The Breakfast club (Solstice)

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

Pilgrims land in Plymouth Massachusetts; Pan Am flight 747 explodes over Lockerbie, Scotland; Apollo 8 lifts off on first manned mission to the Moon; Actress Jane Fonda is born.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

And finally Winter, with its bitin’, whinin’ wind, and all the land will be mantled with snow.

Roy Bean

Breakfast News

US News

Omicron sweeps across nation, now 73% of new US COVID cases

Moderna: Initial booster data shows good results on omicron

EXPLAINER: Boosters key to fight omicron, lot still to learn

California more prepared for latest surge of new virus cases

Feeling powerless, families bring elderly home in pandemic

Oregon, among last holdout states, to join opioid agreement

Hearing starts in Hawaii’s order to de-fuel Navy tanks

Hubble telescope’s bigger, more powerful successor to soar

988 suicide phone hotline getting $282M to ease July launch

Inflation squeezes holiday budgets for low-income shoppers

Police: Stolen Ohio bridge found, man facing theft charge

US Politics

Jan. 6 panel seeks interview, records from Rep. Scott Perry

Trump sues NY attorney general, seeking to halt civil probe

Democrats try to ‘build back’ after Manchin tanks $2T bill

Biden boosts fuel-economy standards to fight climate change

2nd lawsuit filed challenging NH anti-discrimination laws

International News

Israel to ban travel to US, Canada over omicron variant

EU approves 5th COVID-19 vaccine for bloc, one by Novavax

Australia’s New South Wales tops 3,000 daily COVID cases

Pro-Beijing candidates sweep Hong Kong elections

Greece to extend border wall to stop migrants, wants EU help

Philippine governor warns of looting without typhoon aid

Queen Elizabeth II to skip Christmas trip amid omicron surge


UConn out of women’s AP Top 10 for 1st time in 16 years

Baylor stays No. 1 in AP Top 25; Arizona rises to No. 6

Carlson FG gives Raiders 16-14 win vs COVID-ravaged Browns

Curry, Warriors beat Kings 113-98 in short-handed showdown

Embiid scores 41, 76ers beat Celtics 108-103

DeRozan, Bulls beat Rockets 133-118; win 2nd straight

NHL shuts down Wednesday through Saturday; 5 games postponed

Breakfast Blogs

Joe Manchin Has Kicked Off a Flurry of Straight Talk From Everyone Except Joe Manchin Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

Hot and Cold Running John Durham Conspiracy Conspiracies emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

Here’s the Actual White House Statement That Olivia Nuzzi Barbered So She Could Create Outrage For Clicks Adam L. Silverman, Balloon Juice

An Unpredictable Future digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Digby’s Hullabaloo

What are the Trump admin’s COVID crimes? How do we start the drum beat to indicting them? Spocko,. Digby’s Hullabaloo

One step back in 19 states Tom Sullivan, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Delaware Court Says Dominion Voting Systems Can Continue Suing Fox News For $1.6 Billion In Defamation Tim Cushing, Techdirt

The Republican party is pro-COVID Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Inside the terminal MA scam Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Erik Visits an American Grave, Part 977 Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Literary Corner: Wit’s End Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names


Joe Manchin Killed BBB And All He Got Were These Super-Sweet Sexts From Lindsey Graham And Dan Crenshaw! Michael Mora, Wonkette

Did The White House Hurt Your Feelings By Telling The Truth About COVID? Call 1-800-F-U. Liz Dye, Wonkette

Patriotic Kentuckians Might Recognize Biden As POTUS If He Rebuilds Their Homes Stephen Robinson, Wonkette

Joe Manchin Killing Child Tax Credit Because Parents Would ‘Just Spend It On Drugs’ Robyn Pennacchia, wonkette

Chuck Schumer Gonna Build Back Better His Foot Up Joe Manchin’s Ass Evan Hurst, Wonkette