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Apr 02 2020

The Breakfast Club (Who Ever Said)

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

Pope John Paul II Dies at 84; President Woodrow Wilson asks Congress to declare war on Germany; Juan Ponce de Leon lands in Florida; Falkland Islands seized from Britain; Hans Christian Andersen Born.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

Wise men speak because they have something to say; Fools because they have to say something.

Plato

Breakfast News

What you need to know today about the virus outbreak

Feds: Man intentionally derailed LA train near hospital ship

Nearly 3,000 sailors to leave carrier amid virus outbreak

Grand Canyon National Park closes to visitors amid pandemic

UN General Assembly to decide on rival COVID-19 resolutions

The Latest: Shenzhen bans breeding and eating wild animals

Mass testing, empty ICUs: Germany scores early against virus

Virus data: What’s known and not known about China’s numbers

Correction: Brazilian churches bristle at virus quarantines

Breakfast Blogs

There’s an Awful Lot of ‘Cull the Herd’ Rhetoric Floating Around These Days Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

Trump’s Promise of Only 100,000 Deaths Assumes We Ignore Him emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

Inside Titanic’s wheelhouse digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Trump Has Placed Nearly a Quarter Million Americans at Risk of Dying tristero, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Playing general on a battlefield Tom Sullivan, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Threats to Democracy Spread with the Virus, We Must Keep Both in Check Melissa Hooper, Just Security

To Die With The Lie driftglass, at his blog

For the Record: Quinine Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names

THIS ISN’T FDR IN THE MAP ROOM — IT’S THE REAL HOUSEWIVES OF 1600 PENNSYLVANIA AVENUE steve m., No More Mister Nice Blog

If Devin Nunes Doesn’t Get To Play Outside Soon, He Might Just Sue A LIVE COW Evan Hurst, Wonkette

How Much ‘Handmaid’s Tale’ Sh*t Are Red States Doing To Ban Abortion In The Time Of Coronavirus? Jamie Lynn Crofts. Wonkette