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Apr 29 2020

The Breakfast Club (Carnival)

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

Rioting hits Los Angeles after four white officers are acquitted of most charges in beating of Rodney King; Dachau concentration camp liberated; Jerry Seinfeld born.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

How little do they see what really is, who frame their hasty judgment upon that which seems.

Daniel Webster

Breakfast News

What you need to know today about the virus outbreak

Worried about virus, US House won’t return — for now

Oklahoma, Utah face scrutiny over malaria drug purchases

In rural US, fears of virus seem far away as stores reopen

Takeaways from a trend toward natural flood controls

Money for meals for California seniors could end in 2 weeks

Former NAACP leader Kweisi Mfume wins special election for Maryland congressional seat of the late Elijah Cummings

Biden wins Ohio’s mail-in primary delayed by coronavirus

Gloomy summer looms as pandemic cancels US festivals, trips

No joke: Tupac Shakur needs unemployment benefits

Denver Zoo celebrates birth of 2 African lion cubs

Bolsonaro’s latest crisis threatens Brazil’s virus response

Russian doctors, nurses face more risks as virus cases grow

Virus-ravaged Europe nudges some doors open, not others

Pandemic upends lives of Latin America’s domestic servants

Riots in crisis-hit Lebanon reflect growing poverty, despair

Belgians urged to double down on fries, do national duty

Breakfast Blogs

Camp Runamuck Is Leaking Like a Sieve Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

Trump Policy Maximizes Deaths in Food Factories emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

The Death Cult choir digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Digby’s Hullabaloo

“Infodemic” Tom Sullivan, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Terrorism During a Pandemic: Assessing the Threat and Balancing the Hype Jessica Davis, Just Security

Proliferated Nuclear Ethics Gary J. Bass, Lawfare

It’s Jared Kushner’s world Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Try to lead the coalition you have, not the one you wish you had Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Lochnertastic Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

The Wingnut With The Hungry Eyes driftglass, at his blog

Charles Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names

STEPHEN MILLER DOESN’T LET A CRISIS GO TO WASTE No More Mister Nice Blog

If Mitch McConnell And Brett Kavanaugh Had A Weird Christianist Baby They Were Grooming For The Supreme Court Jamie Lynn Crofts, Wonkette

If Your Dumbass MAGA Uncle Watched Tucker Carlson Last Night, You Need To Read This Evan Hurst, Wonkette

‘Le GOP, C’est MOI!’ Trump Insists, Threatening To Kneecap Republicans Who Forget This Home Truth Liz Dye, Wonkette

Tyrant Gavin Newsom Nationalizes California Restaurants To Feed Your Nana Doktor Zoom, Wonkette

Proud Boys See ‘Reopen America’ Rallies As Chance To Recruit Fellow Idiots To Their Cause Robyn Pennacchia, Wonkette