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Mar 28 2020

The Breakfast Club (Thank You)

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

An accident at the Three Mile Island nuclear power plant; Former President Dwight Eisenhower dies; The Spanish Civil War ends; Maria von Trapp of ‘Sound of Music’ fame dies; Singer Reba McEntire born.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

Oh, that lovely title, ex-president.

Dwight D. Eisenhower

Breakfast News

Water shutoffs in sharp focus amid coronavirus outbreak

‘Choppy waters’ await Navy as virus strikes aircraft carrier

‘The day the music died’: Coronavirus tests New Orleans

California has surge of virus cases that threatens hospitals

Handling mail amid coronavirus: Low risk but wash your hands

Cruise stocks sink after missing out on economic-relief bill

Maine sail-maintenance shop turns to sewing medical masks

Shop sells ‘hundreds’ of doughnuts starring Dr. Fauci’s face

From Dhaka to Gaza: How do you socially distance in a crowd?

Rumors hampering fight against coronavirus in South Asia

Italy hopes virus is easing but fears new onslaught in south

Iran’s army sets up hospital in capital as virus toll climbs

Eiffel Tower says “Merci” to health workers fighting virus

Breakfast Blogs

Trump Fighting for Floating Petri Dishes but Not Life-Saving Ventilators emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

Trump’s Death Panel Comes for Detroit [UPDATE-1] Rayne, emptywheel

Trump got his taste of the stimulus digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Digby’s Hullbaloo

We Have to Save Those Ventilators For Where They’re Really Needed tristero, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Sociopaths use their leverage Tom Sullivan, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Human Rights Guidelines for the Fight Against COVID-19 Daphne Eviatar, Just Security

Trump Can’t Reopen the Country Over State Objections Ben Berwick, John Langford, Erica Newland, and Kristy Parker, Lawfare

Trump blocking emergency medical supplies from being sent to Michigan because he doesn’t like the nasty woman governor who said mean things about him Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Delusional MAGA governors will get a lot of people killed Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Idiot Nation (Whatcha Making?) Vacuumslayer, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Eva Braun-Nose Getting Cranky With David Brooks Over Not Taking COVID19 Seriously driftglass, at his blog

HOW DO YOU KEEP WORKING DURING A CRISIS WHEN YOU ALSO HAVE TO DO CHILDCARE? Steve M., No More Mister Nice Blog

Lord Bless And Keep New Orleans As A New Storm Comes Evan Hurst, Wonkette

This Is A Bad Way To Learn That Urgent Cares Don’t Have To See Uninsured Dying Teens Robyn Pennacchia, Wonkette

White House Econ Crank Peter Navarro Icing His Balls After Unsuccessful Ventilator Evasion On CNN Liz Dye, Wonkette

President Thug Life Will Take Care Of Any ‘Wiseguys’ Who Expect Him To Do His Job Stephen Robinson, Wonkette

Republicans Perplexed That Nancy Pelosi Might Want More $$ For Workers, States, Paid Leave, Pensions Doktor Zoom, Wonkette