The Breakfast Club (Sound Cause)

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

America faces the aftermath of the Sept. 11th attacks; Nazis rescue Italy’s Mussolini; JFK confronts critics of his religion; Student leader Steven Biko killed in South Africa; Singer Johnny Cash dies.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

It doesn’t take a majority to make a rebellion; it takes only a few determined leaders and a sound cause.

H. L. Mencken

Breakfast News

Daily US virus deaths decline, but trend may reverse in fall

Study: Kids infected at day care spread coronavirus at home

COVID linked to heart inflammation in college athletes, small study suggests

Dozens missing as firefighters battle two large Oregon fires

Officials battle online misinformation along with wildfires

New California law to make it easier for former inmate firefighters to turn pro

Judges: Florida felons can’t vote until they pay fines, fees

About 8,800 unaccompanied children are expelled at US border

The spookiest part of Halloween this year might be the slump in spending

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn’t happen this week

Wasted kicks: Porta-potty seen rolling on Route 66

Virus spiking in eastern Europe; Hungary drafts ‘war plan’

Peru’s Indigenous turn to ancestral remedies to fight virus

India, China agree to disengage thousands of border troops

Greece seeks shelter for thousands after refugee camp fire

Belarusian leader set to visit Russia as protests continue

Humanitarian ship takes 27 migrants from Danish tanker

Breakfast Blogs

You Have to Wonder If the Republicans Could Even Compete in an Election They Didn’t Ratf*ck Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

Judge Sullivan Amicus John Gleeson Lays Out How DOJ Is Arguing Against DOJ, then Invokes Barr’s Other Interference emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

A hack tries to muzzle Fauci digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Children of ruin Tom Sullivan, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Fifth Circuit Rules Against Texas Democrats: Fear of Contracting Covid No Basis For Voting by Mail Elura Nanos, Law & Crime

‘So Many Lies in Pryor’s Opinion’: Legal Experts Savage Chief Judge for Approving Florida’s ‘Poll Tax’ Colin Kalmbacher, Law & Crime

Court-Appointed Amicus Curiae in Michael Flynn Case Repeatedly Tears into DOJ for Catering to the Whims of the President Matt Naham, Law & Crime

The Justice Department’s Policy Against Election Interference is Open to Abuse Michelle Onibokun and Chuck Rosenberg, Lawfare

The 9/11 Commission Report, the Pandemic and the Future of Homeland Security Carrie Cordero, Lawfare

The greenest ratfucking Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Inoculated against reality Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

On Believing Impossible Things driftglass, at his blog

Hi It’s Stupid: Rudy Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names

9/11 Unity Is a Fond Remembrance from the Past That Never Happened The Rude Pundit, at his blog


Turns Out Rudy’s Been Colluding With Russian Spies All Along. Whaaaaaaat??? Liz Dye, Wonkette

Next CDC Coronavirus Recs Gonna Tell All Elementary Schools To Open Restaurants Doktor Zoom, Wonkette

Rightwing Militia Creeps Holding Reporters At Gunpoint In Oregon Robyn Pennacchia, Wonkette

How Are Trump A-Holes Lying About Election Hacking Intel? Here’s A Clue! Evan Hurst, Wonkette