Welcome back! It's great to see you again. Before we get started, I just want to say thank you one more time for all of your positive feedback on yesterday's post regarding the future of Clutter. I showed it all to the rest of the crew here. BDH was so happy, he just ran around the house for the rest of the day, yelling, "They like us!" Little Buddha didn't say much, but I'm pretty sure you could see him blushing. However, it's a new day, and the two of them just made a fresh pot of coffee, so help yourself to a nice medium DD, and let's clear out a little Wednesday Clutter.
Clay Buchholz continues to stay in a groove for the Boston Red Sox, as he gave up only 1 run on 4 hits over 7 innings last night against the powerful Texas Rangers offense. The problem was that the Boston bats couldn't do much of anything either. That is, until Mike Aviles came through with a clutch tw0-out RBI single in the 9th inning that gave Boston a 2-1 win over Texas. The Red Sox could take 2 out of 3 games in this series tonight if Josh Beckett shows up, but that would mean he doesn't give up 10 runs in the first inning.
The scariest moment of the game came when Vicente Padilla hit Rangers third baseman Adrian Beltre in the head in the 8th inning. It sounds like Beltre is okay so far, but he dropped like a rock. The beaning certainly didn't seem intentional, but given the fact that Padilla was basically kicked off the Texas Rangers in 2009 for his propensity for hitting people, it looked like the game had a chance to get really ugly at that point. However, cooler heads prevailed, and the evening ended without incident.
Condolences to the family and friends of Sally Ride, who died Monday at age 61. Dr. Ride leaves a powerful legacy as the first American woman to fly into outer space. As Gloria Steinem said in 1983, shortly before Dr. Ride's launch, “Millions of little girls are going to sit by their television sets and see they can be astronauts, heroes, explorers and scientists.”
Dr. Ride. (pic via airforcetimes.com)
Senate Democrats will once again give their GOP counterparts the opportunity today to clearly demonstrate the fact that there's nothing they care about more than keeping taxes down for the top 1%.
Meanwhile, an unnamed Romney adviser came about a half-step away yesterday from saying Barack Obama's not qualified to be president because he's not white.
The Congressional Budget Office released a new report saying that the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling on the Affordable Care Act would make the law $84 billion cheaper, but it would cover 3 million fewer people, while still reducing the deficit.
The disappointing Florida Marlins traded their struggling star third baseman Hanley Ramirez to the Los Angeles Dodgers. Apparently the new Dodgers ownership isn't going to be tight with a dollar, since they'll pay the full $38 million remaining on Ramirez's contract.
RIP Sherman Hemsley, who died yesterday at age 74. The actor, who played George Jefferson, has truly moved on up to a deluxe apartmentment in the sky.
Things are getting ugly with Modern Family, as all of the adult cast members are suing to get out of their contracts as part of a renegotiation battle. Don't you just hate when family members argue about money?
Okay kids, that's going to do it for now. In honor of Sally Ride, I think we'll close things out with the song that played as she boarded the space shuttle in 1983. Here's Wilson Pickett with today's, "Song of the Day."
Thanks for stopping by, my friends. It was great to see you, as always. It looks like it's going to be a gorgeous day, so try to get outside as much as you can, and then let me know if you want to come back to watch the Red Sox game tonight, because I'll need to get some snacks if that's the case. Until next time, that's today's Clutter, and we are...wait for it...outta here.
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