Thursday Clutter: Rudy Giuliani, Trump, Omarosa, Brock Turner, Sumner Redstone, Facebook, Boston Red Sox, Margot Kidder, AC/DC, and more
Monday Clutter: Rudy Giuliani, Harley Davidson, MA Congressional Primary, Boston Red Sox, Jerry Jones, Def Leppard, and more

Friday Clutter: Devin Nunes, Jeff Sessions, Boston Red Sox, New England Patriots, Kirk Minihane, A Million Little Things, Indigo Girls, and more

Hi everyone,

Welcome back, and a happy Friday to you all!  The birds are chirping up a storm this morning.  BDH and Little Buddha are trying to figure out if they're excited about it being Friday, or that today is supposed to be just a wee bit cooler and less humid.  Either way, everyone seems to be in a good mood.  It also helps that we have coffee.  There's a fresh pot on the table, so grab yourself a nice medium DD, and let's clear out some Clutter.

Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA)  finally admitted that Republicans are targeting Robert Mueller to save Donald Trump.  We should be thankful to Nunes, who made the comments at a private fundraiser, for admitting that the GOP would rather protect a traitor than the country.  Here's your reminder that the midterm elections are 88 days away.

Devin Nunes August 10 2018Busted.  (pic via nypost.com)

A federal judge threatened to hold Attorney General Jeff Sessions in contempt after the government deported a woman and her daughter while their appeal was still being heard in court.  The women were flown back to El Salvador, and then because of the judge's order, the plane was turned around, and they were brought back to the United States.

Massachusetts officials have released the first ads in their marijuana public awareness campaign.  It's good to see that the materials don't seem to include the outdated hysteria that many politicians were pushing before voters legalized pot in 2016. 

This story of the grieving orca who has been carrying around her dead calf for almost three weeks is heartbreaking. 

The Boston Red Sox lost 8-5 to the Toronto Blue Jays last night.  Rick Porcello never settled down for the evening, giving up six hits (including two home runs), seven runs and three walks over just four innings.  The highlight for Boston was Mookie Betts hitting for the cycle for the first time in his career, which seemed to be just about the only thing he hadn't done this season.  The Sox still have an eight-game lead over the New York Yankees in the AL East.  Next up, they start a series in Baltimore, with Nathan Eovaldi looking to continue his great start for his new team.

The Red Sox have moved Drew Pomeranz to the bullpen while he continues to work on his mechanics.  This means Brian Johnson will remain a starting pitcher until Eduardo Rodriguez returns from his ankle sprain.  That's an upgrade for the starting rotation, and it would actually help the bullpen if the lefty Pomeranz becomes a dependable reliever.

Former player Jayson Werth apparently doesn't care for baseball's current focus on analytics.  How do you folks feel?  Does the heavy reliance on statistics in every aspect of the game help or hurt baseball?

The New England Patriots beat the Washington Redskins 26-17 in their first preseason game of the year yesterday.  We're not fans of preseason football around here.  There are too many guys playing who we'll never hear of again, plus, the Red Sox are on a roll, so that's where our focus remains for now.  However, the fun here is that local sports radio personality Mike Felger made it sound yesterday like he had a significant bet on Washington, so we have just one more example of Felger having no idea what he's talking about.

Maybe next time Felger will make his bet at a Buffalo Wild Wings. 

Boston sports radio host Kirk Minihane announced that he was recently treated for suicidal thoughts.  Minihane the broadcaster is a piece of garbage who seems to get himself suspended every few weeks for another racist or sexist comment.  However, we wouldn't wish this kind of pain on anyone, and we hope that Minihane the person is on a better path after treatment.  Minihane said he would discuss his situation on his program today, and his words could be helpful to anyone in his audience who might be dealing with a similar situation.

We saw all of the teaser ads for the new show, A Million Little Things, this summer, and now that we've seen the trailer, we're not sure what to say about it right now, but we will be watching this fall:

Congratulations to Julia Louis-Dreyfus on returning to work on her show, Veep, after battling breast cancer.

Okay kids, that's going to do it for now.  It's been far too long since the last time the Indigo Girls made an appearance here, so let's have them close things out (along with the University of Colorado Symphony Orchestra) with, "Closer to Fine," 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, be good, and we'll catch up again for more fun soon.  Until then, that's today's Clearing out the Cutter, and we are outta here.

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