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Hi everyone,

Welcome back.  It's Friday the 13th, and everyone at Clutter Headquarters has a bad feeling about that, so let's just get down to business.  Help yourself to a nice medium DD, and then we'll clear out a little Friday Clutter.

The Boston Bruins battled all night long and finally beat the Washington Capitals 1-0 in overtime in Game 1 of their playoff series.  The Capitals rookie goalie Braden Holtby was clearly not intimidated in his first postseason game, and it will be interesting to see if he can keep up this level of performance.  The Bruins are expected to win this series, but it could be a much more difficult journey than they expected.

The Boston Red Sox hope that coming home will help them solve their current woes.  It won't be easy, as Josh Beckett faces Tampa Bay Rays ace David Price in today's home opener.  Here's hoping that Friday the 13th won't be an unlucky day for the team.  I'm also hoping that they don't get booed out of the place during the pre-game introductions. 

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Josh Beckett.  (pic via picturesdepot.com)

U.S. Senator Scott Brown has a new campaign radio ad that celebrates Fenway Park's 100th anniversary.  Funny that there's no mention that Senator Brown once supported a proposal to move the Red Sox out of Boston.

Mitt Romney would like everyone to ignore that he is now the head of the political party that's been launching legislative assault after assault on women, and to instead focus on his false outrage that President Obama has supposedly declared war on stay at home mothers.  Hilary Rosen, (who is not an Obama advisor, no matter how much Romney claims otherwise) never made any such attack.  Her point was that Ann Romney has never had to earn a paycheck, and so she's not in position to understand the stress of living from paycheck to paycheck.  No one ever said anything about mothers not working.  I guess you can't really blame Mittens.  His only hope of winning this election is to convince voters to abandon reality, because if he has to stick to facts, he's toast.

If he can't get people to believe his own distortions and mistruths, Mitt Romney will be counting on the Swift Boat supporters to do it for him.

By the way, as GOP leaders get all riled up over this imaginary attack on moms, is anyone going to comment on Rep. Allen West's ludicrous claim that there 80 Democrats in Congress who support the Communist Party?  Anyone?  Hello?

A new poll shows for the first time that a majority of Republican voters oppose the Afghanistan War

The so-called "war on drugs," has been a misguided, expensive, fundamentally unwinnable policy disaster.  It's primary result has been a lot of money for groups on both sides of the law.   A legalization policy with a focus on treatment and management would cause less damage to this country.

Frances Bean Cobain denies her mother Courtney Love's accusations that Foo Fighters front man Dave Grohl hit on her.  I'm more thrown by the fact that Kurt Cobain's daughter is now 19 years old.  Where does the time go, Clutterheads?

My guess is that Republicans won't be eager to see a movie that features Jane Fonda as Nancy Reagan.

Okay kids, that's going to do it for now.  I know we just did one of these yesterday, but I really can't think of a better way to fight off any potential bad luck today than by introducing you all to Samba, the chocolate lab puppy in today's, "Clip of the Day."

 

Thanks for stopping by, everyone.  It was great to see you as always.  Enjoy the rest of the day, and I hope it goes against type and actually brings you good luck.  Come back soon, and we'll do this all over again.  Until next time, that's today's Friday the 13th Clutter, and we are outta here.

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