The Breakfast Club (Creative Process)

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

U.S. and Britain strike Afghanistan; Achille Lauro hijacked; Supreme Court pick Clarence Thomas faces damaging claims; Matthew Shepard beaten to death; Singer John Mellencamp born; ‘Cats’ hits Broadway.

Breakfast Tunes

Eddie Van Halen ( January 26, 1955 – October 6, 2020)

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

There are really three parts to the creative process. First there is inspiration, then there is the execution, and finally there is the release.

Eddie Van Halen

Breakfast News

The Latest: NY to resume restrictions in virus hot spots

FDA publishes vaccine guidelines opposed by White House

Military leaders quarantined after official tests positive

Fed’s Powell: Lack of further stimulus imperils recovery

Whistleblower who alleged White House virus failures resigns

Facebook says it will ban groups that openly support QAnon

Florida governor extends voter registration after site crash

Census head says order is being obeyed, but gripes continue

St. Louis couple indicted for waving guns at protesters

Police accused of beating porcupines to death with batons

Group seeks changes at Georgia park honoring Confederacy

Battered by 1st wave, Madrid hospital staff stretched by 2nd

Amid rising infections, Israeli ultra-Orthodox defy lockdown

Kyrgyzstan annuls parliamentary election results amid unrest

Floods in France, Italy swept bodies out of cemeteries

Dangerous Hurricane Delta bears down on Mexico’s Yucatan

3 scientists win Nobel physics prize for black hole research

Breakfast Blogs

The Joint Chiefs of Staff Allow COVID-19 to Dominate Their Lives Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

Federalist Society Super-Spreader Plausible Deniability emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

Van Halen bmaz, emptywheel

Another 14 point lead digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Trumpish tragedy and farce Tom Sullivan, Digby’s Sullivan

Consequences of Federal Failure: Lessons from New York City in the Pandemic Alexis Blane, Just Security

Supreme Court ‘Shadow Docket’ Slashes Voting Rights Protections in South Carolina Colin Kalmbacher, Law & Crime

Democratic AGs File SCOTUS Challenge to Trump Admin’s Abortion ‘Gag Rule’ as Amy Coney Barrett’s Nomination Looms Large Matt Naham, Law & Crime

“We need to take away children” Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Do the economics of news coverage in the US help protect the Electoral College? Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Erik Visits an American Grave, Part 687 Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

MAGA Cretins Worship at the Church of the Manly Grifter The Rude Pundit, at his blog


James O’Keefe Did A Misleading Video Claiming Voter Fraud? That’s Not Very ‘Veritas’ At All! Doktor Zoom, Wonkette

White House Blocks FDA’s Pesky Covid Vaccine Safety Standards For TOO SLOW Liz Dye, Wonkette

Texas Cop Actually Charged Immediately With Crime For Killing Black Man Stephen Robinson, Wonkette