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Oct 30 2020

The Breakfast Club (Racism)

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

‘War of the Worlds’ spooks Americans on Halloween Eve; A deadly mudslide hits Nicaragua after Hurricane Mitch; Muhammad Ali beats George Foreman in the ‘Rumble in the Jungle’; Comedian Steve Allen dies.

Breakfast Tunes

The Seminoles are the only Native American tribe never to sign a treaty with the United States.

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

I’ll stop talking about race when people stop being racist.

Larry Wilmore

Breakfast News

The Latest: Oregon sets single-day new COVID-19 case record

‘So frustrating’: Grave missteps seen in US virus response

The Latest: Calls for voting extension in Georgia after Zeta

Zeta soaks Southeast after swamping Gulf Coast; 6 dead

Supreme Court issues flurry of last-minute election orders

Report: US knew of problems family separation would cause

FBI warns ransomware assault threatens US health care system

Trump officials end gray wolf protections across most of US

Walmart removes guns, ammunition on display at U.S. stores

Carnegie Hall to remain closed through April 5

Many Cubans hope US election will lead to renewed ties

‘Difficult winter’: Europe divided on lockdowns; cases soar

Short of medics as virus surges, central Europe sounds alarm

France braces for monthlong lockdown as virus deaths mount

Coronavirus dims Mexico’s bright Day of the Dead celebration

UK Labour leader says anti-Semitism brings shame on party

Typhoon, landslides leave 35 dead, dozens missing in Vietnam

Breakfast Blogs

Second Cousin? Who Does This Guy Think He Is, Rudy Giuliani? Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

Trump’s Slow-Motion Cover-Up of Erdogan Corruption and Jeff Sessions’ Meeting with Mike Flynn’s Clients emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

About that great economy digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Every now and again a win (sort of) Tom Sullivan, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Regarding the Alleged Hunter Biden Materials: This Is Some of the Most Amateur Looking Garbage I’ve Ever Seen Adam L Silverman, Balloon Juice

Election Law Primer: What to Expect During and After the 2020 Election Teri Kanefield and Steve Vladeck, Just Security

Jacob Wohl, ‘Between a Rock and a Hard Place,’ Is in Danger of Being Held in Contempt of Court Colin Kalmbacher, Law & Crime

Michigan Appeals Court Rules State Cannot Ban Firearms in Polling Places Jerry Lambe, Law & Crime

Mail Voting Litigation in 2020, Part V: Efforts to Halt Vote-by-Mail Expansion Alexander Ross Perry and Christopher Meyer, Lawfare

How high will turnout be in the 2020 election and how will it matter? Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Persons with delicate constitutions may wish to look away Shakezula, Lawyers,Guns and Money

They can only win by cheating Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Don’t Let the Door Hit You on the Way Out, Glenn Robert Farley, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Erik Visits an American Grave, Part 708 Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Birthday Fundraiser: Day Four — David Brooks and I Remember Budapest Very Differently drfitglass, at his blog

In Which David F. Brooks Undergoes a Self-Criticism Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names

WHY REACH OUT TO REPUBLICANS? Steve M., No More Mister Nice Blog

Dilbert Guy Unclear On Whether Slavery Is Illegal In United States Of America Robyn Pennacchia, Wonkette

Oh Dear, Jon Ossoff Debate Did Not Go ‘Well’ For Georgia Sen. David Perdue Doktor Zoom, Wonkette

If SCOTUS Doesn’t Steal This Election, They’ve Got Plans For The Next One Liz Dye, Wonkette

Ron Johnson’s Nickname For His Penis Is ‘Hot Dish.’ This Is A Lie But Very Important To Retweet Evan Hurst, Wonkette

Oath Keeper Stewart Rhodes Standing By To Defend Donald Trump From Democracy Stephen Robinson and Doktor Zoom, Wonkette