May 14 2020

The Breakfast Club (Robin Hood)

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

Colonists go ashore in Virginia to set up Jamestown; Lewis and Clark begin to explore Louisiana Territory; Israel founded; Skylab launched; Movie producer George Lucas born; Singer Frank Sinatra dies.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

The interesting thing about grief, I think, is that it is its own size. It is not the size of you. It is its own size. And grief comes to you.

Stephen Colbert

Breakfast News

What you need to know today about the virus outbreak

Virus spikes could emerge weeks after US economic reopenings

Some Hawaii hotels concerned about quarantine enforcement

US report indicates broad risk of COVID-19 at wildfire camps

Pandemic wrecks many state budgets, could trigger deep cuts

Virginia, Maryland suburbs aligned with DC in COVID response

Face mask rules grow but enforcement proves a challenge

Trump to name former pharma exec as vaccine czar

Emails: Trump nominee involved in shelving CDC virus guide

Cats with no symptoms spread virus to other cats in lab test

Yellowstone to half reopen amid self-quarantine differences

Locked down neighbors let loose at ‘Quaranchella’ concerts

As Europe reopens, key virus protections are still elusive

Strains in hard-hit Mumbai complicate India’s virus recovery

Outbreak at German slaughterhouse reveals migrants’ plight

Prodded by US, Mexico aims to restart industrial plants

Kremlin spox has virus-induced double-sided pneumonia

New Zealand barber snips away at midnight as nation reopens

Breakfast Blogs

The Pandemic Hotspots Are Going to Multiply in Obscure Corners of the Country Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Poplitics

Judge Sullivan to Judge Gleeson: Pick Flynn’s Perjury emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

California’s dreamin’digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Think of not working and die Tom Sullivan, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Why the Flynn Interview Was Predicated Barbara McQuade, Lawfare

Trump’s taxes and white conservative privilege Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

King me Scott Lemeiux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

How the Left Should Think About Elections Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money


Your New Science Boyfriend Dr. Rick Bright Gonna Tell Congress Allll Trump’s Corona-F*ckups Tomorrow! Evan Hurst, Wonkette

White House Gonna Solve Coronavirus By … Pretending Everyone Died In A Car Accident? Liz Dye, Wonkette

Huggy Jesus Meme Makes Evangelicals More Likely To Believe Trump Is Anointed By God Robyn Pennacchia, Wonkette

Massive COVID-19 Deaths May Slightly Delay Trump Push To Deregulate Nursing Homes Doktor Zoom, Wonkette

Big Lindsey Graham Donor Decides It’s Time To Start Seeing Other Candidates Stephen Robinson, Wonkette