The Breakfast Club (Art)

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

U.S. Supreme Court upholds the relocation and detention of Japanese-Americans during World War Two; U.S. begins 12 days of heavy bombing of North Vietnamese targets; Steven Spielberg is born; Tchaikovsky’s ‘The Nutcracker’ – publicly premieres in Saint Petersburg, Russia.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

Any form of art is a form of power; it has impact, it can affect change – it can not only move us, it makes us move.

Ossie Davis

Breakfast News

US News

Court allows Biden employer vaccine mandate to take effect

CDC recommends Pfizer, Moderna COVID-19 shots over J&J’s

Vaccinated California employees face workplace restrictions

2 dead in Kansas wildfires fueled by windy, dry weather

Hope, challenges amid surge of funds to plug abandoned wells

California governor boosts efforts to combat smash-and-grabs

Teachers try to aid, but transient city students ‘just gone’

California jobless rate below 7%; 1st time since March 2020

Since 1980s US chances of a white Christmas melt a bit

Up, up and they pay: $2.6M winning bid for Superman #1 comic

US Politics

Republicans resist saying 3 simple words: ‘Joe Biden won’

Toughest sentence yet for any Capitol rioter: over 5 years

What Manchin wanted, rejected and got in Biden’s $2T bill

In SC, Biden pledges fight for voting rights, police reform

International News

Egypt announces its first cases of omicron variant

Pakistan to rally Muslim countries to help Afghanistan

Russia envoy: Moscow may up the ante if West ignores demands

Indonesia raises Semeru volcano alert, fearing new eruption

Typhoon leaves 19 dead, many homes roofless in Philippines

Hong Kong election defines dramatic changes by Beijing

Sweden’s most endangered Christmas decorations burnt, again


Three NFL games moved due to COVID-19 outbreaks

Towns, Timberwolves cruise past short-handed Lakers 110-92

Grizzlies come back from 15 down, thump Kings 124-105

Schedule shuffling prompted by COVID hits college basketball

Creighton finishes strong, knocks off No. 9 Villanova 79-59

NHL shuts down 2 more teams for a week amid COVID surge

Carter, Penguins solve Subban in OT, beat Sabres 3-2

Keller scores twice, Coyotes beat Ducks in OT to snap skid

Goggia and Johnson go 1-2 in World Cup downhill for 3rd time

Australia takes Sydney SailGP honors to advance to finals

Japan entry to use hybrid boat in SailGP racing on Saturday

Breakfast Blogs

An Aging Sociopath Longing for the Nuclear Codes Weighed In on American Jews Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

In Their Bid for Special Master, Project Veritas Provided Evidence of Possible Extortion emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

All the President’s Henchmen digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Whose freedom at whose expense? Tom Sullivan, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Germany’s New Government Promises To Support End-To-End Encryption And Reject Backdoors Mike Masnick, Techdirt

Gov’t Accountability Office Says FBI Should Probably Just Give Up The Use Of Force Reporting It Never Bothered Doing Tim Cushing, Techdirt

Mifepristone and the future of abortion access Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Joe Biden’s disgraceful cave on family separation Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Well, This Is A Nonstarter Cheryl Rofer, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Erik Visits an American Grave, Part 975 Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Something is happening and I don’t know what it is Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names


Family Who Made Billions From Opioid Crisis Can Now Be Sued By Families Who Lost Everything Because Of It Robyn Pennacchia, Wonkette

Joe Manchin, Unstoppable Robot Asshole Doktor Zoom, Wonnkette

Fox News Hell Week Ends With Judicial D*ck Kicking Liz Dye, Wonkette

Marjorie Taylor Greene Manages To Make Wonkette Feel Sorry For Jailer Evan Hurst, Wonkette