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Apr 09 2020

The Breakfast Club (Toilet Paper)

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

American Civil War effectively ends; Iraq celebrates collapse of Saddam Hussein’s regime;NASA announces first seven astronauts dubbed the Mercury Seven; Marian Anderson performs at the Lincoln Memorial; Prince Charles marries Camilla Parker Bowles.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

We have the power to do any damn fool thing we want to do, and we seem to do it about every 10 minutes.

J. William Fulbright

Breakfast News

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

DC fights to enforce distancing and braces for looming surge

Feds eye loosening rules to allow some to return to work

Wisconsin’s pandemic election puts focus on state’s court

Outcry over racial data grows as virus slams black Americans

California to buy 200 million masks a month amid outbreak

Some doctors moving away from ventilators for virus patients

EPA proposes buyout of homes contaminated by arsenic mine

Cats, dogs, Quillie the hedgehog source of comfort in crisis

Countries start thinking about easing up on restrictions

Saudi officials announce Yemen cease-fire amid pandemic

Italy, Spain ICU pressures decline, but emotional toll rises

Saudi Arabia halts parental visitation rulings to curb virus

Bridge collapses in Italy, newest crumbling infrastructure

Breakfast Blogs

Bernie Sanders Taught Democrats How to Be Impatient Again Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

The Very Specific Details about the COVID Warnings from the “Deep State” emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

Happy Pesachdigbyala Heather Digby Parton, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Bound but not protected Tom Sullivan, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Why Is Trump’s Inspector General Purge Not a National Scandal? Benjamin Wittes, Lawfare

Tom Friedman is Both Lazy and Stupid. driftglass, at his blog

Random Observations on the End of the Democratic Primaries The Rude Pundit, at his blog

CONSERVATISM’S SECOND MOST INFLUENTIAL VIRUS EXPERT DIDN’T KNOW THERE’S A FLU VACCINE Steve M., No More Mister Nice Blog

Trump Will Vote By Mail. The Rest Of You People Can Vote By Dying. Stephen Robinson, Wonkette

Martin Shkreli Wants Out Of Prison To Save Us All From The Coronavirus Robyn Pennacchia, Wonkette

The 565,286 Worst Lies Fox News Is Telling Your Nana About Coronavirus RIGHT THIS SECOND Evan Hurst, Wonkette

Gavin Newsom Has HAD ENOUGH Doktor Zoom, Wonkette