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
The Christmas poem ‘A Visit from St. Nicholas’ is first published; Former Japanese premier Hideki Tojo is executed; Mormon religion founder Joseph Smith, Jr. is born; North Korea releases the 82 U.S. Seamen.
Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac
Science is telling us that we can do phenomenal things if we put our minds and our resources to it.
Missouri Legislature Gets into Christmas Spirit, Fielding Even Looser Self-Defense Law Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics
The J6C Transcripts: Patrick Byrne’s Conduit, Garrett Ziegler emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel
War for Ukraine Day 232: Now That’s a Party! Adam L. Silverman, Balloon Juice
Excellent Read: ‘Moving Fast and Breaking Things’ Anne Laurie, Balloon Juice
Stochastic Terrorism Comes To Boston Tom Levenson, Balloon Juice
The GOP Senate minority is more powerful than the GOP House majority digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Digby’s Hullabaloo
Your Amercia-first kleptocracy Tom Sullivan, Digby’s Hullabaloo
Lobbying, Corruption Stall Landmark NY Right To Repair Bill Karl Bode, Techdirt
Elon Appears To Admit That He’s Driven Away 40% Of Twitter’s Advertisers Mike Masnick, Techdirt
‘I’m Not Joking’: 82-Year-Old Woman Locked Up for Failing to Pay $77 Trash Bill Sam Goldberg, Law & Crime
What’s the matter with New York? (Bad identity politics edition) Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns & Money
Erik Visits an American Grave, Part 1,262 Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns & Money
A real IRS scandal Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns & Money
Zelensky Challenges Us to Live Up to Our American Hype The Rude Pundit, at his blog
Won’t Someone Think Of All The Bigots Who Won’t Be Invited To Christmas This Year? Robyn Pennacchia, Wonkette
popular The Day The Ranchers Murdered Chico Mendes Erik Loomis, Wonkette
Henrietta Lacks’s New Immortality: Replacing Robert E. Lee Statue In Virginia Doctor Zoom, Wonkette
Before The Current War On Drag Queens, There Was ‘To Wong Fu, Thanks For Everything Julie Newmar’ Stephen Robinson, Wonkette