Tuesday Clutter: Robert Mueller, Trump, Joe Biden, Boston Red Sox White House Visit, Captain Marvel, Ron Burgundy, Hootie and the Blowfish, and more
Welcome back! Come on in, have a seat. How are you? Yesterday was a bit of a grind here. We had a three hour service window for something. That's fine, except the guy was still 40 minutes late, and the actual task took longer than it was supposed to, so we were stuck waiting for about six hours before everything was resolved. However, I ran out the door a minute after he left and managed to take care of some errands that needed to be done yesterday, so it all worked out in the end. BDH and Little Buddha are telling me that I should focus on how productive the day ended up being, and that I still need to drink more liquids to take care of my throat, which of course means: coffee! They just made a fresh pot, so help yourself to a nice medium DD, and let's clear out some Tuesday Clutter.
Robert Mueller will be filing sentencing memos for Michael Flynn, Michael Cohen, and Paul Manafort this week. The documents are expected to provide detailed insight into Mueller's investigation of Donald Trump's relationship with Russia and will likely further raise the stakes for the Great Pumpkin. We're particularly interested in hearing why Mueller says Paul Manafort lied to investigators. Meanwhile, Trump is keeping himself busy by tampering with witnesses in full view of everyone.
Everyone wants to know what Robert Mueller has to say this week. (pic via theatlantic.com)
Stop us if you've heard this one before: White House aides have no idea what Donald Trump was talking about when he recently said he'd reached a new trade deal with China.
Former Vice President Joe Biden said he thinks he's the "most qualified person" to be president, and that he'll come to a decision about a 2020 run in the next few months. We have no argument with Biden about his qualifications, but one might wonder if his time has passed, as a generational shift appears to be taking place in the Democratic Party.
It's incredibly disappointing to hear that the Boston Red Sox are going to visit the White House. It doesn't need to happen, and it's a setback for a team who has come so far in improving their record on race relations to associate themselves with the racist-in-chief. With all due respect to Alex Cora, it's dumbfounding that he would agree to stand with a man who didn't care one wit about the lives lost and damage done to Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria last year. This is a bad call and a self-inflicted setback for the organization.
The Los Angeles Dodgers gave manager Dave Roberts a new contract that takes him through the 2022 season. It seemed like a bad sign for Roberts that the team hadn't extended him past 2019, given that he's taken the Dodgers to two consecutive World Series, but now this move nips any "lame-duck" stories in the bud.
The struggling Carolina Panthers fired their defensive line and cornerback coaches yesterday, and the storm clouds appear to be picking up speed for head coach Ron Rivera.
We're sorry to hear that Washington Redskins quarterback Colt McCoy fractured his right fibula in last night's 28-13 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles. Speaking from experience, that injury is no fun. However, the fact that Mark "buttfumble" Sanchez is now the team's starting quarterback is glaring proof that the NFL owners are blackballing Colin Kaepernick.
You know what we could use right now? We could use a new outstanding Captain Marvel trailer. Yeah, that would be good:
No one does "epic" like the folks at Marvel.
Consider us intrigued by the idea of a new movie based on Prince's songs.
We are not Will Ferrell fans around here, but we know a lot of people who will be excited by the news of a Ron Burgundy podcast.
Hopefully no one is really worried about Friends possibly leaving Netflix soon, since the show runs in blocs for about 10 hours every weekday on basic cable.
Okay kids, that's going to do it for now. Today is our 3500th post, and we're feeling pretty happy about that. It really is a treat to hang out with all of you. Here's Hootie and the Blowfish to close things out with, "Only Wanna Be With You," for today's, "Song of the Day."
Enjoy the rest of your day, be good, and we'll see you back here again soon for #3501. Until then, that's today's Clearing out the Clutter, and we are outta here.