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Mar 04 2020

The Breakfast Club (Run)

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

Franklin D. Roosevelt is sworn in as president and vows to lead America out of the Great Depression; President Ronald Reagan takes responsibility for the Iran-Contra affair; The AAA is founded.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

When one door closes, another opens; but we often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door that we do not see the one which has opened for us.

Alexander Graham Bell

Breakfast News

Tensions rise as US death toll from coronavirus reaches 9

San Antonio: CDC planned to drop cruise passengers at mall

Federal juries penalize Chicago in lawsuits against police

Exxon outlines its steps to reduce harmful methane emissions

Mississippi seeks abortion ban for race, sex, genetic error

Frustration rising over lack of access to coronavirus tests

Wisconsin hosts largest technical dairy competition in world

An NCAA Tournament with empty arenas? It can’t be ruled out

Looking for hand sanitizer? Good luck finding it

Kim’s sister’s 1st official remarks hint at elevated status

Ukraine’s prime minister submits resignation, lawmakers say

Netanyahu’s future still uncertain after Israeli election

UN agency: Iran nearly triples stockpile of enriched uranium

Virus crisis ebbs in China, spreads fear across the West

North Korean swagger may conceal brewing virus disaster

Trade show blues: Exhibitions go virtual as virus spreads

Breakfast Blogs

You Can Find What Happened to America at the Border of Bristol, Tennessee and Bristol, Virginia Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

It’s Easy to [Claim to] Attribute Hacks to CIA after a One Month Trial on CIA’s Tools

US COVID-19 Cases Now Spreading Due To Trump’s Testing Restrictions And Dismantling Of Pandemic Response Teams Jim White, emptywheel

Trump already had his “Mission Accomplished” moment digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Respectable Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Starbucks and Its Workers Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

How Primaries Work driftglass, at his blog

Literary Corner: Everything Will Be Just Fine Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names

The Coronavirus Reveals the Need for a Strong Federal Government The Rude Pundit, at his blog

It’s March 3, 2020. WHO WANNA TALK ABOUT HILLARY’S EMAILS? Evan Hurst, Wonkette

We Read Devin Nunes’s WaPo Libelslander Suit And Boy Is Our Brain Stupid Liz Dye, Wonkette

A Children’s Treasury Of Chris Matthews Being The Actual Worst Robyn Pennacchia, Wonkette

Trump Explores Treating Coronavirus By Throwing Officials Under Bus Dooktor Zoom, Wonkette

Coronavirus Update: Schools Close, Shoppers Put A Squeeze On Charmin Supplies Stephen Robinson, Wonkette