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Oct 14 2020

The Breakfast Club (Respect The Wind)

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

Chuck Yeager breaks sound barrier; Britain’s Battle of Hastings takes place; Martin Luther King, Jr. wins Nobel Peace Prize; Former President Theodore Roosevelt shot; Singer Bing Crosby dies.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

Should any political party attempt to abolish social security, unemployment insurance, and eliminate labor laws and farm programs, you would not hear of that party again in our political history.

Dwight D. Eisenhower

Breakfast News

The Latest: Colorado sees surge in coronavirus cases

Possible safety issue spurs pause of COVID-19 antibody study

Florida halts meetings, practices amid 19 new COVID cases

Navajo Nation reports 9 new coronavirus cases, but no deaths

New Mexico governor renews restrictions as virus cases rise

10 California counties see restrictions eased, risks remain

Despite virus fears, Texas sends most voters to the polls

Cut cable shuts down Virginia voter portal; lawsuit filed

California GOP considers adding more disputed ballot boxes

Report: Social media influencers push voting misinformation

Supreme Court halts census in latest twist of 2020 count

Fall heat wave bringing California more fire danger

NASA’s new moonshot rules: No fighting or littering, please

Commander’s Palace New Orleans has 1st female executive chef

More masks, less play: Europe tightens rules as virus surges

France launches flu vaccine campaign amid COVID-19 crisis

Dutch order bars, restaurants closed over pandemic fears

UK defends new virus restrictions; critics say it’s too late

EU countries adopt common travel guidelines amid pandemic

Germany, France call for UK concessions in EU-UK trade talks

WTO says EU can put tariffs on $4 billion of US goods

UK unemployment ascent accelerates amid winter job fears

Germany decries Turkey’s actions in eastern Mediterranean

Parliament in Kyrgyzstan endorses state of emergency

China and Russia win seats on UN rights council, Saudis lose

UN: Climate change means more weather disasters every year

Breakfast Blogs

This Is the Week Mitch McConnell’s Senate Came Into Full View Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

Rat-Fucker Rashomon: Four Stories about Roger Stone (Introduction) emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

It Is the Official Policy of the United States That What the Current President Says Is Not The Official Policy of the United States Adam L. Silverman, Balloon Juice

“It’s on a trajectory of getting worse and worse” digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Infrastructure season Tom Sullivan, Wonkette

TURTLE SOUP: Amy McGrath Shreds #MoscowMitch In Last Night’s Senate Debate Susie Madrak, Crooks and Liars

Nonviolent Civic Action May Help Defend the Integrity of the Election Maria J. Stephan, Just Security

‘Legally Unenforceable’: Legal Experts Skewer DOJ’s Lawsuit Against Former Melania Trump Advisor Over Tell-All Book Colin Kalmbacher, Law & Crime

Does federal law ban voter intimidation? Views differ Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Is Mike Pence literally possessed by Satan? Teach the controversy! Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Erik Visits an American Grave, Part 694 Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Mitt Romney, Political Hoarder driftglass, at his blog

One step back, two steps forward Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names

TRUMP, BUT WITHOUT THE TRUMP PART Steve M., No More Mister Nice Blog

Amy Klobuchar Sets Tone For Amy Coney Barrett Hearings, By Beating Everyone’s Ass Evan Hurst, Wonkette

Poll Porn: The ‘Americans Love Horndogs, Hate Waffles’ Edition Liz Dye, Wonkette

Voter Suppression Fest 2020 Kicks Off In Georgia Stephen Robinson, Wonkette

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