The Breakfast Club (Looking To No Man)

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

Pink Floyd releases its best-selling album “The Wall”; Winston Churchill, Mark Twain, Dick Clark born; World Trade Organization’s meeting met by 40-thousand protesters;

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

I’m looking to no man walking this earth for approval of what I’m doing.

Shirley Chisholm

Breakfast News

US News

The Latest: CDC says ages 18 and up should get booster shot

COVID-19 hospitalizations reach record high in Michigan

LA begins enforcing strict mandate requiring proof of vax

New variant cause for concern, not panic, Biden tells US

Biden vaccine rule for health workers blocked in 10 states

States, cities running out of rental assistance monies

White House holiday decor honors COVID-19 frontline workers

Cosby prosecutors urge Supreme Court to restore conviction

Amazon workers in Alabama get a do-over in union election

California to reopen fishing after offshore oil spill

Merriam-Webster chooses vaccine as the 2021 word of the year

Oh! Christmas tree? Cardboard display is the talk of a town

US Politics

Jan. 6 panel sets contempt vote for former DOJ official

Most Idaho abortions banned if Roe v. Wade is overturned

Noem wants to push anti-abortion argument to Supreme Court

Mississippi’s Reeves touts anti-abortion law before hearing

South Carolina abortion appellate hearing moved to January

Boebert in call refuses to apologize for anti-Muslim remarks

Chris Cuomo’s off-air role: Brother Andrew’s strategist

International News

WHO warns that new virus variant poses ‘very high’ risk

China to donate 600 million COVID-19 vaccine doses to Africa

Omicron brings COVID-19 vaccine inequity ‘home to roost’

Myanmar court readies verdict for ousted leader Suu Kyi

Police burn miners’ boats in Brazil’s Amazon, upping tension

Lock in: Dozens stuck in England’s highest pub after storm


Cockburn, Plummer lead Illinois past Notre Dame 82-72

Lonzo Ball helps Bulls beat LaMelo Ball’s Hornets, 133-119

Wood’s big night leads Rockets over Thunder 102-89

Mitchell, Gobert lift Jazz over Blazers 129-107

USA Basketball falls in World Cup qualifier to Mexico, 97-88

Washington beats Wilson, Seahawks 17-15 for 3rd win in a row

Garland, Demko lead Canucks to 2-1 win over Canadiens

Breakfast Blogs

100 Diner Interviews Won’t Tell You as Much as This Story of One Farming Family in Nebraska Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

The Publisher of the Steele Dossier, Ben Smith, Reports that the Hunter Biden Laptop Was Just a Political Dirty Trick emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

Republicans gleeful over Omicron difgby aka Heather Digby Parton, Digby’s Huhllabaloo

Which wave is it? Tom Sullivan, Digby’s Hullabaloo

When The FBI Shows Up At Your Door About Your Reporting, That’s Intimidation Mike Masnick, Techdirt

Cable Giant Spectrum Endangered Its Employees And Screwed Its Technicians During COVID Karl Bode, Techdirt

Lying NYPD Officers Cost Prosecutors Sixty More Criminal Convictions Tim Cushing, Techdirt

Land Acknowledgements Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Silicon Valley’s neo-reactionaries Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

McWhorter Postscript Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names


Same GOP Stupidity, New Variants Michael Mora, Wonkette

Republicans Say Omicron Variant Is Plot To Steal Election, Storm Border, Other Things Probably We Bet Liz Dye, Wonkette

Fully Vaccinated GOP Rep. Nancy Mace Just Pushing Benefits Of ‘Natural Immunity’ From COVID-19 Stephen Robinson, Wonkette.

NY Times Columnist Unsure Why ‘The Feminist Movement’ Has To Be So Feminist About Everything Robyn Pennacchia, Wonkette