The Breakfast Club (Making Excuses)

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

Congress authorizes military force to expel Iraq from Kuwait; Soviet forces begin large offensive against Nazi Germany; First woman elected to U.S. Senate; Writer Agatha Christie dies; ‘All in the Family’ debuts on CBS.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

Ninety-nine percent of the failures come from people who have the habit of making excuses.

George Washington Carver

Breakfast News

US News

The Latest: U.S. launches site to locate antibody treatment

Virus deaths surging in California, now top 30,000

West Virginia breaks new grim record for virus cases, deaths

Going big: US dispensing shots at stadiums and fairgrounds

Gorillas test positive for coronavirus at San Diego park

State capitols step up security amid new safety concerns

Michigan bans open carry of guns inside state Capitol

Airbnb banning rioters, hate groups ahead of inauguration

Data snags cause Trump to miss giving Congress census data

Right-wing app Parler booted off internet over ties to siege

Study: Wildfires produced up to half of pollution in US West

US triples daily numbers allowed at Southwest hike The Wave

Doggie desserts: Ben & Jerry’s enters the pet food business

US Politics

The Latest: Trump issues emergency declaration for inaugural

FBI warns of plans for nationwide armed protests next week

House speeding to impeach Trump for Capitol ‘insurrection’

International News

South Africa struggles with post-holiday spike in COVID-19

Snow and ice disrupt lives, vaccine rollout in Spain

‘The most dangerous time’: UK sees toughest virus threat yet

UN: COVID-19 herd immunity unlikely in 2021 despite vaccines

Aid agencies fear impact in Yemen after US terror decision


‘Uncharted waters’: More NBA games off as virus issues grow

Off sofa, Browns’ Stefanski to return after playoff absence

Eagles fire coach Doug Pederson 3 years after Super Bowl win

Breakfast Blogs

I’m Not Listening to Any Calls for ‘Unity’ From the People Who Fueled This Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

Four Data Points on the January 6 Insurrection emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

Amidst the horror, there is hope digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Covid pandemic rolls on Tom Sullivan, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Dear Section 230 Critics: When Senators Hawley And Cruz Are Your Biggest Allies, It’s Time To Rethink Cathy Gellis, Techdirt

Everything Pundits Are Getting Wrong About This Current Moment In Content Moderation Jillian York, Techdirt

Questions to Guide an Investigation of the Capitol Attack Kyle Murphy, Just Security

‘What Trump Knew’: Potential Criminal Charges in D.C. Sends Signal That Trump and Allies ‘Can’t Pardon Their Way Out’ Colin Kalmbacher, Law & Crime

Three Things That Would Be Very Different About Trump’s Likely Second Impeachment Elura Nanos, Law & Crime

The Parler Breach and the Capitol Rioters, Paul Rosenzweig, Lawfare

Twitter Puts an End to Trump’s Rhetorical Presidency Jacob Schulz, Lawfare

Looks like Dems have the vote to impeach Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Onward Christian Soldiers Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Erik Visits an American Grave, Part 762 Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Nazi, Schmatzi! driftglass, at his blog


Tasered Balls And No Fly Lists: A Quick, Buzzkilling Reality Check Robyn Pennacchia, Wonkette

Black Cops’ Blue Lives Didn’t Matter Much To Trump’s Mob Stephen Robinson, Wonkette

No, The Internet Didn’t Murder The First Amendment. It Finally Grew The Hell Up. Liz Dye, Wonkette