Tuesday Clutter: Trump, Elizabeth Warren, a Contraceptive App, Boston Red Sox, Jim Neidhart, Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, Death Cab for Cutie, and more
Thursday Clutter: Trump, Free Press Editorials, Amazon, Coffee, Boston Red Sox, New England Patriots, Madonna, and more

Wednesday Clutter: Pennsylvania Church Sex Abuse Report, Sarah Sanders, Twitter, Warren Buffett, Boston Red Sox, This is Us, The Twilight Zone, Steve Perry, and more

Hi everyone,

Welcome back!  How's your week going?  It's been pretty productive around here so far.  I managed to get a bike ride in yesterday after all because the weather forecast was wrong again.  I'm not sure why I even check it anymore since it seems to have been off more than usual over the last few weeks, but in any case, it felt good to get out there.  It was such a treat, that I'll save my thoughts about the days getting darker earlier for another time.  For now, BDH and Little Buddha made some coffee, so help yourself to a nice medium DD, and let's clear out some Wednesday Clutter.

A Pennsylvania grand jury finally released their report finding that the Catholic Church systematically covered for hundreds of priests who sexually abused over 1000 children (and the real number of victims is probably much higher than that.)  The grand jury also indicated that the investigation is not over, and there may be more indictments in the future.  The biggest regret here is that most of these cases are too old to be prosecuted, because everyone involved should be thrown in jail for the rest of their lives.

Sarah Sanders was forced to retract a claim that Donald Trump has created three times the number of jobs for African Americans that Barack Obama did while he was in office.  Of course, the numbers aren't even close (Trump: 700,000/ Obama: 3 million).  Having to admit any sort of Obama accomplishment on any level seems to be a firing offense in this White House.  Is Sanders on her way out the door?

Also, Sarah Sanders can't confirm that Donald Trump has never used the "N-word," so you know that tape is coming.  We have little hope that Republicans will have any sort of appropriate reaction when that day comes, so instead, we hope this will motivate other voters to turn out in November.

Regardless of the tape, we know Donald Trump referred to Omarosa as "a dog" yesterday, and while there are a 1000 incidents a day with the Great Pumpkin, there need to be repercussions here.  Again, your reminder that the midterm elections are now less than 12 weeks away.

Congratulations to Christine Hallquist for likely becoming the first transgender gubernatorial nominee from a major political party in this country's history.  The results of Vermont's Democratic primary haven't been confirmed yet, but it looks like Hallquist is on her way to a victory.

Twitter has suspended Alex Jones' account for one week after he posted a video trying to incite violence.  However, the site is so reluctant to take action against the man who has repeatedly violated their rules, that one wonders if they're afraid of him for some reason.  Facebook, Apple, Spotify, and YouTube have all blocked Jones for blatant terms of service violations, but Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey seems prepared to fall on his sword for this crackpot.

For those who like to follow such things, it appears that Warren Buffett is big on Apple, Delta, Southwest Airlines, and Goldman Sachs these days.  The Clutter investment team doesn't feel like stocks are particularly cheap at the moment, but the "Oracle of Omaha" must think these companies are worth the long-term investment even at these prices. (Reminder:  The team likes to talk stocks and investing, but their views are strictly for the Clutter portfolio and should not be taken as recommendations for others.)

It's well-understood that not getting enough sleep can cause a variety of problems.  Now, a new study says that we can add loneliness to the list.  Great, that's enough to keep someone up at night.

The Boston Red Sox beat the Philadelphia Phillies 2-1 last night.  Rick Porcello was lights-out for Boston, giving up just two hits and the one run, while grabbing 10 strikeouts, over seven innings to improve his record to 15-5..  Porcello also hit a double, which means his batting average is .400 this year.  The Sox offense came via home runs from Sandy Leon and Brock Holt (who probably had the hardest-hit ball of his career with that moonshot.)  Craig Kimbrel had another challenging appearance, walking the lead-off batter in the 9th, but he eventually closed out the win. Next up, Nathan Eovaldi takes the mound for Boston tonight as he tries to regain the dominant form he had in his first two outings for the Sox.

Hey This is Us fans, we've got a look at the newest member of the cast for you.  Are you already counting the days until the show returns on September 25?  That's a silly question.

Jordan Peele is bringing back The Twilight Zone.    Haven't we already been living that show for the past 18+ months at this point?  Our guess is this is going to be a good reboot, but we're not going to pay the $5.99 monthly fee to watch it on CBS All Access.  However, we'd love to hear from anyone who does check it out.

Jordan Peele August 15 2018"This is the dimension of imagination. It is an area which we call The Twilight Zone." (pic via apparatusmag.com)

Former Journey singer Steve Perry will be releasing his first album in 20 years this fall.  Traces comes out on October 5.

Okay kids, that's going to do it for now.  Let's see what Mr. Steve Perry is bringing to the table with this comeback album.  Here's the first single, "No Erasin'," for today's, "Song of the Day."

Have to think his fans are going to love that.

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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