Jul 25 2020

The Breakfast Club (Wait And Hope)

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

Andrea Doria begins to sink after a collision in the North Atlantic; An Air France Concorde crashes outside Paris; First ‘test-tube’ baby born; Golfer Ben Hogan dies; ‘A Chorus Line’ opens on Broadway.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

All human wisdom is summed up in two words; wait and hope.

Alexandre Dumas

Breakfast News

Rising virus cases spark concern in Florida nursing homes

Extra unemployment aid expires as virus threatens new states

AP-NORC poll: Nearly half say job lost to virus won’t return

Despite COVID crisis, Congress seeks to do its day job

26 deaths in 3 US convents, as nuns confront the pandemic

Black activists: Portland’s focus on feds only aids message

Judge denies Oregon push to limit US agents during arrests

US sued over expulsion of migrant children detained in hotel

Gov’t: New foreign students can’t enter US if courses online

Lawyer: All new DACA applications put in ‘pending’ bucket

Lost toy dog returns home with help of Cincinnati airport

Missing red panda found safe in Columbus Zoo

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn’t happen this week

Mandatory masks becoming the rule amid Europe’s virus uptick

Always rocky, China-US relations appear at a turning point

Hungarian PM claims EU win but rule-of-law dispute not over

French refinery leaks toxic chemical into marine life area

Siberian heatwave: Wildfires rage in Arctic, sea ice meltsIstanbul’s Hagia Sophia opens as a mosque for Muslim prayers

Breakfast Blogs

Ron Johnson Is Several Pickles Short of a Picnic Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

Monopolies Are Why Salt and Water in a Bag Became a Scarce Item David Dayen, The American Prospect

Joe Pientka Warned Trump to Be Worried about People on His Periphery While Flynn Was Signing a Deal with Turkey emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

MMT on International Trade Ed Wwalker, emptywheel

Roy Den Hollander. On Murders And Online Misogyny. Echidne, at her blog

Republicans in fantasyland digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Cancel schmantcel Tom Sullivan, Digby’s Hullabaloo

The President’s Private Army Elizabeth Goitein, Just Security

New York Leads 20-State Lawsuit Over Donald Trump’s Latest Immigration-Related Census Orders Aaron Keller, Law & Crime

Staten Island D.A. Won’t Prosecute Cops Who ‘Accidentally’ Violate City’s Chokehold Ban: ‘Common Sense Requires’ Repeal Jerry Lambe, Law & Crime

Can Congress Do Anything about Trump’s Abuse of the Pardon Power? Andrew Kent, Lawfare

The COVID catastrophe Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Without Censorship David Brooks Would Never Have Had a Career driftglass, at his blog

The Luxury of Andrew Sullivan Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names

AOC Fucks the Patriarchy’s Shit Up The Rude Pundit, at his blog


Seattle Judge Lets Cop s Rifle Through Reporters’ Footage, Because Them And What Army? Jamie Lynn Crofts, Wonkette

In Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, New York Times Sees Scheming Woman Doktor Zoom, Wonkette

https://www.wonkette.com/the-top-5-trump-hannity-interview-answers-because-you-werent-yet-having-a-stroke Liz Dye, Wonkette

Watch The Obama/Biden ‘Commercial’ That’s Making Trump Blow His Dumb Orange Gourd! Evan Hurst, Wonkette

‘Plandemic’ Lady And Larry Klayman Are Gonna Sue Dr. Fauci For Creating COVID-19 Robyn Pennacchia, Wonkette