May 22 2020

The Breakfast Club (Wild World)

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

Nazi Germany and Fascist Italy sign the ‘Pact of Steel’; Richard Nixon is the first U.S. president to visit the Soviet Union; Actor Laurence Olivier born; Johnny Carson hosts his last ‘Tonight Show.’

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

Courage is fire, and bullying is smoke.

Benjamin Disraeli

Breakfast News

What you need to know today about the virus outbreak

Nearly 39 million have lost jobs in US since virus took hold

Man who filmed Arbery shooting video charged in his slaying

Flood raises fears of pollution at Michigan toxic waste site

Trump declares emergency for flooded Michigan communities

Puerto Rico to reopen businesses, beaches with new rules

‘Hundreds of millions’ in bogus jobless benefits paid out

FDA says cows may have caused E. coli lettuce contamination

US begins crackdown on unvetted virus blood tests

US seeking industry cooperation on future medical supplies

NYC seniors find lighter side of pandemic in comedy class

China boosts spending but no big steps for virus-hit economy

Rights group: Egypt arrested 10 reporters since virus hit

Investigators build a case for IS crimes against Yazidis

Locusts, COVID-19, flooding pose ‘triple threat’ in Africa

Deadly cyclone cuts destructive path in India and Bangladesh

Cape Town is virus hot spot for South Africa and continent

China may pass bill to crack down on Hong Kong opposition

Trudeau: China doesn’t understand Canadian judicial system

Shock and sadness as Oxfam plans exit from 18 countries

Sikh kitchens feed New Delhi’s masses in virus lockdown

Breakfast Blogs

We’ll Wake Up One Morning to Discover the President* Gave Louisiana Back to France Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

DC Circuit Orders Judge Sullivan to Respond to Mike Flynn’s Mandamus Petition emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

“A game of Infowars telephone” digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Talks To The Sky Tom Sullivan, Digby’s Hullabaloo

The Republic of Facebook David Kaye, Just Security

The Political Science of Joe Biden Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

The Moral Meats Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Flynn Update Update Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names


South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem Asks Donald Trump To Nuke Tribes’ Highway Checkpoints From Orbit Doktor Zoom, Wonkette

Kelly Loeffler’s Husband Writes $1M Check To Trump PAC, Memo Line DOES NOT Mention Stock Trade Investigation Liz Dye, Wonkette

The Polls May Not Love Trump, But The Gambling Markets Sure Do. HUH. Data Goon, Wonkette

Trump Bad At Taking Corona Intel Briefings Orally, So Unless Someone Wants To Try Giving Them Anally … Evan Hurst, Wonkette

‘New York Post’ Op-Ed Demands NY Reopen RIGHT NOW Before It’s As Dead As 30,000 NYers Stephen Robinson, Wonkette