The Breakfast Club (Twelve Minutes)

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 John F. Kennedy laid to rest at Arlington; New details emerge about Iran-Contra affair; British forces leave New York; Elian Gonzalez rescued off Florida coast; Baseball’s Joe DiMaggio born.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

Thanksgiving dinners take eighteen hours to prepare. They are consumed in twelve minutes. Half-times take twelve minutes. This is not coincidence.

Erma Bombeck

Breakfast News

US News

3 men charged in Ahmaud Arbery’s death convicted of murder

Legal experts see case for intent in Waukesha parade crash

Collecting $26M award vs. white nationalists may be tough

Houston highway project sparks debate over racial equity

Justice Dept. to prioritize prosecuting violence on flights

NASA launches spacecraft to test asteroid defense concept

California denies most fracking permits ahead of 2024 ban

Xcel files plan to close coal-fired power plant in Pueblo

Oregon-born gray wolf dies after ‘epic’ California trek

Detroit Thanksgiving day parade to see stepped-up security

On the road again: Travelers emerge in time for Thanksgiving

Man’s obit urges betting a bunch on the Huskers

US Politics

Biden picks women of color to lead White House budget office

Many environmentalists back Biden’s move to tap oil reserve

International News

Scholz seals deal to crown career as German chancellor

Australia’s Barrier Reef erupts in color as corals spawn

Mexico gets female central bank head, supreme court justice


Sanogo, Polley lead No. 22 UConn past No. 22 Auburn in 2OT

No. 20 Michigan sloppy in 65-54 win over Tarleton State

Rhoden scores 21, No. 21 Seton Hall beats California 62-59

Brockington scores 30, Iowa State beats No. 25 Xavier 82-70

Nevada beats Washington with 4 in double figures, 81-62

Wisconsin outlasts Saint Mary’s 61-55 to win Maui title

VCU tops Syracuse 67-55 in Battle 4 Atlantis opener

Hornets beat Magic 106-99 for seventh win in eight games

Suns win 14th straight, hold off Cavaliers 120-115

Ekblad lifts Panthers 2-1 over Flyers in record-tying win

Bruins score 4 goals in 1st period, beat Sabres 5-1

Penguins push winning streak to 4, top reeling Canucks 4-1

Breakfast Blogs

The Geniuses Behind January 6 Really Don’t Know When to Shut the F*ck Up Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

Burners, Burning: The Heat’s Turned up on Mark Meadows emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

A story of kindness in Trump country digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Free (from facts) at last! Tom Sullivan, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Texas Gas Companies Hit Texas Consumers With ‘Whoops You Froze To Death’ Surcharge Karl Bode, Techdirt

Why Are Drug Prices So High? Because Asshole McKinsey Consultants Figure Out Ways To Re-Patent The Same Drugs Over And Over Mike Masnick, Techdirt

No Immunity For Cops Who Used A Field Drug Test To Turn Stress Ball Sand Into Cocaine Tim Cushing, Techdirt

Supreme Court Will Consider Whether GOP Can Intervene to Defend Racially ‘Discriminatory’ Voter ID Law That N.C.’s Democratic Attorney General Is ‘Actively Defending’ Colin Kalmbacher, Law & Crime

The Biden Boom is excellent news for Donald Trump Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

I got your economic anxiety right here Shakezula, Lawyers, Guns and Money

The paranoid fantasy world of the anti-woke I don’t support Republicans but crowd Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Erik Visits an American Grave, Part 960 Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

A Thanksgiving Poem from Indigenous America The Rude Pundit, at his blog

Class Interests Yastreblyansky, The rectification of Names

Give Thanks: Kevin Strickland Exonerated, Freed From Prison In Missouri After More Than 42 Years Doktor Zoom, Wonkette

Jury Slaps Tiki Nazis With $25 Million In Damages For Charlottesville Violence Liz Dye, Wonkette

Bet You Libs Don’t Even Think Trump Deserves Honorary Black Belt In Taekwondo Evan Hurst, Wonkette