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Tuesday Clutter: Boston Red Sox, Donald Trump, Kelly Ayotte, Tom Brady, and more

Hi everyone,

Welcome back!  How are you?  Everything is fine on this end so far.  I'm still adjusting to the fact that it's pitch black when I wake up in the morning now.  You'd think it was midnight instead of 6:00 in the morning around here.  That's going to take some getting used to again when it comes to the sleep schedule.  Sunlight is overrated though, right?  Something like that.  One thing that's never overrated is coffee.  We've got a fresh pot ready to go for you, so help yourself to a nice medium DD, and let's clear out some Tuesday Clutter.

We've got the starting times of the first three games of the Boston Red Sox - Cleveland Indians ALDS series for you.  Game 1 starts at 8:08 p.m. in Cleveland on Thursday, Game 2 is at 4:38 p.m. in Cleveland on Friday, and Game 3 is at 4:08 p.m in Boston on Sunday.  Rick Porcello and David Price are expected to start the first two games of the series for the Red Sox, but we're still waiting to hear who will be on the mound for Boston on Sunday.  We assume the choices are Eduardo Rodriguez and Clay Buchholz.  Who would you rather see pitch that day?  We'd probably have to go with Buchholz by a slim margin, given that he's been on a generally good stretch for a while now, and he's got previous playoff experience.

Donald Trump continues to implode on all fronts, this time suggesting that veterans who suffer from PTSD aren't "strong." This is the kind of comment that makes us continue to think that Trump doesn't actually want to be president, because who in their right mind says such an idiotic statement?  This is National Mental Health Awareness Week, and PTSD, like any other type of mental health issue, has nothing to do with being weak.  It's a health problem that needs professional support like any other health challenge.  Between this, Trump's comments criticizing  John McCain and other POW's for being captured, and his fight this past summer with a Gold Star family, it's hard/impossible to think of a presidential candidate who has shown such disdain for members of the military.

To review, Donald Trump is a misogynistic, xenophobic, thin-skinned bully who brags about being a free-loader that actual taxpayers have to subsidize, and he's been a repeated failure in business, but U.S. Senator Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) thinks Trump is a great role model for kids. That tells you all you need to know about Senator Ayotte's values, and it demonstrates why she should be replaced by New Hampshire Governor Maggie Hassan in November.  Now we'll spend the next month watching Senator Ayotte desperately try to run away from her comments.  Good luck with that.

Kelly Ayotte October 4 2016

Will Senator Ayotte's choice of role models cost her in November?  (pic via businessinsider.com)

In case Trump hasn't alienated voters enough, his lackeys are there to pick up any slack.  For instance we've got Rudy Giuliani talking about how Trump is better than a woman. The question now becomes, has Giuliani become more unhinged and loathsome as he's gotten older, or does he just not hide it as well as he used to anymore?

Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson is still hoping to convince people that he knows anything about foreign policy after several recent gaffes.  Meanwhile, his running mate Bill Weld is trying to walk back his recent comments that no one is really more qualified than Hillary Clinton to be president. Maybe the Libertarian Party should reboot and start with elections at the local and state level before they jump into national contests again.

As much as we'd like to believe Hillary Clinton when she says she'll hold Wells Fargo accountable for massive fraud if she's elected president, there's nothing in her history to suggest that would actually happen.  However, we'd be more than happy to be proven wrong on that one.

By the way, did everyone know that Tim Kaine and Mike Pence are debating tonight?  

Terry Jones received a BAFTA lifetime achievement award on Sunday. It was an emotional moment, as it was the Monty Python alum's first public appearance since it was announced he's suffering from dementia.  Clutter has been a Python fan for about 30 years at this point, and to Mr. Jones, we say cheers and thank you.

In case you missed it, Tom Brady is back from his suspension, and we're already looking forward to the 2016-2017 New England Patriots Revenge Tour.  First stop, the Cleveland Browns on Sunday.

Okay kids, that's going to do it for now.  Eesh, we didn't mean to be so Trump-heavy today.  We might need to take a shower now.  Hmm, let's see, we can at least end things on a more cheerful note with this tune celebrating Tom Brady's return to the Patriots.  It's a parody of Eminem's, "Without Me," and it's supposedly done by someone named JT Machinima, but it sounds an awful lot like Julian Edelman.   Listen for yourself with 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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