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Mar 18 2020

The Breakfast Club (What If We All Stand Up?)

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

Russian cosmonaut first man to walk in space; Mahatma Gandhi is sent to prison for civic disobedience, Italy’s Mussolini agrees to enter WWII; Terri Schiavo’s feeding tube removed; Singer John Philips dies.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent.

Edmund Burke

Breakfast News

Hospitals fear shortage of ventilators for virus patients

One mask a day for doctors in virus epicenter of Washington

Trump moves to blunt coronavirus’ heavy impact on US economy

US slashes testing rules to speedup coronavirus screening

More wipes, no jeans: Amazon limits shipments to warehouses

Detroit 3, UAW agree on measures to keep plants running

Idaho bill targets transgender birth certificate changes

Giant Hawaii telescope cost estimate increases to $2.4B

Ex-California Rep. Duncan Hunter gets 11 months in prison

Disruption frenzy: Nations try to slow virus, aid economies

Italy struggles to make room for onslaught of virus patients

Iran warns virus could kill ‘millions’ in Islamic Republic

Putin orders Russian constitutional vote despite virus fears

The Latest: Wuhan reports 1 new viral infection for 2nd day

EU to ban most foreign travelers for 30 days to curb virus

As virus shuts down cities in Europe, pollution drops

Breakfast Blogs

We Need to Find a Way for Trump to Resign From Our Daily Lives Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

At First, KT McFarland Told a Similarly Misleading Version of the Story Mike Flynn Will Be Pardoned For emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, empthwheel

Short Posts About Women And Gender: Sexism in Politics, Online and In House-Cleaning; New Definition of Feminism And Some Fun Stuff Echidne, at her blog

Oh good. Pompeo has kept state department employees in the dark during a global crisis. digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Digby’s Hullabaloo

The Single Most Important Act the Trump Administration Could Take Right Now tristero, Digby’s Hullabaloo

What a difference a plague makes Tom Sullivan, Digby’s Huhllabaloo

The Legally Troubling Treatment of COVID-19 Meetings as Classified Matthew Collette, Just Security

What Happened to FISA Reform? Margaret Taylor, Lawfare

Outflanked again! Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Does Pelosi Remember that this is not a normal presidency? Dan Nexon, Lawyers, Guns and Money

A squeezing, wrenching, grasping, scraping, clutching, covetous old sinner Shakezula, Lawyers, Guns and Money

How long can quarantine measures be maintained? Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Unintentional Gallows Humor Still Widely Available driftglass, at his blog

Plague Diary Yastreblansky, The Rectification of Names

SO I GUESS SOCIAL MEDIA COMPANIES WON’T POLICE CORONAVIRUS DENIALISM, EITHER Steve M., No More Mister Nice Blog

Look What Bill Barr Just Did While You Were Busy With Coronavirus Evan Hurst, Wonkette

Why Is Newt F*cking Gingrich Still On Our TV? Liz Dye, Wonkette

Be Like Texas (Or Bexar County At Least) And Stop Sending Minor Offenders To Coronavirus Jail! Jamie Lynn Crofts, Wonkette

Maine Landlord: It’s A Crisis, So I’m Not Collecting Rent Doktor Zoom, Wonkette

France: YOU’RE FIRED! Wait, No, NOBODY’S Fired, Everyone Keeps Their Jobs, Hooray! Robyn Penacchia, Wonkette

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