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Dec 30 2021

The Breakfast Club (A Certain Logic)

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

Saddam Hussein executed; Chicago fire kills 600; Vladimir Lenin proclaims establishment of the Soviet Union; United Auto Workers union stage first “sit-down” strike; Musician Bo Diddley is born.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

There is a certain logic to events that pushes you along a certain path. You go along the path that feels the most true, and most according to the principles that are guiding you, and that’s the way the decisions are made.

Michael Nesmith

Breakfast News

US News

New COVID-19 cases in US soar to highest levels on record

San Francisco to require boosters for certain workers

York, Scranton to get FEMA teams’ help with COVID surge

Virus postpones Westminster Kennel Club’s annual dog show

Suits against OxyContin owners on hold; negotiations ordered

4 California plane crash victims were flight nurses, pilots

Suit: Missouri shooting range made Muslim woman remove hijab

Publix grocery chain starts offering paid parental leave

Another round of snow before thaw comes to frigid Northwest

California gets more snow, rain before New Year’s break

US Politics

‘Slow-motion insurrection’: How GOP seizes election power

International News

Live updates: Mexico approves use of Cuba’s Abdala vaccine

WHO chief worried about ‘tsunami’ of omicron, delta cases

6 provinces in Canada report new daily highs for coronavirus

Biden, Putin to hold call over stepped up security demands

More cracks found in Mexico City subway line that collapsed

Sports

Smith 11th double-double for No. 10 Baylor women to beat UNT

No. 24 Wisconsin survives Illinois State after 2-week break

Horchler carries No. 21 Providence over No. 15 Seton Hall

No. 11 Auburn starts fast, hands No. 16 LSU its 1st loss

Clemson tops Iowa State in Cheez-It Bowl for Swinney’s 150th

NBA postpones Heat-Spurs, after Miami has COVID outbreak

Ja Morant scores 41 points, Grizzlies beat slumping Lakers

Weegar, Verhaeghe help rally Panthers past Rangers 4-3

Breakfast Blogs

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

2022: More MAGA All the Time digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Digby’s Hullabaloo

No room at the hospital? Tom Sullivan, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Massachusetts Supreme Court Tackles Law Enforcement Use Of Cell Tower Dumps Tim Cushing, Techdirt

House Republicans Don’t Want Infrastructure Money Going Toward Broadband Competition Karl Bode, Techdirt

Proud Boys Charged with Conspiracy and Obstruction on Jan. 6 Appeal Denials of Bail, Motion to Dismiss Marisa Sarnoff, Law & Crime

Judge Denies Challenge of Vaccine Mandate for National Guard: COVID Has Killed More Americans Than ‘All of the Wars the United States Has Ever Fought’ Elura Nanos, Law & Crime

John Roberts and the insulation of the Supreme Court from backlash Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Lord Manchin Doesn’t Care About Climate Change Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Man “harboring extremist views” (actually completely standard Republican views) murders five people in Denver Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

It’s The Sensible Center Charlie Brown! driftglass, at his blog

How to Steal a Horse Race: Get to the Finish First Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names

CONSERVATISM’S MASTER NARRATIVE Steve M., No More Mister Nice Blog

BREAKING: Joe Biden’s Trickle Up Economics WORKED! Liz Dye, Wonkette

Why Are All The Young People Leaving, Oklahoma Cries While Outlawing ‘Books’ Doktor Zoom, Wonkette

White Lady Doing Racism Can’t Help But Wonder: Where Have All The Black Friends Gone? Stephen Robinson, Wonkette

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