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Mar 11 2020

The Breakfast Club (I Won’t Go Speechless)

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

I seldom end up where I wanted to go, but almost always end up where I need to be.

Douglas Adams

Breakfast News

Spotty sick leave policies limit options for avoiding virus

Census Bureau site goes live as counting begins in earnest

SEC asks DC workers to telecommute after employee is treated

AP source: Washington governor to ban events in Seattle area of more than 250 people to fight new coronavirus.

Safety of Fukushima waste water focus of sea release debate

USSF says hostile crowds give men different jobs than women

Virus locks down Italy amid global push to contain outbreak

Putin backs term limit freeze allowing him to stay in office

UN: Last year was second-warmest and decade was hottest ever

Breakfast Blogs

This Could Be the Treasure of Sierra Madre for People Who Chased the Russia Story for 3 Years Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

King Josh in Jail, Part One: The Informant emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

A helpful FAQ on Covid 19 Quinn Norton, emptywheel

Trump’s non-existent economic plan digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Digby’s Hullabaloo

The Unbearable Idiocy of the Billionaire Class tristero, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Joe Biden: Never closing Tom Sullivan, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Why is Congress Conducting Business as Usual in the Face of Coronavirus? Margaret Taylor and Benjamin Wittes, Lawfare

Bernie Sanders and the failure of the youth vote strategy Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Putting a Marginally Literate Racist Reality Show Host in the White House Seemed Like a Great Idea, What Went Wrong? Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

“Dis shale, is stale.” Shakezula, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Trump Vs. the Coronavirus: Which One Is the Worse Disease? The Rude Pundit, at his blog

Literary Corner: Masque of the Orange Death Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names

WHAT WOULD HAPPEN IF THE PRESIDENT CONTRACTED THE CORONAVIRUS? Steve M., No More Mister Nice Blog

Don Jr. Wants To Talk About Who Grifting? LOL, Okay Deej! Liz Dye, Wonkette

BYU Prof Hit With Death Threats For Not Being Monster About Gay Students Existing Robyn Pennacchia, Wonkette

Joe Biden Will Never Be NRA President Doktor Zoom, Wonkette

Acting DNI Idiot Ric Grenell Scared Of Congress, Not Gonna Go There, NUH UH! Evan Hurst, Wonkette