Thursday Clutter: Trump, Brett Kavanaugh, Papa John's, Twitter, Boston Red Sox, LeBron James, Eagle-Eye Cherry, and more
Welcome back! How are you? The guys have been watching the Clutter Tree and listening to this one bird squawk all morning. BDH thinks he's calling his friends to come join him in the tree. Little Buddha thinks he might be asking if he can have some coffee. That launched a conversation about how they would get him the coffee. It sounds like there's a conveyor belt involved. In any case the guys want you to know they made plenty of coffee for the rest of us, so help yourself to a nice medium DD, and let's clear out some Thursday Clutter.
Vladimir Putin must be laughing his head off as Donald Trump continues to attack this country's NATO allies. The Great Pumpkin has been a failure at everything while he's been in the White House, except for the fact that he makes an incredible puppet. Jim Henson would be proud.
Best of luck to the U.K. protestors who are preparing for Trump's visit. May they make his trip as uncomfortable as possible.
It's time for the Trump Baby to shine. (pic via standard.co.uk)
We're still learning about Trump's new deputy chief of staff for communications Bill Shine, but his wife Darla once claimed that sexual harassment in the military was to be expected, so we're not off to a good start.
Why is Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein asking federal prosecutors to review Brett Kavanaugh's lengthy paper trail before his Supreme Court confirmation hearing?
In addition to concerns about his staunchly conservative judicial views, there are now questions about Brett Kavanaugh's financial history, as he seems to have put himself in debt at times due to buying Washington Nationals tickets, with no documentation of how these debts were repaid. We respect a baseball fan's desire for tickets as much as the next person, but is something else going on here?
Papa John's John Schnatter stepped down as chairman of the board after it was revealed he used the "N-word" during a conference call. This follows Schanatter's resignation as CEO earlier in the year after claiming NFL player protests hurt his company's bottom line. Does this mean we've finally seen the end of the obnoxious Papa John's commercials featuring Peyton Manning?
Twitter says it will no longer count "locked accounts" in follower totals. We're pretty sure that's not going to impact our own numbers, because we know the majority of our followers, but we could be wrong. Our prediction is that it leads to a notable hit of Donald Trump's account, and that he ends up blasting Twitter on Twitter within a week. That is of course, after he finishes attacking NATO and the United Kingdom, and praising Russia.
The Boston Red Sox beat the Texas Rangers 4-2 last night for their 9th consecutive win and 3rd straight series sweep. Chris Sale gave yet another dominating performance, striking out 12 and walking only one over seven shutout innings. The Sox offense was powered by J.D. Martinez (of course) and Xander Bogaerts. Things got a little dicey when Heath Hembree gave up two runs and three hits in the 8th inning, but Craig Kimbrel came in for the four-out save.
The Sox now move to a MLB-best 65-29, and we can actually start the countdown to 81 wins, which is always the first goal for the season. (They're already just four wins away from tying their total for the 2012 season under Bobby Valentine.) Next up, David Price takes the mound against the Toronto Blue Jays as he tries to get back on track again.
Our staff hasn't really been following the World Cup, but congratulations to Croatia for beating England 2-1 in the semi-finals on Wednesday. We've got a good friend of Croatian heritage who couldn't be happier about this, so we're pleased for him and hoping this run ends with a win against France in the finals on Sunday.
LeBron James finally made the big move everyone was expecting, and by that we mean, he sold a movie pitch.
Hmm, we might be able to get into a proper RoboCop sequel. How about you?
Okay kids, that's going to do it for now. Let's have Eagle-Eye Cherry close things out with, "Save Tonight," for today's, "Song of the Day."
Thanks for stopping by, everyone. It was great to see you, as always. BDH and Little Buddha want to make sure you know you're invited to come back later for the Red Sox game if you like. We're going food shopping in a bit, so we'll get some chips and other snacks. Maybe you could bring some lemonade? As for everyone else, enjoy the rest of your day, be good, and we'll see you back here again for more randomness soon. Until next time, that's today's Clearing out the Clutter, and we are outta here.