The Breakfast Club (Unspeakable Memories)

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 is assassinated and Texas Gov. John Connally is seriously wounded during a motorcade in Dallas. Suspect Lee Harvey Oswald is arrested. Lyndon B. Johnson becomes America’s 36th president

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

What greater thing is there for two human souls than to feel that they are joined – to strengthen each other – to be at one with each other in silent unspeakable memories.

George Eliot

Breakfast News

US News

GOP embraces natural immunity as substitute for vaccines

Police: ‘Some’ killed when SUV hits Christmas parade

Kellogg’s to restart talks with striking cereal workers

Officials investigate California oil sheen near earlier leak

Expect to pay more for Christmas trees, experts say

US Politics

Cap on drug price hikes for privately insured sparks battle

As Biden’s big bill advances, so does Pelosi’s big legacy

US climate pledge faces test in Senate with global impact

International News

Austria begins national lockdown to fight surging infections

Tens of thousands protest Belgium’s tighter COVID-19 rules

Dutch police arrest more than 30 amid ongoing unrest

US missionaries say 2 of 17 abductees freed in Haiti

Sudan military leaders reinstate deposed prime minister

Venezuela votes in regional election under international eye


1-vs-2 matchup delays AP women’s basketball poll a day

Bueckers, No. 2 UConn hold off No. 23 South Florida 60-53

No. 1 South Carolina routs No. 9 Oregon 80-63, faces UConn

Jump, Belibi score 14 each, No. 7 Stanford beats Gonzaga

No. 3 Maryland sends No. 6 Baylor its first loss of season

Scott-Grayson leads Auburn women’s upset of No. 18 Ga. Tech

McCoy leads Cardinals to decisive 23-13 win over Seahawks

Vikings outlast Rodgers, Packers 34-31 on game-ending FG

Taylor runs up the score with 5 TDs; Colts beat Bills 41-15

Chiefs lean on D to stuff Prescott, Cowboys in 19-9 win

Freeman TD lifts Ravens over Bears with Jackson sidelined

Chubb runs for 130, Browns hold off winless Lions 13-10

Bengals snap skid, topple slumping Raiders 32-13

George, Jackson get Clippers past Mavs 97-91

Suns win 12th straight with ease, roll past Nuggets 126-97

LeBron James ejected, Lakers rally to beat Pistons 121-116

DeRozan, LaVine lead Bulls over Knicks, 109-103

AP Top 25: Ohio State jumps to No. 2 past ’Bama, Cincinnati

Florida State rides defense past LMU at Jacksonville Classic

West Virginia tops Clemson for Huggins’ 904th career victory

No. 6 Purdue rallies from 11 down to beat No. 5 Nova

Tennessee beats North Carolina 89-72 in Tip-Off tournament

Holmes, Osunniyi help St. Bonaventure beat Marquette 70-54

Rangers stun Sabres with last-second goal to win 5-4

Marner, Woll lead Maple Leafs to 3-0 win over Islanders

Stamkos scores lone shootout goal, Lightning beat Wild 5-4

Lewis Hamilton dominates F1 Qatar GP to cut Max Verstappen’s title lead

Breakfast Blogs

Louisiana and West Virginia Republicans Who Voted Against Build Back Better Are Failing Their Constituents Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

On CIPA and Sequestration: Durham’s Discovery Deadends emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

Oh look digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Digby’s hullabaloo

Old-fashioned in a good way Tom Sullivan, Digby’s Huallbaloo

Why the Rittenhouse verdict matters Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Is the Kremlin Ready to Move Against Ukraine? Dan Nexon, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Erik Visits an American Grave, Part 957 Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

For the Record: Don’t Make a Federal Case of It (or Try If You Want to, But You’ll Fail) Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names