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Sep 17 2020

The Breakfast (Taking Action)

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

The Battle of Antietam sets a bloody record during America’s Civil War; Work ends on U.S. Constitution; Israel and Egypt’s leaders sign Camp David Accords; Singer Hank Williams born; ‘MASH’ premieres.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

It is easy to sit up and take notice, What is difficult is getting up and taking action.

Honore de Balzac

Breakfast News

The Latest: Trump disputes with CDC’s chief on vaccine

Doubts persist at start of NYC’s hybrid school year

Hurricane Sally unleashes flooding, hundreds rescued

‘Nothing left in the bucket’: Wildfire resources run thin

Wildfire smoke brings haze, vivid sunsets to East Coast

Judges scrutinize suit’s claims in Harvard racial bias case

No emergency training for crew on boat where fire killed 34

Doctors in hard-hit Madrid: ‘It’s like March in slow motion’

5M people infected, India’s virus outbreak still soaring

UK to ration COVID-19 testing amid testing failures

South Africa says 12 million ‘probably’ had coronavirus

Belarus leader Lukashenko disparages protests as US plan

Experts cite ‘crimes against humanity’ in Maduro’s Venezuela

Mali junta says working to meet regional bloc’s demands

Japan’s new PM Yoshihide Suga, self-made and strong-willed

Amazon Indigenous group patrols to expel invading loggers

Polish government under fire over draft animal welfare law

Primate monkeys around with student’s phone, takes selfies

Breakfast Blogs

‘Regulatory Capture’ Sounds Boring Until Airplanes Start Falling Out of the Sky Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

Paul Manafort’s Claims about WikiLeaks in His September 13, 2018 Interview emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

Fasten your seatbelts. It’s going to be a bumpy fall digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Trump is losing older voters Tom Sullivan, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Whistleblower: DHS Suppressed Reports on Central America and Inflated Risk of Terrorist Border-Crossers Susan Gzesh, Just Security

Bill Barr Said Prosecutors Could Charge Rioters for Conspiring to Overthrow U.S. Government Matt Naham, Law & Crime

No Qualified Immunity for Pittsburgh Cop Who Wrongly Detained Black Teenager, ‘Slammed’ Him Against a Wall Colin Kalmabacher, Law & Crime

George Atiyeh Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Trump’s COVID catastrophe Scott Lemeiux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

The man who wanted to be on TV Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

On The Slapping of the Tsar, 10 Years Later driftglass, at his blog

My Vote Is a Precious Thing Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names

WE’RE GOING TO HAVE THREE GISH GALLOP PRESIDENTIAL DEBATES Steve M., No More Mister Nice Blog

No, Joe Biden Does Not In Fact Want To F**k Tha Police Stephen Robinson, Wonkette

Charlie Kirk’s ‘Non-Profit’ Pays American Teens To Staff Kremlin-Style Troll Farm. USA! USA! Liz Dye, Wonkette

Bill Barr Being Lying Pigf*ck Again Evan Hurst, Wonkette