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Feb 26 2020

The Breakfast Club (Wall Of Illusion)

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

The 1993 bombing of New York’s World Trade Center; President Ronald Reagan rebuked over Iran-Contra; France’s Napoleon Bonaparte escapes exile on Elba; Singers Fats Domino and Johnny Cash born.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

We were talking about the space between us all and the people who hide themselves behind a wall of illusion. Never glimpse the truth – then it’s far too late when they pass away.

George Harrison

Breakfast News

New Mexico governor to sheriffs: Enforce gun law or resign

Migrant detention center to open after conditions stir anger

Study begins in US to test possible coronavirus treatment

US Supreme Court upholds death sentences of Arizona man

Inmate seeks end to solitary over refusal to cut dreadlocks

Drugmaker Mallinckrodt reaches $1.6B opioid settlement

Indian nation destroys own buildings over leadership dispute

US lobstermen may see relief from steep Chinese tariffs

New Orleans celebrates end of Mardi Gras touched by tragedy

Greece: Clashes on islands over new migrant camps

Brazilian politicians avoid Carnival as they become targets

East Africa’s huge locust outbreak now spreads to Congo

Violence in Indian capital casts shadow over Trump’s visit

‘Time is everything’: World braces for spread of new virus

Pakistani woman accused of blasphemy seeks asylum in France

Breakfast Blogs

Let’s Check In With Our Rapidly Devolving Federal Judicial System Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

Hot and Cold Running Mike Pompeo and Other Ridiculous WikiLeaks Defense Claims emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

A very sick Black Swan digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Digby’s Hullabaloo

“Going viral” takes on a whole new meaning Tom Sullivan, Digby’s Hullabaloo

NPR Pulls Out The Big Guns: Asks For Sanctions Against Lawyer Steven Biss For Lying Mike Masnick, Techdirt

The “Democrat” No One Needs Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

The case for Sanders’ electability appears to turn on unprecedented levels of turnout by young left-leaning voters Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

For the Record: Obstruction by Obfuscation Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names

IF THERE ARE CORONAVIRUS OUTBREAKS IN AMERICA, HOW WILL REPUBLICANS DEMAGOGUE THEM? Steve M., No More Mister Nice Blog

Donald Trump Thinks He Is ‘America.’ If That Doesn’t Horrify You, You Aren’t Paying Enough Attention. Evan Hurst, Wonkette

Trump’s Bizarro CFPB Wants To Let Debt Collectors Hound You About Money You No Longer Owe Robyn Pennacchia, Wonkette

Supreme Court Pretty Sure Tired, Poor, Huddled Masses Just A Bunch Of Mooches Anyway Jamie Lynn Crofts, Wonkette

Coronavirus Causing Right-Wing PanDUMBic Of Epidemic Proportions, GET IT? GET IT? GET IT? Doktor Zoom, Wonkette