The Breakfast Club (Don’t Believe The Hype)

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 Abraham Lincoln delivers Gettysburg Address; Egypt’s Anwar Sadat becomes first Arab leader to visit Israel; Ford halts Edsel production; Bandleader Tommy Dorsey and actress Jodie Foster born.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

Don’t believe the hype; don’t believe what it tells you on your driver’s license. You are an extension of the power that created this whole universe.


Breakfast News

Kansas governor issues new mask mandate as COVID cases surge

Some GOP governors shift on mask mandates as hospitals fill

NH food establishments fined, warned over lack of masks

‘Tired to the bone’: Hospitals overwhelmed with virus cases

Pfizer: COVID-19 shot 95% effective, seeking clearance soon

Empty desks: Coronavirus robs US classrooms of teachers

New York City schools to close again as virus rate rises

FDA allows 1st rapid virus test that gives results at home

Trump pushes new environmental rollbacks on way out the door

Wind in forecast raises fears after Nevada fire burns homes

The Latest: Samoa reports its 1st positive coronavirus test

As virus hits Italy’s south, some flee troubled health care

Berlin police forcefully disperse protest over virus rules

Europe has half of world’s 4M new virus cases but sees hope

Hungary sticks to veto of EU budget over rule-of-law issue

Spain opens 2nd migrant camp on overrun Gran Canaria island

Iota’s devastation comes into focus in storm-weary Nicaragua

Breakfast Blogs

The Campaign Against Raphael Warnock Is Already Shot Through With Unreconstructed Racism Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

Rudy’s Coup emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

It just gets crazier digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Justice in the balance Tom Sullivan, Digby’s Hullabaloo

‘A Serious Matter’: Criminal Probe into Bill Barr’s Former Client Was Shelved One Week After He Was Nominated Attorney General Colin Kalmbacher, Law & Crime

Legal Ethics Experts File Official Complaint Seeking Investigation into Lindsey Graham for Abuse of Office Jerry Lambe, Law & Crime

The Squad vs. the Mods Misses the Point Steven Atwell, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Emily Murphy is damaging the country for no defensible reason Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

You still don’t realize what you’re dealing with Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Erik Visits an American Grave, Part 726 Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Amnesia, Incorporated driftglass, at his blog

Narratology: What Polling Data? Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names

NO HUMAN FEELINGS Steve M., No More Mister Nice Blog

Trump Ponies Up For Recount In Wisconsin, But Only The Black Parts Jamie Lynn Crofts, Wonkette

Meet Ned. Ned And 300 Of His Badass Detroit Friends Saved Democracy From Trump Last Night. Evan Hurst, Wonkette

Republicans Sue Nevada For Tort Of ‘But Tucker Carlson Says Trump Won’ Liz Dye, Wonkette

Georgia’s Olivia Pearson Arrested For Helping Black People Vote. Again. Doktor Zoom, Wonkette