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Dec 05 2020

The Breakfast Club (Life Changes)

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

Prohibition ends in the United States; Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart dies; Walt Disney and Little Richard are born.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

Life changes fast. Life changes in the instant. You sit down to dinner and life as you know it ends.

Joan Didion

Breakfast News

US News

The Latest: Conn. extends pandemic jobless benefit to 38,000

COVID-19 relief: What’s on the table as Congress seeks deal

States submit vaccine orders as coronavirus death toll grows

New Mexico extends virus reporting requirement for employers

As hospitals cope with a COVID-19 surge, cyber threats loom

Gala ignites political dispute over COVID-19 restrictions

Gripped by surging pandemic, US employers cut back on hiring

High court will hear appeal over Medicaid work requirements

Judge: Trump administration must take new DACA applications

Bill to criminalize doping schemes signed into law

DeVos suspends student federal loan payments through January

Appeals court rules for Trump taking military money for wall

Nissan pulls out of Trump emissions fight with California

Sheriff’s Christmas tree ‘thugshots’ rub some the wrong way

Wayward wallaroo rescued from river after chase in Illinois

Colorado student, scientist named Time’s ‘Kid of the Year’

US Politics

The Latest: Female lawmakers want Flournoy as defense chief

Biden officially secures enough electors to become president

Nevada GOP to appeal judge’s refusal to nullify Biden win

Surveillance tape breeds false fraud claims in Georgia

Iowa’s contact-tracing firm helped Trump, Reynolds campaigns

International News

UN health chief: World can start dreaming of pandemic’s end

UK defends vaccine decision amid criticism it moved too fast

Mexico City hospitals are filling up, but so are the streets

First Rohingya refugees arrive at isolated Bangladesh island

India’s winter of discontent: Farmers rise up against Modi

Venezuela’s Maduro seeks to tighten his grip via election

UN rights chief laments worsening situation in Belarus

Japan spacecraft approaches Earth to drop asteroid samples

Sports News

The Latest: Mississippi pauses football activities thru Wed

SEC revamps December schedule to make up for postponed games

Buffalo yet to be informed by MAC it has clinched East title

Maine Hoops’ plan for December games gets blocked out

New York Liberty win WNBA draft lottery again

MLB sues insurance providers, cites billions in virus losses

NFL further limits player access to facilities amid virus

Doubling up: Some NBA teams to stay longer in road cities

AP Source: NHL now focusing on mid-January season start date

Tokyo Olympics delay costs may reach $2.8 billion

Breakfast Blogs

If There Are Rats to Be F*cked on the Way Out the Door, These Are Just the Men to Do It Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

Failsons and Kraken Conspiracies: Three Mike Flynn Hypotheticals Trump May Have Tried to Preemptively Pardon emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

America The Can-Do Nation Ed Walker, emptywheel

The cult disengages from the GOP Mothership digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Digby’s Hullabaloo

No real violence yet Tom Sullivan, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Manitoba’s Premier: ‘I’m The Guy Who Is Stealing Christmas’ Ed Scarce, Crooks and Liars

A Retired General Officer or Flag Officer Should Not Be the Next Secretary of Defense Adam L. Silverman, Balloon Juice

A Commander’s Duty to Punish War Crimes: Past U.S. Recognition Brian Finucane, Just Security

Eleventh Circuit Dismisses Sidney Powell and Lin Wood’s Appeal in Georgia Kraken Case: The Answer Is ‘No’ Matt Naham, Law & Crime

A Judge Just Shot Down 25 of the Trump Campaign’s Conspiracy Theories in Nevada Adam Klasfeld, Law & Crime

Mitch McConnell: criminal justice reform is a distraction from doing nothing Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

A 9/11 every day Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Why Do Salmon Die in Seattle? Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Liberals Officially Cease To Exist driftglass, at his blog

For the Record: Punk Abolitionism Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names

Kelly Loeffler and the GOP’s Bullshit Hyperbole The Rude Pundit, at his blog

TRUMP ISN’T BEING A CYNIC — HE JUST DOESN’T BELIEVE IN TRUTH Steve M., No More Mister Nice Blog

Should We Evict 30 Million People At The End Of This Month? We Think ‘No’! Robyn Pennacchia, Wonkette

Trump Hairball Lawyer Cancel-Cultured Out Of Favorite DC Social Club, Unfair! Evan Hurst, Wonkette

https://www.wonkette.com/your-wonkette-wrong-about-a-thing Liz Dye, Wonkette

A Year Later, Trump Admin Finds Info On Some Stolen Kids’ Parents Stapled To Wall Behind Old Ziggy Cartoon Doktor Zoom, Wonkette