The Breakfast Club (High Goals)

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

Mongol ruler Genghis Khan dies; Women in U.S. clinch right to vote; James Meredith graduates from Univ. of Miss.; Vladimir Nabokov’s ‘Lolita’ published in U.S.; Actor-director Robert Redford born.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

If you don’t accept failure as a possibility, you don’t set high goals, you don’t branch out, you don’t try – you don’t take the risk.

Rosalynn Carter

Breakfast News

US News

As COVID-19 surges, 93% of Oregon’s hospital beds are full

‘Heartbreaking’: Mississippi gets 2nd field hospital in days

Idaho warns of COVID patient surge, hospitals ‘overwhelmed’ By REBECCA BOONE2 hours ago

New Mexico governor sets mask mandate, requires vaccination

TSA extends into January mask rule for airline passengers

Arizona governor blocks cash from schools mandating masks

No shot, no proof, no service: NYC businesses begin checks

Fueled by winds, largest wildfire moves near California city

Colorado governor voids 1864 order to kill Native Americans

Bug that could hurt Christmas tree industry found in Kent Co

Treasury Department to release impounded religious tiles

Susan B. Anthony photo, found in attic, now going to auction

US Politics

Democrats unveil plan to update landmark voting law

Prosecutors push Biden to prioritize criminal justice reform

New Mexico braces for end of federal unemployment bonuses

House Dems plan budget vote next week, defying moderates

GOP recall candidate Elder releases details on finances

International News

The Latest: New Zealand orders mask use as new cases found

Britain urges halt to Myanmar clashes to allow vaccination

Asia Today: Hong Kong lengthens quarantines for 16 countries

Taliban vow to respect women, despite history of oppression

Taliban allowing ‘safe passage’ from Kabul in US airlift

US agencies scrub websites to protect Afghans left behind

Death toll from Haiti’s weekend earthquake rises to 1,941

Archaeologists find skeleton, evidence of Greek in Pompeii


Yanks overtake Red Sox for wild card with doubleheader sweep

Cruz 2 homers, Rays hand Orioles 13th straight loss, 10-0

Hendricks keeps Reds in check as Cubs end 12-game skid, 2-1

Soler, Riley send surging Braves past Marlins 2-0

Gray, Ogunbowale lead Dallas past Chicago 80-76

Breakfast Blogs

The ‘Anonymous Sources’ Are Engaged in a Monumental Ass-Covering Campaign on Afghanistan Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

There May Well Have Been an Intelligence Failure in Afghanistan emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

Because It’s Not Just Talk tristero, Digby’s Hullabaloo

The Big Beneficiaries digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Digby’s Hullabaloo

America-hating America-lovers Tom Sullivan, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Illinois Governor Signs Law Banning Cops From Performing Background Searches On Public Speakers Tim Cushing, Techdirt

ACLU Sues Over Arizona Law That Bans Abortions in Cases of ‘Genetic Abnormality,’ Grants ‘Personhood’ to Fertilized Eggs Jerry Lambe, Law & Crime

Federal Lawsuit Claims Recall Election to Oust California Gov. Newsom Violates the ‘Essence of a Democratic Society’ Elura Nanos, Law & Crime

OAN Must Cover Rachel Maddow’s $250,000 Legal Bill Following MSNBC Host’s Court of Appeals Victory Over Right-Wing Channel Adam Klasfeld, Law & Crime

DEI as bureaucratic grift Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Anti-vaxx authoritarianism Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Erik Visits an American Grave, Part 900 Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money


Everything’s Bigger In Texas, Including COVID Mask Mandate Sh*tshows Jamie Lynn Crofts, Wonkette

Joe Biden Thinks America Old Enough To Hear (Mostly) Truth About Afghanistan Doktor Zoom, Wonkette

Rick Scott So Mad Biden Gave Afghanistan To Trump’s Taliban Buddies Liz Dye, Wonkette

MyPillow Guy Big Mad At Hannity And Laura Ingraham, Not Big Mad At ‘Trunker’ Or Whatever His Name Is Evan Hurst, Wonkette

‘Conservative Warrior’ Shares Fantasy Of Anti-Vaxx Liberals Under A Trump Presidency Robyn Pennacchia, Wonkette

Rightwingers Just Having Fun Rooting Against America, Democracy, Afghan Women Stephen Robinson, Wonkette