Oct 17 2020

The Breakfast Club (Rule Of Thieves)

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

Arab oil embargo fuels energy crisis; Americans clinch revolutionary victory at Saratoga; Deadly quake hits northern California; Mobster Al Capone convicted of tax evasion; Playwright Arthur Miller born.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

The number one rule of thieves is that nothing is too small to steal.

Jimmy Breslin

Breakfast News

The Latest: New Mexico sets another one-day COVID-19 record

Virus surges in key battleground states as election nears

Puerto Rico to relax COVID-19 restrictions, extend curfew

Record avalanche of early votes transforms the 2020 election

Michigan court blocks 2-week absentee ballot extension

Trump changes course, approves California relief for 6 fires

Justices to weigh Trump census plan to exclude noncitizens

Dallas Morning News staff votes to unionize newsroom

SF Zoo cites child for finding lemur, police arrest suspect

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

Virus at ‘turning point’ in Europe, hitting at-risk groups

WHO study finds remdesivir didn’t help COVID-19 patients

Virus curbs widen England’s north-south rift, stir animosity

Virus hits beach resort, as pandemic surges in Argentina

China rapidly expands use of experimental COVID-19 vaccines

Kyrgyzstan’s prime minister becomes acting president

New Zealand to vote on legalizing marijuana and euthanasia

French police search homes of health minister, ex-PM

Arrest of former Mexican defense minister shakes military

Thai police crack down on protesters, PM refuses to resign

Breakfast Blogs

Young Ben Sasse Thinks the Trumpian Ship Is Sinking Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

“That’s Rudy.” Trump Proves, Yet Again, That He Would Just Ignore a Defensive Briefing emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

The narrow path is getting narrower digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Impeachment Was Hell — And it Was Worth It tristero, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Boys [spit!], you gotta want it. Tom Sullivan, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Facebook and Twitter’s Handling of New York Post Hunter Biden Story Bodes Poorly for Post-Election Period Justin Hendrix, Just Security

Michigan Bans Citizens from Bringing Guns to Polling Locations Colin Kalmbacher, Law & Crime

Federal Judge Signals It’s Clear That Trump Tweet Intended to Declassify All Mueller Documents, Orders DOJ to Find Out Matt Naham, Law & Crime

Avoiding Another McGahn: Options to Modernize Congress’s Subpoena Compliance Tools Grant Tudor, Lawfare

Roberts, he played this one beautifully Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Erik Visits an American Grave, Part 697 Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

What They’re Saying Behind Your Back

For a pronominal consideration Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names


No Collusion! No Collusion! You Are The Laughably Obvious Collusion With Russia To Ratf*ck Another Election! Liz Dye, Wonkette

Dianne Feinstein Can’t Thank Lindsey Graham Enough For Such A Thorough, Professional Ass Whooping Stephen Robinson, Wonkette

Forced Birth Fetishists Now Also Want To Force Some Pepper Spray In Your Face

Trump Willing To Concede Maaaybe Jesus More Famous Than He Is Evan Hurst, Wonkette

Montana Newspaper Sure Sorry It Endorsed Bundy-Hugging Wackaloon For State Office Doktor Zoom, Wonkette