The Breakfast Club (Maniacal Ends)

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

Guerrilla leader Che Guevara executed in Bolivia; Anthrax-laced letters sent to Capitol Hill; Achille Lauro hijackers surrender; Andrei Sakharov wins Nobel Peace Prize; Musician John Lennon born.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

Our society is run by insane people for insane objectives. I think we’re being run by maniacs for maniacal ends and I think I’m liable to be put away as insane for expressing that. That’s what’s insane about it.

John Lennon

Breakfast News

The Latest: California governor tests negative for virus

Tensions rise as virus cases surge in Wisconsin, Dakotas

Businesses shut in effort to contain virus in NYC hot spots

At least 8,000 mink dead in Utah after contracting Covid-19

The ‘evidence is clear’: Hydroxychloroquine doesn’t help Covid-19 patients

Justices say women can get abortion pill by mail, for now

Federal judge issues scathing decision to allow more ballot drop boxes in Ohio

Court blocks extension of Wisconsin absentee ballot deadline

Delta restrengthens into a major hurricane and may be a Category 3 storm when it makes US landfall Friday

Experts: Warming makes Delta, other storms power up faster

American poet Louise Glück wins Nobel Prize in Literature

Young whales looking to dine flock to waters off NYC

Brazil strains at quarantine as virus cases pass 5 million

‘Catastrophically short of doctors’: Virus wallops Ukraine

Paris hospitals on emergency footing as virus cases rise

Progress is the word in Brexit trade talks before summit

Protests against new labor law turn violent across Indonesia

EU states accept plan as a basis to revamp asylum policy

Breakfast Blogs

The Plot Against Michigan’s Governor Is Where It Was Headed All Along Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

The “Scanned” Andrew McCabe Notes Weren’t [Just] “Scanned” emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

Redfield is not going to be a hero in all this digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Marching to Shibboleth Tom Sullivan, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Military Medical Ethics and Dr. Conley’s Misrepresentations of the President’s Health Brig. Gen. (Ret.) Stephen N. Xenakis, MD and Jonathan Moreno, Just Security

Court Filing Demands Completely Unredacted Mueller Witness Interviews, Cites Trump’s Tweets Declassifying ‘Any and All’ Russia Docs Jerry Lambe, Law & Crime

Justices Alito and Thomas Flip Out as SCOTUS Declines to Act Against Federal Judge’s Expansion of ‘Abortion Right’ Matt Naham, Law & crime

Looks Like Trump Is Still Taking Roger Stone’s Election Advice Colin Kalmbacher, Law & Crime

The crackup Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Erik Visits an American Grave, Part 689 Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Sunday Morning Comin’ Down: Chuck Todd is Forever driftglass, at his blog

The Reality Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names

A Few Thoughts on the Vice-Presidential Debate (with No Mentions of the Fly or Pinkeye Except Here in the Title) The Rude Pundit, at his blog

FUNNY, THEY DON’T LOOK LIKE ANTIFA Steve M., No More Mister Nice Blog

Patriot Grifter WALL Guy Brian Kolfage Building Army Of Death-Threating Trolls Doktor Zoom, Wonkette

Sesame Street To Give Tucker Carlson Another Anti-Racism Special To Cry About Robyn Pennacchia, Wonkette

Donald Trump Will Put You In A Certified Preowned COVID Cure For $99.95 Stephen Robinson, Wonkette

If Trump Campaign Wants To Set Fire To Pile Of Cash In The Sun Belt, We Ain’t Mad About It Liz Dye, Wonkette

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