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Dec 03 2020

The Breakfast Club (Caring People)

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

First human heart transplant performed; Industrial accident kills thousands in Bhopal, India; Hundreds of students arrested at the University of California at Berkeley; “A Streetcar Named Desire” opens on Broadway; Snger Ozzy Osbourne is born.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

Never believe that a few caring people can’t change the world. For, indeed, that’s all who ever have.

Margaret Mead

Breakfast News

US News

VIRUS TODAY: Hospitals desperate for help as cases pile up

Stay home for the holidays or get tested twice, CDC urges

NYC bar owner who defied coronavirus restrictions arrested

The stupid abounds in my hometown.

Search persists for parents of 628 kids separated at border

Survey finds race- and sex-based harassment ‘common’ at FEMA

US tightens definition of service animals allowed on planes

Judge says no to digging up remains of President Harding

Athletes say they removed Utah monolith, legal case unclear

International News

Putin orders ‘large-scale’ COVID-19 vaccination in Russia

Vaccine 1st puts spotlight on German pharma company BioNTech

Britain OKs Pfizer vaccine and will begin shots within days

Nearly 100 world leaders to speak at UN session on COVID-19

France and UN rally aid for Lebanon, urge political reforms

Israeli parliament takes step toward new national elections

UN calls on humanity to end ‘war on nature,’ go carbon-free

China: Moon probe preparing to return rock samples to Earth

Sports News

No. 1 Gonzaga rallies to beat No. 11 West Virginia 87-82

Coleman, No. 17 Texas beat No. 14 UNC 69-67 for Maui title

Maryland-Michigan canceled; Wolverines’ AD sounds off

Goodell: NFL committed to finishing regular season on time

Steelers overcome rust, short-handed Ravens to move to 11-0

NBA: 48 players positive for coronavirus as testing resumes

Lakers-Clippers, Durant-Warriors set for NBA opening night

Rafer Johnson, 1960 Olympic decathlon champion, dies at 86

Breakfast Blogs

If the Rest of Us Can Skip the Movies, You Can Skip the Orgies Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

The Last Trickle of the Mueller 302s before the Biden Storm emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

Onward to 2024 digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Where the slippery slope leads Tom Sullivan, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Schroedinger’s Secretary of Defense & the Reality of Building Back Better Adam L. Silverman, Balloon Juice

Climate Change, National Security, & the New Commander-in-Chief Mark Nevitt, Just Security

Georgia Argued Sidney Powell Is a ‘Security Risk’ Who Can’t Get the ‘Keys to the Software Kingdom’ Aaron Keller, Law & Crime

Wisconsin Federal Judge Picks Apart Sidney Powell and Lin Wood’s Lawsuit in ‘Brutal’ Order Jerry Lambe, Law & Crime

Nevada Judge Tosses Losing GOP Candidate’s Lawsuit, Which Sought to ‘Void’ Democratic State Senator’s Win and Re-Do Election Matt Naham, Law & Crime

The Statutory Authority for Barr’s Appointment of Durham as Special Counsel Josh Blackman, Lawfare

Do Corporations Have the Right to Profit Off Child Slavery? They Sure Want To! Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

One of these days, Amy Coney Barrett will cast a vote that doesn’t kill people Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

And then things got out of hand. Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Transnational Activism and the 19th Amendment Robert Farley, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Dec 2 The Great Reset Picks Up Speed driftglass, at his blog

Call Me Sherlock Holmes. II Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names

LEAST SURPRISING NEWS OF THE DAY Steve M., No More Mister Nice Blog

You Better Watch Out: Trump’s Having 12 Days Of COVID Celebrations At White House Stephen Robinson, Wonkette

Who’s Bribing Whom? Let’s Play Connect The Redaction Bars With Latest ‘Bribe For Pardon Scheme’! Liz Dye, Wonkette

Tyson Pork Plant Managers Lied About COVID-19, Guess They Need A Lawsuit Shield! Doktor Zoom, Wonkette