May 13 2020

The Breakfast Club (Like A Rock)

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

ope John Paul II shot; English colonists arrive at what becomes Jamestown; Winston Churchill gives his first speech as British prime minister; The U.S. declares war on Mexico; Singer Stevie Wonder born.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

Happy 90th Birthday, Senator Gravel

It’s like going into the Senate. You know, the first time you get there, you’re all excited, ‘My God, how did I ever get here?’ Then, about six months later, you say, ‘How the hell did the rest of them get here?’

Mike Gravel

Breakfast News

What you need to know today about the virus outbreak

AP Exclusive: CDC docs stress plans for more virus flareups

Fauci warns: More death, econ damage if US reopens too fast

Supreme Court appears likely to reject Trump immunity claim

Judge puts off approving US request to dismiss Flynn case

House rescue package includes $25 billion for Postal Service

Telethon raises $115M for New Yorkers impacted by COVID-19

Coronavirus hits world superpowers as some look to reopen

Brazil cities lurch to lockdowns amid virus crisis red flags

Militants storm maternity clinic in Afghan capital, kill 16

Doctors and nurses suffered as Iran ignored virus concerns

Russian hospital fires prompt investigation into ventilators

Indian LG plant lacked environmental clearance before leak

COVID-19 confirmed in crowded UN-run camp in South Sudan

Asia Today: New Zealand has no new cases for 2nd day

Shrieks of excitement as panda cub makes video appearance

Breakfast Blogs

If Congress Gets Trump’s Financial Records He Might Shank One on the Golf Course Charles P. Pierce, Esquire POlitics

Emmet Sullivan Tells Potential Amici Not to Bug Him Yet emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

We have prevailed? digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Digby’s Hullabaloo

We Couldn’t Keep It tristero, Digby’s Hullabaloo

The Senate Proposes Five Amendments to FISA Reform Margaret Taylor, Lawfare

The Sound of One Shoe Dropping Robert Farley, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Outflanked XIV: A Most Viral Outflankening Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Two months in Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

If You Would Seek His Monument… driftglass, at his blog


IDEA: What If Mitch McConnell Shut His Surly Sh*t-Mouth Instead? Evan Hurst, Wonkette

https://www.wonkette.com/tribes-to-south-dakota-governor-wed-rather-not-drop-dead Doktor Zoom, Wonkette

https://www.wonkette.com/trump-disinvited-from-ppe-plant-for-fear-his-toxic-masculinity-will-put-everyone-in-danger Robyn Pennacchia, Wonkette