The Breakfast Club (Island in The Sun)

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

Funeral of Pope John Paul II; Pablo Picasso dies at 91; Teen aids patient Ryan White dies at 18; Hank Aaron hits 715th home run; Kurt Cobain found dead in home from self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

Let us put our minds together and see what life we can make for our children.

Sitting Bull

Breakfast News

US News

Summoning seniors: Big new push to vaccinate older Americans

Honolulu mayor wants eased virus restrictions despite uptick

Discarded masks litter beaches worldwide, threaten sea life

Virginia becomes first Southern state to legalize marijuana

Portland leaders to re-establish anti-gun violence unit

South Carolina House gives key approval to hate crimes bill

NRA boss says he didn’t tell group leaders before bankruptcy

Commerce Secretary Raimondo defends census privacy method

Expert: Chauvin never took knee off Floyd’s neck area

Cuomo aide says he slammed door shut before groping her

Neo-Nazi pleads guilty in journalist threat case

No timetable for withdrawal of troops after US, Iraq talks

6 charged in NH youth detention center sex abuse probe

Maine couple celebrates bicentennial with hidden treasure

With outdoor concert, Lincoln Center starts path to return

Celebrity zookeeper Jack Hanna diagnosed with dementia

US Politics

Biden open to compromise on infrastructure, but not inaction

Biden to unveil actions on guns, including new ATF boss

GOP lawmakers slam EPA chief over firing of science advisers

International News

The Latest: 11 new COVID-19 cases in China’s lone outbreak

Brazil’s Bolsonaro ignores calls for lockdown to slow virus

UK advises limiting AstraZeneca in under-30s amid clot worry

Spain limits AstraZeneca vaccine to 60 years and up

Albania sends troops, police, to end flight control strike

A paper cowboy rides out his quarantine in Australian hotel


Arizona parts ways with Sean Miller amid NCAA investigation

Panda! Sandoval helps Braves sweep doubleheader against Nats

Reds keep rolling, hit 4 HRs to back Castillo, sweep Pirates

Alabama’s Smith headlines players attending NFL draft

In firm conditions, Masters in November a distant memory

Breakfast Blogs

Republicans Have a Problem: The Triumph of the Craziarchy Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

Anatomy of a Potential January 6 Cooperation Agreement emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

The right’s *other* anti-democratic plot digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Bummer tristero, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Broad minds, broad prosperity Tom Sullivan, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Fourth Circuit Appeals Court Takes Aim At Police Officers’ ‘Training And Expertise’ Assertions Tim Cushing, Techdirt

North Carolina State Senators Read Section 230 Completely Backwards, Introduces Laughably Confused Bill In Response Mike Masnick, Techdirt

Arkansas Legislature Overrides Governor’s Veto, Bans Transition Procedures for Transgender Youths Jerry Lambe, Law & Crime

‘We Cannot Stop Knocking’: Rep. Park Cannon Calls Supporters to Action After DA Declines to Press Charges for Knocking on Gov. Brian Kemp’s Door Colin Kalmbacher, Law & Crime

Justice Breyer Insists SCOTUS Isn’t Political, Warns Against Court-Packing, and Doesn’t Talk About Retirement Elura Nanos, Law & Crime

Michigan AG Says Sidney Powell’s Claim that ‘No Reasonable Person’ Would Believe Her Kraken Theories Is Exactly Why She Should Be Sanctioned Adam Klasfeld, Law & Crime

So now trying to keep people from voting against you is “racist” if those voters happen not to be white Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Fox News Komedy Klassics Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Erik Visits an American Grave, Part 823 Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Two, Three, Many Reconciliations Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names

NO, WE DON’T HAVE THEM ON THE RUN YET Steve M., No More Mister Nice Blog

Mitch McConnell: Did I Do That? Liz Dye, Wonkette

Jordan Peterson: If The Red Skull Fits! Michael Mora, Wonkette

Dr. Drew Worried COVID Passports Could Lead To Requiring Other Vaccines For International Travel Robyn Pennacchia, Wonkette

MAGA A-Holes Purge Almost- Normal Establishment A-Holes From South Carolina GOP Leadership Stephen Robinson, Wonkette

National Review Guy, 2014: Why Not Hang Abortion-Havers? Same Guy, 2021: Is Voting Even Good? Doktor Zoom, Wonkette

Don’t Think John Boehner Likes That Loser Trump Guy Very Much Evan Hurst, Wonkette