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Monday Clutter: Trump, Elizabeth Warren, Gloria Vanderbilt, Bill Cosby, Boston Red Sox, Guns N' Roses, Don Henley, and more

Sunday Clutter: Trump, 60 Minutes, Boston Red Sox, Anthony Davis, O.J. Simpson, Veronica Mars, Bruce Springsteen, and more

Hi everyone,

Welcome back!  Come on in, have a seat.  How are you?  Wait, a quick programming note before we go any further:  There's a chance we may be late getting here on Monday, and a smaller chance we may not be back until Tuesday.  Okay, where were we?  Right, how are you?   BDH and Little Buddha were just looking at today's weather forecast.  It rained a bit overnight, which is always good for the garden.  Now it looks like it could be one of those days where there's a chance of more rain all day but it never seems to fall.  Hmm, oh well, we'll deal with that later.  Let's check out today's headlines.  The guys made coffee, so grab yourself a nice medium DD, because it's time to clear out some Sunday Clutter.

The New York Times is reporting that the United States has increased our cyber attack capability against Russia. The most striking part of the story is that no one at the Pentagon or in the intelligence community wants to discuss it with Donald Trump, because they're afraid he tell his boss Vladimir Putin all of the details.  We're pretty sure it's not a good sign when these guys consider the White House occupant to be a security risk.  Pretty, pretty, pretty sure.

Donald Trump June 16 2019Just a danger to the country.  No big deal.  (pic via

Donald Trump is threatening there will be a stock market crash if he's not re-elected. That's a variation on the typical Republican presidential campaign threat which is, "If you vote for a Democrat, we'll all die," something Dick Cheney was fond of saying. 

The Great Pumpkin recently announced that Tom Homan would fill the new role of "border czar."  The problem is that apparently Homan already told the White House he didn't want the job.

Rep. Chris Stewart (R-Utah) admits he would also take information on a political opponent from a foreign government, saying it would be "foolish" to turn it down.  Republicans are so brazen in their corruption these days, they're not even trying to pretend they have any interest in following the law.

However, don't let it be said that Republicans have lost their sense of humor:  Sarah Huckabee Sanders says she'd like to be remembered as "honest" in her role as White House press secretary. On a related note, we'd like to be remembered for our piano duel with Hugh Laurie that also never happened.  It must be relaxing to have zero sense of shame.  You can say whatever you want with a straight face with no concerns about how stupid it makes you look.

We're sorry to hear that 60 Minutes correspondent Morley Safer died on Thursday.  Safer had a long and distinguished career which included 46 years on the television show, right up until his retirement earlier this month.  Our condolences go out to his family, friends, and fans.  Safer was 84 years old.

The Boston Red Sox beat the Baltimore Orioles 7-2 yesterday. Chris Sale had another good outing (2 runs/6 hits/10 strikeouts over six innings), and he received some offensive support for a change, as he grabbed his third win of the year.  The Red Sox are back up to four games over .500 (38-34) and doing exactly what they're supposed to be doing, which is beating up on the lowly Orioles who are a bad bad team.  Lefty Brian Johnson makes his return to the mound after being on the IL since April 6 with elbow inflammation.  It's good to see the Sox rotation getting a little depth, and hopefully Johnson will lead the Sox to a sweep this afternoon.

Congratulations to former Minnesota Twins star Joe Mauer on having his number retired by the team yesterday.  The Minnesota native was emotional during the ceremony, and we can only imagine what an thrill it was for him.

Boston sports talk radio has been talking for months about how hard the Boston Celtics would go after Anthony Davis in an attempt to keep Kyrie Irving in town.  We can wrap up that conversation, because the New Orleans Pelicans traded Davis to the Los Angeles Lakers for three players and three first-round draft picks yesterday. It sounds like the Celtics are increasingly convinced Irving is leaving, so look for them to focus on their young core moving forward, as well as who they can pick up at the NBA Draft on Thursday.

O.J. Simpson is now on Twitter, and his first tweet was a video of him talking about him having some "getting even to do," which feels like it should been set to the Halloween theme song.

Stranger Things star Gaten Matarazzo has a new Netflix reality show that if we're understanding the premise correctly, gives two people new jobs and then makes their lives hell.  Twitter is not pleased about this Punk'd wannabe. 

We mentioned here a little while ago that Veronica Mars was returning to TV on Hulu on July 26, and now we've got the first trailer for the new season.  Have a look:

Okay kids, that's going to do it for now.  Let's have Bruce Springsteen close things out with the title track of his latest album.  Here's "Western Stars," for today's, "Song of the Day."

Thanks for stopping by, everyone.  It was great to see you, as always.  BDH and Little Buddha want to wish a happy Father's Day to all of the dads out there, and they also send hugs to everyone who finds today difficult.  Whatever your situation, be good to yourself, 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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