May 23 2020

The Breakfast Club (Rainbows)

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

op Nazi official Heinrich Himmler commits suicide; Israel captures fugitive Nazi Adolf Eichmann; Bank robbers Bonnie and Clyde killed; Industrialist John D. Rockefeller dies; Golf legend Sam Snead dies.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

You can lead a man to Congress, but you can’t make him think.

Milton Berle

Breakfast News

What you need to know today about the virus outbreak

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn’t happen this week

Judge demands ICE better explain why it won’t release kids

Memorial Day tempts Americans outdoors, raising virus fears

California rushes to aid virus-stricken border region

Federal prison system to begin moving nearly 7K inmates

AP count: Over 4,500 virus patients sent to NY nursing homes

Record virus infections, deaths are ravaging Latin America

China boosts spending for virus-hit economy, takes up HK law

Pandemic halts vaccination for nearly 80 million children

Africa virus cases surpass 100,000; lockdowns slowed growth

Weekly dinners brighten locked-down Last Supper convent

Breakfast Blogs

There Never Has Been a Holiday Weekend Quite Like This One Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

George Papadopoulos Tied the Utility of Russian Dirt to the Campaign’s Plan to Use Dirt to Win emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

More Covid-19 Era Thoughts: On Gender Roles, The Role Of The Media And Trump’s Masks Echidne, at her blog

Why Facebook’s Oversight Board is Not Diverse Enough Jennie Domino, Just security

Life in the Times of the Mad Emperor, The Plague Year, Day 143 Dan Nexon, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Trump urges supporters to expose themselves to deadly pandemic in particularly unsafe environments Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Tara Reade is to Never Biden as Glenn Beck was to Never Trump driftglass, at his blog

David Brooks Urges Us to Tighten Up Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names


Polls: Americans Not Fans Of Trump Shooting 95,000 Dead On 5th Avenue Doktor Zoom, Wonkette

Lancet Medical Journal Won’t Stop Being Mean To Trump And His Magic Hydroxy Boner Pills Evan Hurst, Wonkette

Mike Pompeo And His Many, Many Scandals: A Helpful Guide For The Perplexed Liz Dye, Wonkette

More F*ckery In Florida’s Unemployment System If You Can Even Believe That Stephen Robinson, Wonkette

A Root Beer Heiress And A Bouncy House Heir Walk Into A Barber Shop Robyn Pennacchia, Wonkette