Welcome back. How are you? Did you all survive Hurricane Arthur in one piece? BDH and Little Buddha were a little nervous at first, but we ended up watching movies, and they forgot all about the rain. I'm sure the Clutter Tree appreciated the rain, and now the sun is shining, so we're all back in business. What's your plan for the day? Dad Clutter is coming down in a bit, so we better get to work before he gets here, so help yourself to a nice medium iced DD, and let's clear out some Saturday Clutter.
The Boston Red Sox were rained out yesterday thanks to Arthur, so they'll play a double-header against the Baltimore Orioles this afternoon, with Jon Lester and John Lackey getting the starts.
Conservative billionaire activist Richard Sciafe died on Friday. I mostly remember him for funding all sorts of anti-Bill Clinton activities but he was also a Planned Parenthood supporter and broke with the GOP on marriage equality.
Let me see if I have this one right, the Supreme Court said that an existing religious-exemption form was a way for Hobby Lobby not to have to provide contraception coverage, but now Wheaton College doesn't even have to fill out that form? Justice Roberts and crew are just making this up as they go along now, aren't they. It's hard to disagree with Justice Sotomayor's statement that, "Those who are bound by our decisions usually believe they can take us at our word: Not so today.”
Meanwhile, a group of colleges is asking to be allowed to continue discriminatory hiring practices based on sexual orientation, all in the name of "religious freedom."
Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw has now gone 36 innings without giving up a run. That's what, the equivalent of four consecutive shutouts? Yeah, that's not bad. He might have a fuure in this game.
One of my first assignments when I was a legislative aide, many moons ago, was to respond to a constituent letter and explain why my boss couldn't have people like Howard Stern or the team of "Opie and Anthony" taken off the air for their raunchy behavior. My memory is that I wrote a decent letter explaining the whole First Amendment notion. However, the First Amendment doesn't give Anthony Cumia a right to go on a racist and sexist diatribe without consequences, and thus SiriusXM fired the radio host for his rants on Twitter about a woman he claimed to have been in an altercation with recently.
Let's see, here's an entire article about a heavy metal fan who suffered a brain injury that really had nothing to do with his headbanging activities. It's a nice subtle way to say, "Hey Motorhead fans, your taste in music might kill you (though it probably won't.)"
In honor of today being the 25th anniversary of the premiere of Seinfeld, here's a list of 25 random facts about the show. As always, Clutter would be appreciative of a portion of any money you may receive in trivia contest winnings as a result of the article. We operate on a bare-bones budget here, and all contributions are welcome.
Thanks for 25 years of nothing! (pic via huffingtonpost.com)
Okay kids, I should get going. I need to clean up Clutter Headquarters a bit before the big guy arrives. I'm still annoyed by that Motorhead article, so let's have Lemmy and crew take us out with today's, "Song of the Day."
Thanks for stopping by, everyone. It was great to see you, as always. Feel free to come back later if you want to watch some of the Sox game, or play dominoes with BDH and Little Buddha. You know how much they love to hang out with you. Otherwise, enjoy the rest of your day, and we'll see you back here again for more fun soon. Until next time, that's today's Clutter, and we are outta here.