Wednesday Clutter: Trump, Robert Mueller Approval Rating, Bagel Controversy, "Moral Requirement" to Make Money, Serena Williams, Boston Red Sox, Jimmy Buffett, Heavy D & The Boyz, and more
Welcome back! How are you? BDH, Little Buddha, and I were just talking about last night's Red Sox game. I thought for sure it was going to be rained out, but we had nice weather, and the Sox won, which always makes the lack of sleep easier to handle. Of course, the guys making coffee also helps. They just brought in a fresh pot, so grab yourself a nice medium DD, and let's clear out some Wednesday Clutter.
Here's a picture of Donald Trump, that great arbiter of what it means to be patriotic, on his way to an event remembering 9/11 yesterday. The man looks like he's heading to Wrestlemania:
Finding new ways to disgrace the country on a daily basis. (pic via whec.com)
A new CNN poll says Robert Mueller has a much higher approval rating than Donald Trump. Bet we can guess how the Great Pumpkin's Twitter feed will go today: It will be 90% blasting Mueller, CNN, and Bob Woodward, and 10% talking about what a great job he did "celebrating" (which will be his choice of word) 9/11, with maybe something about the hurricane thrown in (with multiple typos.)
Hold on: There may also be room in Trump's Twitter ramblings for the news that Paul Manafort wants to talk about a plea deal before his next trial begins.
We need to take a moment to weigh in on the single most important controversy in American politics today: Cynthia Nixon eating lox on a cinnamon bagel is just wrong. It's not a reason to vote against her in the NY Democratic gubernatorial primary, but it's wrong. The only things that go on a cinnamon bagel are either butter or cream cheese. That's it....and maybe peanut butter, but that's it.
Don't forget to get a flu shot, folks. Public health officials are talking about another nasty flu season ahead, and we want you to stay healthy and hang out with us all winter. BDH just offered to administer it, but Little Buddha told him that while it was a very thoughtful gesture, people would be better off getting it from their doctor, so let's go with that.
The head of Nostrum Pharmaceuticals said that he had "a moral requirement" to raise the price of one his drugs by 400%. We suspect that Nirmal Mulye has never had a firm grasp on the meaning of the word "moral."
This is classic: Tennis umpires are reportedly considering boycotting Serena Williams' matches because they're "afraid" of being the next Carlos Ramos, and they would boycott until Williams apologizes for calling Ramos a thief. Guy treats woman badly, and the response is that the woman should apologize for calling him out on it. Disgraceful.
The Boston Red Sox beat the Toronto Blue Jays 7-2 last night for their 99th win of the year. The victory also meant that the Sox are the first team in the majors to lock down a playoff spot this year. Was it because we were in attendance? We'll leave that for others to decide. It's a good thing we weren't late to the game, because Chris Sale only pitched one inning. The plan was for him to pitch two, but Alex Cora didn't like how Sale looked in the first and pulled the lefty, who ended up doing some more throwing in the bullpen in the second inning.
We didn't like what we saw for most of the evening, as there was no sign of life from the Boston offense for the first six innings, and the Blue Jays took a 2-0 lead at that point. However, the Sox bats woke up with four runs in the seventh (led by a three-run home run from pinch-hitter Brock Holt), and another three in the eighth, and that was that. The magic number for the Red Sox to win the AL East is down to nine. Boston will look to reduce that number, as well as go for their 100th win of the season, when David Price takes the mound tonight.
It ended up being an exciting evening, but we are also prepared to hold our breath when it comes to Chris Sale for the rest of the year. His consistent inability to be fully healthy towards the end of the season feels like a growing concern. The Red Sox went out of their way right from spring training to try to avoid being in this situation, and it's still an issue.
The New England Patriots filled a number of roster openings yesterday by signing wide receivers Corey Coleman and Bennie Fowler, and running back Kenjon Barner. We'll see if any of them are still here two weeks from now before we really focus on them.
The only surprising thing about Jimmy Buffett getting into the marijuana business is that it took this long for it to happen.
Ozzy Osbourne wants you all to know he's still not retiring. We remember being disappointed when he indicated he was done making music back in 1992, but now we're starting to think that may have just been a marketing ploy at the time. Crazy, right? At this point, we're assuming he'll be here for at least another 25 years.
There are rumors of some type of Chris Cornell documentary/movie being filmed. Whatever it may be, we'd be interested in checking it out.
Okay kids, that's going to do it for now. This tune has been stuck in our heads since we heard it for the first time in ages at last night's Red Sox game, so here's Heavy D & The Boyz to close things out with, "Now That We've Found Love," 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 meet back here again for more fun soon. Until next time, that's today's Clearing out the Clutter, and we are outta here.