Oct 19 2020

The Breakfast Club (Karma Goes Round In Circles)

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

British surrender at Yorktown decides American Revolution; Stock market crash hits Wall Street in late 1980s; Napoleon’s forces begin retreat from Moscow; Concorde makes first landing in New York.

Breakfast Tunes

Where there is no vision, there is no hope.

George Washington Carver

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

Breakfast News

Millions more virus rapid tests, but are results reported?

Some in North Dakota wish for tougher virus tack by governor

Many homes likely lost in north-central Colorado fires

Report: Damage from August wind storm in Midwest at $7.5B

Black officers break from unions over Trump endorsements

Organizers exhort women to vote for change at US rallies

Plan to retrieve Titanic radio spurs debate on human remains

Tulsa digs again for victims of 1921 race massacre

The Latest: S. Korea increases hospital, nursing home tests

Russia shuns tough restrictions even as infections soar

French virus curfew produces eerie quiet on streets of Paris

UN arms embargoes on Iran expire despite US objections

Afghans say preventing next war as vital as ending this one

Protesters in Thailand carry on despite police warning

Breakfast Blogs

Joe Biden Is the Candidate for Anyone Who Wants Off This Frightening Thrill Ride of a Presidency* Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

Steve Bannon, Guccifer 2.0, Glenn Greenwald, and Me: How Glenn Greenwald Defends “Smear Artist & Cowards” emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

The Public In Dewey’s The Public And Its Problems Ed White, emptywheel

The Collaborator Bill of Indictment digby aka Heather Digby aprton, Digby’s Hullabaloo

I Caught It At The Movies: Can theaters survive? Dennis Hartley, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Couldn’t happen to a nicer brown-noser Tom Sullivan, Digby’s Hullabaloo

‘Overpromised and Underdelivered’: Pro-Trump Owners of Ohio Printing Company Conveniently Overwhelmed by Mail-in Ballot Requests Jerry Lambe, Law & Crime

Dozens of Ballots Got Caught Up in Mail Theft Across City in Washington State, Police Say Alberto Luperon, Law & Crime

They don’t ratfuck ’em like they used to Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Keeping the American right wing respectable Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Erik Visits an American Grave, Part 699 Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

The Regularly Scheduled “Never Hold Republicans Accountable” Train Is Leaving The Station driftglass, at his blog

Literary Corner: There Are Some Very Fine Anti-Pedophiles Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names


How Are Republicans Trying To Ratf*ck The Election? Let Us Count The Ways Jamie Lynn Crofts, Wonkette

Four More Senate Races That Might Not Be Nail-Biters Doktor Zoom, Wonkette

Does Trump Actually WANT His Followers To Kidnap Gretchen Whitmer? Robyn Pennacchia, Wonkette

Georgia Senator David Perdue Too Dumb, Racist To Say ‘Kamala’ Without Tongue Falling Out Stephen Robinson, Wonkette