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Oct 20 2020

The Breakfast Club (Train Wreck)

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

‘Saturday Night Massacre’ takes place during Watergate scandal; Gen. Douglas MacArthur returns to Philippines; Jacqueline Kennedy weds Aristotle Onassis; Three Lynyrd Skynyrd members die in plane crash.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

The American dream belongs to all of us.

Kamala Harris

Breakfast News

As virus flares globally, new strategies target hot spots

California won’t allow virus vaccines without state approval

Deadline looms, but COVID relief deal may be far off

Federal judge strikes down Trump rule that could have cut food stamps for nearly 700,000 unemployed Americans

High court allows 3-day extension for Pennsylvania ballots

Some states allow ballots if voters die before Election Day

High court to review two cases involving Trump border policy

Supreme Court to hear case over border wall funding

Large earthquake off Alaska prompts tsunami fears, fleeing

Florida agency: Flying squirrels illegally shipped to Asia

California police recover lizards stolen from reptile store

‘Crazy’ beekeepers determined to make it in tough times

John Oliver now has a sewage plant named after him

The Latest: Ireland sets new virus restrictions for 6 weeks

Vaccine storage issues could leave 3B people without access

Argentina passes 1 million cases as virus hits Latin America

Wales locks down as COVID-19 cases spike; Manchester resists

EU to link national COVID-19 tracing apps together

As virus surges, Iran breaks one-day record for deaths again

UK, EU inch toward more Brexit talks but hurdles remain

Thai authorities seek to censor coverage of student protests

Morales party claims win as Bolivia seems to shift back left

Breakfast Blogs

We Deserve Justice in Our Time. This Is Not a Job for History Professors. Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

Rat-Fucker Rashomon: Trolling for Russia emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

Dr. Fauci Has No More Fucks Left To Give bmaz, emptywheel

Death Cult suicide pact digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Digby’s Hullabaloo

America Is Deeply Sick tristero, Digby’s Hullabaloo

“We can beat this guy” Tom Sullivan, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Good Governance Paper No. 5: Prepublication Review — How to Fix a Broken System Jack Goldsmith and Oona Hathaway, Just Scurity

Ted Cruz Supported an 8-Justice Supreme Court if Clinton Won in 2016. Now He’s Preemptively Striking Against Court Packing. Jerry Lambe, Law & Crime

Appeals Court Tosses Texas Voter Protections: Right to Vote Is Not Guaranteed by Due Process Clause of Constitution Colin Kalmbacher, Law & Crime

Betty Cracker Asks, We Answer! Hunter Biden’s Phone Being Hacked Is the Most Likely Pathway For the Information Giuliani Is Peddling Adam L. Silverman, Balloon Juice

Municipal Liability in Police Misconduct Lawsuits Brett Raffish, Lawfare

How Donald Trump and Scott Walker looted Wisconsin taxpayers to pay off Foxconn in exchange for nothing Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Reality is unfair to right wingers (The Never Ending Story) Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Erik Visits an American Grave, Part 700 Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

John Cornyn is Now Our Ally So Everybody Needs To Shut Up About Him driftglass, at his blog

Swiss Miss Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names

IS THE MEDIA GETTING READY TO WRITE A TRUMP COMEBACK STORY AFTER THE FINAL DEBATE? Steve M., No More Mister Nice Blog

Rudy And The Colludy Crew Freshen Up Their Biden Smear With Q-Themed Pedophilia Allegations Liz Dye, Wonkette

Joe Biden Made Actual Profit Selling House, And Eric Trump Is STUMPED Stephen Robinson, Wonkette

Trump Claims Lifelong Catholic Joe Biden Will Steal Christmas Robyn Pennacchia, Wonkette

TFW Even Fox News Won’t Swallow Your Senile Russian Disinfo Bullsh*t Evan Hurst, Wonkette