The Breakfast Club (Tough Choices)

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

Nazi war crimes trial begins at Nuremberg; Robert F. Kennedy born; Britain’s future Queen Elizabeth II marries; Spain’s dictator Francisco Franco dies; Mexican Revolution begins; ‘Cabaret’ hits Broadway.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

Happy Birthday, Mr. President.

Life is a matter of really tough choices.

Joe Biden

Breakfast News

US News

US opens COVID boosters to all adults, urges them for 50+

FDA official explains decision on ‘simplified’ booster shots

State: COVID-19 boosters available to all Nevada adults

Research links COVID-19 in pregnancy with stillbirths

Tennessee governor’s aide warned new COVID law was illegal

State lawmaker ill with COVID in El Salvador now in Florida

Jury finds Rittenhouse not guilty in Kenosha shootings

White Missouri officer found guilty of killing a Black man in 2019

Attorney accuses Arbery advocates of `lynching’ defendants

Mistrial declared in case of man charged in 18 Texas deaths

California doctor who ran opioid pill mill convicted

FBI looks at land near NJ landfill for Jimmy Hoffa’s remains

Scranton teachers reach tentative deal, ending strike

Wildfires torched up to a fifth of all giant sequoia trees

US OKs gold mine exploratory drilling in eastern Idaho

Biden mulls reversing Trump rules on western grouse species

Rare first printing of US Constitution sells for record $43M

Drivers scramble as cash falls from armored truck on freeway

Thanksgiving turkey giveaway honors slain rapper Young Dolph

Biden says pardoned turkeys will get ‘boosted,’ not ‘basted’

US Politics

House OKs $2T social, climate bill in Biden win; Senate next

Native American confirmed as head of National Park Service

Biden to nominate 2 for US Postal board, oust DeJoy allies

Two Democratic senators oppose Powell as Fed chair

Senate confirms Biden’s nominee for US Attorney for Arizona

Buttigieg touts new infrastructure bill in Arizona visit

International News

Canada approves Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine for kids

Facing surge, Austria will mandate COVID-19 shots, lock down

Disease control chief: “All of Germany is one big outbreak”

Scientists mystified, wary, as Africa avoids COVID disaster

Bowing to protests, India’s Modi agrees to repeal farm laws

In uncertain times, Chileans vote with ballots and wallets

Canadian province sets gas, travel restrictions after floods

Rioting erupts in Rotterdam over coronavirus restrictions

Afghans seeking humanitarian relief anxious over long delays


No. 8 Iowa women cancels games because of COVID-19 outbreak

No. 5 NC State women contain Lee, beat Kansas State 90-69

Wendell Moore Jr. heats up as No. 7 Duke beats Lafayette

No. 20 Maryland edges Hofstra 69-67 on late free throws

Shackelford scores 20, No. 14 Alabama tops Oakland 86-59

No. 13 Kentucky pulls away in second half to beat Ohio

Johnson scores 15, No. 21 Auburn rallies to beat USF 58-52

Marquette rallies again, beats West Virginia 82-71

Gardner, Shedrick lead Virginia to 68-52 win over Coppin St.

Ball scores 32 points, Hornets hold off Pacers 121-118

Poole helps Curry-less Warriors beat Pistons 105-102

Breakfast Blogs

It’s Been a Big Week for Tying Up Historical Loose Ends Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

In Story Purporting to “Reckon” with Steele’s Baseless Insinuations, CNN Spreads Durham’s Unsubstantiated Insinuations emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

The Rittenhouse Verdict bmaz, emptywheel

A Somewhat Charitable View Of Vaccine Refusers Ed White, emptywheel

The Reality of the Rittenhouse Acquittal Is the Result of Poorly Written/Worded Self Defense & Stand Your Ground Laws Adam L. Silverman, Balloon Juice

Where Do We Go From Here? John Cole, Balloon Juice

Peanut Butter Jelly Time digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Only Democrats care about governing Tom Sullivan, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Minneapolis Man Acquitted Of Charges After Mistakenly Shooting At Cops Sues Officers For Violating His Rights Tim Cushing, Techdirt

Biden Administration Intervenes In Donald Trump’s Silly Lawsuit Against Twitter To Defend Section 230 Mike Masnick, Techdirt

Appeals Court Refuses to Overturn Ruling Temporarily Blocking New York Times from Publishing Project Veritas’s ‘Privileged’ Info Adam Klasfeld, Law & Crime

Hungary on Lake Superior Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Jews for Republican Jesus Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Erik Visits an American Grave, Part 956 Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Sociological Bent Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names


Mark Meadows Has Coolest Idea For Owning Libs And Also Screwing Kevin McCarthy Over Forever Evan Hurst, Wonkette

Kim Guilfoyle Was Hot To Claim Credit For Jan. 6 Protest. Will Select Committee Give It To Her? Liz Dye, Wonkette

Very Serious Sen. John N. Kennedy Goes Full Red Scare With Biden Nominee Doktor Zoom, Wonkette

Oklahoma Gov Doesn’t Execute Julius Jones, Just Because He May Be Actually Innocent Robyn Pennacchia, Wonkette

Dreamed We Saw Joe Hill Last Night Erik Loomis, Wonkette