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Aug 05 2020

The Breakfast Club (Controlling Chaos)

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

Highlights of this day in history: Actress Marilyn Monroe dies; Cornerstone laid for the Statue of Liberty’s pedestal; ‘American Bandstand’ debuts on network TV; Actors Richard Burton and Alec Guinness die.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

We’ve got a deeply flawed political system with an insane overreaching extremist element, with a Supreme Court that is completely loony.

Lizz Winstead

Breakfast News

The Latest: Trump says more Americans will be lost to virus

‘Too many are selfish’: US nears 5 million virus cases

Chasm grows between Trump and government coronavirus experts

Texas medical board warns physicians who claim COVID-19 cure

COVID-19 measures could disrupt rare polio-like disease

Virus ravages poor California county along Mexican border

Police facing scrutiny in Elijah McClain case get new chief

Worries about 2020 census’ accuracy grow with cut schedule

Tropic storm Isaias whips up eastern US, killing at least 4

AP Exclusive: Rare wildflower could jeopardize lithium mine

Asia Today: Manila back under lockdown as virus cases surge

Skepticism, fear help fuel virus on Mexico City’s outskirts

Record heat, politics inflame Iraq’s electricity shortages

Massive Beirut blast kills more than 70, injures thousands

Malaysia police raid Al Jazeera’s office, seize computers

Urgency to bear witness grows for last Hiroshima victims

Breakfast Blogs

As This Presidency* Unravels, the Looting Will Begin in Earnest Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

The Maryland US Attorney’s Office Included Erik Prince in a FOIA Response on the Stone Sentencing emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

The economic catastrophe is 100% the GOP’s fault digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Digby’s Hullabaloo

“Protracted criminal conduct.” Ya think? Tom Sullivan, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Federal Judge Likens Qualified Immunity to Segregation in Brutal Opinion Criticizing Supreme Court Precedent Colin Kalmbacher, Law & Crime

Emails Reveal the Immediate Internal Fallout Over DOJ’s Intervention in Roger Stone Case Jerry Lambe, Law & Crme

Contingency Planning for Presidential Interference with the Election Robert S. Taylor, Lawfare

What if J. Edgar Hoover Had Been a Moron? Benjamin Wittes, Lawfare

This won’t end well DJW, Lawyers, Guns and Money

The Mary Rosh Award For Outstanding Achievement in the Field of Sockpuppetry Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Talking the Rona on the Intertubes Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

We have cases Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Another Week, Another Batshit Trump Interview The Rude Pundit, at his blog

Pre-operational postscript Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names

Everybody’s got it in for somebody. Trump says Twitter’s got it in for Trump. Facebook’s got it in for ethics. Consumers have it in for the economy. And I’m keeping my back against the wall. The New York Crank, No More Mister Nice Blog

Is Manhattan DA Cyrus Vance Coming For ALL Trump’s Naughty Fraudy Sh*t? Maybe! Evan Hurst, Wonkette

Stupidest Website On The Internet Says Russians Conspiring To Make QAnon Look Anti-Semitic Robyn Pennacchia, Wonkette

Stop Trying To Make Schools Happen Doktor Zoom, Wonkette

Trump Installs Rejected Sleazeball Anthony Tata At Pentagon, No Senate Required! Liz Dye, Wonkette

Douche Offers Strawman Strawmington Argument For Why Corrupt Senate GOP Should Stay In Power Stephen Robinson, Wonkette