Jan 14 2022

The Breakfast Club (Crossroads)

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

George Wallace is sworn in; United States ratifies a peace treaty with Britain;, President Franklin D. Roosevelt and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill meet; Joe DiMaggio and actress Marilyn Monroe get married;Today Show debuts.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

Our world is at the crossroads. We have a choice, right and wrong.

LL Cool J

Breakfast News

US News

Supreme Court halts COVID-19 vaccine rule for US businesses

COVID-19 pill rollout stymied by shortages as omicron rages

Biden to double free COVID tests, add masks to fight omicron

NYC mayor considering virtual learning plan for schools

Nevada planning to distribute 600,000 at-home COVID-19 tests

Cyber attack in Albuquerque latest to target public schools

Ohio takes big step by sending body cams to all its prisons

Navient settles predatory student loan claims for $1.85B

RFK assassin Sirhan Sirhan will remain in prison

Ohio marijuana legalization campaign adds more signatures

California suspends some disability claims, citing fraud

High-profile Baltimore prosecutor Marilyn Mosby indicted

The heat stays on: Earth hits 6th warmest year on record

Bridge proposed along section of slumping Alaska park road

Manatee feeding experiment starts slowly as cold looms

US Politics

Seditious conspiracy: 11 Oath Keepers charged in Jan. 6 riot

Biden nominates 3 to Fed board, including first Black woman

Biden all but concedes defeat on voting, election bills

Twitter, Meta among tech giants subpoenaed by Jan. 6 panel

Democrats defeat GOP sanctions on Russian gas pipeline

Beshear pushes for major investments in schools and new jobs

International News

French teachers go on strike over handling of pandemic

China faces omicron test weeks ahead of Beijing Olympics

NKorea warns of ‘stronger’ action following new US sanctions


No. 11 Michigan women beat Penn State for 6th straight time

Pointer carries No. 12 LSU women past Missouri in OT, 87-85

Boston helps South Carolina beat Texas A&M

Smith, Van Lith rally No. 3 Louisville women past Syracuse

No. 13 Wisconsin beats No. 16 Ohio State for 6th win a row

Terry, Jones help DePaul beat No. 20 Seton Hall, 96-92

Antetokounmpo has triple-double, Bucks rip Warriors 118-99

Brandon Ingram has 24 points, Pelicans beat Clippers 113-89

Connor Hellebuyck stops 33 shots, Jets beat Red Wings 3-0

Rask return, Pastrnak hat trick help Bruins beat Flyers 3-2

Stamkos gets 18th goal, Lightning beat Canucks 4-2

Skinner scores twice as Sabres beat Predators 4-1

Breakfast Blogs

A Wisconsin Lawmaker Asked How You Can Stop the Virus When You Can’t See It Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

The First Seditious Conspiracy Charges Drop emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

She Chose Poorly Betty Cracker, Balloon Juice

Look Who’s Funding the Coup digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Good for her Tom Sullivan, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Josh Hawley Was The Democrats’ Partner In Trying To Regulate Big Tech; Then The Public Realized He Was A Fascist Mike Masnick, Techdirt

New Washington Law Requires Home Sellers Disclose Lack Of Broadband Access Karl Bode, Techdirt

Pennsylvania Court Reverses Student’s Expulsion Over A Snapchat Post, Reminds School Students Still Have Rights Tim Cushing, Techdirt

Green shoots Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Innumeracy and COVID Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

The Museum of Conservative Civilization driftglass, at hi blog

Sinemascope Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names


NYC Mayor Eric Adams Demotes Brother To Slightly Less Lucrative Crony Position Stephen Robinson, Wonkette

Might Be Fake Trump ‘Electors’ Time In The Barrel Liz Dye, Wonkette

Paul Manafort Wants A Redemption Tour? F*ck Off, Let’s Talk About His Russian Spy BFF Some More Evan Hurst, Wonkette

Florida Man Victim Of Road Rage Shoot-Out He Started Doktor Zom, Wonkette