Friday Clutter: Mueller Report, Google AI Ethics Board, Boston Red Sox, Green Bay Packers, Terminator Returns, GNR, and more
Welcome back, and a happy Friday to you all. What's on the schedule for this weekend? I don't think we're going to be that busy, apart from maybe doing some light yard work if it feels like we can run the rake through the garden beds without harming them while they continue thawing. We'll see. The highs will be in the 60's, so that's nice. BDH and Little Buddha say the coffee is ready, so grab yourself a nice medium DD, and let's clear out some Friday Clutter.
House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler (D-NY) wrote a letter to Attorney General William Barr calling for the release of any summaries of the Mueller Report that were written by the investigators. The Department of Justice isn't denying that these documents exist, so assuming that's the case, the American people should know what these people wrote and if it differs from Barr's summary. Chairman Nadler also warned Barr that Democrats still demand the release of the full report, and one way or another, Barr will probably be called to testify before the committee.
Congress has approved a bill calling for the end of US involvement in the Yemen War, a conflict that Donald Trump strongly supports because of Saudi involvement. Gotta keep your business partners happy, after all. There aren't enough votes to override the expected veto, but it's notable that this is the second time in recent weeks that Congress has stood up to the Great Pumpkin.
Google is scrapping its AI ethics board after just one week, following the intense opposition to the appointments of the anti-LGBTQ Heritage Foundation president and the CEO of a drone company. Google officials say they'll start over and find a new approach to the issue.
Let's see what the latest study on the effects of drinking alcohol has to say.....Sorry folks, even just one drink can increase your risk for a stroke, according to researchers.
The Boston Red Sox are still looking for their first winning streak of the season after losing 7-3 to the Oakland A's yesterday. Eduardo Rodriguez had a disastrous outing, giving up six runs over just 3 2/3 innings. No one in the starting rotation has gotten off to a good start this year, but how long is the leash on E-Rod before the Sox talk about moving him to the bullpen again? In any case, JD Martinez hit his third home run of the season, but this time, the Sox also had problems in the outfield, as Mookie Betts and Jackie Bradley Jr. let a ball drop in between them in the fourth inning, which allowed to runs to score. You know something like that isn't going to happen often with these guys, but it just shows how out of sync the team is at the moment.
Betts also got himself thrown out at third base in the ninth inning when the Sox were already down by four runs. So, other than the pitching, fielding, and base-running, things went well on Thursday. This group is a mess at the moment, as they fall to 2-6 on the year. Next up, Rick Porcello gets the start as Boston takes on the Arizona Diamondbacks tonight. Just one more series to go before the Red Sox finally get to play at home for a while. 11 game road trips to start the season should be outlawed.
This deep dive into what went wrong between Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers and former head coach Mike McCarthy is fascinating. Rodgers comes across as a selfish and passive-aggressive diva with little to no leadership skills, and McCarthy seems full of himself and eventually complacent right until his firing. Brady and Belichick, this ain't.
The first pictures from Terminator: Dark Fate have been released. This seems like a good time for the Terminator to return. Given the state of the world these days, it wouldn't be surprising if Google renamed itself Skynet soon. The film reunites Arnold Schwarzenegger with Linda Hamilton and producer James Cameron, and it looks pretty dark. Dark Fate apparently takes place after Terminator 2 and pretends none of the other movies after that ever happened. It's understandable, but we enjoyed Terminator 3, so it's too bad that one's being wiped out of the official timeline. However, it's just as well if the other ones vanish into the abyss. Dark Fate opens on November 1.
He's back. (pic via collider.com)
In case you haven't heard, it sounds like a lot of people are interested in seeing Avengers: Endgame at the end of the month.
This list of 10 things that should happen to Dean Winchester before Supernatural ends next year is pretty solid. Now we need to see a similar list for his brother Sam.
We're sorry to hear that Ozzy Osbourne was forced to postpone his entire 2019 tour as he continues to recover from some pneumonia-related health issues. If you have tickets to one of the shows, hold on to them, because they'll be good next year. Here's hoping the 70 year-old "Prince of Darkness" is back at full health and ready to go in 2020.
Guns N' Roses will be back for at least one show in 2019. The reunited band is scheduled to play at the Louder Than Life festival in Kentucky at the end of September.
Okay kids, that's going to do it for now. We had a little Terminator and some Guns N' Roses news here, so how about we combine them and close things out with, "You Could be Mine," for today's, "Song of the Day."
Thanks for stopping by, everyone. It's always a treat to hang out with you. Tonight's Red Sox game starts at 7:10, which means BDH and Little Buddha can stay up for it. They want you to know that you're all invited to come back and watch with them, if you like. They also want to know if you maybe you could bring some chips? Either way, 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.
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