Mar 31 2020

The Breakfast Club (Should’ve Known Better)

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 Lyndon Johnson announces that he isn’t running for re-election; Flag first unfurled on top of Eiffel Tower; Terry Schiavo dies; Oklahoma debuts on Broadway.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

The American public is sick and tired of being lied to.

Patrick Leahy

Breakfast News

Judges slow abortion bans in Texas, Ohio, Alabama amid virus

New Trump mileage standards to gut Obama climate effort

Florida officials seek arrest for pastor that violated rules

Liberty University: We’re complying with virus-related ban

Trump administration rules gun shops ‘essential’ amid virus

Yellowstone slaughters wild bison to shrink park’s herds

NCAA to give spring sport athletes extra year of eligibility

Brazilian pews become trenches in fight against quarantine

China state media reports 19 people killed in forest fire

Moscow goes into lockdown, rest of Russia braces for same

Fearing Gaza virus spread, Hamas preps for mass quarantines

North Korea says US clearly doesn’t want nuclear talks

Van Gogh painting stolen from Dutch museum closed by virus

Breakfast Blogs

Why Does This Administration* Have Its Grubby Fingerprints on a Casino Controversy in Massachusetts? Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

On Trump’s Assertion That Masks Are Stolen In Hospitals. The Games He Plays. Echidne, at her blog

They cut the budget for the national stockpile. THIS FEBRUARY. digby asa Heather Digby Parton, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Getting it right Tom Sullivan, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Media’s taboo topic: Why’s Trump doing this? Eric Boelert, Press Run

A plague of libertarians Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Budapest Dreams Dan Nexon, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Rick Wilson is a Man of Many Opinions driftglass, at his blog

Plague Eating Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names


Even These Trump Admin Folks Wanted To Prosecute Walmart For Knowingly Filling Pill Mill Scrips Jamie Lynn Crofts, Wonkette

Ron Johnson Will Lick This Pandemic With Prodigious Googling, Whataboutism, And Midwestern CAN DO! Liz Dye, Wonkette

Fox News Idiots Not Sure People Even In Hospital With Coronavirus, SAYS WHO? Evan Hurst, Wonkette

Instacart Workers On Strike EVEN THOUGH Company Agreed To Give Them … Hand Sanitizer Robyn Penacchia, Wonkette

Oops, Some Folks Got Left Out Of The Stimulus! Don’t Worry, They Aren’t Airlines Doktor Zoom, Wonkette

Nice Time (ON OPPOSITE DAY) Coronavirus Quick Bites For March 30, 2020 Stephen Robinson, Wonkette

The Contrarian Coronavirus Theory That Informed the Trump Administration Isaac Chotiner, The New Yorker