Wednesday Clutter: Robert Mueller, Joe Biden, Rupert Murdoch, This is Us, Whiskey in the Jar, and more
Welcome back. How are you? BDH and Little Buddha have a fresh pot of coffee ready to go, so help yourself to a nice medium DD, because it's time to clear out some Wednesday Clutter.
Robert Mueller interviewed Attorney General Jeff Sessons last week, and now the special counsel wants to talk to Donald Trump. Between the firings of Michael Flynn and James Comey, and previous attacks on Sessions, it seems clear that Mueller is looking at obstruction of justice charges against Trump. Will the Great Pumpkin do himself in? Friends of Trump have reportedly urged him not to talk to Mueller, because the odds are good he'll get caught in a lie inside of the first five minutes. Trump says he's fine with talking to Mueller, because he has nothing to hide. No one has inflicted more damage to Trump than he has upon himself in the past year. Will his ego get the better of him yet again? Grab the popcorn.
Is it time for the main event? (pic via 71republic.com)
Joe Biden says Mitch McConnell blocked Barack Obama from speaking out against Russian interference in the 2016 election by refusing to sign onto a bipartisan statement. We're old enough to still remember when Republicans weren't turning over the country to Russia in exchange for their own personal gain. Then again, a man who steals a Supreme Court seat doesn't have much interest in democracy to begin with.
Former House Ethics Committee member Representative Patrick Meehan (R-PA) said he considered a younger aide a "soulmate," but he denied harassing the woman, despite settling a claim with her. Meehan apparently lashed out when the woman started dating someone else. What did he blame that on? Wait for it...stress over Obamacare repeal votes.
Rupert Murdoch wants Facebook to pay a fee for "trusted" news. The merits of that idea aside, the head of Fox News knows full well there's a wide gap between being "trusted" and being "reality-based." His viewers rabidly trust his network to tell them that Barack Obama is leading a coup against Donald Trump.
Federal Reserve Governor Jerome Powell was approved by the Senate to become Janet Yellen's successor as the head of the central bank next week.
Saw that PR agency InkHouse is opening a new "corporate responsibility" division, so if those are services your company/non-profit needs, you should have a look.
Awful news out of Kentucky, where a 15-year-old shooter killed two high school students and injured 14 others. The shooter was eventually arrested, and the motive isn't known at this time.
It's exciting that the Concord Theater renovation project finally seems to be underway. We saw a number of movies there, many decades ago, and while we don't remember it being in great shape then either, you could see that it would look terrific if given enough attention.
Budweiser is now the 4th most popular beer in America. Can you guess the top three?
2018 Boston Red Sox regular season game tickets go on sale this coming Friday. Team boss Dave Dombrowski says sales are down about 6% from last year, but that 2017 saw a bump because of the Chris Sale signing.
Congratulations to LeBron James on scoring the 30,000th point of his career last night, as the Cleveland Cavaliers last 114-102 to the San Antonio Spurs. James becomes the seventh player in NBA history to join that elite club. Meanwhile, the struggling Cavs are 3-10 in their last 13 games, which we have no problem with, but there's always the question of if they will once again flip the switch come playoff time.
As a follow-up to yesterday's item, the WWE released wrestler Enzo Amore, following accusations that he raped a woman in Arizona last October.
It sounds like This is Us fans just saw the beginning of the end for Jack. How are all of you doing?
Okay kids, that's going to do it for now. Let's have the mighty Metallica close things out with this live performance of the Thin Lizzy classic, "Whiskey in the Jar," for 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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