Oct 24 2020

The Breakfast Club (Real Choice)

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

Dawn of the UN; Dwight Eisenhower vows to end the Korean War; Suspects caught in D.C.-area sniper shootings; Concorde makes last trans-Atlantic flight; ‘Star Trek’ creator Gene Roddenberry dies.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

Real choice is clear information and the right to walk away from a bad deal without leaving your wallet behind.

Jeff Merkley

Breakfast News

Some hospitals in crisis as US nears high for COVID-19 cases

AstraZeneca, J&J resuming US tests of COVID-19 vaccines

Hospitalization data flawed in Missouri, perhaps elsewhere

Trump campaign sues in Nevada to stop Vegas-area vote count

Ballots can’t be tossed out over voter signature, court says

Battleground postal delays persist with mail voting underway

Washington state discovers first ‘murder hornet’ nest in US

400 years on, Mayflower’s legacy includes pride, prejudice

The Latest: India’s cases pass 7.8M, 3 states hardest hit

France surpasses 1 million confirmed virus cases amid spike

Dutch hospital airlifts patients to Germany amid virus surge

The Latest: Mexico’s Chihuahua border state back in lockdown

In hard-hit Peru, worry mounts over both COVID-19 and dengue

Poles vent fury at court’s further restrictions on abortions

Libyan factions sign countrywide UN-brokered cease-fire

Veggie burgers are still burgers, at least in Europe

Breakfast Blogs

Things Are Getting Awfully Unsettled Out on the Lunatic Fringes Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

Judge Emmet Sullivan Just Created Four Big Problems for DOJ in the Mike Flynn Case emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

Anatomy of a smear digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Donny and the Chocolate Factory Tom Sullivan, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Good Governance Paper No. 8: How to Strengthen Oversight by Congress Jim Townsend and Elise Bean, Just Security

GOP-Appointed Judges Shut Down Republican’s Attempt to Delay an Election in Minnesota Jerry Lambe, Law & Crime

Judge Orders DOJ to Confirm—Under Penalty of Perjury—That Michael Flynn Evidence Is ‘True and Correct’ Matt Naham, Law & Crime

How to Resolve a Contested Election, Part 3: When Elections Fail Scott R. Anderson, Lawfare

Republicans can’t win free and fair national elections Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

The forces of evil in a Bozo nightmare Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Erik Visits an American Grave, Part 702 Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Biden Wipes Trump’s Cards Off the Table The Rude Pundit, at his blog

For the Record: Debate Takes Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names


Supreme Court Rules Pennsylvania Can Vote … And Here’s Why That’s Bad, Actually Jamie Lynn Crofts, Wonkette

Who Wanna Watch MSNBC’s Hallie Jackson Dick-Punch Hogan Gidley? Evan Hurst, Wonkette

Even $15 An Hour Isn’t A Living Wage Anymore In The United States Robyn Pennacchia, Wonkette

Fox News Legal Analyst Worries Deep State Stoled His Wifi Doktor Zoom, Wonkette

Pretty Much All You Need To Know About Trump’s Sad Loser ‘Tony Bobulinski’ Hail Mary Pass Liz Dye, Wonkette