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Mar 10 2020

The Breakfast Club (Let It Go)

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

Bomb attack on Madrid’s commuter trains; Former Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic found dead; Mikhail Gorbachev becomes leader of Soviet Union; General Douglas MacArthur leaves Philippines in WWII.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

They say women talk too much. If you have worked in Congress you know that the filibuster was invented by men.

Clare Boothe Luce

Breakfast News

US warns 7 companies over fraudulent coronavirus claims

Infected cruise ship unloads passengers in California

First recreational pot shop in a major East Coast city opens

Trainers, vets, others charged in racehorse-drugging scheme

Sesame’s Count wants to get young children counted in census

Italy expands lockdown, Israel tightens entry to halt virus

Stocks, oil plunge over global fight for crude production

UN watchdog: Iran providing access to active nuclear sites

EU, Turkey to review migrant deal as border tensions simmer

Mexico: Thousands stay in to protest violence against women

Breakfast Blogs

Who the Hell Wants Another Four Years of This? Charles P, Pierce, Esquire Politics

Judge Crotty Declares a Mistrial in Joshua Schulte Case emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

John Galt Is Impotent In A Pandemic Jim White, emptywheel

Fiscal Policy For The COVID-19 Outbreak Ed Walker, emptywheel

On Gender Norms And Women’s Roles. Results From UNDP Surveys. Echidne, at her blog

It’s a major, major crisis digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Read This tristero, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Gimme shelter Tom Sullivan, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Congressional Homeland Security Committees Seek Ways to Support State, Federal Responses to COVID-19 William Ford, Lawfare

Matthew Dowd is a Fundamentally Ridiculous Person driftglass, at his blog

For the Record: Team Spirit Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names

UNDERCOUNTING THE CASUALTIES: HEY, IT’S WORKED BEFORE (updated) Steve M., No More Mister Nice Blog

Relax, America: President LoudStupid’s Tweets Will See Us Through This Crisis Evan Hurst, Wonkette

DON’T PANIC! Cause It Won’t Help Anyway. Liz Dye, Wonkette

NRCC’s ‘Socialism Madness’ Ad Will Scare Stupid People S**less Stephen Robinson, Wonkette

Trump Fails To Stop Coronavirus Because He Can’t Come Up With Mean Nickname Doktor Zoom, Wonkette

Mean FDA Won’t Let Jim Bakker Say His Magic Silver Solution Cures Coronavirus, Just Because It Doesn’t Robyn Pennacchia, Wonkette