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Jan 15 2022

The Breakfast Club (Dancing Pigs)

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

Martin Luther King, Junior born; Richard Nixon suspends U.S. offensive in Vietnam;Queen Elizabeth the First crowned;Work completed on Pentagon;first Super Bowl takes place.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

The user’s going to pick dancing pigs over security every time.

Bruce Schneier

Breakfast News

US News

CDC encourages more Americans to consider N95 masks

Biden team regroups after court loss on COVID shots-or-test

Federal testing website launches next week, 4 tests per home

Garbage and recyclables pile up as omicron takes its toll

Shkreli ordered to return $64M, is barred from drug industry

Prosecutors recommend dropping charges against MIT professor

No charges for 151 Arizona votes vetted over fraud claims

FAA sets rules for some Boeing 787 landings near 5G service

Evacuations, order to close windows near chemical plant fire

Study nixes Mars life in meteorite found in Antarctica

South prepares for weekend threat of debilitating snow, ice

Gators fouled by diesel spill get a scrubbing, teeth cleaned

US Politics

Oath Keepers leader jailed on Capitol attack charges

New Texas voting law snags US citizens, mail ballot requests

US names intelligence official to counter election threats

International News

Mask rules get tighter in Europe in winter’s COVID-19 wave

White House: Russia prepping pretext for Ukraine invasion

Ukraine hacks add to worries of cyber conflict with Russia

N. Korea fires fresh missiles in response to US sanctions

Sports

No. 2 Stanford hands No. 22 Colorado its first loss, 60-52

Cockburn, Frazier lead No. 25 Illinois over Michigan 68-53

Mavs rout Grizzlies 112-85, ending Memphis’ winning streak

Bagley’s breakout game leads Kings past Rockets, 126-115

Warriors roll to most lopsided win, beat Bulls 138-96

Booker, Ayton help NBA-leading Suns beat Pacers, 112-94

Djokovic’s appeal of canceled visa moves to higher court

Breakfast Blogs

The Ohio Gerrymanderers Just Took Another Shot Below the Waterline Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

One Man’s Flourish Is Another Man’s Seditious Conspiracy: DOJ’s Typo and the Brandon Straka Plea Deal emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

The Nightmare of the Radical Roberts Court digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Can we overcome the impossible? Tom Sullivan, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Kavanaugh not anti-vaxx or lawless enough for the MAGA Industrial Complex Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

What does it mean for courts to be “partisan” or “political?” Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Moey

Erik Visits an American Grave, Part 996 Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Seditious Conspiracy Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names

THE LUNATIC FRINGE IS THE REPUBLICAN MAINSTREAM Steve M., No More Mister Nice Blog

How Holy Do You Need To Be To Get A Pig Heart Transplant? Robyn Pennacchia, Wonkette

Eternal Groundhog Day Infrastructure Week But It’s Good Now: The One With The Bridges Doktor Zoom , Wonkette

A Good News, Anti-Gerrymandering, Republican-Dick-Kicking, Ohio Supreme Court Opinion? We’ll Take Two! Liz Dye, Wonkette

Dr. Oz Challenges Dr. Fauci To Brain Duel Outside Saloon At High Noon, SHUT UP HE’S SERIOUS STOP LAUGHING Evan Hurst, Wonkette