Jan 04 2022

The Breakfast Club (We Will Rise)

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

Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon suffers a stroke and lapses into a coma; the inventor of braille is born; Jesse Ventura sworn in as Minnesota’s governor, poet T.S. Eliot dies.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

When all is said and done, the real citadel of strength of any community is in the hearts and minds and desires of those who dwell there.

Everett Dirksen

Breakfast News

US News

Live updates: Oregon reports over 9K new cases after holiday

Omicron upends return to US schools and workplaces

FDA expands Pfizer boosters for more teens as omicron surges

1st case of the omicron variant is detected on Navajo Nation

Oregon health, education agencies: In-person classes at risk

Thousands of flights canceled, delayed at start of workweek

Hawaii upholds order requiring Navy to drain fuel tanks

US close to ending buried nuke waste cleanup at Idaho site

Former Theranos CEO Holmes guilty of fraud and conspiracy

Judge orders charges dropped against Epstein jail guards

Investigators narrow search for origin of Colorado wildfire

NASA’s new space telescope ‘hunky-dory’ after problems fixed

Destructive winds flip airplanes, trucks near Anchorage

No beach weather: Florida Panhandle get snow dusting

More beaches reopen after Southern California sewage spill

Heavy snow closes roads in Washington and Oregon

US Politics

Schumer: Senate to vote on filibuster change on voting bill

Trump, Ivanka, Don Jr. subpoenaed in New York AG’s probe

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

AT&T, Verizon delay new 5G service after Buttigieg request

Longtime US Rep. Bobby Rush of Illinois won’t seek 16th term

Flush budget, unfinished business await California lawmakers

WA House returns to mostly remote session amid COVID spike

International News

British govt rushing tests to schools so classes can reopen

British PM: Health service under strain, but no new measures

Australia’s COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations hit new records


Baylor, Duke remain 1-2 in AP Top 25 poll with few changes

South Carolina stays No. 1 in women’s AP Top 25 despite loss

Davis scores 37 in No. 23 Badgers’ win over No. 3 Purdue

No. 9 Arizona beats Washington 95-79 after extended break

Grizzlies beat Nets 118-104, extend win streak to five games

Pistons win 115-106 to snap Bucks’ 6-game winning streak

Kyle Kuzma, Bradley Beal lead Wizards over Hornets 124-121

Embiid’s triple-double powers 76ers past Rockets 133-113

Breakfast Blogs

It’s not over, folks digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Ruh-roh Tom Sullivan, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Vladislav Klyushin Traveled Freely in Europe, Until He Didn’t Travel in Europe Freely emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

Three Things: Bracing for Omicron’s Overrun Rayne, emptywheel

Excellent Read: On (Gradually) Evolving From ‘Pandemic’ to ‘Endemic’ Anne Laurie, Balloon Juice

Tenth Circuit Denies Qualified Immunity To Social Worker Who Fabricated A Mother’s Confession Of Child Abuse Tim Cushing, Techdirt

NY Senator Proposes Ridiculously Unconstitutional Social Media Law That Is The Mirror Opposite Of Equally Unconstitutional Laws In Florida & Texas Mike Masnick, Techdirt

The tragedy of Biden’s judicial appointments SCott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

The Nuclear Five Say Nuclear War Cannot Be Won Cheryl Rofer, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Protocols of the elders of Philly Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Fanatic Life and Symbolic Death Among the Twitter Bums driftglass, at his blog

Manchin Making Moves Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names


New Year, Same Peter Meijer ‘Both Sides’ Cowardice Michael Mora, Wonkette

Chuck Schumer: Nice Filibuster You Got There. Shame If Something Were To Happen To It. Liz Dye, Wonkette

Kevin McCarthy Furious Democrats Doing So Little To Protect Capitol From Republican Trump Insurgents Evan Hurst, Wonkette

January 6 Opinion Polls Show Republicans Still Pretending To Believe A Lot Of Sh*t Robyn Pennachia, Wonkette

Texas Gov Greg Abbott Suddenly Remembers Joe Biden’s President, Begs For Help Against COVID-19 Surge Stephen Robinson, Wonkette

Sheriff Charged With Pulling Gun On Youth Group Girls Can Keep Job, But Not Guns Doktor Zoom, Wonkette