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Apr 07 2020

The Breakfast Club (Superheroes)

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

Civil war erupts in Rwanda; NY audience previews long-distance television; Auto pioneer Henry Ford dies in Dearborn, Mich.;Singer Billie Holiday, known as “Lady Day” is born in Philadelphia.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

There is always the need to carry on.

Marjory Stoneman Douglas

Breakfast News

What you need to know today about the virus outbreak

5 things to know today – that aren’t about the virus

Coronavirus patients rush to join studies of Gilead drug

The Latest: 3M has OK to send masks to Canada, Latin America

Rate of deaths, illness among black residents alarms cities

Work starts in Montana on disputed Canada-US oil pipeline

Wisconsin moves forward with election despite virus concerns

California lends 500 ventilators to 4 states, 2 territories

Stay home rules extended in NY amid glimmer of hope

Virus deaths slow in places, but British premier gets worse

Polish parliament approves election only by postal vote

Virus pain easing in Spain, Italy; UK braces for bleak days

Kenya bans travel in and out of Nairobi to fight coronavirus

Ukraine continues to battle forest fire near Chernobyl

Breakfast Blogs

The Project to Withdraw This Country From Any Position of World Leadership Never Sleeps Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

The Scope of DOJ IG’s FISA Review emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

Research Misinfo/Disinfo: It’s a Scam Rayne, emptywheel

Understanding Covid-19 for Viral Newbies Quinn Norton, emptywheel

HHS IG finds government coronavirus failure. digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Thank your local grocery clerk Tom Sullivan, Digby’s Sullivan

Can Governments Track the Pandemic and Still Protect Privacy? Carrie Dicell, Just Security

Roberts Gang Attacks the Right To Vote Again Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Crozier Considerations Robert Farley, Lawyers, Guns and Money

THE IDIOTS ARE GETTING READY TO DECLARE THE CORONAVIRUS CRISIS A HOAX (AGAIN) Steve M., No More Mister Nice Blog

GOP Stands Up For Wisconsinites’ Sacred Right To Catch Coronavirus At Polls Tomorrow Liz Dye, Wonkette

Oh, Gosh, We’re Also Running Out Of Drugs Needed To Keep People On Ventilators Doktor Zoom, Wonkette

Wonksplainer: 5G Conspiracy Theories And What The Hell Is Going On With Them Robyn Pennacchia, Wonkette

IDEA: Maybe Trump Should Fire His A-Hole (Acting) Navy Secretary Evan Hurst, Wonkette

Coronavirus Doesn’t Care About Black People Stephen Robinson, Wonkette