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Sep 30 2020

The Breakfast Club (I Am Invincible)

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

Nuremberg tribunal convicts top Nazi leaders of war crimes; Berlin Airlift ends; James Meredith registers at Ole Miss; Mozart’s ‘Magic Flute’ premieres; Actor James Dean killed in a car crash

Breakfast Tunes

Helen Reddy (October 25, 1941 – September 29, 2020)

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

I am woman, hear me roar
In numbers too big to ignore
And I know too much to go back an’ pretend
‘Cause I’ve heard it all before
And I’ve been down there on the floor
No one’s ever gonna keep me down again
Oh yes, I am wise
But it’s wisdom born of pain
Yes, I’ve paid the price
But look how much I gained
If I have to, I can do anything
I am strong
I am invincible
I am woman
You can bend but never break me
‘Cause it only serves to make me
More determined to achieve my final goal
And I come back even stronger
Not a novice any longer
‘Cause you’ve deepened the conviction in my soul
Oh yes, I am wise
But it’s wisdom born of pain
Yes, I’ve paid the price
But look how much I gained
If I have to, I can do anything
I am strong
I am invicible.

Helen Reddy

Breakfast News

The Latest: UNC reports coronavirus-related student death

COVID-19 cases rising among US children as schools reopen

Connecticut to use rapid COVID-19 tests in schools

Whitmer extends coronavirus emergency through Oct. 27

Disney to lay off 28,000 at its parks in California, Florida

California’s wine country residents facing fire fatigue

Court upholds Wisconsin ballot extension, hands Dems a win

Judge says ending 2020 census on Oct. 5 violates her order

Justice Ginsburg buried at Arlington in private ceremony

Giant pumpkins smash Utah state record at weigh-off in Lehi

Azerbaijan and Armenia brush off suggestion of peace talks

Myanmar says militants hampering return of Rohingya refugees

Amnesty Int’l halts India operations, citing gov’t reprisals

UK, Canada impose sanctions on Belarus president, officials

Women’s issues at UN: Still ‘too low down on the agenda’

France to ban use of wild animals in circuses, marine parks

Breakfast Blogs

This Isn’t ‘Voter Suppression’—More Like Voter Swindling Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

On a Key Issue in Mike Flynn’s Case — which FBI Agent to Believe — DOJ Argued against DOJ emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

Wishy-washy brass digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Pelosi’s belt-and-suspenders strategy Tom Sullivan, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Don’t Believe Trump’s Latest Con: The Strongman Teri Kanefield, Just Security

Former Mob Prosecutor Goes Hard in the Paint During Wild Hearing: Michael Flynn’s ‘Crime Was Committed in the West Wing’ Colin Kalmbacher, Law & Crime

George Conway Makes Bold Predictions About Donald Trump’s Downfall After New York Times Revelations Matt Naham. Law & Crime

Manufacturing in Ohio has declined substantially under Trump Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

All in the Family and the Politics of Nostalgia Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Erik Visits an American Grave, Part 683 Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Three Words to Refute David French’s Ludicrous Proposition: The Obama Administration driftglass, at his blog

What Biden Ought to Say at Tonight’s Debate (Rude Version) The Rude Pundit, at his blog

Colorado Police Holding Political Prisoners Like Common Third-World Autocracy, Totally Normal Jamie Lynn Crofts, Wonkette

Trump Loves Black People So Much He Wants To Spare Them Burden Of Ever Voting Against Him Stephen Robinson, Wonkette

Poll Porn: Americans Being Goddamn Grownups About Waiting For Votes To Be Counted Liz Dye, Wonkette

​Relax, Gays. Eric Trump Is Not One Of Us. (We Don’t Think.) Evan Hurst, Wonkette