Mar 25 2020

The Breakfast Club (Goodnight America)

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

Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. led 25,000 marchers to the state capitol in Montgomery, Ala. 146 people were killed when fire broke out at the Triangle Shirtwaist Co. in New York. Aretha Franklin, Elton John born.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

Music has healing power. It has the ability to take people out of themselves for a few hours.

Elton John

Breakfast News

What you need to know today about the virus outbreak

Charities face growing need in pandemic without volunteers

‘A bullet train’: Virus peak may come soon, swamp hospitals

Potential coronavirus treatment granted rare disease status

Virus outbreak halts damaged Wisconsin refinery rebuilding

‘Imaginary clock’: Governors reject Trump’s virus timeline

Mayor: Liberty U. ‘reckless’ to let students back amid virus

Parks officials answer crowding with closures to fight virus

Olympics delayed as US nears a deal on $2 trillion in relief

Key medical glove factories cutting staff 50% amid virus

India’s prime minister decrees 21-day lockdown to curb virus

UK clamps down to fight virus, but confusion still reigns

Africa cases over 2,000 as South Africa rushes into lockdown

Breakfast Blogs

The Image of Mitt Romney Scarfing Ramen Noodles in His Sweatsuit Lightened My Whole Afternoon Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

Trump Can’t Turn the Economy Back on Without Overriding Executive Orders of 15 Governors emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

Donald Trump Just Killed A Man. Now He Wants To Kill A Million Americans. Jim White, emptywheel

Doctors hoarding drugs based on Trump’s “feelings” digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Real Christians Are Immune tristero, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Trump’s Easter Opening Will Mean Death, Not Resurrection Spocko, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Onward, Randian soldiers Tom Sullivan, Digby’s Hullabaloo

What the UN Security Council Can Do on Coronavirus: A Global Goods Coordination Mechanism Rob Berschinski, Just Security

Can the Federal Government Override State Government Rules on Social Distancing to Promote the Economy? Robert Chesney, Lawfare

Life begins at conception and ends at birth Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Is there any defense for Bernie Sanders’s decision to continue to campaign? Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

The ONE Time You Would Hope a Segregation Academy Would Actually Keep People Apart… driftglass, at his blog


Would You Let This Man Suspend Habeas Corpus? Jamie Lynn Crofts, Wonkette

No, The Cure Is Not Worse Than The Disease. The Disease Is Really Bad And We Don’t Have Enough Ventilators. Robyn Pennacchia, Wonkette

Trump Will Put Americans Back To Work Over Their Nanas’ Dead Bodies Stephen Robinson, Wonkette

Trump May Not Believe Doctors, But He Believes The Stupidest Man On The Internet Doktor Zoom, Wonkette

Hero Trump Gets Underwear Companies To Make Masks Out Of THREE LAYERS Of Underwear! Liz Dye, Wonkette

Easter Bunny Trump Gonna Put Surprise In America’s Easter Basket! (It Is Coronavirus) Evan Hurst, Wonkette