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Jan 21 2022

The Breakfast Club (Unwilling To Learn)

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

France’s King Louis XVI executed; Vladimir Lenin dies; Alger Hiss found guilty of lying to grand jury; President Jimmy Carter pardons Vietnam draft evaders; Concorde begins service.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

Being ignorant is not so much a shame, as being unwilling to learn.

Benjamin Franklin

Breakfast News

US News

California’s COVID gun store shutdowns ruled illegal

Oregon residents decry proposed ‘permanent’ mask mandate

Montana seeks to overturn court ruling on abortion access

Washington justices uphold $18M fine in GMO-labeling case

US drops case against MIT professor accused of ties to China

Fund urged for sex abuse victims at youth detention center

Governor vows state help in cracking down on LA rail theft

Enbridge says it has fixed pierced aquifer near oil pipeline

Baby orangutan being bottle-fed, which intrigues others

US Politics

Year 2: Biden plans more public outreach, less legislating

Jan. 6 committee requests interview with Ivanka Trump

Supreme Court won’t speed challenge to Texas abortion limits

Democrats eye new strategy after failure of voting bill

NYC’s mayor invests first paycheck in cryptocurrency

Alaska governor: Work with Murkowski endures after Trump nod

Conservative Nebraska Sen. Groene sponsors medical pot bill

Kentucky House passes its version of new 2-year state budget

International News

Europe considers new COVID-19 strategy: Accepting the virus

Austrian parliament approves vaccine mandate for adults

Germany expects COVID-19 cases to peak in mid-February

Japan widens virus restrictions as omicron surges in cities

New Zealand says it won’t use lockdowns when omicron spreads

Toyota production in Japan hit by parts crunch from COVID-19

Biden issues new warning to Russia over invading Ukraine

US sanctions Ukrainian officials accused of helping Russia

US charges Belarus with air piracy in reporter’s arrest

Peru: 21 beaches polluted by spill linked to Tonga eruption

Advocacy group: Internet down across Yemen after airstrike

Report on sexual abuse in German diocese faults retired pope

French energy giant Total joins push for Myanmar sanctions

Sports

Johnson ignites rally, No. 3 NC State tops No. 3 Louisville

Hillmon leads No. 8 Michigan women past Wisconsin, 83-44

Phinisee’s career game leads Indiana past No. 4 Purdue 68-65

No. 16 Southern Cal ends 7-game skid against Colorado, 61-58

Robertson, Seguin rally Stars to 5-4 win over Sabres

McAvoy’s late goal lifts Bruins to 4-3 win over Capitals

Ten again! Flyers lose 10 straight for 2nd time this season

Breakfast Blogs

Drive for Show, Putt for Dough, Cheat for Tax Deductions Rayne, emptywheel

A Third Rate Voter Fraud Plot digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Digby’s Hullabaloo

The winter of our discontent Tom Sullivan, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Harrison Greenbaum Latest Trick: Having Paul Levy Respond To Criss Angel’s Thuggish Legal Threat Mike Masnick, Techdirt

Sedition Prosecution Of Oath Keepers Members Shows The FBI Can Still Work Around Encryption Tim Cushing, Techdirt

Sotomayor Calls Texas Anti-Abortion Case ‘A Disaster for the Rule of Law,’ Accuses Fifth Circuit of ‘Egregious Distortion’ of Recent Supreme Court Decision Aaron Keller, Law & Crime

Accused Militia Man Slated for the First Jan. 6-Related Trial Kept Behind Bars Marisa Sarnoff, Law & Crime

They will never forgive Biden for taking away their beloved war Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Is our press corp learning? The gaffe edition Dan Nexon, Lawyers, Guns and Money

You know who ELSE went to Wharton? Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Erik Visits an American Grave, Part 998 Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Will Saletan’s “I Am Centrism!” Pays Off Bigly driftglass, at his blog

GAME RECOGNIZES GAME Steve M., No More Mister Nice Blog

TN Law Meant To Let Christians Discriminate Against Gays Being Used To Discriminate Against Jews Robyn Pennacchia, Wonkette

David Perdue Would Also Too Like Some Election Cops For Georgia Evan Hurst, Wonkette

Jan. 6 Committee Passes Out Subpoenas, Collects Court Wins, Kicks Ass Liz Dye, Wonkette

With Winter Storm Coming, Pipeline Company Threatens Gas Supply To Texas Power Plants Doktor Zoom, Wonkette

GOP NH Gov. Chris Sununu Not Interested In Going To Senate To Do Nothing For Two Years Stephen Robinson, Wonkette