The Breakfast Club (Stop And Smell The Roses)

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


Henry Ford’s Model T car hits the market; Mao Zedong proclaims Communist China; Game One of first-ever World Series takes place; Johnny Carson begins his ‘Tonight Show’ run; Walt Disney World opens.


Breakfast Tunes


Mac Davis (January 21, 1942 – September 29, 2020)


Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac


Hey mister, where you goin’ in such a hurry? Don’t you think it’s time you realize There’s a whole lot more to life than work and worry All the sweetest things in life are free And they’re right before your eyes? You’ve got to stop and smell the roses You’ve got to count your many blessings every day You’re gonna find your way to heaven is a rough and rocky road If you don’t stop and smell the roses along the way

Mac Davis


Breakfast News


The Latest: Georgia extends virus emergency rules again

Hospitals feel squeeze as coronavirus spikes in Midwest

Voting lawsuits pile up across US as election approaches

Connecticut House votes to give more time to process ballots

Portland mayor spars with US on deputized police officers

Breonna Taylor grand jury recordings to be released Friday

Census takers: We’re being told to finish early, cut corners

4th person killed in devastating California wildfire

California wildfire evacuees return home to find devastation

US says it will block palm oil from large Malaysian producer

Satanic Temple sues company that rejected group’s billboards

Study: Neanderthal genes may be liability for COVID patients

Germany’s Merkel defends government record during pandemic

European report finds waning of democracy in Poland, Hungary

As Brazil’s wetlands burned, government did little to help

Gazans left stranded abroad by Israeli-Palestinian standoff

Gray parrots separated at zoo after swearing a blue streak


Breakfast Blogs

The President’s Debate Performance Was Pure Fascism Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

The Proud Boys Have Already Been Used to Intimidate Those Holding Trump Accountable — and Bill Barr Has Protected Them emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

The Debate. And Other Equally Weird Incidents. Echidne, at her blog

About the Court and the filibuster digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Trump’s army of darkness Tom Sullivan, Digby’s Hullabaloo

It’s Assange in the Dock, But It’s National Security Journalism on Trial Jameel Jaffer, Just Security

Trump-Appointed Judge Sides with Planned Parenthood, Blocks Abortion Law That Requires Doctors to Give Women ‘Misleading’ Information Elura Nanos, Law & Crime

Federal Judge Calls Trump’s Voter Fraud Claims a ‘Fiction,’ Denies Campaign’s Attempt to Restrict Mail-In Voting Jerry Lambe, Law & Crime

He’s so good at this Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

This is the bottom right? Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

“…additional tools…” driftglass, at his blog

Keep Yapping, Man Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names

The Debate: Trump Give Us Filth and Fraud While Biden Actually Plans a Future for Us The Rude Pundit, at his blog


Trump Admin As Good At $300 Million Coronavirus Propaganda Campaign As Everything Else It Touches Liz Dye, Wonkette

How To Trump-Proof The Next Debate, For America’s And His Own Safety Evan Hurst, Wonkette

Trump So Sad Random Goons Not Allowed To Intimidate PA Voters Doktor Zoom, Wonkette

President Klan Robe Gives Shout Out To His Proud Boys Stephen Robinson, Wonkette