Welcome back! Come on in, have a seat. How are you? We're just waiting for today's rain to begin. Sounds like it's going to be pretty heavy later in the day, so drive carefully if you have to be out on the roads. In the meantime, BDH and Little Buddha say that the coffee is ready. Help yourself to a nice medium DD, and let's clear out some Friday Clutter.
Donald Trump doesn't have many core beliefs, but one thing which has remained consistent throughout his lifetime is his racism. The man would be most at ease in the world if he could just wear his hood and robe in the White House. The rancid bile located where his soul should be found was on full display yesterday when Trump complained about people coming to the United States from "shithole countries." When you think this piece of human garbage couldn't embarrass the United States any further, he maintains a laser-like focus on proving he can still go lower. The spirit of this country is under daily assault by the White House and its group of corrupt white nationalist thugs. 2018 has to be the year where we break this racket.
A fool who embarrasses and damages the country every day. (pic via guardian.ng)
Some may think the Clutter investment team is repeating itself, but we are overdue for at least a mild correction on Wall Street. Hopefully it's nothing more major than a normal healthy pullback, because who in their right mind would trust this administration to handle a crisis? What we wouldn't give for a return to "the good old days" when we had a president who wasn't an illiterate rapist/traitor who spent his days sucking up to neo-Nazis.
This year's mid-term elections are still many months away, but current polls show that blue tidal wave is growing larger.
Talking about the Great Pumpkin is important, but he's also such a toxic subject. We need to shake things up here and focus on something much more positive like an adorable goofy pit bull named Stella.
It looks like Boston City Councilor Ayanna Pressley is strongly considering a run against US Representative Michael Capuano this year. At first glance, there doesn't seem to be a huge amount of ideological space between the two progressive politicians, so it will be interesting to hear more about the messaging if Pressley in fact moves forward.
Interesting that Switzerland is now mandating a change in the way lobsters are killed before being cooked. Apparently, they must now be stunned first, under the guise that it's more humane. Maybe that is better, but David Foster Wallace once wrote an essay called, Consider the Lobster, where he laid out a convincing case that there really is no humane/ethical way to eat these creatures. Of course, if one carries these arguments out to their logical conclusion, it seems clear that the most ethical diet is at least vegetarian, if not vegan.
It's the lawsuit that has the world buzzing: Are Junior Mint boxes underfilled?
Facebook announced that it will be emphasizing posts from families and friends in your news feed. We certainly support that, but BDH and Little Buddha don't want you to forget about them, so we hope you'll continue to visit our Facebook page! Also, you'd make their day if you feel like sharing our posts with your family and friends, but no pressure.
The NFL is investigating whether or not the Oakland Raiders violated the Rooney Rule when they hired Jon Gruden to be their next head coach so quickly. The rule requires NFL teams to at least interview a minority candidate for any head coach opening, and it's clear that the fix was in for Gruden for a while. We're shocked to hear that Raiders owner Mark Davis might have made a bad decision in his rush to give Gruden a 10-year/$100 million contract. Shocked, we say.
Mark Davis and Jon Gruden: Separated at birth? (pic via mercurynews.com)
Hey, good news, Deadpool fans: Deadpool 2's release date has been switched from June 1 to May 18!
Bill Hader has a new show coming out on HBO where he plays a hitman who wants to become an actor. Sure, we'll give that a look. Hader was always great on Saturday Night Live, and we've enjoyed the movies he's been in over the years. Barry begins on March 25.
Sorry to hear about the death of former Motorhead guitarist Eddie Clarke. Our condolences go out to his family, friends and fans. Clarke was 67 years old.
Okay kids, that's going to do it for now. Let's close out the week by kicking some ass. Here's Motorhead with, "Ace of Spades," for today's, "Song of the Day."
Thanks for stopping by, everyone. It was great to see you, as always. Enjoy the rest of your day, stay dry, and let's do this again soon, yes? Until then, that's today's Clearing out the Clutter, and we are outta here.