May 19 2020

The Breakfast Club (Opinions)

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

Actress Marilyn Monroe sings a sultry ‘Happy Birthday’ to President John F. Kennedy; Black militant Malcolm X born; Former First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis dies; The Who’s Pete Townshend born.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

The fact that an opinion has been widely held is no evidence whatever that it is not utterly absurd.

Bertrand Russell

Breakfast News

What you need to know today about the virus outbreak

Automakers help restart US industry as globe reopens further

Judge rules that Oregon virus restrictions are invalid

Stark disparities in New York City’s virus toll

Feds urge ‘extreme caution’ for reopening nursing homes

Over 180 people exposed to virus at California church

Barr says he doesn’t envision investigations of Biden, Obama

Democrats: Fired watchdog was looking into Saudi arms sale

Tropical Storm Arthur hits North Carolina coast with rain

WHO bows to calls from countries for independent virus probe

Indigenous infections grew amid slow Brazil agency response

Asia Today: Australia disappointed by China’s barley tariffs

Local leaders resist Mexico president’s push for reopening

Ukraine’s overburdened doctors in desperate virus fight

Germany, France propose virus recovery fund for EU economy

ICC rejects compensation claim by former Congo VP Bemba

Italy opens churches as virus rules dictate how to eat, pray

UN agency warns of fentanyl production threat in SE Asia

Sri Lanka newlyweds cancel wedding party, help poor instead

Breakfast Blogs

Republicans Have Turned to Full-On Voter Intimidation in 2020 Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

Bill Barr and Chris Wray Schedule a Press Conference to Admit Trump Let an Al Qaeda Terrorist onto Our Military Base emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

Pompeo’s Latest Attempts To Propel Propaganda On Lab Escape Of SARS CoV-2 Suffer Two Epic Swat-Downs Jim White, emptywheel

“Please use wisdom and don’t be foolish like I was…” digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Digby’/s Hullabaloo

Want to reopen retail? Everyone must wear masks Spocko, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Blessings, 2020-style Tom Sullivan, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Why the Flynn Dismissal Deserves a Hard Look by the Court Jessica A. Roth, Just Security

A Nation of Meat Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

DoorDash is a scam Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

The Trump Administration Didn’t Say a Single Negative Word About the Strategic National Stockpile Until This Year The Rude Pundits, at his blog

For the Record: Waltz of the Inspectors General Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names


Energy Sec Demands Racist Banks Stop Racisming Poor … Oil Companies, With RacismLiz Dye, Wonkette

Trump Maybe Fired State Department IG To Cover Up Way More Than Mike Pompeo’s Dog Poop Evan Hurst

Peter Navarro: Only Donald J. Trump Can Save Us From ‘China Virus’ He Ignored For Months Stephen Robinson, Wonkette

Hero Nursing Home Chain Did All It Could To Stop COVID-19 Except When It Didn’t Doktor Zoom, Wonkette

Flat-Earther Lady Tries To Use Sovereign Citizen Meme Logic To Get Out Of Wearing Mask, Fails Robyn Pennacchia, Wonkette