The Breakfast Club (A Thin Line)

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

Rosa Parks is arrested in Montgomery, Alabama; Former communist official Sergei Kirov is assassinated in Leningrad; Beatlemania arrives in America; Actor and director Woody Allen is born.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

There’s a thin line between to laugh with and to laugh at.

Richard Pryor

Breakfast News

US News

Live updates: Obama, Fauci encourage vaccinations at clinic

US panel backs first-of-a-kind COVID-19 pill from Merck

Fauci says COVID diverted resources from fighting AIDS

US moving to toughen testing requirement for travelers

99% of Tucson employees compliant with COVID vaccine mandate

Man accused of using relief funds on Lamborghini gets prison

Authorities: Student kills 3, wounds 8 at Michigan school

Trial to determine if requiring women board members is legal

New lead testing method could reveal higher levels in water

In shadow of Texas gas drilling sites, health fears escalate

Oil pipeline planned even as California moves away from gas

Ancient juniper trees illegally cut in New Mexico monument

CNN suspends Chris Cuomo for helping brother in scandal

Avalanche delays holiday tradition in Alaska’s largest city

US Politics

Conservatives eagerly await Supreme Court abortion arguments

Rep. Omar urges House GOP to address ‘anti-Muslim hatred’

Jan. 6 panel to vote on contempt against former DOJ official

Councilman Andre Dickens wins Atlanta mayor race over Moore

International News

Brazil and Japan report first cases of the omicron variant

Leftist wins Honduran presidential vote after rival concedes

Barbados bids farewell to British monarchy, becomes republic

Putin warns West: Moscow has ‘red line’ about Ukraine, NATO

Iran strikes hard line as talks over nuclear deal resume

MI6 spy chief says China, Russia, Iran top UK threat list

Germany: Burglars knock hole in wall to steal Lego bricks


No. 5 Baylor women roll to 73-28 blowout of Morehead State

No. 17 UConn holds off Maryland-Eastern Shore 72-63

Ohio State ices out No. 1 Duke in final minutes, wins 71-66

Roy Harper Jr. scores 23, Rutgers holds off Clemson, 74-64

Pulliam scores 16, Aztecs rout Long Beach State 72-47

Sasser has 26, No. 15 Houston beats Northwestern State 99-58

Nets edge Knicks 112-110 on James Johnson’s free throws

Grizzlies win 2nd straight without Morant, top Raptors 98-91

Forsberg scores 4, leading Predators past Blue Jackets 6-0

Greenway, Kaprizov lead the way as Wild beat Coyotes 5-2

Hintz records first hat trick as Stars defeat Hurricanes 4-1

Capitals can’t hold on to 4-1 lead, lose 5-4 to Panthers

O’Reilly’s shootout goal lifts Blues past Lightning 4-3

Breakfast Blogs

Even the Pentagon Spending Bill Can’t Get a Pass From Republican Obstruction Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

Hillary’s Candidate Briefing Was More Contentious than Mike Flynn’s emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

Three Things: A Three-Ring Circus Rayne, emptywheel

“Viability” digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Digby’s Hullabaloo

The wrong week to quit sniffing glue Tom Sullivan, Digby’s Hullabaloo

The Bad Apples Control The Bunch: USA Today Report Details Law Enforcements Punishment Of Good Cops Tim Cushing, Techdirt

Judge Finds It ‘Puzzling’ That Biden Admin Didn’t Consider ‘Natural Immunity’ for Healthcare Workers; Blocks Mandates to Protect ‘Liberty Interests of the Unvaccinated’ Aaron Keller, Law & Crime

Majority of Justices Appear Skeptical of Rehab Clinic’s Arguments in Disability Discrimination Case Colin Kalmbacher, Law & Crime

The “Sister Souljah moment” is a revealing pundit’s fallacy Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Erik Visits an American Grave, Part 966 Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money


Jill Biden Christmas Decorations Not Even Hellhouse Like Melania’s, What Is Happening Evan Hurst, Wonkette

Capitol Rioter/Jesus Christ Superstar Actor Claims Divine Right Not To Be Prosecuted Robyn Pennacchia, Wonkette

How VERY DARE Ilhan Omar Hang Up On Lauren Boebert Like She’s Some Common Racist Telemarketer Stephen Robinson, Wonkette

Chris Cuomo, GTFO. Liz Dye, Wonkette

Fox News Can’t Decide: Is Anthony Fauci Mussolini, Or Josef Mengele? Doktor Zoom, Wonkette