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Jan 03 2022

The Breakfast Club (Looking For Hope)

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

Washington’s army routs the British in the Battle of New Jersey; Manuel Noriega surrenders to U.S. forces; Jack Ruby dies; Author J.R.R. Tolkien is born.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

Once we start to act, hope is everywhere. So instead of looking for hope, look for action. Then, and only then, hope will come.

Greta Thunburg

Breakfast News

US News

Live updates: 2,500 US flights canceled due to storms, virus

Fauci: CDC mulling COVID test requirement for asymptomatic

Schools adapt for return from break as COVID-19 cases surge

Nursing home workers are urged to get boosters as cases soar

Police struggle to deter rising catalytic converter thefts

AT&T, Verizon reject U.S. request to delay 5G wireless plans

After pandemic and rain delays, Mummers strut in Philly

Sheriff’s ‘no shave’ fundraiser brings $4K, moves year-round

US Politics

Jan. 6 committee prepares to go public as findings mount

Capitol rioters’ tears, remorse don’t spare them from jail

Twitter bans Rep. Greene’s personal account for COVID claims

Late Sen. Harry Reid to lie in state in US Capitol Rotunda

International News

Prime Minister Morrison upbeat amid Australia virus surge

Brazil health agency confirms COVID-19 cases in cruise ship

Quebec begins retail store closures amid new COVID-19 wave

Sudan’s PM announces resignation amid political deadlock

Fire ravages South Africa’s historic Parliament complex

Hong Kong news outlet to close amid crackdown on dissent

Germany shuts down half of its 6 remaining nuclear plants

France urges green habits with new car ads, bans on plastic

Sports

No. 13 Ohio State tops Huskers 87-79 in OT after COVID pause

Cards hold off Cowboys 25-22 in matchup of playoff teams

Bills clinch playoff berth, eliminate Falcons with 29-15 win

Bengals rally past Chiefs 34-31, clinch AFC North title

Titans clinch 2nd straight AFC South, beating Miami 34-3

Rookie St. Brown is bright spot for Lions in loss to Seattle

Patriots blow past Jaguars 50-10, earn playoff berth

Hurts OK after railing collapse, Eagles beat Washington

Brown scores 50, rallies Celts to 116-111 OT win over Magic

Booker scores 24 points, depleted Suns rout Hornets 133-99

Tkachuk scores in 3rd straight game, Flames top Hawks 5-1

O’Connor’s late goal lifts Avs over Ducks 4-2

Kyrou keeps Blues warm with 2 goals in 6-4 win vs Wild

Breakfast Blogs

Clue: It Was Sidney Powell with the Grifting, in Advance of the Pardon, on Lin Wood’s Plantation emptywheel, aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

Letting Go of 2021 Rayne, emptywheel

Both Sides GOPer digby aka Heathe Digby Parton, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Obituary in a drawer Tom Sullivan, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Adventures in extreme aging Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Erik Visits an American Grave, Part 989 Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Meditations in an Existential Emergency or “So You’ve Been Kicked Out Of The Wingnut Biasphere” driftglaass, at his Blog

Brooksy New Year Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names

THOSE POLL NUMBERS ON ANTI-GOVERNMENT VIOLENCE ARE (SOMEWHAT) LESS ALARMING THAN THEY SEEM Steve M., No More Mister Nice Blog