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Aug 03 2020

The Breakfast Club (Good Trouble)

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

Christopher Columbus sets sail; Europe slides further into World War I; A Cold War case heats up Capitol Hill; Air traffic controllers in the U.S. go on strike; NBA founded; Singer Tony Bennett born.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

I want to see young people in America feel the spirit of the 1960s and find a way to get in the way. To find a way to get in trouble. Good trouble, necessary trouble.

John Lewis

Breakfast News

Debate begins for who’s first in line for COVID-19 vaccine

As school begins amid virus, parents see few good options

Southern California wildfire forces thousands to evacuate

Isaias strengthens slightly as it crawls up Florida coast

Microsoft says it is still talking with Trump about buying TikTok from its Chinese owner

Lord & Taylor files for bankruptcy protection

Buzz the polar bear dies at age 24 at Minnesota’s Como Park Zoo

The Latest: Italy’s tally of new virus cases down to 239

In Africa, stigma surrounding coronavirus hinders response

Virus surges in India, Philippines; Australia imposes curfew

Venezuelan coalition opposed to Maduro rejects upcoming vote

Ethiopians celebrate progress in building dam on Nile River

Breakfast Blogs

Chad Wolf’s Grasp on the Constitution Seems to Be Around Its Throat Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

Killer Clown Attacks American’s Freedoms…and Dr. Fauci Rayne, emptywheel

Teachers as lab animals digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Pandemics Are How Americans Learn the Art of Science — and the Science of Creativity tristero, Digby’s Hullabaloo

People of the lie Tom Sullivan, Wonkette

New Emails Show Mike Pence Got Disgraced Governor Back Into the Navy After Sex Crime Charge: Report Jerry Lambe, Law & Crime

Blaming “Congress” for failing to pass a COVID relief bill is carrying Mitch McConnell’s water Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Hi It’s Stupid: Preoperational Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names

Donald Trump, Vlad the Impaler, and the Presidential Vampire Problem The New York Crank, No More Mister Nice Blog

Sara Gideon Generously Working To Help Susan Collins Retire From Senate Doktor Zoom, Wonkette

QAnon Idiots Marched On Hollywood To Demand Celebs Stop Eating Babies Robn Pennacchia, Wonkette

President Patsy Still Working Part Time As Putin’s Press Secretary Stephen Robinson, Wonkette