Nov 28 2020

The Breakfast Club (Values)

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

Ferdinand Magellan reaches the Pacific Ocean; British prime minister Margaret Thatcher resigns; Serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer is beaten to death; The Grand Ole Opry makes its radio debut; Comedian Jon Stewart born.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

If you don’t stick to your values when they’re being tested, they’re not values: they’re hobbies.

Jon Stewart

Breakfast News

US News

The Latest: Illinois surpasses 12,000 deaths from COVID-19

Experts: Virus numbers could be erratic after Thanksgiving

Virus keeps Black Friday crowds thin, shoppers shift online

Navajo school, students fight to overcome amid COVID-19

Officials report more than 4,200 new COVID cases in WA

CDC panel meets Tuesday to vote on COVID-19 vaccine priority

US colleges mull new virus protocols for students’ return

Disney to lay off 4,000 more employees amid pandemic

Milwaukee County vote recount gives Biden small boost

New rule could allow gas, firing squads for US executions

Trump administration moves ahead on gutting bird protections

Many turn to real Christmas trees as bright spot amid virus

Puppy pipeline runs from Georgia northward to adoptive homes

Sports News

US women beat Netherlands 2-0 in World Cup rematch

The Latest: Middle Tennessee-FAU football game canceled

Ohio State’s Day tests positive, won’t coach vs. Illinois

Hall’s late TD lifts No. 15 Iowa State over No. 20 Texas

Book, defense help No. 2 Notre Dame beat No. 25 UNC 31-17

San Francisco stuns No. 4 Virginia 61-60 in Bubbleville

Ravaged by COVID-19, Ravens face issues beyond new schedule

International News

Brazil’s Bolsonaro rejects COVID-19 shot, calls masks taboo

Greece sets price limit on COVID-19 tests at private clinics

British bike maker pedals on, with Brexit deal up in the air

S. Korea agency says N. Korea executed people, shut capital

China slaps 200% tax on Australia wine amid tensions

Cher in Pakistan for resettlement of ‘loneliest elephant’

Brief buzz: Danish Mayfly named 2021 insect of the year

Breakfast Blogs

Republicans Won’t Have Trump, But Trumpism Is All They Have Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

Kraken Clemency: Did Trump Issue the Flynn Pardon Wednesday To Avoid Potential Conflict with Sidney Powell’s Batshittery?? emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

Friday Night Soother digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Digby’s Hullabaloo

“Everyone knows” the Earth is flat too Tom Sullivan, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Trump’s Attempt to Shift Burden of Proof to Biden Shows His Election Lawsuits Are Garbage Aaron Keller, Law & Crime

Life under a death cult Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Donald Trump and the limits of legal realism Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Erik Visits an American Grave, Part 735 Erik Loomis, Lawyer, Guns and Money

Happy Lifeboat Burning Day! Updated Twice For Your Additional Reading Pleasure! driftglass, at his blog

Victim-Blaming With a Human Face Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names