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May 21 2020

The Breakfast Club (You’ve Got A Friend)

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

Aviator Charles Lindbergh lands in Paris, completing the first non-stop solo flight across the Atlantic; The American Red Cross founded; Susan Lucci wins a Daytime Emmy; ‘Gypsy’ opens on Broadway.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

It is easy to sit up and take notice, What is difficult is getting up and taking action.

Honore de Balzac

Breakfast News

What you need to know today about the virus outbreak

Supreme Court blocks House from Mueller grand jury material

Trump threatens funds for states easing voting in pandemic

Michigan dam had repeated safety violations before flooding

Survey shows effect of virus on food scarcity, rent payments

7 barbers ticketed for cutting hair at Michigan Capitol

US health officials quietly release more reopening guidance

Officials: Loon killed bald eagle by stabbing its heart

5 things to know today – that aren’t about the virus

In Brazil Amazon, help a flight away for many virus patients

Ukraine to investigate leaked tapes with ex-president, Biden

Brazil expands use of unproven drug as virus toll rises

Cyclone batters India and Bangladesh coasts, millions flee

Mayor says Mexico City will begin gradual reopening June 1

Spain’s parliament approves new 2-week lockdown extension

Direct flights to Greek tourist destinations to begin July 1

South Korean high school seniors return to school

Breakfast Blogs

The Hobby Lobby Folks Have Risked the Wrath of the Annunaki

Flynn Was Hiding that He Coordinated His Kislyak Call with Mar-A-Lago emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

The Don makes an offer they can’t refuse digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Figuring it out as we go Tome Sullivan, Digby’s Hullabaloo

GOP Donor’s Construction Firm, Under Audit by DoD, Gets Largest Border Wall Contract Ever Jerry Lambe, Law & Crime

The Susan Rice Email: There Is No There There, There Never Was, and There Never Will Be Adam L. Silverman, Balloon Juice

Criminal justice reform on the ballot DJW, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Meat and American Ancestor Memory Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

The corporatization of American higher education and the looming financial crisis Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Renouncing Satan And All His Pomps driftglass, at his blog

Flynn Update Yastreblyansky, The Rude Pundit

IF TRUMP TRIES TO OVERTURN DEMOCRACY, HE WON’T ACT ALONE Steve M., No More Mister Nice Blog

Too Late, Martha McSally Discovers Standing By Her Man Donald Trump Was A Really Stupid Idea Liz Dye, Wonkette

It Would Appear Donald Trump Lied About The Size Of His ‘Obamagate’ Evan Hurst, Wonkette

Plot Twist! Sister Of Ahmaud Arbery’s Killer Also Total POS Monster Stephen Robinson, Wonkette

Trump Screws National Guard Troops Helping With Pandemic Like Common Hotel Subcontractors Doktor Zoom, Wonkette