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Sep 19 2020

The Breakfast Club (For RBG)

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

A pivotal battle in the American Revolution; President James Garfield dies; Bruno Hauptmann arrested in the Lindbergh baby case; Unabomber’s manifesto published; ‘Mary Tyler Moore Show’ premieres.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

Fight for the things that you care about, but do it in a way that will lead others to join you.

Ruth Bader Ginsburg March 15, 1933 – September 18, 2020

Breakfast News

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg dies at 87

COVID-19 testing decrease due wildfires and poor air quality

Hundreds of thousands still without power in Sally cleanup

California jobless rate falls with help of temporary jobs

Alaska Supreme Court rejects appeal to reprint 800K ballots

State attorneys defend law allowing universal voting by mail

Judge: Michigan must count ballots that arrive post-election

Stopgap bill to prevent shutdown held up over farm funding

Watchdog: FAA not prepared to update jet evacuation rules

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn’t happen this week

Virus clusters at French universities give Europe a lesson

‘This is a big moment:’ UK virus restrictions escalating

Dutch bars to close early to rein in spread of coronavirus

Emergency tents, restrictions back as virus spikes in Madrid

Israel returns to virus lockdown as cases mount

After showdown, UN rights body OKs more scrutiny of Belarus

US Embassy in Kabul warns of extremist attacks against women

France: EU sanctions on Turkey an option over gas standoff

Breakfast Blogs

No Paper Towels Were Injured in the Making of This Bullsh*t Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

After Bill Barr Minimized Roger Stone’s Threat against Amy Berman Jackson, Emmet Sullivan Got Threatened by a Mike Flynn Supporter emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

Who really hates America? digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Digby’s Hullabaloo

“That’s when I was like, We’re screwed.” Tom Sullivan, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Prepare for the Worst and Fight for the Best: A Citizen’s Guide to 2020 Electoral Interference Asha Rangappa and David Shimer, Just Security

Trump Admin Will Leapfrog Circuit Court Review, Appeal District Court’s Census Decision Directly to Supreme Court Jerry Lambe, Law & Crime

Why COVID Spreads Among the Young Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

The New, New, New Fascist Party Line driftglass, at his blog

It’s the Bribery, Stupid Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names

Trump to Over Half of America: You’re Not Americans The Rude Pundit, at his blog

REPUBLICANS ARE PROBABLY ABOUT TO SEAT A SUPREME COURT JUSTICE — AND SEAL TRUMP’S DOOM Steve M., No More Mister Nice Blog

Marsha Blackburn, Level Eighteen Constitution Understander! Stephen Robinson, Wonkette

How Princeling Jared Kushner Saved Us All From The COVID, Or The Opposite Of That Liz Dye, Wonkette

Trump Will Save Country Christian Kroger Ladies From Wearing Mandatory Buttsex Rainbows On Their Bosoms! Evan Hurst, Wonkette

Trump Gonna Make All The Kids As Stupid About History As Dinesh D’Souza Robyn Pennacchia, Wonkette