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Aug 14 2020

The Breakfast Club (Nature)

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

Truman announces Japan’s surrender in World War II; Blackout hits Northeast U.S., Canada; FDR signs Social Security; British troops arrive in N. Ireland; A strike in Cold War Poland; Steve Martin born.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

The message is not so much that the worms will inherit the Earth, but that all things play a role in nature, even the lowly worm.

Gary Larson

Breakfast News

Texas hospitalizations below 7,000 for first time in weeks

Trump admits he’s blocking postal cash to stop mail-in votes

US seizes virtual currency alleged to fund militant groups

Trump’s EPA dumps methane emissions rule for oil, gas fields

Feds say Yale discriminates against Asian, white applicants

Federal appeals court: Male-only draft is constitutional

Iowa farmers assess losses after storm flattened cornfields

Crews try to tame California wildfire as heat wave arrives

NCAA cancels fall championships as major football marches on

Michigan plans dedicated road lanes for autonomous vehicles

The Latest: Mexico passes 500,000 confirmed virus cases

Virus exposes economic, racial divide in French health care

Experts warn Spain is losing the 2nd round in virus fight

North Korea lifts virus lockdown at border town

Thousands in Belarus form ‘lines of solidarity’ in protest

Bolivia’s political crisis threatens hospitals and patients

UAE and Israel to establish full diplomatic ties

Breakfast Blogs

The Hills Are Alive With the Sound of Stupid Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

Not the Right Kind of Monster, Says the Racist [UPDATE-2] Rayne, emptywheel

He’s saying it right out loud digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Meanwhile, in Mark Meadows’ old district Tom Sullivan, Digby’s Hullabaloo

I Resigned from U.S. Government After My Own Leaders Began to Act Like the Autocrats I Analyzed Kyle Murphy, Just Security

Supreme Court Rejects RNC Attempt to Block Rhode Island’s Mail-In Voting Accommodations Matt Naham, Just Security

Watchdog Group Sues Trump Admin to Find Out How USPS Plans to Handle Mail-In Ballots Jerry Lambe, Just Security

Trump Gets a New Medical Adviser as Seen on TV Chris Koski, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Oh you’re no fun any more Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Trump’s war on social security Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

ON VOTE-BY-MAIL, TRUMP SAID THE QUIET PART OUT LOUD, AND IS GETTING AWAY WITH IT Steve M., No More Mister Nice Blog

Helpful Missouri Gov Will Do Duly Elected Black Female Prosecutor’s Job For Her, What A Helper! Jamie Lynn Crofts, Wonkette

This Sh*t Is Not In The Bag Evan Hurst, Wonkette

GOP Makes Voting Great Again By Murdering Ballot Drop Boxes Liz Dye, Wonkette

Uber CEO Goes Full Bond Villain Stephen Robinson, Wonkette

Social Distancing And Masks Are Actual Satanic Rituals, Says Wisconsin Mom Robyn Pennacchia, Wonkette

Trump On Fox: Of Course I’m F*cking With The Post Office To Prevent Voting. Do I Look Stupid? Doktor Zoom, Wonkette