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Oct 31 2020

The Breakfast Club (All Hallows’ Eve)

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

Martin Luther leads start of Protestant Reformation; President Lyndon B. Johnson halts U.S. bombing of North Vietnam; India’s Prime Minister Indira Gandhi assassinated; Magician Harry Houdini dies.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

It’s said that All Hallows’ Eve is one of the nights when the veil between the worlds is thin – and whether you believe in such things or not, those roaming spirits probably believe in you, or at least acknowledge your existence, considering that it used to be their own. Even the air feels different on Halloween, autumn-crisp and bright.

Erin Morgenstern

Breakfast News

The Latest: Disney World to lay off 11,000 amid pandemic

State leaders facing 2nd wave resist steps to curb virus

US agency sets rules for cruise ships to start sailing again

For many Latinos, virus deaths loom over Day of the Dead

Report: US turning away asylum-seekers at border is flawed

Study: 1 to 2 million tons of US plastic trash go astray

Illinois authorities extradite Kyle Rittenhouse to Wisconsin

Oregon could become 1st US state to decriminalize hard drugs

Over 3 million cases of coronavirus reported in Mideast

Parisians flee, sidewalks empty as France enters lockdown

Quake strikes Turkish coast and Greek island, killing 19

Rain-fueled landslide in El Salvador kills 9; 35 missing

UK court rejects libel suit from Russian over Steele dossier

Bangladeshi floating hospital treats flood-ravaged community

Breakfast Blogs

Just in Case You Were Concerned This Election Wasn’t Crazy Enough, There’s This Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

Lindsey Graham Responds to News of Potential Ongoing Crime by Promising to Ignore It emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

What Would John Dewey Say About Court Packing? Ed Walker, emptywheel

Invisible dead digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Lies and the lying liars who fabricate them Tom Sullivan, Digbys Hullabaloo

An Opportunity for Biden to Set the Terms Against Trump’s Plan to Steal the Election Sydney Blumenthal, Just Security

Ronald Reagan and George W. Bush-Appointed Circuit Judges Rule Against Mask Requirements at Texas Polling Locations Colin Kalmbacher, Law & Crime

Project Veritas Sues New York Times for Calling Group ‘Deceptive’ Adam Klasfeld, Law & Crime

Bans on Guns at the Polls Are Plainly Constitutional Sara Chimene-Weiss and Helen White, Lawfare

Republican attempts to steal the election are a major crisis even if they fail Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Purge the Courts Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Erik Visits an American Grave, Part 709 Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Birthday Fundraiser: Final Day — One Year Ago Today I Was Given The Bestest Birthday Gift Ever By The Gods of Farce driftglass, at his blog

Turkey Trot Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names

Guest Post: An NYC Teacher With a Chronic Illness Knows Everything That’s at Stake in This Election The Rude Pundit, at his blog

AFTER THE TRUMP PRESIDENCY, TRUMP WILL CONTINUE TO BE RIDICULOUS AND APPALLING Steve M., No More Mister Nice Blog

Can’t Follow Bannon, Giuliani’s Bizarre, Made-Up JOE BIDEN CORRUPTION China Plot? Here, Try Some Crack! Liz Dye, Wonkette

Rudy Giuliani Gonna Put @Jack IN JAIL For Censoring His Bullsh*t Russian Hunter Biden Propaganda! Evan Hurst, Wonkette

Junior: COVID Deaths Are ‘Almost Nothing’, So That’s On-Brand Robyn Pennacchia, Wonkette

House Oversight Committee All Up In HHS’s $300 Million ‘Love Me, Love My Ronas’ PSA Campaign Doktor Zoom, Wonkette

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