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Oct 28 2020

The Breakfast Club (Country Of The Blind)

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

The Statue of Liberty is dedicated in New York; Benito Mussolini takes control of the Italian government; The Cuban Missile Crisis ends; Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates and actress Julia Roberts are born.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

In the country of the blind the one eyed man is king.

Desiderius Erasmus

Breakfast News

The Latest: Indoor dining, bar service banned in Chicago

Virus pushes twin cities El Paso and Juarez to the brink

Raging California fires keep tens of thousands from homes

Gulf Coast braces, again, for hurricane as Zeta takes aim

Supreme Court ruling spurs Wisconsin to get early votes in

Judge: US can’t replace Trump in accuser’s defamation suit

Judge sides with Virginia, but Lee statue stays put for now

New protests loom as Europeans tire of virus restrictions

UN cancels in-person meetings after report of 5 COVID cases

Peru’s Machu Picchu reopening Sunday after pandemic closure

France tightens security amid fallout from teacher beheading

Eager for change, Chile faces long road to new constitution

Turkey’s Erdogan sues Dutch anti-Islam lawmaker for insults

Fire forces hospital evacuation in Brazil; 2 patients dead

Belarus leader seeks to punish striking workers, students

Thai student-protesters aim for ambitious political change

Breakfast Blogs

If One Part of Life on This Planet Is Sick, Soon Enough It All Will Be Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

DOJ Falsely Claimed that McCabe and Strzok Confirmed that the Content of Their Notes Was Not Altered emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

Trump is openly excusing terrorism now digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Digby’s Hullabaloo

A human wave is building Tom Sullivan, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Good Governance Paper No. 10: Addressing Foreign Election Interference—An Overdue To-Do List Joshua Geltzer, Just Security

Republicans Are Already Amplifying Kavanaugh’s Misleading Law Review Citation to Block Mail-in Voting Colin Kalmbacher, Law & Crime

Amy Coathanger Barrett and the anti-democratic feedback loop Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

The state of the race with one week to go Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Erik Visits an American Grave, Part 706 Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Birthday Fundraiser: Day Two — Simony driftglass, at his blog

Literary Corner: Does That Make Sense Now? Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names

Trump and MAGA Nation Want to Kill You The Rude Pundit, at his blog

POLITICAL TIMIDITY? WHAT’S THAT? Steve M., No More Mister Nice Blog

Oh Brett Kavanaugh Can’t WAIT To Steal This Election For Whoever Paid Off His Debts Jamie Lynn Crofts, Wonkette

Hawaii Sen. Brian Schatz Declares War On Mitch McConnell So We’ll Call That A Nice Time Stephen Robinson, Wonkette

Send This Post To The Next Person Who Says Trump Is ‘Doing Something’ About Child Sex Trafficking Robyn Pennacchia, Wonkette

They Did It. In Seven Days, It’s Our Turn. Evan Hurst, Wonkette

As Of Probably Right Now, Drop Off Your Absentee Ballot, Don’t Mail It Doktor Zoom, Wonkette