The Breakfast Club (Half The Victory)

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

Nuremberg tribunal convicts top Nazi leaders of war crimes; Berlin Airlift ends; James Meredith registers at Ole Miss; Mozart’s ‘Magic Flute’ premieres; Actor James Dean killed in a car crash.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

Forewarned, forearmed; to be prepared is half the victory.

Miguel de Cervantes

Breakfast News

US News

The Latest: 2nd hospital in Alaska begins rationing care

Health workers once saluted as heroes now get threats

Some fear boosters will hurt drive to reach the unvaccinated

Navajo Nation reports 67 more COVID-19 cases, 5 more deaths

LA considers sweeping vaccination mandate for businesses

University of Colorado faces COVID religious exemption suit

AT&T to require vaccines for 90,000 of its union workers

Fighting wave of misinfo, YouTube bans false vaccine claims

Indigenous filmmaker’s ‘every breath’ a fight for his people

Judge suspends Britney Spears’ father from conservatorship

NY attorney general blasts Cuomo’s criticism of her report

EPA: Water samples from plant discharge show no health risks

US says ivory-billed woodpecker, 22 other species extinct

US to resume enforcement of unlawful bird deaths by industry

Dollar Tree breaks the $1 barrier as costs take a bite

From paints to plastics, a chemical shortage ignites prices

Macy’s sues to keep Amazon off billboard space at NYC store

West Virginia’s Bridge Day canceled after parachutists exit

Major flea infestation shuts 2 Oakland schools for cleaning

US Politics

Biden can’t budge fellow Dems with big overhaul at stake

House panel subpoenas organizers of Jan. 6 Trump rally

US general: Afghan collapse rooted in 2020 deal with Taliban

Senate parliamentarian deals fresh immigration blow to Dems

A potential Powell renomination for Fed faces some dissent

California governor signs laws aimed at homeless crisis

Alabama House approves prison plan using virus funds

International News

Zimbabwe’s vaccine mandates squeeze some of world’s poorest

Slovenia police use water cannons at anti-COVID pass protest

Living with COVID; Singapore strategy raises concerns, hope

NKorea’s Kim wants to restore hotlines with South Korea soon

Cyprus’ top diplomat: Turkey is creating new Ottoman empire

Ex-diplomat Kishida wins Japan party vote, to become new PM

UK permits development of gene-edited crops in climate fight

YouTube shuts German channels of Russian broadcaster RT

Lava from La Palma eruption finally reaches the Atlantic

London honors Princess Diana with blue plaque at former home

Australian ‘a bit sore’ after hand was caught in croc’s jaws


Bichette homers twice, Blue Jays top Yanks 6-5, tighten race

Contreras 3 RBIs, Cubs beat Pirates, end 7-game losing skid

Fried, Riley power Braves past Phils; magic number down to 1

Cool Story: Shortstop has 4 hits, Rox beat Nationals 10-5

Cards’ 17-game winning streak ends with 4-0 loss to Brewers

Bunting scores 3 power-play goals, Maple Leafs beat Senators

Breakfast Blogs

Ignore the Parliamentarian. Include Immigration Reform If You Want To. Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

Alex Jones Used the Promise of a Permit and a Stage to Lure Hundreds to the East Steps emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

Enough already: both or none Betty Cracker, Balloon Juice

Were I a Member of the House Progressive Caucus John Cole, Balloon, Juice

Now they’re eating their own digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Fresh out of sympathy Tom Sullivan, Digby’s Hullabaloo

The Rule Of Fences, And Why Congress Needs To Temper Its Appetite To Undermine Internet Service Provider Liability Protection Cathy Gellis, Techdirt

Court To Sheriff: Sending An Officer To Tell A Teen To Delete Instagram Posts Is So Very Obviously A Rights Violation Tim Cushing, Techdirt

Federal Judge Blocks Arizona Law Which Banned ‘Genetic Abnormality’ Abortions Aaron Keller, Law & Crime

Both, or nothing Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

What should be done about Social Security, and what will? Paul Campos, Lawyers,Guns and Money

Erik Visits an American Grave, Part 923 Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Matthew Dowd (D-MSNBC) Is a Fundamentally Ridiculous Candidate driftglass, at his blog

The Mustache of Conciliation and Compromise Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names


Deranged Person Says Eliminating Roe Will ‘Empower’ Women, Is Also Mississippi Attorney General Doctor Zoom, Wonkette

Turns Out Republicans Do Believe In Oversight. You’ll Never Guess When! Liz Dye, Wonkette

Trump DHS Only 30 Minutes Behind Mommyblogs In Assessing What Was Happening At Capitol Jan. 6 Evan Hurst, Wonkette

If We Don’t Let Unvaccinated Health Care Workers Infect Sick People, Did We Ever Love Them At All? Stephen Robinson, Wonkette