Jan 08 2022

The Breakfast Club (History)

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

Elvis Presley born; President Lyndon Johnson declares war on poverty; Ramzi Yousef sentenced to life in prison for first World Trade Center bombing. Physicist Stephen Hawking born.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

Sidney Poitier (February 20, 1927 – January 6, 2022)

History passes the final judgment.

Sidney Poitier

Breakfast News

US News

Hospitalizations skyrocket in kids too young for COVID shots

Virus testing shortages and delays help fuel surge

Over 10,000 Washingtonians have died from COVID-19

FDA shortens timing of Moderna booster to 5 months

In omicron outbreak, US governors lose appetite for mandates

TSA shuts 2 checkpoints at Sky Harbor due to short staff

Arbery killers get life in prison; no parole for father, son

More details emerge about teen in Michigan school shooting

Winter storm snarls travel, gives some schools the day off

US unemployment sinks to 3.9% as many more people find jobs

Coast Guard announces safety rules after deadly boat fire

Live deer found in car’s hatchback during traffic stop

Repairs complete on famous Key West buoy after fire damage

US Politics

Supreme Court skeptical of Biden’s workplace vaccine rule

White House highlights effort to cover winter heating bills

Environmental justice in spotlight as WH official departs

Judge dismisses sole criminal charge against Andrew Cuomo

International News

As omicron spreads, Europe scrambles to shore up health care

Former PM tests positive as omicron cases rise in Australia

Kazakh president: Forces can shoot to kill to quell unrest

Ethiopia grants amnesty to high-profile political detainees

US, NATO rule out halt to expansion, reject Russian demands

Anger as Cambodia’s Hun Sen meets Myanmar military leader


Kunkel scores 25 in No. 22 Xavier’s 87-72 win over Butler

Giannis returns, Bucks blow out Nets 121-109 in Brooklyn

Hardaway leads Mavericks to 130-106 win over Rockets

East-leading Bulls beat Wizards for 9th straight victory

Nikola Jokic scores 33 points, Nuggets beat Kings, 121-111

Buchnevich, Husso lead Blues to 5-1 win over Capitals

2-time US champ, Olympic hopeful Liu out with COVID-19

Breakfast Blogs

Listen to Neil Gorsuch Long Enough and Your Frontal Lobes Will Turn to Guacamole Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

“I Want to Thank My Two Closeted GOP Colleagues” emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

Learning Curves are for Assholes (covid edition) John Cole, Balloon Juice

Biden Takes It To Trump digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Digby’s Hullabaloo

How do we get out of here? Tom Sullivan, Digby’s Hullabaloo

PD Whose Officers Brutalized A Black Soldier For Driving To A Well-Lit Area Sued By Virginia Attorney General Tim Cushing, Techdirt

Court Orders Twitter Reveal Anonymous Tweeter Over Sketchy Copyright Claim, Because That Tweeter Won’t Show Up In Court Mike Masnick, Techdirt

Supreme Court Republicans: the Constitution enacted Mr. Alex Berenson’s Fox News hits Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Let that be your last battlefield Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Oh How They Cackled! Oh How They Roared! driftglass, at his blog

THE TORCH HAS BEEN PASSED Steve M., No More Mister Nice Blog

Kristi Noem Pretends New Law Restricting Medication Abortion All About ‘Protecting Women’s Health’ Robyn Pennacchia, Wonkette

Joe Biden Not Having Any Of GOP’s Economic Poor-Mouthing Bullsh*t Doktor Zoom, Wonkette

WTF Is Happening With The Ghislaine Maxwell Verdict? Liz Dye, Wonkette

Matt Gaetz And Marjorie Taylor Greene Sick Of Being Booby Trapped And Blood Libeled Evan Huhrst Wonkette