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Tuesday Clutter: Election Day, Trump, Doctor Evil, Church Sex Abuse Scandal, Star Wars Rumor, the Beatles, and more

Hi everyone,

Welcome back!  Come on in, have a seat.  BDH, Little Buddha, and I were just talking about the fact that it's Election Day.  The guys want to know if they can vote today, but I had to remind them that we voted early this year, so they asked me to remind you to get out and express your views at your local polling place.  They're so excited to watch the results come in tonight, I don't know how I'm going to keep them busy in the meantime.  I think they still have at least one book to read.  For now, they made a fresh pot of coffee, so help yourself to a nice medium DD, and let's clear out some Clutter.

We know Donald Trump is allergic to the concept of accountability, so it's no surprise that he seems prepared to ignore any demand for his tax returns from a Democratic House.  It is however, just one more reason why people should vote today, because no one in the White House should be allowed to rule like a dictator and not get pushback from the legislative branch.

Donald Trump November 6 2018Judgment Day is here.  (pic via dw.com)

It looks like Russia is still interfering in our elections.  However, Donald Trump wants you to think voter fraud is an issue, which is just as dishonest as it was when he ranted about it in 2016.

The Kremlin says Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin will be meeting in Paris, despite Trump claiming otherwise.  The Great Pumpkin will need some post-election guidance from his boss.

NBC and Fox finally stopped running Donald Trump's recent racist political ad after being criticized for allowing it to air in the first place.  You know you've crossed the line when even Fox doesn't want to be associated with your message.

We felt like we did a pretty good job of staying on top of the major political races this election cycle, so we're not sure how we missed the fact that Doctor Evil is running for Congress:

With all due respect to Cardinal Sean O'Malley, there's nothing "inexplicable" about the number of bishops who have been accused of covering up sexual misconduct.  The Catholic Church thinks it's above the law, pure and simple.  Sexual abuse remains a widespread problem in the church.  If it was happening on this scale for this long at any other organization, legal measures would have been taken to shut said organization down, but these men hide behind religion to cover up criminal actions.

People around here seem surprised that the parent company of Papa Gino's and D'Angelo suddenly declared bankruptcy.  Not that we saw it coming,  we just never hear anyone talking about going to either business for food.  (That may strike some of you as a rather self-focused observation, to which we plead guilty.)  Hopefully the employees who were abruptly laid off will be able to find new jobs with competitors soon.

We admit to being a little curious about the idea of Thanksgiving dinner-flavored potato chips, but there is no chance you could get us to eat Pringles, so if you're brave enough to do it, feel free to drop us a line at bitsofclutter@gmail.com and give us your review.

Congratulations to Alex Cora and Mookie Betts on being named finalists for AL Manager of the Year and AL MVP respectively.  We think both men are the obvious candidates for the awards, and we'll see if we're right on November 13 (Manager of the Year) and November 15 (MVP).

Former Minnesota Vikings defensive tackle Sharrif Floyd is reportedly filing a $180 million lawsuit against Doctor James Andrews and others for what Floyd says is a botched surgery that ended his NFL career.

There's a rumor circulating about who former Doctor Who star Matt Smith will play in the next Star Wars movie, and we're all for it.  Smith is good at comedy, but he's very good at tapping into his dark side.

Ozzy Osbourne released the 2019 dates of his current retirement tour.  Who wants to go with us?

Okay kids, that's going to do it for now.  Given that it's Election Day, it seems fitting to have the Beatles close things out here with, "Revolution," for today's, "Song of the Day."

Thanks for stopping by, everyone.  It was great to see you, as always.  BDH and Little Buddha invite you to come back later and watch the elections results with us.  If you wanted to bring some snacks, that would be great, but again, no Pringles please.  Otherwise, enjoy the rest of your day, go vote, and we'll meet up 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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