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May 20 2020

The Breakfast Club (Stand Back)

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

Charles Lindbergh begins his trans-Atlantic flight; Amelia Earhart starts her trek across the Atlantic; Freedom Riders attacked in the South; Explorer Christopher Columbus, comedienne Gilda Radner die.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

War does not determine who is right – only who is left.

Bertrand Russell

Breakfast News

What you need to know today about the virus outbreak

2 Michigan dams breached, thousands evacuated amid flooding

J&J to stop selling talc-based baby powder in US, Canada

States accused of fudging or bungling COVID-19 testing data

Oregon high court keeps state virus restrictions in place

US says California order discriminates against churches

Small Virginia company gets huge federal medicines contract

Outbreak on edge of Navajo Nation overwhelms rural hospital

Minnesota bars, restaurants, learn reopening rules Wednesday

Belmont set for June 20 without fans, leads off Triple Crown

US, China standoff ensnares WHO meeting on COVID-19 fight

Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen inaugurated for a second term

Etihad makes 1st known commercial flight between UAE, Israel

Cuba highlights campaign against hoarders during pandemic

German court nixes law allowing foreign telecom monitoring

China says boy picked by Dalai Lama now a college graduate

UN agency warns pandemic could kill 1 in 8 museums worldwide

Hungary bans legal recognition of its transgender citizens

Russia says it scales down war games amid pandemic

UK jobless claims surge by record amount as pandemic hits

Breakfast Blogs

Norma McCorvey’s Well-Financed Mock Apostasy Set Us on a Dangerous Path Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

The Trump Administration Disproves the Trump Administration’s Claims that Mike Flynn’s Communications with Sergey Kislyak Were Routine emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

Trump And Hydroxychloroquine: Another Game Echidne, at her blog

The sleaziest of Trump grifts may be catching up to them digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Gone to the birds Tom Sullivan, Digby’s Hullabaloo

The Significance of the Supreme Court’s Opati Decision for States and Companies Sued for Terrorism in U.S. Courts Haley S. Anderson, Just Security

Normalizing Trump, normalizing Republicans Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Making robberies into larcenies, making rapes disappear Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Pandemics: A Fact of Life In Globalization Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

For the Record: Now With More Pompeo Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names

IF YOU DON’T KNOW ABOUT MIS-C YET, YOU WILL SOON Steve M., No More Mister Nice Blog

Shocker: Astroturf Protests Actually COVID-19 Bug-Chaser Conventions Stephen Robinson, Wonkette

Red States Cooking Their Coronavirus Data? The F*ck You Say! Liz Dye, Wonkette

Remember That $500 Billion Stimmy Slush Fund​? Neither Does Treas Sec Steven Mnuchin! Doktor Zoom, Wonkette

Canadian Incel Terrorist First To Actually Be Charged With Terrorism Robyn Pennacchia, Wonkette

Sing ‘God Bless The USA’ While 50,000 Strangers Belch Virus Into Your Mouth, At The 2020 GOP Convention! Evan Hurst, Wonkette

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