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Oct 29 2020

The Breakfast Club (The Hustle)

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

‘Black Tuesday’ on Wall St. as the Great Depression begins; Osama bin Laden admits ordering the Sept. 11th attacks; Suez crisis heats up Mideast; McKinley assassin executed; John Glenn returns to space.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

Contrary to popular opinion, the hustle is not a new dance step – it is an old business procedure.

Fran Lebowitz

Breakfast News

The Latest: Anchorage officials say city on ‘dangerous path’

Feds issue coverage plan for COVID-19 vaccine and treatments

Rising infections complicate rules for New York-area travel

Regulators suspend Missouri nursing home COVID-19 test lab

Lawsuit says census takers were pressured to falsify data

Supreme Court turns away Republican plea to cut deadline for receipt of absentee ballots in North Carolina

Supreme Court leaves NC absentee ballot deadline at Nov. 12

Pennsylvanians urged to drop off mail-in ballots in person

Road, logging restrictions to end in largest national forest

Hurricane Zeta hits Louisiana with flooding, power outages

France, Germany impose new lockdowns to curb virus spread

As virus surges, isolated UK leader Johnson faces many foes

Divided Belgium among Europe’s worst virus hotspots

Australia’s second-largest city ends 111-day virus lockdown

Poles join strike as protests against abortion ruling expand

Qatar apologizes, investigates forced airport examinations

Strong typhoon slams Vietnam; at least 2 dead, 26 missing

Heathrow loses claim to being Europe’s biggest airport

Cake Lady helps wounded soldiers heal, one treat at a time

Breakfast Blogs

Chekhov’s Gun Is in Our Politics Now. Act III Will Not End Well. Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

Shorter DOJ: We Made Shit Up … Please Free Mike Flynn digby aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

Entitled, arrogant schmuck digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Scorched earth Tom Sullivan, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Federal Employees’ Liability Risks for Following Illegal Directives to Interfere in 2020 Election Robert S. Taylor, Just Security

Vermont Demands Supreme Court ‘Correct’ Brett Kavanaugh’s ‘Erroneous Claim’ in Voting Rights Case Colin Kalmbacher, Law & Crime

Full Panel of Federal Judges, Including Three Trump Appointees, Unanimously Reject Judicial Watch’s Effort to Depose Hillary Clinton Jerry Lambe, Law & Crime

The coming pivot to “it’s OK to try to steal elections if you fail” Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Really interesting stats from CNN poll Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

The Violence To Come. Maybe. Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Birthday Fundraiser: Day Three — There Is No “We The People” driftglass, at his blog

Brand Coherence Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names

Donald Trump, See You Next Tuesday The Rude Pundit, at his blog

HOW MANY TIMES HAVE WE HEARD THIS BEFORE? Steve M., No More Mister Nice Blog

Mean Judge Says Calling Ladies Too Ugly To Rape Somehow NOT Part Of Trump’s ‘Official’ Duties Liz Dye, Wonkette

Do We Finally Have Enough To Make A Negligent Homicide Charge Against Jared Kushner Stick? Stephen Robinson, Wonkette

Mad Old Flynn Judge Emmet Sullivan Tells Postmaster General To Go Cut Him A Switch Doktor Zoom, Wonkette

Obama: OF COURSE Dictators Want Trump To Win, He’s Their Very Own Remote-Controlled Idiot! Evan Hurst, Wonkette