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Aug 04 2020

The Breakfast Club (Transparency)

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

Nazi police arrest Anne Frank and family; Britain declares war on Germany in World War I; Three civil rights workers found slain in Mississippi; The Bordens axed to death; Jazz great Louis Armstrong born.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

Every president thinks that all information that comes to the White House is their private preserve after they all promise an open administration on the campaign trail, but some are more secretive than others. Some want to lock down everything.

Helen Thomas (August 4, 1920 – July 20, 2013)

Breakfast News

The Latest: Governor says California getting a grip on virus

Parents struggle as schools reopen amid coronavirus surge

US energy use hit 30-year low during pandemic shutdowns

Kids getting caught in crossfire as US gun violence surges

Shops closed, beaches deserted as Isaias nears the Carolinas

Virginia gov faces new hurdle in bid to remove Lee statue

Vehicle malfunction sparked Southern California wildfire

Stars, Knights players kneel in support of social justice

Rhode Island boy digs up massive 2 1/2-pound mollusk

Spain’s new wave of infections hits the young, middle-aged

Philippine capital returning to lockdown as virus surges

Outbreak hits Norway cruise ship, could spread along coast

First students resume class in Germany after corona shutdown

Asia Today: More restrictions in Australia’s Victoria state

Champagne losing its fizz as global pandemic clobbers sales

Pipe by pipe, Notre Dame Cathedral organ gets 4-year cleanup

Breakfast Blogs

‘Congress’ Is Not Flailing. Republicans Are. Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

Time is running out digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Digby’s Hullabaloo

“Is it not fitting then that I be President?” Dennis Hartley, Digby’s Hullabaloo

New Committee to Save the World Tom Sullivan, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Days After Floating Election Delay, Trump Threatens Mail-in Voting Executive Order Jerry Lambe, Just Security

Politics is an iterated game Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Native Women and Suffrage Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Fuq the Blues, They Don’t Vote For Us Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names

Trump Finds New Way To Ratf*ck Census, To Screw Democrats Long After He’s Gone! Liz Dye, Wonkette

Kris Kobach Has Full Support Of Democrats Who Can’t Wait To See Him Lose Kansas Senate Race Stephen Robinson, Wonkette

Creepy Blue Lives Matter Group Tricks Black Church Into Hosting Rally robyn Pennacchia, Wonkette