The Breakfast Club (Phenomenal Things)

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.

Breakfast Tunes

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.

Anthony Fauci

Breakfast Blogs

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

Zelenskyy wasn’t the First Ukrainian President to Address a Joint Meeting of Congress Peterr, 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 elite wants to brand Trump a loser — the humiliating release of his tax returns could help Amanda Marcotte, Salon

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

Fifth Circuit Asked To Not Fuck Up Solid First Amendment Decision It’s Already Handed Down Twice TIm Cushing, Techdirt

Elon Appears To Admit That He’s Driven Away 40% Of Twitter’s Advertisers Mike Masnick, Techdirt

‘That Is an Insurrection’: Jan. 6th Committee Releases Massive Final Report on ‘Unprecedented’ Attack on U.S. Capitol Adam Klasfeld, Law & Crime

Federal Appeals Court Sides with Anti-Abortion Activists in ‘Sidewalk Counseling’ Case, Reverses Ruling in Favor of Kentucky’s Only Abortion Clinic Elura Nanos, Law & Crime

‘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

Sean Hannity Never Believed Those Election Lies He Flogged, What Do You Think He Is, An Idiot? Liz Dye, Wonkette

You Knew Tucker Carlson Would Blood Libel Jewish Ukraine President Zelenskyy Eventually! Gary Legum, 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