Dec 02 2020

The Breakfast Club (Mind Over Matter)

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

Sen. Joseph McCarthy is censured; Scientists demonstrate the world’s first artificially-created, self-sustaining nuclear chain reaction; Enron files for Chapter 11 protection; Colombian drug lord is shot and killed.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don’t mind, it doesn’t matter.

Mark Twain

Breakfast News

US News

VIRUS TODAY: A deadly November, and who gets vaccine first

The Latest: Tucson votes in mandatory nightly curfew

CDC to shorten COVID-19 quarantine to 10 days, 7 with test

‘Very dark couple of weeks’: Morgues and hospitals overflow

Pushed to rush, FDA head says feds will get vaccine ‘right’

Judge throws out Trump rules limiting skilled-worker visas

Huge Puerto Rico radio telescope, already damaged, collapses

US: Mountain pine tree that feeds grizzlies is threatened

Visitor: Monolith toppled by group who said ‘leave no trace’

International News

EU eyes Dec 29 approval for 1st virus vaccine, later than US

As the virus resurges, mental health woes batter France

Nonessential shops reopen in Belgium as virus numbers drop

Iran’s parliament approves bill to stop nuclear inspections

Russia deploys missiles to Pacific islands claimed by Japan

Germany bans far-right, pro-Nazi group; Police raid homes

China spacecraft lands on moon to bring rocks back to Earth


The Latest: WVA not allowing basketball fans in December

Women’s team, US Soccer settle part of their lawsuit

Basketball in a mask? Rare but not unheard of in pandemic

Ohio State still 4th in CFP rankings after cancellation

Watts scores 20, No. 8 Michigan State beats No. 6 Duke 75-69

2017 ban on local LGBT ordinances ends in North Carolina

Game on? Steelers, Ravens set to finally meet … maybe

A cautious start to NBA season, as camps open amid positives

Hamilton positive for COVID-19, will miss F1′s Sakhir GP

Breakfast Blogs

Mitch McConnell’s Liability Shield Is the Joker in the Deck Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

The Investigations into the Russian Investigation Have Lasted 69% Longer than the Russian Investigation Itself emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

Loons going nuclear digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Chickens come home to a cock fight Tom Sullivan, Digby’s Hullabaloo

A Post-Election Trump Firing Makes the Case for an Independent, Regulatory CISAMarc Canellas, Just Security

Senior White House Officials Were Lobbied in ‘Bribery-for-Pardon Scheme,’ Unsealed Order Reveals Adam Klasfeld, Law & Crime

The Mistake of Designating the Houthis as a Foreign Terrorist Organization Gregory D. Johnsen, Lawfare

Mitch McConnell opposes COVID relief for anyone but businesses who get their workers sick Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Ben Wittes vindicated at last! Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Erik Visits an American Grave, Part 739 Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Where Have All The Glenn Stans Gone? driftglass, at his blog

For the Record: Call me Sherlock Holmes Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names

Trump’s Continuing COVID Murder Spree The Rude Pundit, at his blog


Bill Barr Just Saying Donald Trump Dead To Him Now Evan Hurst, Wonkette

Republican Senators Say ‘Mean Tweets’ Disqualify Biden Nominees. Make Your Own Joke, We’re Fresh Out. Liz Dye, Wonkette

Non-Doktor Of Non-Rhetoric Josh Hawley Explains ‘Marxists’ And ‘Capitalists’ Are Same Jews We Mean People Doktor Zoom., Wonkette

Transformed Wife: Saying Women Aren’t Meant To Be Servants Mocks The Bible Robyn Pennacchia, Wonkette

Please Don’t Let ‘Fetch’ Or Trump 2024 Happen Stephen Robinson, Wonkette