Monday Clutter: Trump and North Korea, Facebook and Pelosi Video, 2020 iPhones, Boston Red Sox, Spice Girls, John Wick, Dixie Chicks, and more
Welcome back! Come on in, have a seat. How are you? We've been running around a bit during the long weekend, but today should be pretty quiet, except for a bike ride and some garden time later. BDH and Little Buddha found the next book they want to read, but it comes out tomorrow, so I'll have to find something to keep them busy today. Oh hey, look at that- speaking of our dynamic duo, they just brought in a fresh pot of coffee. Thanks, guys! Grab yourself a nice medium DD, because it's time to clear out some Monday Clutter.
Donald Trump continued his love affair with North Korea's Kim Jong-un over the weekend. Trump all but blushed as he tweeted his support of Kim's recent attack on Joe Biden. Trump then followed that up this morning by contradicting his own advisors and America's allies in Japan by saying he wasn't bothered by North Korea's recent missile test. Here's the message the White House occupant is sending on Memorial Day: Dictators are the best, and the United States would be great if I could be more like them.
Donald Trump's crush knows no limits. (pic via nbcnews.com)
Facebook has no interest in removing Donald Trump's doctored video of Speaker Nancy Pelosi slurring her words, because accuracy isn't really "their thing." The social media giant has instead just adding warnings to the video saying that "some" fact-checkers have found it to be false, as if there was some debate about it.
House Financial Services Committee Chairwoman Maxine Waters (D-California) says the committee will be looking for signs of money laundering and other "illicit" activity in Donald Trump's Deutsche Bank records. How long do we think it will take them to find evidence of wrong-doing? The current over/under is within 15 minutes of receiving the records. Take the under.
Former Representative Tom Coleman (R-Missouri) joined the bipartisan call for Donald Trump's impeachment last week, referring to Trump as an "illegitimate president." Who will be the next member of the GOP to show a conscience?
Former Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper is warning Democratic primary voters not to fall for "socialism" and choose a presidential candidate who is too far to the left. Translated: The status quo (including our health care system) is generally working for everyone and just needs a minor adjustment here or there. No thanks. That's one more candidate we can remove from consideration, leaving us with only about 100 more to choose from at the moment.
The Apple hype machine has now reached the point where some are touting the 2020 edition of the iPhone before this year's models have even been released. We're still holding out on any upgrades until our trusty phone can finally go no further.
For the second weekend in a row, the Boston Red Sox managed to avoid being swept by the Houston Astros by winning the final game of their series. The Sox beat the Astros 4-1 yesterday. Eduardo Rodriguez had a good outing for Boston, giving up just the one run (which happened in the first inning) and four hits over six innings. E-Rod out-dueled Houston ace Justin Verlander, who gave up three runs and six hits over seven innings. Red Sox third baseman
Rafael Devers had himself a good day on Sunday. The Red Sox third baseman went 2-4 with a home run and a nice defensive play in the third inning that saved a run. Devers is starting to come into his own, as his batting average is now .330, and his fielding has improved considerably over the last month. This kid's future looks bright. Next up, the Red Sox come home for a quick three-game series against the Cleveland Indians, with Rick Porcello taking the mound for Boston this afternoon.
The wait is finally almost over, as the Boston Bruins take on the St. Louis Blues in Game One of the Stanley Cup Finals at the TD Garden tonight. The Bruins have the advantage when it comes to playoff experience, and here's hoping that leads them to to the title that gives Boston sports a triple crown this year.
We're sorry to hear that NFL Hall of Fame quarterback Bart Starr died yesterday at age 85. Our condolences go out to his family, friends, and fans.
The Spice Girls kicked off their reunion tour on Friday. Apparently no one did a sound check before the show, but they'll presumably fix that soon. In the meantime, enjoy the trip back to 1997.
In case you were wondering, John Wick kills a lot of people in his movies. We'd actually interested in finding out how many bullets have been fired in this series, because they're a percussive component of the soundtrack in each film.
Some will be disappointed to hear that NBC cancelled AP Bio, but if it means Glenn Howerton can resume a full-time schedule on It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, we're not complaining. However, there are rumblings that fans will be trying to save this show, so the story may not be over just yet.
A note to our Florida friends, you can buy wrestler/singer/actor/author Chris Jericho's former home if you've got $1.149 million to spare.
Okay kids, that's going to do it for now. Here are the Dixie Chicks to observe Memorial Day with, "Travelin' Soldier," for today's, "Song of the Day."
Thanks for stopping by, everyone. It was great to see you, as always. Thank you as well to every member of the military whose sacrifices we remember today.
Enjoy the rest of your day, be good, and we'll catch up with you all again soon. Until next time, that's today's Clearing out the Clutter, and we are outta here.