Sunday Clutter: Ireland Abortion Campaign, Trump - McCain, St. Paul's School, Stephen Hawking, Boston Celtics, SNL, the Beatles, and more
Welcome back! We'd like to wish all of the great moms out there a happy Mother's Day. We hope you're being celebrated by your loved ones today. For those people who find this day challenging, we urge you to be good to yourself. It's hard to believe this is already the 5th Mother's Day without Mom Clutter, but we'll do what we need to do to get through it in once piece. Right now, it's time to check out today's headlines. BDH and Little Buddha just said the coffee is ready, so help yourself to a nice medium DD, and let's clear out some Sunday Clutter.
We hope that Ireland's voters will repeal the country's constitutional restriction on abortions when the issue comes up on May 25. Women have the right to decide their own futures. The current poll numbers apparently indicate that the vote to repeal is winning, but anything can change in 12 days, so good luck to the folks campaigning to move the country forward.
As expected, the Trump White House is angry about the leak of Kelly Sadler's tasteless comment about John McCain, not the fact that Sadler said it in the first place. The White House refuses to apologize for Sadler's "joke" that McCain is irrelevant, "because he's dying anyway." We're willing to bet that the real problem is that Trump is angry he's not getting credit for making the statement.
AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson now says that hiring Michael Cohen as a consultant was "a big mistake." Pretty sure the company means it was a big mistake the second the public found out about it.
Shame on Oklahoma for passing a law which will allow foster care and adoption agencies to discriminate against LGBT families. Prejudice should not get in the way of finding permanent homes for vulnerable children.
St. Paul's School is facing another lawsuit, this time from a woman who claims she was sexually assaulted and harassed while she was a student and the school did nothing about it. It's the second lawsuit filed by alumni this month, and the school just settled a case with the family of former student Chessy Prout, who made similar accusations. The school is being investigated by the NH Attorney General's office, and we're interested to see what comes of that report when it's released.
Hey Doctor Who fans - will the Doctor be making an appearance in London this summer? Time travelers have been invited to attend Stephen Hawking's memorial ceremony in June.
Stephen Hawking and Benedict Cumberbatch (who we don't "think" is a time traveler.) (pic via telegraph.co.uk)
The Boston Red Sox beat the Toronto Blue Jays 5-2 yesterday. Sox fans may have been a little anxious when David Price came out to pitch, given his recent health issues. However, Price looked good, giving up the two runs over 5 1/3 innings, and the bullpen shut the door on the Blue Jays for the rest of the game. The Sox will look for the series win when Drew Pomeranz takes the mound this afternoon, and then after that, it's an extended stretch at home, which is good, because it seems like these guys have been on the road for ages.
Meanwhile, the Boston Celtics face the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference finals later today. The odds would seem to be against the current Celtics team stopping LeBron James for an entire series, but the odds were against this crew getting this far in the first place, so who's going to bet against them? Not us. It's getting pretty close to, "In Brad we trust," around here.
The Detroit Lions are on the defensive after taking criticism for not spotting head coach Matt Patricia's 1996 indictment on aggravated sexual assault charges.
SNL had a nice Mother's Day tribute for their cold opening this week:
Don't worry, SNL didn't forget all of the stepmoms out there:
Guns N' Roses is back on the Billboard charts for the first time in almost a decade. We're not saying that "Shadow of Your Love" is doing so well solely because we plugged it a little while ago. There were probably other factors involved as well.
Fans are still rejoicing over the news that Brooklyn Nine-Nine was picked up by NBC after being cancelled by Fox earlier in the week. If you're not sure if your favorite TV show survived for another season, click here to see the list of the broadcast programs which have gotten the ax so far.
Okay kids, that's going to do it for now. Let's have the Beatles close things out with, "Your Mother Should Know," 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 shenanigans soon. Until next time, that's today's Clearing out the Clutter, and we are outta here.