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Apr 01 2020

The Breakfast Club (Land Of Taxation)

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

Slobodan Milosevic arrested; American forces invade Okinawa; Nazi Germany begins persecuting Jews; Soul singer Marvin Gaye is shot to death by his father.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

America is a land of taxation that was founded to avoid taxation.

Laurence J. Peter

Breakfast News

What you need to know today about the virus outbreak

US warship captain seeks crew isolation as virus spreads

Kids under threat: Virus hitting juvenile detention centers

Florida docking plan in the works for ill-fated cruise ships

Regulators mull reversing $462M increase in PG&E fire fines

Louisiana spillway may open for record 3rd consecutive year

Ex-wildlife chief: Trump rule could kill billions of birds

Nursing homes have too few body bags, many uncounted dead

Europe’s hospitals among the best but can’t handle pandemic

EU launches new naval mission to police Libya arms embargo

Ukraine approves legislation in a bid for IMF aid

UN begins home food drops for Gaza’s needy to stem virus

Wuhan’s favorite noodles are back as virus-hit city recovers

Un-baaaaa-lievable: Goats invade locked-down Welsh town

Breakfast Blogs

Maybe Don’t Keep Navy Sailors on a Plague Ship Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

Larry Hogan, Ralph Northam, and Muriel Bowser Asked for a Federal Testing Site … Two Weeks Ago emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

Research Misinfo/Disinfo: Check Experts’ Homework Rayne, emptywheel

Dr. Trump thinks he’s discovered a new cure digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Managing us or managing the virus? Tom Sullivan, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Intelligence, Surveillance, and Ethics in a Pandemic Jessica Davis, Just Security

Summary: Justice Department Inspector General Memorandum on FBI Compliance With FISA Procedures Jeremy Gordon, Lawfare

Scientists identify first object to exceed the speed of light Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Red Governors Take the Blue Pill Chris Kosci, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Behold, for I have become a progressive concern troll Dan Nexon, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Trump Must Resign or Be Removed from the Presidency The Rude Pundit, at his blog

Literary Corner: We’ve All Learned Something Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names

GRIFTERS, BUT THEY’RE NOT EVEN GOOD AT IT Steve M., No More Mister Nice Blog

You Need To Hear How President Mouth-Idiot Talks To Governors About Coronavirus Evan Hurst, Wonkette

General Electric Workers Would Like To Make Some Ventilators, Please Robyn Pennacchia, Wonkette

Matt Gaetz Demands Senator Richard Burr’s Ouster For Stock Dumping. Must Be That Time Of The Month Again. Liz Dye, Wonkette