Jul 30 2020

The Breakfast Club (Take What Comes)

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

Ex-Teamsters leader Jimmy Hoffa disappears; Medicare and Medicaid signed into law; A blast rocks Black Tom Island; The USS Indianapolis sunk; Henry Ford and Arnold Schwarzenegger born.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

This is the precept by which I have lived: Prepare for the worst; expect the best; and take what comes.

Hannah Arendt

Breakfast News

Misinformation on coronavirus is proving highly contagious

House orders broad mask mandates after Gohmert gets virus

US agents in Portland to pull back, but tensions remain

Senator, union leader: Postal Service considers downsizing

US is expected to report a record-breaking economic plunge

Group alleges greyhounds being trained with live rabbits

Tropical Storm Isaias forms in the Atlantic Ocean

The Latest: India reports another record coronavirus surge

Guatemala burying dozens of unidentified COVID-19 dead

Vietnam imposes more virus restrictions as outbreak spreads

4 arrested under new Hong Kong security law for online posts

Hiroshima court recognizes atomic bomb ‘black rain’ victims

Breakfast Blogs

Jim Jordan’s Paranoid Stupidity Let the God-Kings of Tech Off the Hook Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

Bill Barr Repeatedly Lied, Under Oath, about Judge Amy Berman Jackson emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

They’re all pushing the snake oil digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Digby’s Hullabaloo

CNN Reports Suggest to Some Observers that Conservative Justices Are Leaking Info About Kavanaugh, Roberts Colin Kalmbacher, Law & Crime

‘Flood’ of GOP Congressional Staffers Say They’re Being Forced to Work on Capitol Hill Without Masks: Report Jerry Lambe, Law & Crime

But I run a great car pool! Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

How sexism works Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

OMG Why Can’t Dems Go After Republicans Crazy-Hard Like The Lincoln Project? driftglass, at his blog

For the Record: Happy Anniversary Bonus March! (With DACA Bonus) Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names


If Trump’s Feds Can Kidnap People Off The Streets, NYPD Don’t Mind If It Do! Jamie Lynn Crofts, Wonkette

Louie Gohmert JES’ WONDERIN’ If A Mask Gave Him The COVID-19 Doktor Zoom, Wonkette

Senate GOP Meets To Hash Out Stimulus Bill, Kick The Crap Out Of Each Other Liz Dye, Wonkette

Texas Asshole Wants To Share Good News About ‘Mostly Elderly & Hispanics’ Dying From COVID-19 Stephen Robinson, Wonkette

Tucker Carlson FURIOUS You Canceled Dr. Immanuel Before She Could Explain: Does Demon Jizz Cause COVID-19? Evan Hurst, Wonkette