan Hurst, Wonkette

Shocking Study: Consumers Not Impressed By Brands That Insult Them! Robyn Pennacchia, Wonkette

Ohio Supreme Court To Decide How Badly GOP Can Rig Congressional Districts Doktor Zoom, Wonkette

The Most Popular US Leader Is … This F*ckin’ Guy. What’s Wrong With You, America? Stephen Robinson, Wonkette