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May 12 2020

The Breakfast Club (Quarantine)

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

Hitler takes Austria; FDR’s first fireside chat; Gacy convicted; Girl Scouts predecessor founded; Les Miserables opens.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

Breakfast News

What you need to know today about the virus outbreak

‘The grief is so unbearable’: Virus takes toll on Navajo

Vandalism up at New Mexico’s Petroglyph National Monument

White House recommends tests for all nursing home residents

Organ transplants dive amid virus crisis, start to inch back

AP Courtside: High Court wraps up Day 4 of phone arguments

Peacock on the prowl falls for officer’s decoy, not love

As nations reopen, warning emerges about virus tracing voids

Paris awakens slowly after 2-month slumber to world it lost

India to start limited trains as it looks to ease lockdown

Asia Today: Singapore partly reopens despite rise in cases

Ukraine’s hospitals under strain, even with few virus cases

UK U-turns on masks as lockdown-easing steps spark confusion

Retirees, isolated by virus, become DJs for new radio hour

Breakfast Blogs

America Is Redefining Itself With the Context of the Pandemic Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

Bill Barr Did Not Provide the Most Important Exhibit to His Mike Flynn Dismissal Motion: The Call Transcripts emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

Very Fine People digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Digby’s Hullabaloo

County Supervisors with 2nd highest COVID deaths in CA rescind pandemic orders Spocko, Digby’s Hulalbaloo

The Most Puzzling Unanswered Question of Our Times tristero, Digby’s Hullabaloo

A piece of the action Tom Sullivan, Digby’s Hullabaloo

DC Needs a New U.S. Attorney Melanie Sloan, Just Security

Number of People Willing to Risk Choking to Death Alone to Eat In at Ruby Tuesday’s Surprisingly Limited Scott Lemeiux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Trump’s taxes and John Roberts’ long game Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Erik Visits an American Grave, Part 646 Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

President Obama Still Thirsts For David Brooks’ Approval driftglass, at his blog

For the Record: The Era of Tubes Yastreblansky, The Rectification of Names

A COMPLETE LIST OF COUNTRIES THAT BEAT THE U.S. IN TESTING Steve M., No More Mister Nice Blog

Everybody Hates Bill Barr And His Stupid Sh*t-Mouthed Face Evan Hurst, Wonkette

DA Who Shrugged Off Ahmaud Arbery’s Lynching Once Tried To Hang Black Granny For Daylight Voting Heist Stephen Robinson, Wonkette

Oh, Now The GOP Cares About Deficits? Bitch, Please. Liz Dye, Wonkette

Church Of Holy Bleach Drinking Invokes First Amendment Right To Sell Bleach To Cure COVID-19 Robyn Pennacchia, Wonkette

House Democrats Leave Big Corporations, Cruise Ships Out Of New Worker Stimulus Proposal, RUDE! Doktor Zoom, Wonkette

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