The Breakfast Club (Passing Time)

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

U.S. Supreme Court legalizes abortion; Theodore Kaczynski pleads guilty; Queen Victoria dies; “The Crucible” opens;”Laugh-In” premieres.

Breakfast Tunes

Michael Lee Aday aka Meat Loaf (September 27, 1947 – January 20, 2022)

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

We’re all just passing time and occupy our chair very briefly.

John Hurt

Breakfast News

US News

Omicron surge is undermining care for other health problems

Preteens can get vaxxed without parent under California bill

Booster shots needed against omicron, CDC studies show

1 NYPD officer killed, 1 severely injured in Harlem shooting

Jewish leaders urge worship attendance after hostage siege

Intel to build $20B Ohio chip facility amid global shortage

GM to spend $6.5B, add 4,000 jobs at Michigan EV factories

US, Colorado reach proposed settlement in 2015 mine spill

Los Angeles weighs phasing out oil and gas drilling

Rare blast of snow, ice takes aim at Southeast US coast

Police: Truck with 100 monkeys crashes, some of them missing

Pleasanton police: ‘Adorable’ piglet found wandering city

US Politics

McConnell responds to uproar over comment about Black voters

Sinema faces blowback in Arizona for votes defying Democrats

Facing tough ’22 elections, Dems want a year of achievements

Giuliani associate gets year in prison in foreign donor case

House panel obtains Trump records after Supreme Court ruling

New step to curb tech giants’ power advanced by Senate panel

Minnesota lawmakers face $7.7B surplus in 2022 session

International News

Latin America, Asia latest to get hit with omicron surge

Russia hits all-time high of new infections, blames omicron

US, Russia to try more diplomacy amid tensions over Ukraine

‘Minor incursion’ by Russia could complicate West’s response

Where Ukraine’s sunflowers once sprouted, fears now grow

Biden, Kishida talk China, nuclear weapons in first meeting

Canada, US and allies talk aid for Haiti at virtual meeting


No. 9 UConn thumps Seton Hall 71-38, avoids rare losing skid

Jones keeps No. 2 Stanford rolling in 97-74 win over Cal

Thomas’ season-high 25 points lead No. 10 Arizona pasts Utah

Arizona St. women overcome 29 turnovers, top No. 22 Colorado

Holmgren, Timme lead No. 1 Gonzaga over San Francisco 78-62

No. 14 Michigan State ends No. 8 Wisconsin’s 7-game streak

Martin scores 27, No. 25 UConn tops Butler again, 75-56

With Cockburn out, No. 17 Illinois falls 81-65 to Maryland

Thompson scores 21, St. Francis slips by Central Connecticut

Jazz snap three-game home skid, beat Pistons 111-101

Curry hits winning jumper, Warriors beat Rockets 105-103

Morant scores 38, Grizzlies knock off Jokic, Nuggets 122-118

Husso sharp, Bozak gets shorty as Blues beat Kraken 5-0

Grant’s 2 goals lead Anaheim Ducks’ 5-1 rout of Tampa Bay

Hartman powers Wild past Blackhawks 5-1

DeAngelo helps Hurricanes beat Rangers 6-3

Breakfast Blogs

Five Percent of Mueller Pre-Grand Jury Interviews Pertain to Still Ongoing Investigations emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

‘Clown Car on Fire’ Betty Cracker, Balloon Juice

Will the new election police wear their traditional white hoods? digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Digby’s Hullabaloo

That’s some liberal bias ya got there Tom Sullivan, Digby’s Hullabaloo

The Governor Who Thinks Examining HTML Is Criminal Hacking Is Now Working To Make Missouri’s Public Records Laws Worse Tim Cushing, Techdirt

SCOTUS Rules 8-1 to Overturn Conviction of Child Killer, Only Justice Thomas Dissents Elurs Nanos, Law & Crime

GOP Election Official Charged with Murdering Tenant by Shooting Him Four Times, Then ‘Rambling’ to Police That He Was ‘Driving Me Nuts’

Sixth Federal Judge Rejects Attempt to Dismiss Jan. 6 Federal Obstruction Charge, This Time Against ‘Murder the Media’ Duo Marisa Sarnoff, Law & Crime

If I were president, I would simply order public opinion to no longer be thermostatic Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Reporting a theft is the same thing as committing one Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

An Invitation To Ivanka Cheryl Rofer, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Erik Visits an American Grave, Part 999 Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Stupid analogies department Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names


We Feel Like The Justice Department Might Need To Speak To Michael Flynn And Rudy Giuliani Liz Dye, Wonkette

Biden Administration Will Try To Prevent ​Wildfires, No Forest-Raking Required Doktor Zoom, Wonkette

USA To No Longer Pay Its Workers Less Than It Costs To Live Here Robyn Pennacchia, Wonkette