The Breakfast Club (Make The Laughs Outweigh The Tears)

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

Cult leader Jim Jones and hundreds of followers die in mass murder-suicide in South America; Massachusetts high court rules gay couples can marry; Disney’s ‘Steamboat Willie’ premieres in New York.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

There isn’t a single human being who hasn’t plenty to cry over, and the trick is to make the laughs outweigh the tears.

Dorothy Dix

Breakfast News

The Latest: New Orleans cancels Mardi Gras parades for virus

States plead for more federal help as virus outbreak worsens

Sen. Grassley, 87, says he tested positive for coronavirus

States tightening anti-virus restrictions amid case surge

Toilet paper limits, empty shelves are back as virus surges

Volunteers still needed to test variety of COVID-19 vaccines

Pentagon to cut troop levels to 2,500 in Iraq, Afghanistan

Energized religious left vows to keep up pressure with Biden

Wayne County Deadlocks On Election Results Certification

Michigan court rejects appeal over counting ballots

GOP seeks to postpone Maricopa County election certification

Second Georgia county finds previously uncounted votes

Virginia delays statewide certification of election results

Historic deal revives plan for largest US dam demolition

‘Dueling dinosaurs’ fossils donated to North Carolina museum

NATO chief warns of high price if troops leave Afghanistan

UK’s Johnson allegedly brands powers for Scotland a disaster

Peruvians get 3rd president in a week amid cautious hopes

Ex-Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn reinstated to UK party

Armenians return to Nagorno-Karabakh after cease-fire

Turkish parliament approves peacekeepers for Azerbaijan

Hurricane Iota roars onto Nicaragua as 2nd blow in 2 weeks

Breakfast Blogs

It’s Time for Democrats to Tell Trump Supporters the Truth Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

“Looking Forward” Will Be Harder for President Biden than It Was for President Obama emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

Georgia on our minds…Digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Revenge of the clueless Tom Sullivan, Digby’s Hullabaloo

How to Restore Ethics to the U.S. Department of State Donald K. Sherman, Just Security

Republican Georgia Secretary of State Says Trump Lost Election Because He Lied About Mail-in Voting Colin Kalmbacher, Law & Crime

Pennsylvania Supreme Court Overturns One of Trump Campaign’s Only Legal Victories Jerry Lambe, Law & Crime

Rudy Giuliani’s ‘Disgraceful’ Courtroom Rant About Voter Fraud Didn’t Resemble Trump Lawsuit Adam Klasfeld, Law & Crime

The President’s Daily Brief and Presidents-Elect: A Primer David Priess, Lawfare

Lock Him Up Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Endgame Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Holding Trump and the Right Accountable for Their Actions That Led to the Spread of Covid The Rude Pundit, at his blog

The Party of People Who Don’t Have Much Money Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names


Judge Tells Acting Chad To Go Hang Jamie Lynn Crofts, Wonkette

Lindsey Graham Crimetime Afternoon Update: THERE WERE WITNESSES. Evan Hurst, Wonkette

LIVEBLOG: Rudy Giuliani Brings The Crazy To A Federal Court In Pennsylvania Liz Dye, Wonkette

Joe Biden And Washington Post Agree: Time For Scott Atlas To STFU, GTFO Doktor Zoom, Wonkette