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Thursday Clutter: Obama and Clinton, Trump, Roy Moore, Bono, Metallica, and more

Hi everyone,

Welcome back!  Come on in, make yourself comfortable.  We can't see out of most of the windows because of the frost, but thankfully, the heat is on, so it's nice and toasty in here at the moment.  To make things even better, BDH and Little Buddha just made some coffee, so grab a nice medium DD, and let's clear out some Thursday Clutter!

Wait, wait, wait, wait.  The Pittsburgh Steelers barely played James Harrison this year, then they cut him from the team, and now Harrison's former teammates are blasting him for signing with the New England Patriots?  What was he supposed to do, lobby for a job with the Cleveland Browns?  How idiotic.  On the other hand, our understanding of Harrison is that he's spent his entire career with a chip on his shoulder when it comes to those who he's felt have disrespected him, so if this nonsense fires him up for a playoff game, advantage, once again, Patriots.

Ahh, here we go:  Donald Trump's legal team is attacking Michael Flynn's credibility now.  Flynn must have given Robert Mueller the goods if the Great Pumpkin is going to do this latest 180 and try to make Flynn out to be a liar after defending him for so long. 

This should inspire a Trump-twitter explosion today:  A new Gallup poll says Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton are the most admired man and woman in the United States.

Barack Obama Hillary Clinton December 28 2017Most admired duo in the country.  (pic via cnn.com)

Representative Gregory Meeks (D-NY) called out Donald Trump as "a con man."  No argument here.

Roy Moore filed a lawsuit trying to block the certification of the recent Alabama Senate election results.  Apparently the only explanation Moore can come up with for black voters is that they must have been from out-of-state.

"Moore's complaint also alleged "anomalous" higher voter turnout in Jefferson County, in which census data shows 43% of the population is black. He called the county's 47% voter turnout as "highly unusual" and questioned the integrity of its election results."

Donald Trump spent the year falsely taking all of the credit for this year's stock market rally.  We're certainly not rooting for a major correction, but history says it has to come at some point, so when it does, may the entire thing be hung around his neck like a three-ton weight.

A new report says the FDA takes too long to get contaminated food off the shelves.  There's a 57-day gap on average between the FDA being notified of a problem, and the recall taking place. Given the state of politics these days, we're half expecting someone from the GOP to say this proves that the FDA can't do its job, and that everything would be better if the agency was disbanded and it was left to consumers to not buy the food, because everything goes better without "government interference."

The buzz may not be great for the new iPhone X, but don't worry, Apple CEO Tim Cook still made out just fine in 2017.

Bono thinks today's music has gotten "too girly."  That's disappointing, because we'd expect much better from the U2 frontman, but it does seem to be in line with the rest of the dumpster fire that was 2017. 

Okay kids, that's going to do it for now.  Let's have Metallica close things out with a killer live performance of, "Fade to Black," for today's, "Song of the Day."

 

Thanks for stopping by, everyone.  It's always a treat to hang out with you.  Not to sound too much like your parents, but it's going to be seriously cold for a while, so make sure you dress warmly enough, okay?  We want to see you all back here again for more silliness soon.  Until then, that's today's Clearing out the Clutter, and we are outta here.

 

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