Sep 11 2020

The Breakfast Club (Reasons)

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

Scottish rebels led by William Wallace and Andrew Moray defeat English troops in the Battle of Stirling Bridge during the First War of Scottish Independence.
General George Washington and his troops are defeated by the British under General Sir William Howe at the Battle of Brandywine that took place near Chadds Ford Township, Pennsylvania.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

Ultimately, the reason we have a Constitution, the reason we have separation of powers, the reason we have the Fourteenth Amendment is to provide the courts with the opportunity to override the will of the people when the will of the people discriminates against a segment of our society.

Ted Olson

Breakfast News

The Latest: New Orleans keeps tough virus rules, state eases

Scarcity of key material squeezes medical mask manufacturing

US will end current health screening of some travelers

Puerto Rico reopening beaches, gyms, theaters amid pandemic

Nebraska to end nearly all social distancing restrictions

Smithfield Foods pork plant faces OSHA fine from outbreak

Return of football renews fears over more virus spread

Chiefs nix headdresses, war paint to start NFL season

Officials squash rumors of far right, far left setting fires

Stunned residents tour Oregon town devastated by wildfires

Judges: Trump can’t exclude people from district drawings

Wisconsin court sets up possible delay in absentee mailing

States ask judge to reverse changes at US Postal Service

Tennessee city will allow abortion clinic, pay legal bill

Judge blocks Tennessee law that limits new voter mail voting

Police chief accused of rigging his own hiring resigns

African serval cat, named Spartacus, missing in NH town

St. Louis Zoo says python laid 7 eggs without male help

Greece to keep refugees on island after camp gutted by fire

Top Belarus activist says authorities threatened to kill her

Taliban say peace talks with Afghan team to start Saturday

Huge fire at Beirut port sows panic after last month’s blast

EU demands UK drop a planned law that breaches Brexit deal

Wildfires sweep into Brazil park harboring jaguars

EU force intercepts tanker with jet fuel headed to Libya

Breakfast Blogs

This Is Another Threat That the President* and His Party Continue to Deny Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

Racism and Russia: The Topics Brian Murphy Claims He Was Ordered to Lie About emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

Rudy Giuliani Is Being Run By Russia’s Intelligence Service: The US Department of the Treasury Designates Rudy Giuliani’s Source, Andrii Derkach. a Longstanding Russian Agent Adam L. Silverman, Balloon Joice

Stable Genius has regrets digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Don’t blame me. He did it! Tom Sullivan, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Court Greenlights Lawsuit Alleging Trump’s Inaugural Committee Funneled Money to His Personal Businesses Jerry Lambe, Law & Crime

Any jackass can kick down a barn Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Annals of right wing grift Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Literary Corner: Crisis of Con- Con- Confidence Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names


Was Trump Acting As POTUS When He Said E. Jean Carroll Not Hot Enough To Rape? Jamie Lynn Crofts, Wonkette

Sounds Like Dipsh*t (Acting) DHS Chief Chad Wolf Covering Up 2020 Russia Election Attack In Real Time! Evan Hurst, Wonkette

Meet The Part-Time Assistant Professor Who Gets To Tell Fauci What To Do Liz Dye, Wonkette

Denver Tried NOT Sending Cops To Shoot Everybody Who Called 911. And Then The Murders … Did Not Begin! Doktor Zoom, Wonkette

Nevada Shuts Down Trump’s Planned Maskless Moron Rallies. Sad! Stephen Robinson, Wonkette

Erick Erickson: Trump Lied About COVID To Protect The Liberals Who Wouldn’t Have Believed Him Robyn Pennacchhia, Wonkette

Wonksplainer: Whar Corona Vaccine? – The Sequel! Carlos Sagan, Wonkette