Thursday Clutter: James Comey, Mueller Report, Trump and Puerto Rico, Walgreens and CBD, Boston Red Sox, Chris Evans, John Fogerty, and more
Welcome back! We were just talking about you. BDH and Little Buddha were wondering what time you were going to get here today. I said I thought it would be pretty soon, and here you are! They want to know if you want to hang out with them and the Clutter Tree while I'm gone for a couple of hours. They're focused on sending good thoughts to the tree to make sure he's healthy this year. Just let them know if you're around. In the meantime, the guys made a fresh pot of coffee, so help yourself to a nice medium DD, because it's time to clear out some Thursday Clutter.
Former FBI Director James Comey says "it doesn't make sense" that Robert Mueller punted on an obstruction of justice charge for Donald Trump. After all, the entire reason for having a special counsel is to have an independent body make decisions like that instead of leaving it to a political lackey like Attorney General William Barr. As others have pointed out, can you imagine the meltdown Republicans would have had in the 1990's if Kenneth Starr's report about Bill Clinton was boiled down to a four-page summary from Janet Reno? They'd still be demanding an investigation into it today.
A new poll says 77% of the country wants the Mueller Report released. The American people paid for this report, and we have the right to see exactly what it says about the White House occupant. Donald Trump and his cronies lied and tried to obstruct this investigation at every turn over the last 22 months, and there's a reason they're hiding behind Barr's letter now.
In case there was any doubt, Donald Trump still doesn't care about Puerto Rico. It's not like it's part of the country he's supposed to lead or anything. Much like his administration's recent declaration of war on Obamacare, Trump has a simple message here: If you're not one of "my people," I don't care if you live or die.
Following the lead of rival CVS, Walgreens announced it will soon begin selling a variety of CBD products in select states. Neither pharmacy offers these products in Massachusetts yet, but we'll check them out when that day comes.
Before the rumors get too out of control, we are not the winner of the $768 million Powerball prize. As usual, it's probably connected to us not buying a ticket.
It's finally here - the Boston Red Sox are finally playing games that count again! The Sox start their season against the Seattle Mariners tonight, with Chris Sale taking the mound for Boston as they look to repeat as World Series Champions. They have almost the same roster as last year (although they still won't name a closer), so there's no reason this talented group can't make a good run at another title, which is all we ask for at the start of every season. There are also a lot of player moves on the horizon after this year, so this may be the last time we see this group all together. Make it count, boys.
Play ball! (pic via mlb.com)
Congratulations to Jerod Mayo, who will reportedly be the next linebackers coach for the New England Patriots. Mayo had a great career with New England (when he was healthy), and he's expected to be a terrific addition to the coaching staff.
There seems to be a lot of noise about the fact that Avengers: Endgame apparently has a running time of about three hours. We're confident Marvel has made an engrossing movie which will hold our attention for that long, as opposed to say, almost any DC Comics movie that's half as long. We will also plan any snacks or bathroom breaks accordingly.
Speaking of the Avengers, Chris Evans has a lot to say about Captain America, his career, Donald Trump, therapy, and more, in an exhaustive interview in The Hollywood Reporter. Evans is the nephew of former Massachusetts Representative Michael Capuano - could a move into politics be in his future?
We're a little intrigued by the new comedy Abby's, which premieres on NBC tonight. Might have to record it, since it runs against the Red Sox game, but a well-done updated version of Cheers? Yeah, we could get into that.
Okay kids, that's going to do it for now. Given that the Sox are playing tonight, we've got to close things out with John Fogerty's classic, "Centerfield," for today's, "Song of the Day."
Thanks for stopping by, everyone. It was great to see you, as always. A reminder: Anyone who wants to join in some tree-watching is welcome to stick around, and you're also all invited to come back and watch the Sox with us tonight. Just let us know ahead of time about that, because we'll nee to get some snacks. Otherwise, enjoy the rest of your day, be good, and we'll catch up with you again soon. Until next time, that's today's Clearing out the Clutter, and we are outta here.