May 11 2020

The Breakfast Club (Greener Grass)

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

Charges dropped against Daniel Ellsberg in the Pentagon Papers case; Garry Kasparov loses a chess match against IBM’s Deep Blue computer; Songwriter Irving Berlin born; Reggae star Bob Marley dies.

Breakfast Tunes

Richard Wayne “Little Richard” Penniman (December 5, 1932 – May 9, 2020)

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

And I’d like to give my love to everybody, and let them know that the grass may look greener on the other side, but believe me, it’s just as hard to cut.

Little Richard

Breakfast News

The Latest: US Senator to self-quarantine, staffer positive

Georgia AG requests federal probe in handling of Arbery case

Coronavirus complicates safety for families living together

Shutdown of tribal casinos deals blow to Indian Country

French parents anguish over sending children back to school

UK’s Johnson lays out road map for easing virus lockdown

Shanghai Disneyland reopens with anti-virus controls

Virus delay, early ice melt challenge Arctic science mission

New Iraq PM releases protesters, promotes respected general

Pandemic shows contrasts between US, European safety nets

Citing virus, Iran says it’s ready for prisoner swap with US

A big-city orchestra salvages a student’s canceled recital

Breakfast Blogs

So Many Things Never Caught Up With Little Richard Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

The Fabulous Emptywheel Music Blog: Little Richard bmaz, emptywheel

Bill Barr Not Only Overrode Emmet Sullivan’s Brady Ruling, He Explicitly Pre-Empted Sullivan’s Covington Review emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

Deficit Hawks Screeching In The Background Ed Walker, emptywheel

All COVID-19 is Local, BBQ edition Peterr, emptywheel

Political Tribalism And The Pandemic Echidne, at her blog

Crooks, con-men and kindred spirits digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Hullabaloo

On avoiding moral chaos Tom Sullivan, Digby’s Hullabaloo

How the Pandemic Ends Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

The Suicide Squad driftglass, at his blog

Literary Corner: Tests Aren’t Necessarily Great Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names

Oh, Fuck You, Trump Voters. Just Fuck You The Rude Pundit, at her blog

BETTER TO REIGN IN RANDIAN HELL Steve M., No More Mister Nice Blog

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