Nov 20 2020

The Breakfast Club (These Are The Days)

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

Nazi war crimes trial begins at Nuremberg; Robert F. Kennedy born; Britain’s future Queen Elizabeth II marries; Spain’s dictator Francisco Franco dies; Mexican Revolution begins; ‘Cabaret’ hits Broadway.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

Every society gets the kind of criminal it deserves. What is equally true is that every community gets the kind of law enforcement it insists on.

Robert Kennedy

Breakfast News

The Latest: California imposes overnight curfew amid surge

Heading into holidays, US COVID-19 testing strained again

Not just COVID: Nursing home neglect deaths surge in shadows

CDC pleads with Americans to avoid Thanksgiving travel

yson suspends Iowa plant managers amid virus betting claim

Smithsonian closing museums and zoo again amid virus spike

US adult smoking rate looks unchanged, vaping rate higher

Mnuchin rejects renewal of some Fed emergency loan programs

Huge Puerto Rico radio telescope to close in blow to science

Idaho is top pick for Energy Department nuclear test reactor

Georgia hand tally of votes is complete, affirms Biden lead

Hoot, hoot, hoot! Owl in Rockefeller Center Christmas tree

A lost dog’s journey across the Canadian border and back

Japan records high of daily virus cases, amid worrying spike

Mexico becomes 4th country to hit 100,000 COVID-19 deaths

Brexit trade negotiations suspended because of COVID-19 case

On thin ice: Dutch speedskating race under threat from virus

Oxford scientists expect COVID-19 vaccine data by Christmas

Ethiopia’s multiple crises: War, COVID-19, even locusts

Germany marks 75th anniversary of landmark Nuremberg trials

Breakfast Blogs

Illinois Is the Perfect Place to Lead Us Back to More Conventional Political Scandals Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

Donald Trump Was Personally Involved in Flynn’s “Collusion” with Russia to Protect Israel emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

“Televised executions of public officials” digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Oh, the integrity! Tom Sullivan, Digby’s Hullabaloo

75 Years Ago at Nuremberg: Giving a Name to Crimes Against Humanity Menachem Z. Rosensaft, Just Security

Detroit Asks Court to Issue Sanction After Trump Campaign Lawyer Used Court Filing to ‘Spread Disinformation’ Colin Kalmbacher, Law & Crime

Arizona Judge Throws Out Republican Party Attempt to Delay Certification of Vote in Maricopa County Matt Naham, Law & Crime

Trump-Appointed Judge Rejects Lin Wood’s ‘Creative’ Election Lawsuit in Georgia Adam Klasfeld, Law & Crime

The Falsest Equivalency Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Smell the glove Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Erik Visits an American Grave, Part 727 Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

I Told You So. That’s It. That’s The Post. driftglass, at his blog


Welcome Your Newest Federal Judge, It’s This Batsh*t 33-Year-Old Who Will Live Forever Jamie Lynn Crofts, Wonkette

The 648,382 Funniest Parts Of Rudy’s Press Conference, From ‘Elite Strike Force’ To ‘Rudy Is Leaking’ Evan Hurst, Wonkette

Actual Neurosurgeon Ben Carson Now Submitting To Medical Expertise Of The MyPillow Guy Robyn Pennacchia, Wonkette

Sen. Tom Cotton Demands Accurate Veneration Of Pilgrims, Just Like In Third Grade Pageant Doktor Zoom, Wonkette

Rudy And The Gang Making Fake Judge’s Orders Now, As A *Courtesy* Liz Dye, Wonkette