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Mar 24 2020

The Breakfast Club (Simple Logic)

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

NATO launches airstrikes over Yugoslavia; Exxon Valdez oil spill in Alaska; Elvis Presley inducted into US Army; Cat on a Hot Tin Roof opens on Broadway.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

Simple logic dictates that if you cannot even conceive the possibility of leaving a negotiation, then it is preferable never to enter one.

Yanis Varoufakis

Breakfast News

Testing blunders crippled US response as coronavirus spread

PG&E to plead guilty to lethal crimes in 2018 wildfires

Governors urge feds for more funding, testing, equipment

Online posts falsely claim census response will lead to cash

Texas moves to ban most abortions due to virus outbreak

Mormons chided for airport welcoming of missionaries

West Virginia governor rambles, mixes messages on virus

Boeing to suspend production in Seattle because of virus

Rhode Island pushes April presidential primary to June

Virus fuels calls for sanctions relief on Iran, Venezuela

Ontario and Quebec to close all non-essential businesses

‘Stay at home’: UK’s Johnson ramps up response to virus

South Africa to go into nationwide lockdown from Thursday

US slashes aid to Afghanistan after Pompeo visit to Kabul

Italy records smaller increase in virus cases for 2nd day

Breakfast Blogs

Maybe Don’t Give William Barr the Power to Take a Chainsaw to Habeas Corpus During a Pandemic Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

Trump Considers Getting Hospitals Ventilators Nationalization But a Bailout for Him and His Rich Buddies Necessity emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

They are talking about killing millions digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Making “nothing” personal Tom Sullivan, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Chairman of House Rules Committee Issues Report on Remote Voting Margaret Taylor, Lawfare

If COVID-19 is our first taste of international cooperation after American hegemony, we’re in real trouble Dan Nexon, Lawyers, Guns and Money

President Big Baby is getting very cranky Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Radical Outliers Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

If you want to feel some people have a worse grasp on this than you, ask a libertarian Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names

A MASS MORAL FAILING, REPORTED AS GOSSIP Steve M., No More Mister Nice Blog

Republicans Add Opportunistic Infection To Coronavirus Relief Bill Doktor Zoom, Wonkette

Please Don’t Stick a Hairdryer up Your Nose, And Other Things That Should Go Without Saying Robyn Pennacchia, Wonkette

President Crankypants Getting His Coronavirus Briefings From Fox News Again Evan Hurst, Wonkette

Rita Wilson Is The Mack Daddy Momma Mack We Need Right Now Stephen Robinson, Wonkette

Get Well Soon, Rand Paul, You Unmitigated Dick! Liz Dye, Wonkette