The Breakfast Club (Bad Officials)

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

Germans dance on top of Berlin Wall as communism crumbles in Eastern Europe; Nazis target Jews during ‘Kristallnacht’; A massive blackout hits the Northeast; Poet Dylan Thomas and Actor Art Carney die.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

Bad officials are the ones elected by good citizens who do not vote.

George Jean Nathan

Breakfast News

US News

Feds urge schools to provide COVID-19 shots, info for kids

Oregon COVID cases fall to lowest levels since early August

Strict vaccine mandate begins for Los Angeles businesses

COVID-19 vaccinations start at some Hawaii public schools

Navajo Nation: No COVID-19 deaths for 25th time in 40 days

Government: Vaccine rule should remain while cases play out

Pritzker signs COVID-19 amendment to Illinois conscience law

US charges 2 suspected major ransomware operators

Washington governor signs executive order for electric fleet

Metallurgist admits faking steel-test results for Navy subs

New Mexico considers hourly $15 minimum for state workers

Trash can travels: Myrtle Beach bin makes its way to Ireland

With a wink, judge fights ‘tyranny’ of Elf on the Shelf

US Politics

Biden asking Democrats do so much with so little in Congress

Jan. 6 panel subpoenas 6 more Trump associates in probe

High court struggles with government secrets case

Ciattarelli campaign denies fraud but says recount possible

Latest exit from Fed’s board gives Biden three slots to fill

International News

German COVID infection rate at new high as vaccinations slow

Russians go back to work but virus cases, deaths stay high

Obama faults Russia, China for ‘lack of urgency’ on climate

Australia announces policy to boost electric car sales

Europe bolsters pioneering tech rules with help from Haugen

Emaciated children in Kabul hospital point to rising hunger

Breakfast Blogs

Whoever Barack Obama’s Audience Was, It Wasn’t People From Tuvalu Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

“Yes and No:” John Durham Confuses Networking with Intelligence Collection emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

Fools digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Digby’s hullabaloo

Worked vs. woke Tom Sullivan, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Josh Hawley: The War On Men (?) Is Driving Them To Porn And Video Games (Things Many Men Like?) Timothy Geigner, Techdirt

Congress Tries To Ram The Ill-informed INFORM Bill Into The Must-pass NDAA Cathy Gellis, Techdirt

Fifth Circuit Says Man Can’t Sue Federal Agencies For Allegedly Targeting Him After He Refused To Be An FBI Informant Tim Cushing, Techdirt

Federal Judge Declines to Block Biden Vaccine Mandates After Request by ‘Devout Christian’ Federal Employees and Marines Colin Kalmbacher, Law & Crime

The academic market for telling rich people what they want to hear is always going to be strong Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Media Paying Attention to Workers Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Mr Linsdale says we will Bari you Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

From This Day to the Ending of the World… driftglass, at his blog


Critical Sunday Show Race Theories For The 2022 Midterms! michael Mora, Wonkette

Oh No, We Murdered Chivalry Again. Robyn Pennacchia, Wonkette

The ‘Super Friends’ Were Always ‘Woke.’ It’s Conservative Hearts That Got Small. Stephen Robinson, Wonkette

Cancel Culture Martyrs Announce Anti-Woke ‘University’ In Texas Liz Dye, Wonkette