Welcome back. How's your week going? BDH and Little Buddha have the coffee ready, so help yourself to a nice medium DD, and let's clear out a little Thursday Clutter. Here we go...
It's clearly time for the Boston Red Sox to come home after losing 3-1 to the Toronto Blue Jays yesterday and starting the season with a 1-5 record. The best part of the game was that pitcher Jon Lester had his second straight strong start and already looks like he's in a groove. The offense needs to be more consistent, but I think that will come. I know everyone is disappointed that they aren't off to a better start, but can we stop framing these struggles as a character issue? Yes, last September was atrocious, but we have no evidence that this year's team hasn't tried their best so far. We'll see if that's good enough, but enough with the comparisons to last year.
Terry Francona wants nothing to do with next week's 10oth anniversary of Fenway Park celebration, and who can blame him? The way he was treated on the way out was absolutely disgraceful, and good for him for refusing to put on a fake smile when there are clearly still hard feelings. Red Sox management comes across as completely tone deaf if they really thought there was any chance Tito would come back for this. While I don't blame him for not returning, I do still look forward to the day when he can take that step, so that Red Sox Nation can give him the loudest and longest standing ovation in the history of Fenway Park. Tito deserves nothing less.
You're welcome back whenever you like, Tito. (pic via aceharmon.com)
George Zimmerman has finally been charged with second-degree murder in the Trayvon Martin case.
Mitt Romney continues to show his willingness to throw facts and reality overboard for votes, as he claimed that women have lost more jobs than men during this recession, and that President Obama has declared war on women.
GOP leaders like Orrin Hatch claim that President Obama will go after Mittens for being a Mormon. Right, this from the party that's spent the last three years hammering home the idea that Obama is secretly a radical Muslim intent on wrecking the United States with his scary Muslim plans. Plus, now we have an evangelical leader who comes out and feels the need to reassure everyone that evangelicals will vote for Romney, "in spite of his Mormonism."
For bonus points, which Republican is talking about impeaching President Obama?
Honestly, if you had a relative who was as disconnected from reality as the GOP is, you'd be forcing him to see a doctor.
In case you were wondering, Charles Manson has been denied parole for the 12th time. His next hearing is in 2027, when he'll be 92 years old. I'm thinking 13 won't be his lucky number.
Not going anywhere. (pic via wbir.com)
The Connecticut House of Representatives approved a bill to repeal the death penalty in the state. The state Senate passed the same legislation last week, so now it goes to Governor Dannell Malloy, who's already said he'll sign it.
Happy sixth anniversary to the Massachusetts health care reform law, a truly remarkable policy.
So sorry to hear that the body of missing Boston College student Franco Garcia was finally found in the Chestnut Hill Reservoir. Our thoughts go out to the Garcia family.
The Boston Celtics won an ugggggly game, but a win's a win, and they beat the Atlanta Hawks 88-86 in overtime to go 19-7 since the All-Star break.
Axl Rose pulled a rock star move and announced that he won't be attending the Guns and Roses induction ceremony into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. It looks like the rest of the original band will be there (except for maybe guitarist Izzy Stradlin), so maybe they can perform with Scott Weiland or Myles Kennedy on vocals. It certainly won't be the same without Axl, but that could still be fun.
General Hospital lives to fight another day, as the soap opera was renewed by ABC for another year. The network canceled the new show, The Revolution, instead to make room for Katie Couric's new talk show this fall. This means we can take Couric off Clutter's enemies list, which is really not a place you want to find yourself.
That crazy Betty White. She pranked actress/co-star Valerie Bertinelli but good.
The Other Guys was one of the worst movies I've seen in recent years, so I'm not that inclined to see Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg team up for a football comedy. To show there are no hard feelings, though (well, maybe some hard feelings), here's an in-depth look at what was involved in getting Anchorman 2 approved.
Oh, so the Queen-Adam Lambert pairing is on after all? Seems like a great match.
Okay kids, that's going to do it for now. I was all set to play a Guns and Roses song today, since we're not going to see them perform at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame ceremony, but then I found this clip of a black lab puppy struggling to master the stairs, so we're going with that instead. The accompanying music is terrible, so hit your mute button and then enjoy today's, "Clip of the Day."
It was great to see you as always, my friends. Thanks for stopping by, we hope you enjoyed it as much as we did. Until next time, that's today's Clutter, and we are outta here.