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Apr 06 2020

The Breakfast Club (Straight Through Hell With A Smile)

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

The United States enters World War One; First modern Olympic Games open in Athens, Greece; Harry Houdini is born.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

If you’re going through hell, keep going.

Winston Churchill

Breakfast News

What you need to know today about the virus outbreak

No COVID-19 testing at home yet but quicker options coming

Island mayor battles Georgia governor over virus limitations

U.S. ‘wasted’ months before preparing for virus pandemic

Boeing to continue production shutdown due to coronavirus

GOP lawmakers reject Wisconsin governor’s call for delay in election deadline

Tiger at NYC’s Bronx Zoo tests positive for coronavirus

Sidewalk notes bring smiles to hospital staff during virus

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson hospitalized with virus

Europe sees more signs of hope as Italy’s virus curve falls

Rwanda finds genocide grave that could contain 30,000 bodies

Ukraine battles forest fires near Chernobyl

Queen delivers message of hope to UK amid virus outbreak

German restaurant takes novel approach to keep cider flowing

Breakfast Blogs

Do Wisconsin Republicans Know There’s a Pandemic? Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

Like All Else, Trump’s Inspector General Turnover Is about Pandemic emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

The news cycle is everything digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Pirates and scammers and Ferengis, oh my Tom Sullivan, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Wait — I thought we were owning the *libs*! Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

The Covid rackets

The Reluctant Astronauts driftglass, at his blog

Literary Corner: Our Bodies, Our Shelves Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names

NEITHER TRUMP NOR THE DOCTORS SHOULD BE TALKING ABOUT “WEEKS” Steve M., No More Mister Nice Blog

Republican Governors Explain, Poorly, Why They Are Being Coronavirus Idiots Robyn Pennacchia, Wonkette

Yes, Gov. McMaster, South Carolina Is ‘Unique’ But Everyone Still Needs To Stay The F**K Home Stephen Robinson, Wonkette