Welcome back! Come on in, have a seat. How are you? I'm exhausted at the moment. Not sure why, but last night's sleep was not restful. I blame it on the odd dreams I had. There's no need to get into the details here, but they were the kind of stories that have you waking up in the morning asking yourself, "Now, why would I have come up with that?" Maybe it was something I ate. Might try a nap later since there's no football on today, but for now, it's all about the coffee. We've got a fresh pot ready for you, so help yourself to a nice medium DD, and let's clear out some Sunday Clutter.
It's great to hear that a federal judge halted part of Donald Trump's racist anti-immigration executive order yesterday, but the whole thing needs to go, as well as the man who signed it. The immigration ban is inhumane, anti-America, and a spoon-fed recruiting campaign for terrorists. It is on all of us to make it clear to President Gaslight and his lackeys that this will not stand. There are ongoing protests regarding the ban, with others scheduled to come over the next few days. At this rate, we should all expect them to just keep coming. This group of thugs isn't going to stop, and neither will the American people.
Protesters rally against Trump's shameful immigration ban. (pic via abcnews.go.com)
This important legal win would not have been possible without the work of American Civil Liberties Union lawyers. If you'd like to support their efforts, here's the ACLU's donation page.
Trump added advisor Stephen Bannon to the National Security Council. That's obscene. Having that anti-Semite sitting at that table won't do anything to make this country safer.
Trump also put son-in-law Jared Kushner in charge of fixing the mess he created with the Mexico wall. Well, that one at least makes some sense, given Kushner's years of foreign policy experience. Oh, wait, the 36-year-old real estate executive has none.
How has this administration only been in office for nine days?
The Super Bowl is a week away, and we believe the New England Patriots will beat the Atlanta Falcons, but to play devil's advocate, here's a look at five ways the Falcons could come out on top. After careful review, we find none of them particularly convincing, and they all fall under the all-encompassing, "anything can happen on any given Sunday" thought. Short of the completely unexpected, we still see the Pats coming out on top, and Tom Brady forcing Roger Goodell to hand him the Lombardi Trophy.
The Boston Red Sox traded Yoan Moncada away, but yet they still have the #1 prospect in baseball. According to MLB.com, Boston outfielder Andrew Benintendi now takes the top spot, with Moncada slipping to number 2. In other good news, Red Sox Truck Day is now just eight days away!
Interesting, there's going to be a direct bus route from Concord to New York City starting next month. Perhaps it's time to start thinking about a road trip from the Northern Estate.
Okay kids, that's going to do it for now. Let's have Bruce Springsteen close things out for us. Here's the Boss, with some help from Eddie Vedder (Pearl Jam) and Tom Morello (Rage Against the Machine/Audioslave), covering AC/DC's, "Highway to Hell," for today's, "Song of the Day."
Thanks for stopping by, everyone. It was great to see you, as always. We're probably going to make some more coffee, so you're welcome to stick around for that, if you like. Otherwise, enjoy the rest of your day, stay warm, and we'll meet up 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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