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Apr 30 2020

The Breakfast Club (Sauces)

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

Nazi dictator Adolf Hitler commits suicide; End of the Vietnam War as Saigon falls; George Washington sworn in as America’s first president; The Louisiana Purchase; Country singer Willie Nelson born.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

What is sauce for the goose may be sauce for the gander but is not necessarily sauce for the chicken, the duck, the turkey or the guinea hen.

Alice B. Toklas

Breakfast News

What you need to know today about the virus outbreak

Smallest businesses get a few hours at head of loan line

McConnell open to state aid in next virus relief package

Court: Kansas can’t require voters to show citizenship proof

Unemployment surge pushing state funds toward insolvency

Transgender fire chief files discrimination suit over firing

A 1st: US study finds Gilead drug works against coronavirus

Curtain lowers on nuke plant a stone’s throw from Manhattan

Women who dare dissent targeted for abuse by Yemen’s rebels

Plan to use malaria drug in Mumbai slums temporarily shelved

El Salvador’s jail crackdown on gang members could backfire

As virus infections dwindle, Hong Kong protests gain steam

Pandemic crisis squeezes Cuba’s fragile private businesses

UK climate activists stranded in historic town in Kosovo

Breakfast Blogs

New Republican Pandemic Project: Making Corporations Immune from Liability Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

Seven Days after Julian Assange Helped Trump Win, Roger Stone Started Working on a Pardon emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

While Staying At Home: Echidne Stuff Which Might Distract You For A Moment Echidne, at her blog

Let’s talk about collusion digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Digby’s Hullabaloo

The inheritance game Tom Sullivan, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Oral Arguments in the D.C. Circuit En Banc Consideration of Committee on the Judiciary v. McGahn and U.S. House of Representatives v. Mnuchin Charlotte Butash and Margaret Taylor, Lawfare

Tara Reade revisited Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

You can open public accommodations, but you can’t make people patronize them Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Both Siderism Proves To Be 100% Immune to COVID-19 driftglass, at his blog

PEOPLE ARE DYING BECAUSE STUPID JARED KUSHNER REINFORCES HIS FATHER-IN-LAW’S STUPIDITY Steve M., No More Mister Nice Blog

White House Gonna Cure That Virus With Another Task Force, *For Serious This Time * Liz Dye, Wonkette

Go F*ck Yourself, Jared Evan Hurst, Wonkette

Steve Scalise Doesn’t Want To Bail Out Liberal States With Taxpayer Money That’s Mostly Theirs Stephen Robinson, Wonkette

Scammy Michigan Doctor In Trouble After Claiming His Vitamin C Shots Prevent And Cure COVID-19 Robyn Pennacchia, Wonkette

Wasilla Wingnuts Use Coronavirus Shutdown To Ban Some Books Doktor Zoom, Wonkette