May 18 2020

The Breakfast Club (Coronavirus Rhapsody)

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

Mt. St. Helens erupts in Washington State; The U.S. Supreme Court upholds racial segregation; Pope John Paul II born in Poland; Movie director Frank Capra born; ‘Les Miserables’ ends its Broadway run.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

Why is propaganda so much more successful when it stirs up hatred than when it tries to stir up friendly feeling?

Bertrand Russell

Breakfast News

Law enforcement ties, long delay complicate Arbery case

US military’s mystery space plane rockets back into orbit

Powell: Recovery may begin by summer, will likely be slow

Post offices, beloved community hubs, fight virus-era threat

California homeless quarantine in hotels, more rooms needed

Tropical Storm Arthur crawls closer to North Carolina coast

Small free libraries offering solace amid virus shutdowns

Priest draws squirt gun in fight against coronavirus

In Detroit, NYC, kindness comes one slice of pizza at a time

Virus heads upriver in Brazil Amazon, sickens native people

Canadian aerobatic jet crashes amid pandemic show; 1 dead

Israel finally swears in government after 3 elections

Tibetans demand China disclose fate of boy taken away in ’95

5 Iran tankers sailing to Venezuela amid US pressure tactics

Turkey’s senior citizens allowed out for second Sunday

Barcelona funeral home closes parking garage morgue

Breakfast Blogs

Maybe It’s Time to Introduce the Zuckerbergs of This Country to the Sherman Antitrust Act Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

Steve Bannon’s Bas-Relief Confession that Trump Told Him to Deny Discussing Sanction Relief emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

The Emptywheel Fabulous Car Blog! Formula One and Car Flicks bmaz, emptywheel

Without A Vaccine, Herd Immunity Won’t Save Us Kaleigh Rogers, Julia Wolfe and Laura Bronner, FiveThirtyEight

Tapper FTW digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Rot by design Tom Sullivan, Digby’s Hullabaloo

The Floating Proletariat Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

To Serve America … It’s a Cookbook! driftglass, at his blog

L’état profond, c’est moi Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names


Susan Collins Is Concerned, And That Can Only Mean One Thing Robyn Pennacchia, Wonkette

Insider-Trading Disney Villain Kelly Loeffler Will Lose Her Senate Seat In Either November Or January Stephen Robinson, Wonkette

Nice Time: Coal’s Kung-Fu Is Old, And Now It Must Die Doktor Zoom, Wonkette