«

»

Mar 13 2020

The Breakfast Club (Witness)

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

Uncle Sam cartoon debuts; Law prohibiting teaching evolution goes into effect; Deadly rampage at Scottish elementary school; Brigadoon opens on Broadway.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

When nobody is paying attention, anything is possible.

Alan Grayson

Breakfast News

The Latest: Oregon to get fraction of protective gear needed

Virus testing is a ‘failing,’ leaving cases uncounted

The city sleeps: New York bans big gatherings, museums close

Who Canceled: A look at the concerts, films, events on hold

US surveillance powers set to temporarily expire

Pelosi says agreement near with White House on virus aid

Montana, Navajo company reach deal on mine to waive immunity

Impact of pandemic stretches from schools to world’s leaders

Iran asks for billions in loans as virus death toll climbs

Asian shares plunge after Wall Street’s worst day since ’87

F1 cancels season-opening Australian GP amid virus concerns

Canada: Trudeau wife tests positive for new virus

Opposition’s street protests losing appeal in Venezuela

Fuel, flour, diapers: Cubans turn to social media for basics

Breakfast Blogs

A Wingnut Is Posing as a Coronavirus Tough Guy. He Is the Governor of South Carolina. Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

Hours before She Attempted to Kill Herself, Prosecutors May Have Told Chelsea Manning that Julian Assange Is a Russian Spy emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

We Are In A Liminal Space In The COVID-19 Outbreak Jim White, emptywheel

Nothing to see here, people. Move along digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Graceless, classless, heartless Tom Sullivan, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Universal Health Care is a National Security Issue Jacob S. Hacker and Oona Hathaway, Just Security

Gross Incompetence Matters Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

What if the incompetence doesn’t ameliorate the malevolence? Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Old, mad, despised Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names

WE’RE AT RISK NOT BECAUSE TRUMP IS AN EGOMANIAC, BUT BECAUSE HE’S AN INEPT EGOMANIAC Steve M., No More Mister Nice Blog

Supreme Court Not Too Concerned About Coronavirus, Says Asylum-Seekers Can Just Stay In Cages In Mexico Jamie Lynn Crofts, Wonkette

Wonksplainer: WHAR CORONAVIRUS VACCINE? Carlos Sagan, Wonkette

Harvey Weinstein Finally Gets (Some Of) What He Deserves Liz Dye, Wonkette

Guess Who Wrote Trump’s Very Stupid Bad Awful Racist Numbnuts Coronavirus Address? NO, YOU GUESS! Evan Hurst, Wonkette

You Can’t Get Coronavirus From Doggies And Kitties. Here, You Probably Need Some! Doktor Zoom, Wonkette