The Breakfast Club (Bad Choices)

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

Iran-Contra scandal begins to unfold; Chile’s Salvador Allende takes office; Carol Moseley-Braun is first black woman elected to U.S. Senate; Former pro-wrestler Jesse Ventura elected Minnesota governor.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

This life is a test, and we’re put down here to make choices. The truth is, the bad choices of other people can hurt us.

Elizabeth Smart

Breakfast Blogs

Congress Will Lose More than a Few Brain Cells When It Gets Its New Members Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

The Roger Stone Convergence at the Winter Palace emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

War for Ukraine Day 252: Putin Blinked! Adam L. Silverman, Balloon Juice

Wednesday Morning Open Thread: Goddess Help Us, There Is Video Anne Laurie, Balloon Juice

Acts of Kindness: Dance A Little Each Day TaMara, Balloon Juice

Election denial for fun and profitElection denial for fun and profit digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Digby’s Hullabaloo

“Ethics” above morality Tom Sullivan, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Bullshit Reporting: The Intercept’s Story About Government Policing Disinfo Is Absolute Garbage Mike Masnick, Techdirt

Iowa City Officials Prove They Aren’t Fascists By Arresting An Activist Twice For Calling Them Fascists Tim Cushing, Techdirt

Republican Party Succeeds in Lawsuit Challenging Pennsylvania Mail-in Ballots that Arrive in ‘Undated or Incorrectly Dated Outer Envelopes’ Colin Kalmbacher, Law & Crime

Justice Gorsuch Brings Up Garlic and Vampires as SCOTUS Considers Whether Foreign Bank Account Laws Could Mean Millions More in Penalties Elura Nanos, Law & Crime

Jan. 6 Committee Tells 9th Circuit Not to ‘Save’ Trump Election Lawyer John Eastman from Crucial ‘Litigation Missteps’ Meghann Cuniff, Law & Crime

Behind the Arizona Drop Box ‘Vigilantes,’ Reporters Find a ‘Well-Organized’ Dark Money Group Tied to Conspiracy Theory Film Adam Klasfeld, Law & Crime

When stochastic political violence spirals out of control Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns & Money

Governance and Politics when Democracy is at Risk Dan Nexon, Lawyers, Guns & Money

Erik Visits an American Grave, Part 1,227 Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns & Money

After the Pelosi attack, Republicans have quit pretending they oppose political violence Amanda Marcotte, Salon

Hurray For the Biden Economy! But Is Anybody Going to Notice? Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names


Trump Judge Rethinks Order, Decides Menacing Voters With Guns Is *Bad Actually* Liz Dye, Wonkette

Take Your ‘Border Crime Wave’ Bullsh*t Back To Breitbart And Stuff It, Says Texas Lawman Doktor Zoom, Wonkette

Georgia Republicans Making Sure No One ‘Suspicious’ Votes On Their Watch! Stephen Robinson, Wonkette

GOP Creep Running For Wisconsin Gov Just Saying If He Wins, Republicans Will NEVER LOSE AGAIN Evan Hurst, Wonkette