The Breakfast Club (Enthusiasm)

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

Saddam Hussein executed; Chicago fire kills 600; Vladimir Lenin proclaims establishment of the Soviet Union; United Auto Workers union stage first “sit-down” strike; Musician Bo Diddley is born

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

Enthusiasm is everything. It must be taut and vibrating like a guitar string.

Pele (23 October 1940 – 29 December 2022)

Breakfast Blogs

George Santos Has Treated the Nation to a Mudslide of Non-Facts Regarding Every Aspect of His Existence Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

Techniques Of Power Ed Walker, emptywheel

War for Ukraine Day 309: Air Defense! Adam L. Silverman, Balloon Juice

Kari Lake’s “forever coup” is what the future looks like — until we start to see real consequences Amanda Marcotte, Salon

The oranges of the investigation investigation is a bust digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Russia rattles Iranian saber Tom Sullivan, Digby’s Hullabaloo

University Of Oklahoma The Latest To Issue A Performative Ban Of TikTok Karl Bode, Techdirt

Some Tricks To Making Mastodon Way More Useful Mike Masnick, Techdirt

New York’s Rikers Island Has A Drug Problem That’s Being Aided And Abetted By Jail Staff Tim Cushing, Techdirt

Federal Judge Tosses Lawsuit Opposing Concealed-Carry Ban on D.C. Metro, Finding Challengers Did Not Show ‘Any Threat’ of Prosecution Elura Nanos, Law & Crime

Southwest Announces ‘Return to Normal Operations With Minimal Disruptions’ as Federal Officials Say They Want to Know What Went Wrong Marisa Sarnoff, Law & Crime

Taking the courts seriously Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns & Money

Don’t mess with Greta Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns & Money

Erik Visits an American Grave, Part 1,267 Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns & Money


Trump Lawyers Tripped Jeff Clark As He Was Stumbling Backwards Into A Coup. Demand Medal Of Honor, Please. Liz Dye, Wonkette

George Santos Also Lied About That. And That. And That. And Oh Yeah, That Gary Legum, Wonkette

Guys They Caught Another Vote Frauder And BOY Are You Not Going To Believe This One! Doktor Zoom, Wonkette

Peter Thiel’s Right Stuff Dating App Going All Kinds Of Wrong Stephen Robinson, Wonkette