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Sep 01 2020

The Breakfast Club (Need To Complain)

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 Germany invades Poland, start of World War II; Beslan hostage crisis begins in Russia; Bobby Fischer beats Boris Spassky for world chess crown; Boxer Rocky Marciano and singer Gloria Estefan born.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

Man invented language to satisfy his deep need to complain.

Lily Tomlin

Breakfast News

CDC has not reduced the death count related to COVID-19

At military academies, COVID-19 is the enemy to be defeated

Visitation to begin again at federal prisons in October

Judge orders Georgia to extend deadline for absentee ballots

Trump administration finalizes coal plant pollution rollback

Sheriffs slam governor’s plan to curb Portland violence

1 of 3 cubs orphaned by famous bear’s death captured

India eases virus restrictions as cases near 3.7 million

Russia’s virus cases exceed 1 million, globally 4th highest

Hong Kong begins mass-testing for virus amid public doubts

Detentions resume in Belarus as students take to the streets

Duterte orders customs chief to shoot, kill drug smugglers

Oil companies accused of wanting to dump plastics in Africa

Magnitude-6.8 earthquake strikes off the coast of Chile

Breakfast Blogs

Joe Biden Wants to Know If We’re Willing to Rid Ourselves of Donald Trump’s Poison Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

DC Circuit Sends Flynn Back to Judge Sullivans Courtroom emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

The Harpers Letter on Justice And Open Debate And What Followed. Act III. Echidne, at her blog

Closing in on 200k digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Burning it down to hide the bodies Tom Sullivan, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Bill Barr’s Hidden Truths About Justice Department’s Rule of Forbearance in an Election Ryan Goodman, Digby’s Hullabaloo

‘Poppycock!’: Federal Court Denies Trump’s Attempt to Use Border Patrol Agents as Asylum Officers Colin Kalmbacher, Law & Crime

I always wanted you to admire my backhand Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Real Principled Men of Principle Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Another Step for Fascism Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

MAGA Terrorism Is Too Familiar The Rude Pundit, at his blog

WE’RE LETTING REPUBLICANS CREATE THEIR OWN REALITY AGAIN Steve M., No More Mister Nice Blog

Senate’s Dumbest Republican Just Real Broken Up About What Happened In Kenosha Michael Mora, Wonkette

White House Knew Kushner Security Clearance Was Very Uncool, Very Unlegal Liz Dye, Wonkette

More US Troops Riding With Biden Than Saluting President Bone Spurs Stephen Robinson, Wonkette