The Breakfast Club (Liar’s Tools)

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

President Bill Clinton’s grand jury testimony in the Monica Lewinsky scandal aired on TV; Authors H.G. Wells and Stephen King born; ‘Monday Night Football’ premieres; Actor-comedian Bill Murray born.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

The trust of the innocent is the liar’s most useful tool.

Stephen King

Breakfast News

Wildfires and hurricanes disrupt final weeks of 2020 census

California wildfire likely to grow from wind, low humidity

Tropical Storm Beta churns slowly toward Texas and Louisiana

North Dakota records 731 new COVID-19 cases over weekend

Des Moines says no to governor’s demand for classroom return

Judge agrees to delay US government restrictions on WeChat

Maine blueberry industry reels from drought, frost, virus

Efforts afoot to save South’s disappearing grasslands

Asia Today: New Zealand to begin lifting virus restrictions

Sweden spared surge of virus cases but many questions remain

Born to prevent war, UN at 75 faces deeply polarized world

UN chief: No UN support for reimposing Iran sanctions now

Aid groups call Italy’s blockade of rescue ship ‘political’

Thousands march in Berlin in support of refugees in Greece

Carpenters wow public with medieval techniques at Notre Dame

Breakfast Blogs

Ruth Bader Ginsburg Knew the Dark Elements in American History Never Die Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

Wherein WikiLeaks Brags about Entertaining a Pardon Dangle from a Suspected Russian Asset and a White Supremacist emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

A possible blowout? Don’t get your hopes up but … digby aka Heather Dgby Parton, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Moral Cowardice tristero, Digby’s Hullabaloo

How many more must die? Tom Sullivan, Digby’s Hullabaloo

How Republican elites learned to stop worrying and love the Donald Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

How to Get Away with Murder Dan Nexon, Lawyers, Guns and Money

How the right wing legal machine actually works Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Blaming 2016 Voters for the Supreme Court Is Worthless The Rude Pundit, at his blog

For the Record: Ginsburg Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names


Lindsey Graham Wants Us To Use His Words Against Him Jamie Lynn Crofts, Wonkette Stephen Robinson, Wonkette

Murkowski Says She Won’t Vote To Replace RBG Until After The Election, So There’s That Robyn Pennacchia, Wonkette