The Breakfast Club (Inoculation Against Charlatans)

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

First victim dies in post-Sept. 11th anthrax scare; VP candidates spar over JFK; The Beatles release ‘Love Me Do’; ‘Monty Python’ premieres; Baseball’s Barry Bonds tops single-season runs record.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

Science is basically an inoculation against charlatans.

Neil deGrasse Tyson

Breakfast News

NYC seeks to reinstate virus restrictions in some spots

Record-breaking California wildfires surpass 4 million acres

Delays in verifying mail-in ballots will slow election tally

Long-term jobless caught in a squeeze that imperils recovery

Appeals court upholds ban on holding migrant kids in hotels

Seismic search for oil in Atlantic Ocean looks dead for now

Nevada dam changes give rare trout new life 115 years later

UK’s Johnson defends virus strategy as infections soar

Over 100,000 march in Belarus against authoritarian leader

Mali releases 180 jihadists in likely prisoner exchange

Azerbaijan says Armenia targets cities outside conflict zone

Police officer in Chile accused of throwing teen from bridge

South African coffin-maker saw COVID-19 at work and at home

New Caledonia voters choose to stay part of France

Breakfast Blogs

The Chaos Has to Stop With the President’s Doctors Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

Andrew McCabe Delays Testimony to SJC, Calling In-Person Testimony a “Grave Safety Risk” emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

“Don’t tell anyone…” digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Who’s next? Tom Sullivan, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Attorney General William Barr Will Self-Quarantine, Spokesperson Says Alberto Luperon, Law & Crime

Newly Repurposed Bush-Off Machine Is Rolled Into Service driftglass, at his blog

Literary Corner: They Look Like They Are Miracles Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names

ON SECOND THOUGHT … Steve M., No More Mister Nice Blog