The Breakfast Club (Enough Is Enough)

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

Thomas Edison demonstrates light bulb; The United States winds down the Marshall Plan; Actor Anthony Hopkins, composer Jule Styne and musician Donna Summer are born.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

Every man regards his own life as the New Year’s Eve of time.

Jean Paul

Breakfast News

US News

The Latest: Kansas governor gets first of 2 vaccine shots

California has nation’s 2nd confirmed case of virus variant

Vaccine delivered to prison where feds carry out executions

Girl Scouts call on cookie bakers to address child labor

US bans second Malaysian palm oil giant over forced labor

Eastern Caribbean issues rare alerts for rumbling volcanoes

2020: A year where the fist-bump became mainstream greeting

Robots with rhythm: Boston Dynamics’ dancing androids a hit

After a year like this, expect a strange New Year’s Eve

US Politics

Trump push on $2K checks flops as GOP-led Senate won’t vote

Census Bureau to miss deadline, jeopardizing Trump plan

Governor cancels inaugural, citing mask protests at his home

International News

UK is first to authorize easy-to-handle AstraZeneca vaccine

Canada to require negative test for people entering country

China clamps down in hidden hunt for coronavirus origins

Study of virus screening at concert reports zero infections

Bill legalizing abortion passed in pope’s native Argentina

Landslide in Norway leaves 10 injured, more than 20 missing

Well-preserved Ice Age woolly rhino found in Siberia


Pasadena allows Rose Bowl name to be used in Texas

Ball drop: Wisconsin wins Duke’s Mayo Bowl, breaks trophy

New final exam: Heinicke pauses school to QB for Washington

COVID-19 changed NFL in 2020 and some shifts are permanent

Breakfast Blogs

Whose Idea Was It to Pipe the World’s Dirtiest Fossil Fuels Through North America’s Water Hub? Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

Like Glenn Greenwald, Roger Stone Links a Pardon for Edward Snowden to a Corrupt Pardon for Julian Assange emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

Hawley makes his move digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Twitter must enforce their policy to remove or flag COVID-19 misinfo. Start with Gov. Noem’s retweet. Spocko, Digby’s Huhllabaloo

Toxic individualism Tom Sullivan, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Trump’s Police Commission Suggests Doing The Same Things That Haven’t Worked For Years Will Reduce Violent Crime Tim Cushing, Techdirt

NYC Must Face Suit to Provide Wi-Fi to More Than 100,000 Homeless Kids Learning Remotely, Judge Rules Adam Klasfeld, Law & Crime

Legal Experts: Nashville Police Failure to Get a Warrant After Receiving Tips About Bomber Was ‘Laziness or Sheer Incompetence’ Aaron Keller, Law & Crime

Josh Hawley is a deeply serious person Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Trump’s pardons are a closing tribute to fascism Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Pragmatism and the Actual (Not Online) Left Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Haiku Review of 2020 (Part 2): The New Abnormal The Rude Pundit, at his blog

Ag-Gravating Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names

OUT COME THE FREAKS Steve M., No More Mister Nice Blog

Laura Loomer Laughed Out Of Court Again, This Time For Suing The Muslims Jamie Lynn Crofts, Wonkette

Liberty U Kids Kicking Sh*t Out Of Jerry Falwell And Charlie Kirk, FOR JESUS Evan Hurst, Wonkette

Trump Knows Who Stole GA, It Is Brad Raffensperger’s Brother, Hunter Biden! Liz Dye, Wonkette

US ‘Can’t Afford’ $2,000 Stimulus Checks. O RLY? Doktor Zoom, Wonkette