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Apr 03 2020

The Breakfast Club (It’s Alright To Be Alone)

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

Martin Luther King Jr. gives speech before assasination; Bruno Richard Hauptmann electrocuted for kidnap and murder of Charles Lindbergh’s son; President Harry Truman signs Marshall plan; Jesse James shot to death; Pony Express begins service; Actor Marlon Brando born.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

Here cometh April again, and as far as I can see the world hath more fools in it than ever.

Charles Lamb

Breakfast News

What you need to know today about the virus outbreak

Navy fires captain who sought help for virus-stricken ship

States demand ventilators as feds ration limited supply

Central Park houses hospital ward as NY races to add beds

Ships with coronavirus patients dock in Florida

Judge won’t delay Wisconsin election but extends voting

US eases blood donation limits for gay men due to shortage

Record jobless claims but Dems, GOP divide over rescue bill

Fire officials save cold kitten that was stuck on a roof

In Ecuador, families wait with their dead as bodies pile up

Economic fallout mounts, worldwide cases top 1 million

Agonizing decisions being made in Spain’s virus hot spots

Extremists see global chaos from virus as an opportunity

Spanish hospital personnel must improvise in a makeshift ICU

Pakistan court overturns conviction in death of Daniel Pearl

Russia’s Putin orders non-working month to curb coronavirus

Music never dies: “Bolero” busts out of coronavirus lockdown

Breakfast Blogs

It’s Probably a Bad Sign If Your Political Success Depends on People Not Voting Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

If New York Got a Late Start, Then Trump Hasn’t Even Started Yet emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

Trump And Southern Governors Team Up To Kill Republican Voters Jim White, emptywheel

Trump’s military has been thoroughly corrupted digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Intentional blindness kills Tom Sullivan, Digby’s Hullabaloo

The World’s Landmine Challenge Demands Presidential Action Tommy Ross, Just Security

Failson of every portfolio Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Wall Street Journal publishes op-ed on COVID-19 by climate denialists Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

For the Record: A note on passion and politics Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names

NO, WE ARE NOT ALL RESTRICTIONISTS NOW Steve M., No More Mister Nice Blog

Bush-Appointed-Judge Tells ICE: LET MY PEOPLE GO Jamie Lynn Crofts, Wonkette

Nancy Pelosi Creating Committee To Watchdog Trump’s Coronavirus F*ckups, And Fox News Is MAD Evan Hurst, Wonkette

Jared Kushner’s Magical MBA Knows New York Whiners Don’t Need Thousands Of Vents Liz Dye, Wonkette

Donald Trump Would Never Tell Businesses What To Do, Except All The Time Doktor Zoom, Wonkette

How’s Your Kid’s Online Schooling Going? Well, You’re Reading This So You Have Internet Stephen Robinson, Wonkette