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Jan 27 2022

The Breakfast Club (What You See)

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 troops liberate concentration camps; Paris peace accords are signed; Astonauts die on Apollo one; Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart born; Composer Jerome Kern born.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

What you see is not what others see. We inhabit parallel worlds of perception, bounded by our interests and experience. What is obvious to some is invisible to others.

George Monbiot

Breakfast News

US News

Moderna starts trial on omicron-specific Covid booster in adults

Vaccine mandate to kick in for first wave of health workers

Hospital patient without COVID shot denied heart transplant

NY couple arrested for using fake vax cards for Bills game

Michigan AG seeks to probe Eli Lilly for high insulin prices

How Fed hikes could affect mortgages, car loans, card rates

Mississippi capital city struggles with aging water system

North Carolina chosen for supersonic passenger jet plant

Federal appeals court blocks execution of Alabama inmate

Prosecutors slam Colorado trucker’s reduced prison sentenceProsecutors slam Colorado trucker’s reduced prison sentence

Americans’ trust in science now deeply polarized, poll shows

Baby whale genetic testing may help save species, study says

US Politics

Alaska, Texas governors sue over National Guard vaccine rule

Justice Breyer to retire, giving Biden first court pick

At least 3 judges eyed as Biden mulls Supreme Court pick

Democrats seek swift confirmation to fill Supreme Court seat

New York AG: No basis for Trump’s lawsuit challenging probe

Whitmer proposes tax cuts, more mental health workers

California Senate aims to limit ‘junk science’ in courtrooms

International News

China’s Olympics COVID measures test residents’ patience

In Germany, activists rise up to counter vaccine skeptics

S. Korea tests new virus steps as infections reach new high

US offers no concessions in response to Russia on Ukraine

North Korea fires 2 suspected missiles in 6th launch in 2022

UN chief urges major Afghan aid increase, unfreezing assets

British, Australian ships deliver ‘contactless’ aid to Tonga

Germany: Inmates fined over prison potato mash fight

Sports

Freshman Lewis scores 33, No. 22 Marquette beats Seton Hall

Usher escorts Georgia Tech to 75-61 win over Florida State.

VCU snaps No. 25 Davidson’s 15-game win streak, 70-68

Brockington scores 26 as No. 23 Iowa St outlasts OSU in OT

Bynum’s 3 lifts No. 17 Providence over No. 21 Xavier, 65-62

Murray scores 21, No. 19 LSU rallies past Texas A&M 70-64

Jokic, Rivers team up to help Nuggets top Nets, 124-118

Morant, Grizzlies spoil Murray’s record, top Spurs 118-110

DeRozan powers Bulls to 111-105 win over Raptors

Robinson scores 25 to lead Heat to 110-96 win over Knicks

Hornets break franchise record with 158-126 win over Pacers

Matthews lifts Maple Leafs over Ducks 4-3 in shootout

Breakfast Blogs

The Fight Over Justice Breyer’s Seat Will Be a Partisan Affair, No Matter What Breyer Thinks of That Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

The Paulie Plot in Ukraine emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

Trump 2.0 In A COVID Corner digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Congratulations, global pariah Tom Sullivan, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Investigation Shows Faulty Drug Tests Resulted In Hundreds Of New York Prisoners Being Wrongly Punished Tim Cushing, Techdirt

Devin Nunes, CEO Of Trump’s TRUTH Social, Confirms That ‘Free Speech’ Social Media Will Be HEAVILY Moderated Mike Masnick, Techdirt

Oath Keepers Founder Stewart Rhodes Is a ‘Credible Threat’ Who Must Stay Behind Bars While Awaiting Seditious Conspiracy Trial, Judge Rules Adam klasfeld, Law & Crime

Open up the tired eyes Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

The GOP is a remarkably successful death cult Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Erik Visits an American Grave, Part 1,002 Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

HOW NASTY WILL REPUBLICANS BE WHEN PRESIDENT BIDEN NAMES A REPLACEMENT FOR STEPHEN BREYER? Steve M., No More Mister Nice Blog

Should Tennessee’s Largest City Even Have A Congressman, Or Nah F*ck It? Evan Hurst, Wonkette

Oh Sh*t, Trump Lawyer John Eastman, Sorry About Your Nards! Liz Dye, Wonkette

Disgruntled Irish Fisherfolk Gonna Mess With Russian Navy. Go, Irish Fisherfolk! Doktor Zoom, Wonkette

Arizona GOP Officially Done With People Voting Against Republicans Stephen Robinson, Wonkette