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Tuesday Clutter: Trump the Nationalist, Roman Reigns, Uber, Netflix, the World Series, Wonder Woman 1984, New Year's Eve with Ozzy, Paranoid, and more

Hi everyone,

Welcome back!  Come on in, have a seat.  We were just looking at the weather forecast.   It calls for rain this afternoon, which is fine (although it better be done before Game 1 of the World Series starts), but we're also seeing a chance of snow this weekend.  Yikes.  Fortunately, it won't last long even if it does arrive, because the highs are supposed to be in the 50's during parts of next week.  Still, I better put the shovel back in the car.  In any case, let's see what's going on in the world today.  The guys made the coffee, so help yourself to a nice medium DD, because it's time to clear out some Tuesday Clutter.

Donald Trump finally admitted he's a "nationalist," using the term to describe himself at a campaign rally yesterday.  It's a racist and anti-Semitic dogwhistle loud enough to be heard across the country and another reason why voting two weeks from today is not just a civic duty, it's a moral obligation.  Our democracy has been under assault by this administration for two years, and the GOP went along for the ride because they got a tax cut and a conservative Supreme Court Justice.  It's time they pay the price for abandoning the rest of us.

Donald Trump October 23 2018Just missing the hood and robe.  (pic via abcnews.go.com)

Besides celebrating his racism during the rally, Donald Trump talked about a new proposed tax cut for the middle class that he seems to have made up out of thin air over the last few days.  Honestly, if the Great Pumpkin was just your "Uncle Don," who was a pathological liar and generally disconnected from reality, at some point, you'd tell him to seek professional help. 

We were stunned to watch pro wrestler Roman Reigns announce last night that he's battling leukemia, and that it's forcing him to take a leave of absence from the WWE. Fans love to boo Reigns for a variety of reasons, and they were at it at the start of last night's Monday Night Raw, until a visibly emotional Reigns (real name Leati Joseph Anoa'i) told them he's dealing with this issue for 11 years and it's returned.  That caused the audience to turn on a dime and thank him.  Wrestling fans love to get caught up in the soap opera aspects of the industry, but we have to remember that these are real people with real lives outside of the ring.  We wish Reigns the best of luck in this fight and hope to see him back in action as soon as possible.

Uber executive Cameron Poetzscher resigned from the company after being accused of sexual harassment.  Poetzscher was in charge of making deals for Uber.  Frankly, we still don't get the whole ride-sharing concept, since we were always taught not to get into a stranger's car.  However, if we ever do start using a service for some reason, we would probably go with Lyft or another competitor, because Uber seems to have a long-standing corporate culture issue.

Netflix is continuing its push for global domination.  The online streaming giant announced it plans to raise another $2 billion in debt to fund a number of activities, including content creation.  Maybe we should start working on a BDH and Little Buddha show.

Game 1 of the World Series between the Boston Red Sox and Los Angeles Dodgers is finally here!  We're feeling good about Boston's chances of winning it all (the prediction here is Boston in five games), and we're also prepared to not get much sleep again for another week.  Chris Sale takes the mound against Clayton Kershaw tonight, and the big question is what can fans expect from Sale after his recent health issues?  Hopefully he's close to full strength, but we'd be happy with 5-6 innings tonight, especially if the weather becomes an issue.  We'd also like to warn Dodgers shortstop Manny Machado to play the game cleanly, because no one in Boston is going to tolerate more dirty slides from him.

If anyone here is going to the game tonight, we'd love to hear your review of this week's special Fenway food options.

It's great to hear that New England Patriots running back Sony Michel's MRI showed no structural damage to his left knee after he was hurt during last Sunday's game against the Chicago Bears.  We were expecting to hear that Michel would be out for the season, but he's listed as week-to-week.

Hey, look at that, Le'Veon Bell still hasn't rejoined the Pittsburgh Steelers.  The running back was expected to end his holdout yesterday, but he was apparently a no-show.

The 3-4 Oakland Raiders seem to be throwing in the towel on the season.  Oakland traded wide receiver Amari Cooper to the Dallas Cowboys for a 2019 first-round draft pick yesterday.  The Raiders now have three first round picks for 2019, so they're in position to make significant corrections to their current roster, but they're still stuck with Jon Gruden as the head coach.

LeBron James wants to produce a Friday the 13th reboot?  Sure, why not.  It's clear one of the reasons he moved to Los Angeles was to prepare for a post-basketball career.

Sorry to hear that Wonder Woman 1984 had its release date changed from November 2019 to June 2020.  That's the only DC Comics movie we're looking forward to at the moment...although we might check out Shazam! in April 2020.

On the other hand, it's good find out that ABC ordered another three episodes for A Million Little Things.  We've been watching the show this season (you can find the recaps in the categories listing on the right side of your screen), and the biggest concern was that they were trying to jam in too much into a handful of episodes.  Last week had a slightly slower pace, which was a good thing, and now the show should be able to breathe a little more.

We hope there's going to be a way to watch this year's Ozzfest New Year's Eve special on TV or online, because that sounds like a terrific way to welcome 2019!

Okay kids, that's going to do it for now.  Let's have Ozzy Osbourne and the rest of Black Sabbath close things out with the classic, "Paranoid," for today's, "Song of the Day."

Thanks for stopping by, everyone.  We always love getting the chance to catch up with you.  Enjoy the rest of your day, stay dry, and we'll see you 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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