The Breakfast Club (The Circus)

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

On this date in 1941, Japanese forces attack the home base of the U.S. Pacific Fleet at Pearl Harbor in Hawaii – prompting America under President Franklin D. Roosevelt to enter World War II.

Breakfast Tunes

David “Squiggy” Lander (June 22, 1947 – December 4, 2020)

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

Democracy is the art and science of running the circus from the monkey cage.

H. L. Mencken

Breakfast News

US News

The Latest: Californians face new stay-at-home order

US Covid-19 hospitalizations hit another record high

Sheriff: Defiant NYC bar owner struck deputy with his car
Ed. Not all Staten Islanders are this arrogant, ignorant or stupid. They embarrass the rest of us

Despite promise, few in US adopting COVID-19 exposure apps

Report finds microwave energy likely made US diplomats ill

Mastercard investigates Pornhub for allegations of child abuse

Fire guts historic church home to New York’s Liberty Bell

Lights go out, roads dicey as wintry storm batters Northeast

Gene-editing treatment shows promise for sickle cell disease

US Politics

Biden picks Calif. AG Becerra to lead HHS, pandemic response

Biden transition to receive defense intelligence briefings on Monday

Attorney General Barr considering leaving post before Trump exits office, source says

Lawmakers say COVID-19 relief bill won’t offer $1,200 checks

Biden’s pick to head OMB brings experience, Twitter enemies

Native Americans critique data, surveys following election

Inauguration planners rethink how to party in age of virus

International News

UK gears up for huge vaccination plan watched by the world

Europe battles surge in coronavirus deaths in nursing homes

China prepares large-scale rollout of coronavirus vaccines

Ethiopia’s conflict stokes humanitarian and virus crisis

Mexican president wants to restrict US agents in Mexico

Romanians elect new lawmakers, seek end to political turmoil

Last-ditch post-Brexit trade talks resume between EU, UK

Venezuela vote likely to give Congress to Maduro’s party

Over 300 detained in Belarus during protests against leader

German experts defuse WWII-era bomb found in Frankfurt

Sports News

The Latest: DePaul at Iowa St men’s hoops canceled for COVID

A handful of teams could be new women’s basketball No. 1

No. 1 Gonzaga pauses basketball competition through Dec. 14

Seattle stunner: Giants stymie Wilson, Seahawks in 17-12 win

Packers withstand late rally to outlast Eagles 30-16

Mayfield throws 4 TDs in 1st half, Browns beat Titans 41-35

Rivers, defense help Colts to 26-20 win over Houston Texans

Vikings outlast error-prone Jags 27-24 on Bailey’s OT kick

Stafford throws 3 TDs, Lions rally to beat Bears 34-30

Breakfast Blogs

Ron DeSantis Is the Yammiest of the Vulgar Talking Yam’s Lackeys Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

John Durham and the First Fight over a Doctored MemCon of Trump’s Meetings with Russia emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

The dog whistles are deafening digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Phones of the dead: 76 Days Dennis Hartley, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Crank Lives Matter Tom Sullivan, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Experts: It Doesn’t Matter That Alito Moved Up Deadline for Pennsylvania Election Lawsuit Alberto Luperon, Law & Crime

Georgia Buries Sidney Powell’s ‘Factually Baseless’ and ‘Unprecedented’ Election Lawsuit Aaron Keller, Law & Crime

State Bar Probes Republican Lawyer Who Said He’d Move to Georgia ‘For the Next Two Months’ to Vote Colin Kalmbacher, Law & Crime

Disqualifying Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

How close did we come to a second Trump term? Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Erik Visits an American Grave, Part 742 Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Donald Trump is the Greatest Thing to Ever Happen to Bush Regime Dead-Enders Driftglass, at his blog

Refund the police? Prefund the police? Confound the police! Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names