The Breakfast Club (Freak Show)

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

Dr. Martlin Luther King, Jr. begins march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama; the Sharkville massacre in South Africa occurs; Wrongly incarcerated Randall Dale Adams is released from prison; Musician Johann Bach born.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

When you’re born you get a ticket to the freak show. When you’re born in America, you get a front row seat.

George Carlin

Breakfast News

Governors raise alarm as coronavirus taxes health systems

US tourists stranded abroad don’t know when they’ll return

Returning troops denied water, bathrooms under quarantine

As virus grips nation, advocates move to halt evictions

Census Bureau delays deadline for 2020 count by 2 weeks

3 Iditarod mushers rescued because of poor trail conditions

China exonerates doctor reprimanded for warning of virus

Italy sees biggest day-to-day rise in coronavirus deaths

South Korea: North Korea fires 2 presumed missiles into sea

Breakfast Blogs

It’s Time For Networks to Stop Televising Trump’s Daily Briefings Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

Three Things: Racist Redirects as GOP Clings to Its Brand Rayne, Esquire Politics

The political divide in the age of coronavirus digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Digby’s Hullabaloo

The Golden Age of Grifting tristero, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Make Trump’s Racist Comments Unprofitable Spocko, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Exponential epidemic meets Trump slow-roll Tom Sullivan, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Use the Defense Production Act to Flatten the Curve James E. Baker, Just Security

Reducing One Source of a Potential Election Meltdown Richard H. Pildes, Lawfare

Pandemic Profiteers Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

The pure evil of the Republican caucus Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Today In Bill Kristol Retweeting More Impotent Bulwark Hand-Wringing driftglass, at his blog Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names


Hanging Out In Large Groups To Scream At Women Near Planned Parenthoods, For ‘Life’ Robyn Pennacchia, Wonkette

Trump Gets In Bidding War With States For Face Masks. That’s It, That’s The Headline. Liz Dye, Wonkette

Democrats, *Now Is Not The Time For Your Bipartisan Shit* Stephen Robinson, Wonkette

Trump Comforts Nation’s Corona-Fears By Having Corona-Tantrum At NBC’s Peter Alexander Evan Hurst, Wonkette

Minnesota And Vermont Doing Universal Childcare (For Hero Grocery Store Workers) Doktor Zoom, Wonkette