The Breakfast Club (Silver Bells)

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

Britain’s King Edward steps down; Nazi Germany and Fascist Italy declare war on the United States; UNICEF organization launches; ‘Magnum PI’ makes television debut.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

Contrary to popular opinion, the hustle is not a new dance step – it is an old business procedure.

Fran Lebowitz

Breakfast News

US News

National Guard helping virus-sapped states, hospitals

New York’s COVID surge is back — and so is its mask mandate

Companies rethink return-to-office plans amid omicron cases

New Mexico school enrollment flat even though kids in class

Idaho health officials report state’s 1st COVID omicron case

Navajo president: Tribe can’t afford a large COVID-19 surge

Storms hit Arkansas nursing home, Illinois Amazon warehouse

Navy blames Hawaii water contamination on jet fuel spill

Shortage of snowplow drivers hampers states as storms arrive

2 artists charged with faking Native American heritage

FAA: No more commercial astronaut wings, too many launching

Footprints show some two-legged dinosaurs were agile

NASA’s newest X-ray telescope rockets into orbit

Mountain lion kittens found under picnic table in California

‘Panther’ the cat rescued after days-long utility pole perch

‘Bah-boom, bah-boom’: Acorn-ucopia of food fattens squirrels

Delaware highway exit sign misspells the state’s name

Accidental shooting leads police to home with over 70 cats

Sequoia National Park opens Giant Forest that survived fire

Denver gets first snowfall after breaking 87-year-old record

US Politics

Court won’t stop Texas abortion ban, but lets clinics sue

Navy commander fired after refusing to get COVID vaccine

US issues sanctions, visa bans to mark Human Rights Day

New inflation number feeds angst about Democrats’ $2T bill

Jan. 6 panel subpoenas 6 who helped plan Trump rallies

Biden will award Medal of Honor to three US soldiers

New Mexico Senate endorses Democrats’ redistricting map

Pandemic relief spending bill passes in New Mexico House

International News

Pandemic mystery: Scientists focus on COVID’s animal origins

South Korea reports its worst virus surge since pandemic

New UK mask rules start as Johnson under fire over parties

UK opens door to Assange extradition to US on spying charges

Stay French, or not? New Caledonia holds independence vote


Durant’s 31 points power Nets past Young, Hawks 113-105

Durant-led Nets beat Hawks, improve to 8-0 after a loss

McGee scores 21, Suns roll past Celtics 111-90

Hornqvist, Bennett go back-to-back, Panthers top Coyotes 3-1

Flyers end 10-game winless skid, hit jackpot in Vegas 4-3

Avalanche score 7 in 3rd straight, cruise past Red Wings 7-3

Breakfast Blogs

Trump Is Trying to Run Out the Clock, But He’s Running Out of Time Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

Liar’s Poker: The Complexity of Julian Assange’s Extradition emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

Trump’s army is forming to avenge 2020 digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Nobody in their right mind Tom Sullivan, Digby’s HUllabaloo

Texas Says Its Unconstitutional Content Moderation Law Should Still Go Into Effect While We Wait For Appeal; Judge: ‘No, That’s Not How This Works’ Mike Masnick, Techdirt

Surveillance Company CEO Threatens To Sue Reporter For Writing About His Company Tim Cushing, Techdirt

Supreme Court Strictly Limits Abortion Provider Lawsuit Against Texas ‘Heartbeat Act,’ Cites Narrow ‘Jurisdiction of Federal Courts’ Aaron Keller, Law & Crime

Sotomayor Fears ‘Self-Induced Abortions,’ Says Texas ‘Heartbeat Act’ Reads Like Something From A ‘Virulent Defender of the Slaveholding South’ Elura Nanos, Law & Crime

Calhounhite Court allows Calhounite statute to remain in force Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

People who refuse vaccination should be denied hospital admission for COVID-19 Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

It’s Not Easy To Get Back To The JCPOA Cheryl Rofer, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Starbucks Union Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Skowronek Season Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names

Bah Humbug! Kansas City Landlords About To Find It A Lot Harder To Throw Families Into The Street Robyn Pennacchia, Wonkette

Joe Biden Gives Texas Family Their Seized WALL Land Back, When Clearly It Should Go To Steve Bannon Doktor Zoom, Wonkette

Tucker Carlson Accuses Mitch McConnell Of ‘Crushing The Weak Because He Can,’ But Like In A Bad Way Liz Dye, Wonkette

Senate’s Dumbest Republican Gonna Cure COVID With Listerine, OPEN WIIIIIIIDE Evan Hurst, Wonkette