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Apr 04 2020

The Breakfast Club (Ain’t No Sunshine)

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. is assasinated; President William Henry Harrison dies; Hank Aaron hits 714th career home run; Maya Angelou is born.

Breakfast Tunes

Bill Withers July 4, 1938 – March 30, 2020

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

The lesson is that you can still make mistakes and be forgiven.

Robert Downey, Jr.

Breakfast News

What you need to know today about the virus outbreak

A bleak US jobs report likely portends even deeper losses

Governor to seize ventilators for NYC’s overtaxed hospitals

Cleanup of US nuclear waste takes back seat as virus spreads

Wisconsin GOP says election should go on as scheduled

Zion is latest national park to close amid virus spread

Feeding the front lines, one duck confit at a time

The daily terrors: Improvising in a makeshift ICU in Spain

Vendors return in Wuhan as China prepares virus memorial

Cuban docs fighting coronavirus around world, defying US

Scramble for virus supplies strains global solidarity

Russia detains activists trying to help hospital amid virus

Poles divided over holding presidential vote during pandemic

Mosques stay open in Pakistan even as virus death toll rises

After ignoring warnings, Israeli ultra-Orthodox hit by virus

The show can’t go on: Virus halts circus in Netherlands

Breakfast Blogs

Robert Kraft Did a Good Thing. Now What Happens to Other States Without an NFL Team? Charlse P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

Michigan Is Using More a Pessimistic Model than the White House emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

Oh Henny Penny, Heavens to Betsy, the sky actually is falling digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Task Force FUBAR Tom Sullivan, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Outflanked 3: the Healthcare Outflankening Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Today’s Science Lesson: New Tone’s Three Laws of Misdirection driftglass, at his blog

Not necessarily doing something nefarious, but how would you know? Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names

Fuck Jared Kushner The Rude Pundit, at his blog

PRESIDENT WHO CARES ABOUT POPULARITY MORE THAN COMPETENCE TURNS TO SOMEONE WHO OFFERS HIM NEITHER Steve M., No More Mister Nice Blog

Jobless Floridians Will Starve Because Rick Scott Spent $77 Million On A Crappy Unemployment Website Stephen Robinson, Wonkette

Jared Kushner MBAsplains Coronavirus To America’s Governors. Guess We’re All Gonna Die. Liz Dye, Wonkette

‘Transformed Wife’ Hopes Coronavirus Will Make Ladies Stay Home And Bake Bread FOREVER Robyn Pennacchia, Wonkette

Navy Captain Booted For Caring More About 4,000 Sailors’ Lives Than About Trump’s Sad F*cking Ego Evan Hurst, Wonkette

Ammon Bundy Doesn’t Find Any ‘Rona In HIS US Constitution Doktor Zoom. Wonkette