The Breakfast Club (Mistletoe)

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

New Orleans marks completion of Louisiana Purchase; South Carolina is first state to secede from Union; Vermont Supreme Court rules in favor of homosexual couples; ‘It’s A Wonderful Life’ premieres in New York.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

The right to do something does not mean that doing it is right.

William Safire

Breakfast News

US News

Fauci says omicron variant is `just raging around the world’

Troops find religious exemption for vaccines unattainable

Omicron may sideline two leading drugs against COVID-19

Navajo Nation reports 40 new COVID-19 cases, 3 more deaths

Sen. Elizabeth Warren tests positive for COVID breakthrough

Vintage subway cars getting last rides before retirement

US Politics

Manchin not backing Dems’ $2T bill, potentially dooming it

International News

UK health boss: COVID-19 rules could tighten by Christmas

Israeli PM says kids must be vaccinated as omicron spreads

Finland’s Christmas resorts in full swing but fear omicron

Leftist millennial wins election as Chile’s next president

Typhoon deaths in Philippines top 140; mayors plead for food

Voter turnout plunges in Hong Kong under new election laws

Poles protest across the country to defend media freedom


NBA postpones 5 more games; Young, Vogel enter protocols

NHL stops cross-border games, shuts down 6th team

Ohio State-UT Martin game off due to Buckeyes’ COVID issues

No. 6 Louisville outlasts No. 7 UConn 69-64 in HOF Showcase

Cunane helps No. 2 N.C. State women rout Virginia 82-55

No. 11 Texas women top San Diego in last-minute match-up

No. 18 Georgia Tech opens ACC with 60-45 rout of Wake Forest

No. 13 Michigan needs OT to win rematch vs. No. 5 Baylor

Pack’s 15 points spark Kansas State past Nebraska, 67-58

Shepherd, Kelly pace Cal to 61-55 win over Dartmouth

No. 17 Texas uses second-half surge to top Stanford, 60-53

Packers clinch division after Ravens’ 2-point try fails

Cardinals lose chance to clinch, fall 30-12 to lowly Lions

Cowboys inch close to playoff berth as D, Lawrence dominate

Steelers slip past turnover-prone Titans 19-13

Punch-less Panthers lose kicker, and then lose to Bills

Bridgewater injured in Bengals’ 15-10 victory over Broncos

49ers beat Falcons 31-13 for 5th win in 6 games

Texans end 3-game skid with 30-16 victory at lowly Jaguars

Dolphins extend winning streak to 6, rally past Jets 31-24

Hield scores 18 points in 4th, Kings beat Spurs 121-114

Jets beat Blues 4-2 for Lowry’s 1st victory behind bench

Golden Knights edge Islanders 4-3 in SO in Lehner’s return

Tiger & son’s 11 straight birdies fall short of Daly duo

Breakfast Blogs

Behold the Creepy Little Cabal That Tried to Help Trump Overturn the Election in Congress Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

How SDNY Came to Treat James O’Keefe Better than Former SDNY US Attorney Rudy Giuliani emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

Just Cut the Bullshit, Joe John Cole, Balloon Juice

Emperor Manchin Speaks digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Racketeer-in-chief Tom Sullivan, Digby’s Hullabaloo

This is a stupid conversation Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Erik Visits an American Grave, Part 976, Lawyers, Guns and Money

The Bad Guys Are Winning and I’ve Lost Hope That They Can Be Stopped The Rude Pundit, at his blog

Narratology: American Reichstag Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names