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Jan 11 2022

The Breakfast Club (Building Process)

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

U.S. government warns of smoking risks, Amelia Earhart becomes first woman to fly solo across Pacific, Major League Baseball introduces designated hitter.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

Democracy is not something that happens, you know, just at election time, and it’s not something that happens just with one event. It’s an ongoing building process. But it also ought to be a part of our culture, a part of our lives.

Jim Hightower

Breakfast News

US News

Health officials let COVID-infected staff stay on the job

Home COVID tests to be covered by insurers starting Saturday

COVID-19 hospitalizations reach new high in Michigan

Vegas-area hospital firm cuts staff COVID quarantine time

Chicago union leaders OK plan to resume in-person class

Safety doors failed in NYC high-rise fire that killed 17

In 1st, US surgeons transplant pig heart into human patient

Medicare told to reassess premium hike for Alzheimer’s drug

Deadly extreme weather year for US as carbon emissions soarDeadly extreme weather year for US as carbon emissions soar

Fed vice chair is latest official to quit in trading scandal

Judge pokes holes in Swiss cheesemakers’ legal arguments

Cat that perches on horses, donkeys reunited with family

Rare snowy owl soars over Washington, thrills crowds

US Politics

Invoking Jan. 6, Dems pivot to fight for voting legislation

GOP steps up bid to persuade Hogan to run for Senate in Md.

California governor proposes tax cuts, expanded health care

Trump attorneys cite immunity, want Jan. 6 lawsuits tossed

Georgia DA investigating Trump closer to decision on charges

International News

In Israel, omicron, confusion drive ‘real panic’ for tests

Italy targets the unvaccinated with new virus restrictions

Mexican president announces he has COVID-19 for 2nd time

No progress seen after Russia-US talks over Ukraine tensions

Nearly 8,000 detained in Kazakhstan over violent protests

Myanmar’s Suu Kyi sentenced to 4 more years in prison

N. Korea fires possible missile into sea amid stalled talks

US sanctions Nicaragua officials as Ortega inaugurated again

Norway tells conscripts to return underwear after service

Shocked parents watch train speed off with baby on board

Sports

Georgia snaps 41-year title drought with 33-18 win over Bama

Embiid goes over 30 again, 76ers beat Rockets 111-91

Barrett scores 31, Knicks pull away to beat Spurs 111-96

Brown, Tatum carry Celtics over Pacers 101-98 in OT

Kadri’s third-period goal lifts Avalanche over Kraken 4-3

Marchand bloodied, scores twice in Bruins’ 7-3 win over Caps

Breakfast Blogs

Debunked? There’s No Such Thing as ‘Debunked’ Anymore. Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

After a Six Hour Hearing on Lawsuits against Trump, the Only Clear Thing is Don Jr Is in the Clear emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

What Happens If Trump’s Uniformed Troops Decide To Go Rogue Next Time? digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Unrelenting capitalism Tom Sullivan, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Twitter Asks Court To Reconsider Order To Unmask Anonymous Critic Of A Billionaire Over Questionable Copyright Claims Mike Masnick, Techdirt

Yale Law professor asserts that the Constitution enacted Dr. Joe Rogan’s most recent opening monologue Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Merchants of death Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

You’re Probably Wondering How Your Never Trump Allies Marked The One Year Anniversary Of The GOP Insurrection driftglass, at his blog

Rectification of Names: “Democracy” Yastreblyansky , The Rectification of Names

ANYONE WHO THINKS THE PANDEMIC POLITICALLY HELPS LIBERALS IS AN IDIOT Steve M., No More Mister Nice Blog

A Tale Of Two Outbreaks Michael Mora, Wonkette

Michael Flynn Knows Who Is Just Like Jesus, And It Is The Capitol Rioters Robyn Pennacchia, Wonkette

GOP Fascists Passing Laws To Prevent Schools From Teaching That Fascism Is Bad Stephen Robinson, Wonkette

Jim Jordan Throws Tantrum, Says January 6 Committee Is The REAL Insurrection Liz Dye, Wonkette