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Aug 13 2020

The Breakfast Club (Legacy)

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

First steps toward building the Berlin Wall during the Cold War; Cuba’s Fidel Castro born; Spain’s Cortez captures what’s now Mexico City; Director Alfred Hitchcock born; Baseball’s Mickey Mantle dies.

Breakfast Tunes

Trini Lopez (May 13, 1937 – August 11, 2020)

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

No legacy is so rich as honesty.

William Shakespeare

Breakfast News

Companies test antibody drugs to treat, prevent COVID-19

Texas surpasses 9,000 virus deaths as testing remains low

For Americans waiting on virus aid, no new relief in sight

Federal judge refuses to block campus sexual assault rules

Puerto Rico Supreme Court upholds second round for primaries

Census officials face subpoenas if they refuse interviews

Tribe says new border wall harming burial sites; sues Trump

The Latest: UN chief says pandemic threatens new conflict

Thousands in Belarus decry president’s reelection as rigged

As Hong Kongers seek to emigrate, some simply can’t leave

FM says Germany ready to help Lebanon but reforms necessary

Political novices drawn to anti-Netanyahu protests in Israel

Breakfast Blogs

The President Is Now Lauding QAnon Believers as Future Republican Stars Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

A Newfound Obsession with Paul Manafort’s iCloud Account emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

The Harpers Letter on Justice And Open Debate And What Followed. Act II. The Online Cancel Culture. Echidne, at her blog

The man in the middle digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Digbys Hullabaloo

Screeching at you from the Devil’s Den Tom Sullivan, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Supreme Court’s Trump v. Mazars Ruling Gave Attorney-Client Privilege a Boost in Congress Andy Wright, Just Security

The Senate is institutionalized white supremacy Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Why Harris Matters Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Kamala Harris Will Hurt Trump and Pence and That’s What We Need The Rude Pundit, at his blog

Lincoln Lincoln I’ve Been Thinkin Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names

DONALD TRUMP, THE WORLD’S MOST INSECURE EGOMANIAC, IS AMAZED THAT JOE BIDEN ISN’T EXACTLY LIKE HIM Steve M., No More Mister Nice Blog

Trump Idiots Demand Kamala Harris Release Her Long-Form Black Certificate Stephen Robinson, Wonkette

Florida Gov DeSantis Declares Flawless Victory Over COVID-19, Reality Liz Dye, Wonkette

WTF Is Happening In Belarus? Well, It’s VERY TRUMPY. Evan Hurst, Wonkette

Postal Service Just Removing Sorting Machines Before Election, No Big Deal Doktor Zoom, Wonkette