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Sunday Clutter: Steve Wynn, Hillary Clinton, Will Ferrell, Gronk, Andre the Giant, Hail to the King, and more

Hi everyone,

Welcome back!  Come on in, have a seat.  How's your weekend going?  Things are running smoothly here at the moment.  Took care of a number of errands yesterday, and I'm off to the movies this afternoon to check out that Star Wars movie.  Other than that, not much going on except for enjoying the mild temperatures for as long as they last.  It sounds like February is bringing back the snow, but we'll deal with that when it gets here.  For now, BDH and Little Buddha have a fresh pot of coffee waiting for you, so help yourself to a nice medium DD, and let's clear out some Sunday Clutter.

Gambling giant Steve Wynn has been accused of assault and harassment by a number of former female employees.  Wynn resigned his position as Republican National Committee (RNC) finance chair, but the RNC still has yet to comment.  Really, what can they say?  The second they claim to oppose inappropriate sexual behavior, the immediate follow-up question is, what about Donald Trump?  We can only assume that every Republican politician who screamed bloody murder about Democrats needing to return campaign contributions from Harvey Weinstein have already given back the money they received from/with the help of Wynn, right?  At the state level, people are now asking how this report impacts Wynn's proposed casino in Everett, Massachusetts.

Oh, hold on, here's the RNC response:

"Today I accepted Steve Wynn’s resignation as Republican National Committee Finance Chair," RNC Chair Ronna McDaniel said Saturday in a statement to USA TODAY.

Not a word about the accusations, because Republicans can no longer officially say they oppose rape.

Steve Wynn and Donald Trump January 28 2018Steve Wynn and Donald Trump:  Birds of a feather.  (pic via businessinsider.com)

On the other side of the aisle, Hillary Clinton reportedly protected a 2008 campaign advisor who was accused of sexual harassment. 

"Instead of firing the adviser, Burns Strider, as her campaign manager recommended, Clinton docked his pay for a few weeks, ordered him to go to counseling, and moved the young woman accusing him into a different position, according to the report."

Donald Trump won't visit the U.K. unless officials promise he won't have to deal with protests.  Never thought we'd see the day where the head of this country was afraid to travel to the United Kingdom.

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg doesn't seem to plan on retiring any time soon, which is great news.  We wish the 84-year-old liberal lion many more years of good health.

Will Ferrell hosted SNL last night, which means we got a chance to hear George W. Bush reminisce about his presidency:

 

Studies now indicate a possible connection between sugar and Alzheimer's.  It's just another reason why everyone should do whatever they can to reduce their sugar consumption.  We're not saints here, but it's clear that lower sugar intake is better for your health on a variety of levels, and we just want you a

Great to hear that Rob Gronkowsk was spotted at practice on Saturday.  The New England Patriots tight end is still in the concussion protocol, so he's got a ways to go, but hopefully with another week to recover from that dirty hit in the AFC Championship game, he'll be available for the Super Bowl on February 4.

Isaiah Thomas does not seem to be fitting in with the Cleveland Cavaliers...at all.  We appreciate everything IT did for the Boston Celtics.  He was a lot of fun to watch, night in and night out, but it's a relief he's not Boston's problem.

Check out the trailer for the upcoming Andre the Giant documentary on HBO.  This looks awesome:

The Crown is reportedly still looking for a new Prince Philip to go with Olivia Colman's Queen Elizabeth for season 3, and we continue to hold out hope that Clutter favorite David Tennant will be reunited with his Broadchurch co-star.  Plus, it's only fitting that Tennant succeed Matt Smith in the role, since Smith followed him on Doctor Who.

CBS ordered pilots for reboots of the 1980's hits Magnum P.I., and Cagney & Lacey.  If we're going to keep bringing back every old show from the last 30 years, how about the return of How I Met Your Mother?  What program would you like to see have a second life?

Thrash metal giants Slayer are apparently calling it quits after their tour this year. 

Okay kids, that's going to do it for now.  We're fans of Avenged Sevenfold's, "Hail to the King," around here.  It's a catchy hard rock tune, but we just found out they also did this acoustic version, which is great.  It sounds like something that would be part of a Western movie soundtrack.  See 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 meet 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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