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Jan 12 2022

The Breakfast Club (Separation)

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

Congress authorizes military force to expel Iraq from Kuwait; Soviet forces begin large offensive against Nazi Germany; First woman elected to U.S. Senate; Writer Agatha Christie dies; ‘All in the Family’ debuts on CBS.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

Whenever a separation is made between liberty and justice, neither, in my opinion, is safe.

Edmund Burke

Breakfast News

US News

Omicron may be headed for a rapid drop in US and Britain

Fed’s Powell: High inflation poses a threat to job market

Democrats try to stamp out school closures as virus surges

US shoppers find some groceries scarce due to virus, weather

Judge says FTC’s antitrust case against Facebook can proceed

US Navy to drain Hawaii tank system blamed for tainted water

Year later, Flint water criminal cases move slowly in court

Brrr! Some schools close as extreme cold grips US Northeast

Special rescues help ailing owners find pets’ next home

US Politics

Biden challenges Senate on voting: ‘Tired of being quiet!’

Jan. 6 committee subpoenas Trump aide, 2 GOP strategists

Democrat Cherfilus-McCormick to fill Florida US House seat

Senate hearing on pandemic gets testy: ‘What a moron’

US Mint begins shipping quarters honoring Maya Angelou

North Carolina voters dispute Cawthorn candidacy over Jan. 6

Abrams noticeably absent from Biden’s voting rights push

Justice Dept. creating unit focused on domestic terrorism

EPA moves to crack down on dangerous coal ash storage ponds

Kansas governor seeks tuition freeze, calls state healthier

Universal health care bill advances in California Assembly

Former Senate leader Harry Reid to lie in state at Capitol

International News

China locks down 3rd city, raising affected to 20 million

Poland hits sad milestone of 100,000 deaths from COVID-19

Japan keeps border controls as it prepares for omicron surge

China’s Tianjin orders more testing on 14 million residents

Australia’s New South Wales sets new high for COVID deaths

Indonesia starts COVID boosters for elderly, others at risk

North Korea claims successful test of hypersonic missile

Poland announces tax cuts meant to ease soaring inflation

World Economic Forum warns cyber risks add to climate threat

Macron warns against fake news ahead of French election

Sports

No. 19 Texas Tech ends No. 1 Baylor’s 21-game streak, 65-62

Jones scores 22, leads No. 21 Texas past Oklahoma 66-52

Stanford returns from COVID break to beat No. 5 USC 75-69

No. 4 Auburn holds off rival No. 24 Alabama, 81-77

Duchene scores 2nd goal in OT, Predators top Avalanche 5-4

Booker scores 16 as Suns cool off streaking Raptors, 99-95

Morant scores 29, Grizzlies beat Warriors for 10th straight

Caldwell-Pope’s 3 lifts Wizards over Thunder 122-118

Breakfast Blogs

Dr. Anthony Fauci’s Spit-Roasting of Rand Paul Was Utterly Refreshing Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

The Green Bay Sweep Is Inextricably Tied to the Violent Mob emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

What’s the matter with the US Senate? digby aka Heather Diby Parton, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Does your 14th Amendment bite? Tom Sullivan, Digby’s Hullabaloo

NYPD Officers Are Again Whining About Being Asked To Document Their Biased Policework Tim Cushing, Techdirt

Now Israel Is Looking To Pass A Social Media Censorship Bill Too Mike Masnick, Techdirt

Worst Human Centipede Sequel Yet Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Placing Blame Cheryl Rofer, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Erik Visits an American Grave, Part 994 Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Covid Tests, Sick Leave, and More: This Country Has Lost Its Ability to Give a Shit About You The Rude Pundit, at his blog

For the Record: Pipeline Talk Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names

IT’S PROBABLY NOT A COINCIDENCE THAT GOP PROPAGANDISTS HAVE DREDGED UP THE HILLARY RUMORS NOW Steve M., No More Mister Nice Blog

Hmmm Why Would Republicans Be HOLY SH*TBALLS SO MAD About New DOJ Domestic Terrorism Unit? Liz Dye, Wonkette

Eric Trump Seems Upset Evan Hurst, Wonkette

Gateway Pundit Says It’s Cool To Assault Cops If They Are Bad Cops Robyn Pennacchia, Wonkette

New York Mayor Eric Adams Has Thrilling First Week Of Nepotism, Cronyism, Swagger Stephen Robinson, Wonkette

Careful, Gavin Newsom Gonna Spill Some Money On You, California Doktor Zoom, Wonkette