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Oct 13 2020

The Breakfast Club (Inspire And Motivate)

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

Cornerstone laid for what becomes the White House; Britain’s Margaret Thatcher born; Boston wins baseball’s first World Series; TV variety show host Ed Sullivan dies; Musician Paul Simon born.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

The only time we create any kind of substantive change is when we reach out to a disaffected electorate and inspire and motivate them to vote.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

Breakfast News

The Latest: Texas governor says surge team sent to El Paso

Protesters knock down Roosevelt, Lincoln statues in Portland

California GOP says it owns unofficial ballot drop boxes

Big turnout as early in-person voting starts in Georgia

Facebook bans Holocaust denial, distortion posts

Microsoft attempts takedown of global criminal botnet

Washington state again fails to live-track murder hornet

Pumpkin weighing 2,350 pounds wins California contest

UN warns against pursuing herd immunity to stop coronavirus

Asia Today: China to test 9 million after new outbreak

Austria probe points to mistakes in early virus response

French PM won’t rule out more restrictions as virus spikes

Yet another Brexit deadline looms; trade talks in rut

EU readies sanctions against Belarus leader Lukashenko

Kyrgyz president declares new state of emergency

Belarus ramps up crackdown on protests, detains over 700

Danes start culling 2.5 million minks after virus hits farms

2 Stanford economists win Nobel prize for improving auctions

Breakfast Blogs

Joe Biden Has Answered the Question Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

Roger Stone Was Parroting That Russian Intelligence Report a Month before FBI Got It emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

When you only want to be president of the red states digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Beds Are Burning: Top 10 Films for Indigenous Peoples Day Dennis Hartley, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Funny, that. Tom Sullivan, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Lincoln and that Supreme Court Vacancy: A Deference to Democracy Sidney Blumenthal and Harold Holzer, Just Security

Alabama Republican Who Defeated Jeff Sessions in Primary Had Dealings with 3 People Later Convicted for ‘Ponzi Schemes’ Jerry Lambe, Law & Crime

Donald Trump Wants Brett Kavanaugh to Get Into a Discovery Battle With His Sexual Assault Accusers

The Robert Bork Memorial Shell Game Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Erik Visits an American Grave, Part 693 Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

For Indigenous Peoples’ Day: When It Comes to COVID-19, Native Americans Are Getting Screwed Over, as Usual The Rude Pundits, at his blog

For the Record: Tenth Justice Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names

HOW MANY TIMES HAS THE NUMBER OF SEATS ON THE SUPREME COURT CHANGED? Steve M., No More Mister Nice Blog

Facebook Bans Holocaust Denial. Zuck Can Haz Cookie Now? Liz Dye, Wonkette

House Republicans About To Get Their Asses Beat Biden-Style Stephen Robinson, Wonkette

California GOP Just Putting Up Fake Ballot Drop Boxes Everywhere, Totally Normal Robyn Pennacchia, Wonkette

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