The 13th Doctor is Getting Closer!
Monday Clutter: Trump, Boston Red Sox, NFL Hall of Fame, Demi Lovato, The Big Bang Theory, Taylor Swift and Bryan Adams, and more

Sunday Clutter: Trump, LeBron James, Steven Seagal, Facebook Dating, Boston Red Sox, Sir Patrick Stewart, It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Venom, Stevie Ray Vaughan, and more

Hi everyone,

Welcome back!  How are you?  BDH and Little Buddha finally came off their sugar rush from our 9th anniversary celebration on Friday.  They were a little tired yesterday, but they both took extended naps and are back to their regular selves.  I try not to let them overindulge like that too often, but we had fun at our party.  There's a heavy fog outside at the moment.  It looks like it could be the start of a mystery story, but it's supposed to burn off soon, so I'll get a chance to go for a bike ride before I do some garden work.  In the meantime, the coffee is ready, so help yourself to a nice medium DD, and let's clear out some Sunday Clutter.

Donald Trump is freaking out because the walls continue to close in on Donald Trump Jr., as it's clear Jr. lied about the 2016 Trump Tower meeting with a Russian official.  We expect the Great Pumpkin to continue ramping up his attacks on Robert Mueller, but if push came to shove, and someone said he could save Jr. if he resigned from the White House (and we're not saying that's going to happen), does anyone think he would do it?

It seemed like something from The Onion, but Russia appointed Steven Seagal as, "a special envoy for humanitarian ties with the United States."  Who knows what that's supposed to mean (maybe he's supposed to keep Donald Trump in line), but we look forward to Seagal eventually becoming part of the Mueller investigation.

We also enjoyed the joke, but let's be clear:  Barack Obama did not call out Donald Trump's asinine grocery shopping - ID comment on Twitter.

A federal judge made it clear he's not impressed with the government's plan to reunite immigrant families who have been separated by the Trump administration's "zero tolerance" approach.  We're still trying to understand what the penalties are for failure here, because basic human decency isn't going to push Trump's thugs to do the right thing.

Donald Trump went on a racist rant against LeBron James and CNN anchor Don Lemon on Friday night.  We like to give James a hard time around here, but from his exploits on the court, to opening a new school off the court, James has done more good for this country in 2018 alone than the Great Pumpkin has done in his entire life. Even Melania Trump sided with James on this one.  Our only question is if Trump was wearing a hood when he sent out the tweet.

We send our thoughts and prayers to the NRA who claims in a new lawsuit to be in financial peril.

Stop us if you've heard this one before, but Wells Fargo found a new way to rip off its customers.  Hundreds of people had their homes foreclosed because of a software glitch in a program used by the bank.  We could start a new website called, "How did Wells Fargo Screw You Over Today."    However, BDH and Little Buddha would prefer to stay here and check on everything going on in the world, so we move on...Oh, one last comment:  If you have your money with Wells Fargo, go down to your bank, close your account, and run away as fast as you can.

Facebook continues to move forward on their new dating feature.  Given how well the social media giant handles personal data, what could possibly go wrong?

The Boston Red Sox beat the New York Yankees 4-1 yesterday for their third straight win over their division rivals.  Boston starter Nathan Eovaldi continued to win over Red Sox Nation with his second straight strong outing for his new team, giving up just three hits and no runs over eight innings.  The Sox got home runs from Mitch Moreland and J.D. Martinez, as well as a RBI double from catcher Sandy Leon.  Craig Kimbrel had a dicey ninth inning, but he held on to preserve the win.  Boston is now 8 1/2 games ahead of New York in the AL East, and no matter what David Price does tonight, the Sox have thoroughly dominated the Yankees in this series, which is always a joy to watch.

It's the end of an era, as Los Angeles Angels manager Mike Scioscia is reportedly leaving at the end of this season.  Scioscia has been with the Angels since the start of the 2000 season, and while he's done a terrific job, both team and manager would probably benefit from a change of scenery at this point.

We could hear Star Trek fans around the world screaming with delight yesterday at the news that Sir Patrick Stewart will be reprising the role of Jean-Luc Picard for a new show on CBS All Access.  The premiere date hasn't been announced, but business is going to pick up for the streaming service.

Sir Patrick Stewart August 5 2018Picard is back!  (pic via sdailynews.com)

The 13th season of It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia debuts on September 5, and fans will be happy to hear that Dennis will be around for a good part of the season.

We're fans of actor Thomas Hardy, but his new movie, Venom, might be just a wee bit too creepy for us.  What do you think?

Slash says new Guns N' Roses music isn't out of the question.  We'd be shocked, but in a world where the guitarist and Axl Rose have kept it together long enough to pull off a successful world tour for the last two years, all things are possible.

It sounds like former *NYSYNC member Lance Bass got a raw deal when he tried to buy the legendary Brady Bunch house.

Hey, the sun is peaking out, so that's going to do it for now.  Let's have the great Stevie Ray Vaughan close things out with, "Love Struck Baby," 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 see you back here again for more fun soon.  Until next time, that's today's Clearing out the Clutter, and we are outta here.

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