Tuesday Clutter: Bob Woodward, Trump, Stephen Colbert, Serena Williams, Boston Red Sox, Detroit Lions, David Bowie, andmore
Welcome back. Come on in, have a seat. How are you? It's good to see that the temperatures are moving back into a more normal range for this time of year. We got plenty of rain last night, so the garden is all set for this week. There's supposed to be more coming today, but now it's not expected until this evening, which is nice, because I don't love driving in the rain. I just don't generally trust that other drivers know what they're doing. Anyway, it's September 11, so BDH, Little Buddha, and I have been talking about that this morning. Would you like to join us for a moment of silence to remember those who died? Let's do that..................
Alright, the guys say the coffee is ready, so help yourself to a nice medium DD, and let's clear out some Tuesday Clutter.
National Security Advisor John Bolton declared the International Criminal Court "illegitimate," and threatened retaliation if any Americans are prosecuted over actions taken in Afghanistan. In Bolton's view, the United States doesn't have to follow any international standards, because we're Americans, damn it. You have to love the irony of anyone from this administration referring to another body as "illegitimate."
Bob Woodward's book about the Trump administration comes out today, and Simon & Schuster say they've already printed one million copies of Fear. Wonder what Donald Trump's Twitter feed will focus on more today: the dangers Americans are facing from Hurricane Florence, or rants about the book. Hmmmm, tough call.
Will Bob Woodward help bring down a second administration? (pic via newschannel10.com)
U.S. intelligence agencies reportedly believe that Russia is behind some recent attacks on American diplomats. Do you think Trump will support these claims, or will he once again back Russia over the United States? The sad thing is that's a real question.
Trump's approval rating is down to 36%. Remember that, and remember to vote on November 6, which is now eight weeks away.
New Hampshire's primary is today, and the biggest races are for the Democratic nominee for governor and the nominees for the opening seat in the First Congressional District. If you're one of our Granite State friends, don't forget to vote!
An Australian newspaper is all-in on their racist cartoon about Serena Williams, which looked like something straight out of the Jim Crow era.
If you bought stocks the day before Lehman Brothers collapsed in 2008, you'd be up 130% today, but man, would it have been ugly for a few years right after that. It's just another reminder from the Clutter investment team that whether you focus on individual stocks or mutual funds, investments should be made with a long-term view.
The Boston Red Sox will start a series against the Toronto Blue Jays tonight, weather permitting. Chris Sale is scheduled to take the mound for Boston tonight, which is exciting all by itself. Adding to the fun, Boston will clinch a playoff spot tonight with a win, or if both the Tampa Bay Rays and Seattle Mariners lose.
Matt Patricia's debut as a NFL head coach did not "go well," as the Detroit Lions lost 48-17 to the New York Jets last night. The Lions returned Jets rookie quarterback Sam Darnold's first NFL pass for a touchdown, and then it was all downhill after that. Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford added to the misery by throwing four interceptions of his own, one of which was also returned for a TD. Between last year's Super Bowl and last night's game, it's safe to say that Patricia's stock has taken a considerable hit in a short time.
Things didn't go much better for Jon Gruden's return to the Oakland Raiders, as they lost 33-13 to the Los Angeles Rams. That's a shame.
Okay kids, that's going to do it for now. Let's close things out with David Bowie singing, "Heroes," at the 2001 Concert for New York City, 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 again for more fun soon. Until next time, that's today's Clearing out the Clutter, and we are outta here.