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Mar 30 2020

The Breakfast Club (Ever The Same)

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

President Ronald Reagan is wounded in an assassination attempt; The U.S. reaches a deal with Russia to buy Alaska Territory; Actor James Cagney dies; Musician Eric Clapton born.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

It’s my rule never to lose me temper till it would be detrimental to keep it.

Sean O’Casey

Breakfast News

Up to 200K US deaths foreseen as more cities stricken

Age is not the only risk for severe coronavirus disease

Relief package billions can’t buy hospitals out of shortages

Storms, tornadoes damage homes, businesses in Midwest, South

Largest US dam removal stirs debate over coveted West water

Legislatures meet remotely, limit public as virus spreads

Hundreds at Louisiana church flout COVID-19 gatherings ban

Nevada distilleries turning hooch into hand sanitizer

US-led forces pull out of 3rd Iraqi base this month

Germany’s Merkel shines in virus crisis even as power wanes

Off to the cafe: Sweden is outlier in virus restrictions

Iran defends virus response as Syria reports first death

Breakfast Blogs

Rural Roulette: The Three-Day Church Event emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

Straddling the COVID-19 Barbed Wire Fence in Kansas Peterr, emptywheel

New Orleans Is Drowning. Again. Jim White, emptywheel

He’s not saying we won’t get our hair mussed… digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Digby’s Hullabaloo

The Golden Age of Grifting tristero, Digby’s Hullabaloo

The Masque of the Orange Death batocchio, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Shining city of zombies Tom Sullivan, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Why Does Russia Use Disinformation? Kasey Stricklin, Lawfare

Learning from Animal Quarantines Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Trump Lavishes Resources on his Adopted Home State While Starving Others Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

The woman who knew too much Paul Campos, Lawyers, Gun and Money

Weavy Grievy Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names

THE RIGHT FIGHTS THE REAL ENEMY: NOT THE CORONAVIRUS, BUT GRETCHEN WHITMER Steve M., No More Mister Nice Blog

Texas GOPer Super Jazzed About All The Abortions COVID-19 Will Prevent Robyn Pennacchia, Wonkette

You’re Gonna Need A Bigger Nice Things Doktor Zoom, Wonkette

Slumlord Jared Kushner Will Keep His NYC Buildings Fully Stocked With Mold, Roaches During Pandemic Stephen Robinson, Wonkette