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Nov 06 2020

The Breakfast Club (A Parting Glass)

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

Highlights of this day in history: Abraham Lincoln wins four-way race for President as American Civil War nears; March music ‘king’ John Phillip Sousa born; Composer Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky dies; Director Mike Nichols born.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

If, after I depart this vale, you ever remember me and have thought to please my ghost, forgive some sinner and wink your eye at some homely girl.

H. L. Mencken

Breakfast News

US sets record for cases amid election battle over virus

Colorado coronavirus hospitalizations reach highest level

Counties with worst virus surges overwhelmingly voted Trump

Portland, Oregon rejects bid to cut $18M more from police

Washington Supreme Court: Farmworkers to get overtime pay

Court orders FDA to assess environmental impact of GM salmon

Missouri voters dump never-used redistricting reforms

Cherokee Nation to buy ranch where Will Rogers was born

Greece imposes lockdown to avoid worst at hospitals

In Spain, coronavirus puts the poor at the back of the line

Eta back to sea as Central America tallies damages and dead

Final votes confirm New Zealand won’t legalize marijuana

Kosovo’s president resigns to face war crimes charges

Danish farmers lament decision to cull all Denmark’s minks

Breakfast Blogs

The President’s Ratf*cking Team Isn’t Exactly the ’27 Yankees Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

Braced for Impact Rayne, emptywheel

Mitch McConnell: America’s Overlord digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Trumpism: Not dead yet Tom Sullivan, Digby’s Hullabaloo

No, State Legislatures Cannot Overrule the Popular Vote Adav Noti, Just Security

Destroying Federal Documents During a Presidential Transition Is a Federal Crime Richard Painter, Just Security

Republican Calls to Defy the Will of the Voters Completely Ignore Recent SCOTUS Precedent on Faithless Electors Colin Kalmbacher, Law & Crime

Open plans to steal elections are bad even if they fail Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

If Donald Trump did not exist would it have been necessary to invent him? Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Erik Visits an American Grave, Part 715 Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

The Tell-Tale Count driftglass, at his blog

Winkin’, Blinken, and Nod Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names

Trump to America Today: Democracy Is for Suckers and Losers The Rude Pundit, at his blog

A USER GETS USED (updated) Steve M., No More Mister Nice Blog

Forget Faithless Electors, That Sh*t Is Not Happening Liz Dye, Wonkette

Mitch McConnell Thinks He’s Boss Of Joe Biden Doktor Zoom, Wonkette

People Who Profit Off Cash Bail So Happy California Preserved ‘Constitutional Right’ To Cash Bail Robyn Pennacchia, Wonkette

GOP Floods Black Facebook With Absolute Sh*t Stephen Robinson, Wonkette