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Mar 23 2020

The Breakfast Club (One Promise)

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

Patrick Henry declares, ‘Give me liberty, or give me death,’ German parliament grants Adolf Hitler dictatorial powers, President Reagan proposes anti-nuke ‘Star Wars’ program, Movie ‘Titanic’ wins 11 Oscars.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

There is just one thing I can promise you about the outer-space program – your tax-dollar will go further.

Wernher von Braun

Breakfast News

What you need to know today about the virus outbreak

Chaos, inconsistency mark launch of drive-thru virus testing

Virus outbreak means (mis)information overload: How to cope

US tourists stranded abroad desperate to secure return

Nations’s capital trying to keep crowds from cherry blossoms

IOC looking at postponing Tokyo Olympics; Canada pulls out

Italy’s restrictions grow more specific in bid to slow virus

Croatia quake injures 17 amid partial coronavirus lockdown

As virus spreads, Africa gets supplies from China’s Jack Ma

Virus rebels from France to Florida flout lockdown practices

Africa’s mountain gorillas also at risk from coronavirus

Belgian with 20% lung capacity starts home mask sewing army

Breakfast Blogs

With Two Words, Andrew Cuomo Established Himself as the Leader This Country Needs Now Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

How the Concord Management Prosecution Fell Apart emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

“Everything is really under control” digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Brazilians Get It tristero, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Life during wartime Tom Sullivan, Digby’s Hullabaloo

War with Coronavirus and Lack of “Armor” for Medical Personnel Dr. Melissa Bender and Ryan Goodman, Just security

How to make Dubya look like Winston Churchill Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Mint! That! Coin! Steven Attewell, Lawyers, Guns and Money

They Really Believe This Shit Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Mr. Bret on the Plague Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names

PRESIDENT HILLARY WOULD HAVE DONE A BETTER JOB — IF SHE’D BEEN ALLOWED Steve M., No More Mister Nice Blog