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May 07 2020

The Breakfast Club (Cessation of Stupidity)

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 Lusitania sunk in World War I; Nazi Germany signs surrender in World War II; Vietnam’s Battle of Dien Bien Phu; Composer Peter Illych Tchaikovsky born; Glenn Miller records ‘Chattanooga Choo-Choo.’

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

Creativity is the sudden cessation of stupidity.

Edwin Land

Breakfast News

What you need to know today about the virus outbreak

Supreme Court says Justice Ginsburg out of hospital

Justices wary of ‘Obamacare’ birth control coverage changes

New campus sexual assault rules bolster rights of accused

Agency finds private border wall violates Rio Grande treaty

US sees 1st detained immigrant death from coronavirus

Frontier criticized for fee to ensure more space on planes

`If this thing boomerangs’: Second wave of infections feared

Alaska faces more summer cruise ship cancellations

Israeli Supreme Court: Netanyahu may form government

3 Russian doctors fall from hospital windows during pandemic

Virus outbreak in India market could cause cases to snowball

Virus could set back tuberculosis fight by several years

Polish ruling coalition postpones Sunday presidential vote

Germany relaxes more virus rules, but with fallback clause

EU aims to reassure Balkans with virus aid, economic support

Spain averts political crisis, extends virus lockdown

Italy nursing home ravaged by virus discloses 300 dead

Astronomers find closest black hole to Earth, hints of more

Liberian girl’s song about COVID-19 being played on radio

Breakfast Blogs

Two Former Republican Consultants Jumped Into the Medical-Supply Game With Predictable Results Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

Lindsey Graham and Ric Grenell Release a Document Suggesting Flynn Didn’t Fully Disclose His Foreign Contacts emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

Jail Couldn’t Silence The Music Of Albany In 1961 And A Voluntary Lockdown Won’t Silence Them Now Jim White, emptywheel

The Pandemic And The Deconstruction Of The Administrative State. Or Did Stephen Bannon Get His Way? Echidne, at her blog

Looks like Trump cultists are going to be the only customers for the big “re-opening” digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Trump’s disaster of a disaster Tom Sullivan, Digby’s Hullabaloo

The Republic of Facebook David Kaye, Just Security

Immigration Update: Ninth Circuit Rules Against Trump Ban on Uninsured Peter Margulies, Lawfare

There’s that moderating influence again Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

The Unnatural Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Blast from the Past Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

The Republican Lifeboat Factory Never Closes driftglass, at his blog

Literary Corner: Elegy For the War Dead Yastreblyansky, Rectification of Names

Directions to Damnation: Donald Trump’s Deranged Interview with ABC The Rude Pundit, at his blog

SURELY IT’S UNREASONABLE TO EXPECT TRUMP TO DO HIS JOB! Steve M., No More Mister Nice Blog

Trump Calls Dead Americans A Blue State Scam To Get Government Cheese Liz Dye, Wonkette

Jim Bakker Claims Not Letting Him Sell Silver Poison Violates His Religious Freedom Robyn Pennacchia, Wonkette

Dr. Rick Bright’s Whistleblower Complaint On Trump’s F*cked HHS Coronavirus Response Will Leave You SHOOK Evan Hurst, Wonkette

They Lynched Ahmaud Arbery In Georgia. A Prosecutor Convicted *Him*. Stephen Robinson, Wonkette

Florida Makes Early Coronavirus Data Disappear Right Before Our Very Eyes Doktor Zoom, Wonkette