Oct 16 2020

The Breakafst Club (Since When)

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

John Brown raids Harper’s Ferry; France’s Marie Antoinette beheaded; John Paul II chosen as pope; Chile’s ex-dictator Augusto Pinochet detained; ‘Baby Jessica’ rescued; Novelist James Michener dies.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

Since when have we Americans been expected to bow submissively to authority and speak with awe and reverence to those who represent us?

William O. Douglas

Breakfast News

The Latest: NCarolina virus numbers head in wrong direction

Tourists return to Hawaii amid ever-changing pandemic rules

FDA extends pregnancy warning for common pain relievers

Scramble to get people counted as 2020 census winds down

Power cut to thousands in California to prevent wildfires

Oakland, Portland sue over use of federal agents at protests

Judge continues halt of California’s ban on gator products

Forecasters: Drought more likely than blizzards this winter

Europe, US reel as virus infections surge at record pace

London faces new restrictions as city sees higher virus risk

EU chief self-isolates as virus makes its mark at a summit

Large Belgian university moves online again because of virus

European lawmakers won’t be back in Strasbourg this month

Brexit trade talks: both EU and UK dig in heels

Kyrgyzstan’s president says he’s quitting to avoid bloodshed

Thailand declares emergency after unprecedented protest

EU targets Putin ally accused of US poll interference

German water utility pulls plug on Tesla over unpaid bills

Breakfast Blogs

Scott Walker’s Legacy Lives On in the Wisconsin Courts Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

Rat-Fucker Rashomon: Accessing Hollywood Cover-Ups of the Russian Attribution emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

The indictment of William Barr digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Nothing left but moldy oldies Tom Sullivan, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Good Governance Papers No. 3: Investigating a President Andrew Weissmann, Just Security

Caroline Giuliani Begs America to Bring Her Father’s ‘Bond-Villain’ Injustice Spree to an End Colin Kalmbacher, Law & Crime

Assistant U.S. Attorney Leaves DOJ After 36 Years Due to ‘Lap Dog’ Bill Barr’s ‘Slavish Obedience to Donald Trump’s Will’ Matt Naham, Law & Crime

Lawyers Hit FCC Chairman for Joining Trump Admin Assault on Section 230: ‘The Law Is Pretty F***ing Clear, Ajit’ Jerry Lambe, Law & Crime

Abolish ICE Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

The most worthless Democratic senator Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Peacocks for Trump Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

But there’s an animal that winter won’t affect at all. He sits by fireplaces waiting for the winter’s fall. Shakezula, Lawyers, Guns and Money

“All Done” With Chris Hayes driftglass, at his blog

Horse Race Junk: Wave Multipliers Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names


Obama Does Pod Save America, Doesn’t Even Admit He Did Obamagate, Which Is The Biggest Crime Evan Hurst, Wonkette

Weep, Weep (Don’t Weep) For The Poor (Not Poor) White Supremacists (Definitely White Supremacists)! Sarah Taber, Wonkette

White House Gung-Ho On Herd Mentality For COVID-19 Doktor Zoom, Wonkette

Trump’s Econ Team Warned Billionaires About Coronavirus Economy While Telling You Everything Was GRRRRREAT! Liz Dye, Wonkette

Quaint Sexting Scandal Turns To Flaming Wreckage As QAnon News Anchor Self-Destructs Robyn Pennacchia, Wonkette