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Oct 26 2020

The Breakfast Club (Unfinished Business)

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

President George W. Bush signs USA Patriot Act; Henry Kissinger says ‘peace is at hand’ in Vietnam; Gunfight at the OK Corral takes place; Actor Bob Hoskins and ‘Wheel of Fortune’ host Pat Sajak born.

Breakfast Tunes

Jerry Jeff Walker (March 16, 1942 – October 23, 2020)

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

I believe that the rights of women and girls is the unfinished business of the 21st century.

Hillary Clinton

Breakfast News

Fear and anxiety spike in virus hot spots across US

Trump aide says ‘we’re not going to control the pandemic’

Power cut to 117,000 customers as California faces fire risk

Black contractor braves threats in removing Richmond statues

Crews vacuum ‘murder hornets’ out of Washington nest

Man with metal detector finds 222-year-old coin near church

The Latest: Mexico health officials acknowledge higher toll

Spain orders nationwide curfew to stem worsening outbreak

Virus is pummeling Europe’s eateries — and winter is coming

Italy closes gyms, shuts eateries early to fight COVID-19

Malaysia’s king rejects PM’s proposal to declare emergency

Thousands protest as Belarus leader faces demands deadline

Australia protests Qatar airport’s exams of women passengers

Turkish president dares U.S. to impose economic sanctions

France says stop boycott calls; Erdogan ups Macron insults

Breakfast Blogs

I’m Not Going to Hold My Breath Waiting for a Bipartisan Commission on Reforming the Courts Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

Chuck Grassley and Ron Johnson Produce a 285-Page Confession They’re Unfamiliar with the Public Record emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

They aren’t even pretending to try anymore digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Mockery of a sham: The Trial of the Chicago 7 (***) Dennis Hartley, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Let’s kick this guy’s ass Tom Sullivan, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Murc’s laying down of the law Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Liberals are largely incapable of even imagining the possibility of a liberal Supreme Court Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Erik Visits an American Grave, Part 704 Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

For the Record: Why the Affordable Care Act Will Survive Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names

THE REPUBLICAN PARTY WAS IN THE SEWER LONG BEFORE TRUMP ENTERED POLITICS Steve M., No More Mister Nice Blog

Relax! It’s the Return Of Nice Things! Doktor Zoom, Wonkette

HHS Official’s Foolproof Plan To Have Mall Santas Promote Vaccines Somehow Falls Apart Robyn Pennacchia, Wonkette

Interested In Some Uncritically Presented, BS GOP Talking Points?The New York Times Can Help! Stephen Robinson, Wonkette