The Breakfast Club (Administering Medicine To The Dead)

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

Egypt’s President Anwar Sadat assassinated; Yom Kippur War breaks out in Mideast; Top U.S. arms inspector reports on Iraq’s WMD; Actress Bette Davis dies; ‘The Jazz Singer’ heralds talking pictures.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

To argue with a man who has renounced the use and authority of reason, and whose philosophy consists in holding humanity in contempt, is like administering medicine to the dead, or endeavoring to convert an atheist by scripture.

Thomas Paine

Breakfast News

CDC says coronavirus can spread indoors in updated guidance

Epic scale of California wildfires continues to grow

Gusty winds fan big Rocky Mountain wildfires, spread embers

Governor asks court to block actions by Trump’s land boss

Governor orders some NYC schools closed amid virus flare-up

Judge blocks Iowa directive on absentee ballot applications

Conservation success or pests? Seals spark passionate debate

National Zoo: Genetic tests reveal new baby panda is a boy

WHO: 10% of world’s people may have been infected with virus

UK hit by new virus test failing, finds 16,000 extra cases

Protesters erupt in Kyrgyzstan after parliamentary election

Indian capital launches campaign to curb toxic air pollution

Under fire over LGBT rights, Polish leader blames activist

Delta grows into hurricane in Caribbean; eyes Yucatan, Cuba

Breakfast Blogs

Trump Toadies Insist He’s Got the Virus Right Where He Wants It Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

Bill Barnett’s Second Gratuitous Swipe at the Mueller Investigation Collapses emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

Crazy even by their standards digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Here be dragons Tom Sullivan, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Is the United States Heading for a Rural Insurgency? Vasabjit Banerjee, Just Security

Dr. Conley Declined to Reveal Details About the Condition of President Trump’s Lungs—What You Need to Know About HIPAA Jerry Lambe, Law & Crime

IRS Reportedly Investigating NRA Boss for Criminal Tax Fraud as NY AG Seeks to Destroy Gun Rights Organization Matt Naham, Law & Crime

The Rules for Displacing an Ailing Presidential Candidate Brian C. Kalt, Lawfare

Republicans can’t believe elite immunity isn’t comprehensive Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

This is fine Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Erik Visits an American Grave, Part 686 erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

For the Record: Mid-Autumn Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names


Trump Kids Divided. Is The Old Man Demented, Or Just Crazy? Liz Dye, Wonkette

No One Should Put The Trump Family In Same Sentence With ‘Honor System’ Stephen Robinson, Wonkette

Ammon Bundy Told To Wear Mask At Football Game, Just Like Jewish People In Nazi Germany Robyn Pennacchia, Wonkette