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Jan 18 2022

The Breakfast Club (No Greater Tyranny)

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

Soviet Union breaks WWII Leningrad siege; Robert F. Scott reaches South Pole; Boston Strangler suspect Albert de Salvo convicted.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

There is no greater tyranny than that which is perpetrated under the shield of the law and in the name of justice.

Montesquieu

Breakfast News

US News

Portland nurses ‘urgently concerned’ about health in schools

Joint Chiefs chairman and Marine Corps chief have COVID-19

‘No end in sight:’ Texas abortion clinics dealt new setback

Study nixes Mars life in meteorite found in Antarctica

Yellowstone bison species decision questioned by US judge

US Politics

Scott creates MLK Day videos, hopes to rebut Biden speech

On MLK Day, King III implores Senate to act on voting rights

International News

Australia has record COVID-19 deaths, hospitals under stress

Omicron slamming S. American hospitals as workers fall ill

Japan ready to expand COVID restrictions as infections surge

Volcanic ash delays aid to Tonga as scale of damage emerges

North Korea: Tactical guided missiles fired in latest test

Russia denies looking for pretext to invade Ukraine

UK’s Johnson, and his foes, await key ‘partygate’ report

Pandemic hasn’t slowed China’s love for US lobster

Typhoons, wildfires, missiles: Teen flies solo round world

Cold case team shines new light on betrayal of Anne Frank

Out of this world: 555.55-carat black diamond lands in Dubai

Sports

Stefanovic, No. 4 Purdue top No. 17 Illinois in double OT

Stafford propels Rams past Cardinals 34-11 in playoff rout

Booker’s season-high 48 helps Suns rally past Spurs 121-107

Doncic’s triple-double leads Mavericks past Thunder 104-102

Hawks rally to beat Bucks 121-114, snap 10-game home skid

Schenn, Barbashev score twice in Blues’ 5-3 win over Preds

Timo Meier scores 5 goals for Sharks in 6-2 win over Kings

Breakfast Blogs

Everyone in Centrist Pundit Gumdrop Land Picked the Same Week to Go On an Acid Trip Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

The Disappearing Willard Hotel and the Accused Seditionists’ Other Interlocutors emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

Progress Isn’t Permanent digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Digby’s Hullabaloo

“Part of a much larger conspiracy” Tom Sullivan, Digby’s Hullabaloo

The oldest famous people Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Martin Luther King Would Still Fuck Our Shit Up (2022 Edition) The Rude Pundit, at his blog

The Lord works in mysterious ways Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names

I’D SAY, “LET THEM FIGHT,” BUT THEY WON’T Steve M., No More Mister Nice Blog

Republicans Suddenly ‘Very Interested’ In ‘Helping’ to ‘Reform’ The Electoral Count Act Liz Dye, Wonkette

The Voter Suppression Will Be Televised Michael Mora, Wonkette

The Nurses Are Not All Right Robyn Pennacchia, Wonkette

Some Virginia School Districts Set To Ignore Gov. Glenn Youngkin’s COVID-Friendly Mask Policies Stephen Robinson, Wonkette