Oct 10 2020

The Breakfast Club (Reptilian Brain Stem)

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

Vice President Spiro Agnew resigns; Imperial rule ends in China; Achille Lauro hijackers forced to land; Movie legend Orson Welles dies; Opera composer Giuseppe Verdi born; Actor Christopher Reeve dies.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

Misogyny is at the reptilian brain stem of a lot of right-wing politics.

Bradley Whitford

Breakfast News

The Latest: RI university issues order for frats, sororities

Court allows NY virus restrictions ahead of Jewish holidays

Mink housed on Michigan farm test positive for coronavirus

Anti-government groups shift focus from Washington to states

California fire investigators seize utility equipment

Hurricane Delta makes landfall in southwestern Louisiana

Twitter tightens limits on candidates ahead of US election

Broadway shutdown due to virus extended again until May 30

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

With ‘Dreams’ and juice, Idaho man finds online fame

UN: New daily record as COVID-19 cases hit more than 350,000

As virus fills French ICUs anew, doctors ask what went wrong

Bars, indoor dining to close in Toronto amid virus surge

Soldiers, experts to help German cities as virus cases rise

Spanish govt imposes state of emergency in virus-hit Madrid

Venezuelans once again fleeing on foot as troubles mount

World Food Program wins Nobel Peace Prize for hunger fight

Breakfast Blogs

The 2020 Elections Do Not Require Armed Vigilantes Outside Polling Places Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

The Desperation of the Jeffrey Jensen Investigation Already Made Clear that John Durham Won’t Indict emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

NYT: Boom! More Trump tax shenanigans digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Cutting their losses? Tom Sullivan, Digby’s Hullabaloo

The Former Special Operations Bubbas Sought To Provide Private Security in Minneapolis On Election Day Are Going To Be Breaking All Sorts of Laws Adam l. Silverman, Balloon Juice

Shaky Hands in the Oval Office Jon Gans, Just Security

The Powerful Norm of Accepting the Results of a Presidential Election David Priess, Lawfare

The Party of Death Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

The election is happening right now Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Erik Visits an American Grave, Part 690 Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money


Trump’s Tax Returns: The ‘Not Staying In Vegas’ Edition Liz Dye, Wonkette

Why Won’t Gretchen Whitmer Thank Trump For Siccing His Lunatic Militias On Her? Doktor Zoom, Wonkette

Drugged-Up Trump Ready To Do All The Rallies Robyn Pennacchia, Wonkette