The Breakfast Club (Just Living)

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

Pope John Paul II Dies at 84; President Woodrow Wilson asks Congress to declare war on Germany; Juan Ponce de Leon lands in Florida; Falkland Islands seized from Britain; Hans Christian Andersen Born.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

Just living is not enough… one must have sunshine, freedom, and a little flower.

Hans Christian Andersen

Breakfast News

US News

Alabama COVID-19 hospitalizations at low for pandemic

Dozens of county employees face discipline over COVID shots

Missouri regulates boarding schools after abuse allegations

Iris on national park battlefield may mark razed Black homes

Native American leaders seek more from US consultations

5 cited under Boston’s new protest ordinance

Mormons convene in-person for signature conference in Utah

US agency acknowledges damage to dinosaur tracks in Utah

Bighorn sheep numbers continue to grow in North Dakota

Tiny teeth lead scientists to discover new shark species

Westward Ho! Maine potatoes travel far after western drought

Oldest U.S. active park ranger retires at 100 yesterday

US Politics

Jan. 6 panel puts Garland in ‘precarious’ spot, ups pressure

Black Democrats try to revive party in Trump territory

Including young kids likely to sink Kansas trans sports ban

House panel’s possible options for alleging Trump 1/6 crimes

Greene sues to stop challenge to her reelection eligibility

House votes to decriminalize marijuana, but Senate fate dim

Biden says sub he commissioned will enhance US security

North Dakota GOP set to decide endorsement in US Senate race

Palin joins 50 others in running for Alaska US House seat

International News

Live updates | Breakaway area denies Russian troops massing

Zelenskyy: Mines in wake of Russian retreat keep Kyiv unsafe

Ex-UN prosecutor urges global arrest warrant for Putin

West, Russia mull nuclear steps in a ‘more dangerous’ world

Russian space chief: Sanctions could imperil space station

UK hits record COVID-19 levels; nearly 5 million infected

Skepticism meets migrant smuggler crackdown in Guatemala


UConn tops Stanford 63-58, advances to NCAA title game

South Carolina women top Louisville, advance to title game

Pelicans rally past Lakers 114-111 despite Davis’ return

Short-handed Grizzlies snap Suns’ nine-game winning streak

Towns, Edwards lead Timberwolves to 136-130 win over Nuggets

Clippers rip Bucks 153-119 as both teams rest top players

Brown, Tatum pair up to lead Celtics past Pacers 128-123

Porzingis scores 24 against Mavericks as Wizards win 135-103

Raptors beat Magic 102-89 for fifth straight win

Zegras, Ducks snap 11-game skid with 5-0 win over Coyotes

Jack Eichel nets a pair as Golden Knights sink Kraken 5-2

Olofsson scores go-ahead goal in Sabres 4-3 win over Preds

Joseph notches first hat trick, Senators top Red Wings 5-2

Barzal, Varlamov help Islanders beat rival Rangers 3-0

Ross Colton scores 2 goals, Lightning beat Blackhawks 5-2

McDavid’s OT goal gives Oilers 6-5 victory over Blues

Breakfast Blogs

193 Republican House Members Seem Perfectly Fine Screwing Over Their Diabetic Constituents Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

Michael Sussmann’s Lawyers Complain of “Wildly Untimely” Notices from John Durham emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

War for Ukraine Update 38: Kyiv Has Held So Far, Russia Pulls Back To Consolidate, Famine Is Coming Adam L. Silverman, Balloon Juice

Friday Night Soother digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Animus-laundering Tom Sullivan, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Trump Isn’t Concerned About Free Speech, Just A Free Audience Mike Masnick, Techdirt

Yes, It’s Difficult To Change Cop Culture, But Let’s Not Pretend It’s Too Expensive Or Impossible To Achieve Quickly Tim Cushing, Techdirt

Alex Jones Has Paid His First $25,000 Fine for Failing to Sit for Deposition in Sandy Hook Defamation Lawsuit: Documents Aaron Keller, Law & Crime

Donald Trump and GOP Secure Partial Dismissal of Lawsuit Accusing Them of Plotting to Disenfranchise Black Voters During 2020 Election Adam Klasfeld, Law & Crime

The “Red” and the Brown Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Jack Kerouac And Me Cheryl Rofer, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Disney and Sportsball: The continuing radicalization of the American right Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Erik Visits an American Grave, Part 1,059 Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Newly Arrived in Springfield, The Freedumb Convoy! driftglass, at his blog

The Only Thing Disney Is Grooming Your Kids for Is to Buy More Disney Shit The Rude Pundit, at his blog


FL Gov Ron DeSantis Threatens To Break Mickey Mouse’s Legs Over Criticism Of ‘Don’t Say Gay’ Law Liz Dye, Wonkette

Tom Cotton Threatens America With A Good Time Gary Legum, Wonkette

Anti-Choicer’s Dead Fetus Collection Discovered Following Indictment Robyn Pennacchia, Wonkette

Economy Gained 431,000 Jobs In March, You’d Think Maybe Biden Could Get Some F*cking Credit Doktor Zoom, Wonkette