Monday Clutter: Susan Collins, Taylor Swift, Climate Change Disaster, Boston Red Sox, UFC Brawl, Doctor Who, The Breakfast Club, and more
Welcome back! Come on in, have a seat. How are you? Sorry we missed you yesterday. We had a bunch of things to take care of before the Doctor Who season premiere, and after we finished the review, it was time to make dinner for BDH and Little Buddha. The guys are excited to see you, and look at that, they made coffee! Help yourself to a nice medium DD, and let's clear out some Monday Clutter.
As expected, Brett Kavanaugh was confirmed for the Supreme Court since the last time we were all together. We're looking forward to donating to whoever runs against Senator Susan Collins (R-Maine) in 2020 (say, Susan Rice, perhaps), because we've had enough of that fraud. She was always looking to vote for Kavanaugh, and that Hamlet act of feigning concern about the accusations against him, and Donald Trump's comments about Christine Blasey Ford, was tiresome. Now that the Kavanaugh hearings are over, has the GOP surrendered their majorities in Congress? Women are furious at Republicans, and we'll find out what that means at the polls four weeks from tomorrow.
It's time for Senator Collins to go. (pic via kitv.com)
Donald Trump has Kanye West, and now Democrats have Taylor Swift. The music megastar announced on an Instagram post (obviously) that she was breaking her silence on politics. Swift endorsed Senate candidate Phil Bresden (D-Tennessee) and Rep. Jim Cooper (D-Tennesse), and went on to write:
"I always have and always will cast my vote based on which candidate will protect and fight for the human rights I believe we all deserve in this country. I believe in the fight for LGBTQ rights, and that any form of discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender is WRONG,"... "I believe that the systemic racism we still see in this country towards people of color is terrifying, sickening and prevalent...I cannot vote for someone who will not be willing to fight for dignity for ALL Americans, no matter their skin color, gender or who they love."
The way the world is going these days, it seems far to wonder if Kanye v. T-Swift is a preview of the 2024 presidential election.
The Turkish government says writer Jamal Khashoggi was murdered at the Saudi Arabia consulate in Istanbul. Saudi officials say the writer left the consulate shortly after he entered on Tuesday. Neither government has offered concrete proof to support their claim, but you have to think Turkey wouldn't make such a serious allegation without something to support it.
A new report from The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change says the world could be in crisis as early as 2030 if we don't get a grip on climate change immediately.
The Boston Red Sox changed plans and named Nathan Eovaldi the starter for tonight's game against the New York Yankees in the ALDS. Eovaldi is switching places with Rick Porcello, who will now start Game 4. Manager Alex Cora said it made sense to give Porcello a little extra rest after he unexpectedly pitched 2/3 of an inning in Game 1. That makes sense, but it's also clear that the Sox are looking for someone to keep the Yankees in check after a rocky first two games from Boston's pitching staff. Eovaldi is the logical candidate, since he's 1-1 with a 1.93 ERA against New York this year, but the Sox will still need someone else to also step up, as well as the entire lineup, if they're going to make it out of this series.
The Milwaukee Brewers beat the Colorado Rockies 6-0 to advance to the NLCS yesterday. It was Milwaukee's 11th straight win, which is drawing comparison to the 2007 Rockies. It's an impressive streak, but remember that those Rockies were swept by the Red Sox in the World Series that year. Are the Brewers peaking too soon?
A fight broke out at the UFC pay-per-view on Saturday night. That would be fine, except it wasn't inside the octagon. Champion Khabib Nurmagomedov beat Conor McGregor in the main event, and then he went after McGregor's team after the fight was over, and all hell broke loose.
Congrats to new Doctor Jodie Whittaker on the highest-watched debut episode since David Tennant in 2005. 8.2 million people watched yesterday's show in the U.K., and the final number will likely be higher. The 13th Doctor is off to a terrific start, and we're looking forward to seeing how this season plays out.
We love former Doctor Who/The Crown star Matt Smith, but what accent is he supposed to be doing in his new movie, Patient Zero?
Okay kids, that's going to do it for now. Here's Karla Devito with, "We Are Not Alone," from The Breakfast Club soundtrack, to close things out with today's, "Song of the Day."
(Hmm, not sure why there's that big blank space before the video. We better talk to the IT staff.)
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.