The Breakfast Club (Disinherited Majority)

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

President Abraham Lincoln delivers Gettysburg Address; Egypt’s Anwar Sadat becomes first Arab leader to visit Israel; Ford halts Edsel production; Bandleader Tommy Dorsey and actress Jodie Foster born.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

We have to prove to the disinherited majority of the world that ecology and conservation will not work against their interest but will bring an improvement in their lives.

Indira Gandhi

Breakfast News

US News

Virus surge worsens in Midwest as states expand boosters

Mexico sends some minors to US to get coronavirus vaccine

City of Phoenix employees must be fully vaccinated by Jan.18

New plan allows only vaccinated House members in chamber

Florida GOP limits vaccine mandates, flouting White House

LA mayor, recovered from COVID, warns of winter virus surge

Navajo Nation reports 99 more COVID-19 cases, 3 more deaths

‘Fundamental justice:’ Judge clears 2 in Malcolm X slaying

Defense attorneys rest their cases at Arbery death trial

Oklahoma governor grants clemency, spares Julius Jones’ life

MSNBC banned from Rittenhouse trial after bus incident

New laws steer some teachers away from race-related topics

Feds move ahead with plan to block Alaska forest logging

Florist who refused same-sex wedding job settles with couple

UC Davis adds caste to its anti-discrimination policy

Law firm donates HBCU suit fees to schools, nonprofits

US Politics

House moves toward OK of Dems’ sweeping social, climate bill

No settlement for separated migrant families amid criticism

Harris pushes back against reports of West Wing tensions

Governors abandon pact to reduce transportation pollution

International News

Germany approves new measures amid warnings of virus spike

COVID-19 deaths in Russia hit record for 2nd straight day

SKorea sees record virus jump as thousands take college exam

Why can’t some COVID-19 vaccinated people travel to the US?

Biden praises Canada, Mexico as leaders discuss strains

Migrant camps grow in Mexico amid uncertainty on US policy

Brazil’s Amazon deforestation surges to worst in 15 years

Some roads partially reopened in flooded British Columbia


Biden: US may not send top dignitaries to Beijing Olympics

Wells scores 24, No. 24 Texas A&M women top Stephen F Austin

Virginia Tech wallops St. Francis (PA) in 2nd half, 85-55

Eason propels LSU to 85-46 victory over McNeese

Curry scores 20 of 40 points in 4th, Warriors beat Cavs

Morant has big 3rd quarter, Grizzlies beat Clippers 120-108

Towns, Russell lead Wolves past Spurs 115-90

Rielly leads Leafs past Rangers for 10th win in 11 games

Knight makes 45 saves, Panthers beat Devils 4-1

Breakfast Blogs

I Used to Push Back on the Idea That Becoming a Politician Sours the Soul Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

Aleksej Gubarev Drops Lawsuit after DOJ Confirms Steele Dossier Report Naming Gubarev’s Company Came from His Employee emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

Three Things: Fire, Fire, Fired Rayne, emptywheel

Worrying About Republican Retaliation Is Pointless. They Retaliate Even When They Have Nothing to Retaliate For Adam L. Silverman, Balloon Juice

John Kennedy Cornpone digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Coo, coo, ca-choo, Barry McGuire Tom Sullivan, Digby’s Hullabaloo

The FCC Ponders A Hugely Problematic Tax On WiFi Karl Bode, Techdirt

Judge Blocks New York Times from Publishing Project Veritas’s ‘Privileged’ Information, a Move the Newspaper Calls ‘Unconstitutional’ and ‘Dangerous’ Adam Klasfeld, Law & Crime

Kill or be killed Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Why do people vaccinated for COVID have such radically lower mortality rates than the unvaccinated, even AFTER you exclude all COVID-related deaths? Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Labor Victories Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money


Medical Workers Aren’t Sexy Halloween Costumes, They’re Friggin’ EXHAUSTED Doktor Zoom, Wonkette

Dammit, No One’s Going To Out-Bigot Josh Mandel! Liz Dye, Wonkette

Max Boot Wants Biden To Go Sister Souljah On Randomly Selected Woman, For Democracy Stephen Robinson, Wonkette

Sh*t My Kyle Rittenhouse Judge Says Evan Hurst, Wonkette