Nov 10 2020

The Breakfast Club (Religious Conviction)

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 Edmund Fitzgerald sinks in Lake Superior; Soviet leader Leonid Brezhnev dies; Henry Stanley finds David Livingstone in central Africa; Film composer Ennio Morricone born; ‘Sesame Street’ premieres.


Breakfast Tunes



Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac


Men never do evil so completely and cheerfully as when they do it from religious conviction.

Blaise Pascal


Breakfast News


The Latest: Gov says keep symptomless health workers on job

As cases rise, states say they’ll work with Biden on virus

Notre Dame mandates virus testing after football celebration

Much at stake as Supreme Court weighs future of ‘Obamacare’

NYPD to allow religious headgear in mug shots after lawsuit

Tropical Storm Eta floods already drenched Florida cities

Groups fight to keep gray wolf protections for most of US

Cat at Northeast’s highest peak dies after 12 years on duty

Program set for Nov. 10 to commemorate 45th anniversary of Edmund Fitzgerald shipwreck

Ukraine’s president tests positive for COVID-19

Evo Morales returns to Bolivia, ending year in exile

Polish police carry away abortion rights protesters

Armenia, Azerbaijan agree to end fight in Nagorno-Karabakh

Peru lawmakers vote to remove president over alleged graft

Suu Kyi’s party claims to have won majority in Myanmar polls


Breakfast Blogs


Down-Ballot Was Big Trouble for Democrats, But There Are Some Rainbows Out There Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

Don Jr’s Demand to “Declassify Everything” and the Secret Grand Jury Information His Buddy Shared about Julian Assange emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

Afraid? Who, Us? We’re Not Afraid! Peterr, emptywheel

They’re making their move digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Digby’s Hullabaloo

If he holds his breath, what color does he turn? Tom Suliivan, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Trump Campaign Files Federal Lawsuit Seeking to Block Pennsylvania from Certifying Election Results Adam Klasfeld, Law & Crime

Lawyers Sound the Alarm as ‘Off the Rails’ AG Barr Caters to President Trump’s Baseless Fraud Narrative: ‘A Straightforward Abuse of Power’ Matt Natham, Law & Crime

Problematizing Crowdsourced Political Donations Eric Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Electoral College denialism Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

McConnell announces continuation of his war on American democracy Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

We Need to Accept That At Least 70 Million Americans Just Suck The Rude Pundit, at his blog

Got Paranoia? General Services Administration Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names

TRUMP TARGETS THE DEAD Steve M., No More Mister Nice Blog

General Services Admin Puts Presidential Transition On Hold For Trump Temper Tantrum Liz Dye, Wonkette

Fired Guy Fires Guy Evan Hurst, Wonkette

Christian Prophets Who Predicted Trump Win Still Pretty Sure They Were Right Robyn Pennacchia, Wonkette

President Sore Loser Has One Last Parting Grift For His Supporters Stephen Robinson, Wonkette