Jul 31 2020

The Breakfast Club (Lies And Distortions)

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

Ranger 7 beams lunar pictures; France’s Marquis de Lafayette makes his name in the American Revolution; Thomas Eagleton withdraws as George McGovern’s running mate; Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling born.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

No longer is there a quest for the truth so much as there is this apparent need to present both sides of an issue even if one is nothing but lies and distortions.

Joe Wilson

Breakfast News

The Latest: Masks to be mandatory in 8 more Miss. counties

Wisconsin governor orders masks statewide amid virus surge

2nd US virus surge hits plateau, but few experts celebrate

Record economic plunge, bleak jobs numbers reveal virus toll

Prosecutor: No charges for officer in Michael Brown’s death

Portland prepares for US agents to step back from protests

Election results may be delayed — but not because of fraud

Full appeals court agrees to wade into Michael Flynn case

FBI: Review of surveillance applications found minor errors

TS Isaias causes floods, slides; likely to become hurricane

Players, coaches kneel before NBA’s re-opening night

Students, alumni clamor to take care of university’s cows

UN leaders to meet virtually; Trump might attend in person

After 99 days of success, virus returns to haunt Vietnam

A virus cluster in France splits generations, raises fears

Stats: England had Europe’s highest extra deaths in pandemic

German economy plunged 10% during 2nd quarter amid pandemic

First-ever EU cyber sanctions hit Russian, Chinese, NKoreans

Pilgrims pray on peak day of hajj in shadow of coronavirus

Breakfast Blogs

Cops Can Go On Strike If Their Feelings Are Hurt, Apparently Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

Full DC Circuit Shifts Mike Flynn Analysis Back to What It Should Be: Unusual Remedy emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

Just as bad as predicted digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Who needs Russian help? Tom Sullivan, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Why We Oppose the Pompeo Commission on Unalienable Rights’ Draft Report Rob Berschinski and Reece Pelley, Just Security

Sotomayor Slams Supreme Court’s Conservatives for Increasingly Granting Stays to Like-Minded Petitioners Colin Kalmacher, Law & Crime

The filibuster will be killed by the next Dem trifecta Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Erik Visits an American Grave, Part 661 Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Barack Obama Reminds Us That We Are a Nation The Rude Pundit, at his blog

The End is Nearer Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names

THAT JOKE ISN’T FUNNY ANYMORE Steve M., No More Mister Nice Blog

Sorry To Interrupt, But The Economy Seems To Be ON FIRE Liz Dye, Wonkette

BREAKING: Sh*tmouthed Authoritarian Wannabe Say Whaaaaaaat? Evan Hurst, Wonkette

Will The Deaths Of Herman Cain And Turning Point Co-Founder End The Anti-Mask Nonsense? Robyn Pennacchia, Wonkette

Joe Biden Can Win Georgia Datga Goon, Wonkette

Trump Could Probably Kill DACA Legally But It’s Just More Fun The Other Way Stephen Robinson, Wonkette

Republicans’ COVID-19 ‘Liability Shield’ Is So Much Worse Than You Thought Doktor Zoom, Wonkette