Monday Clutter: Trump, Elizabeth Warren, Gloria Vanderbilt, Bill Cosby, Boston Red Sox, Guns N' Roses, Don Henley, and more
Wednesday Clutter: Trump, Jamal Khashoggi, Joe Biden, Red Sox, Celtics, John Cusack, Adam Sandler and Jennifer Aniston, Godsmack, and more

Tuesday Clutter: Mitch McConnell, Clarence Thomas, Boston Red Sox, Supernatural, Late Late Show Dodgeball, ZZ Top, and more

Hi everyone,

Welcome back!  How are you?  BDH and Little Buddha were just giving me the latest weather forecast.  It called for rain at one point a few days ago, but now I guess we're just looking at mostly cloudy with maybe some precipitation tonight.  I'll take it.  The guys also said that the coffee is ready, so grab yourself a nice medium DD, and let's clear out some Tuesday Clutter.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) doesn't understand why Jon Stewart is "bent out of shape" over the funding of the September 11 Victim Compensation Fund.  McConnell basically said it will be extended at some point, but Congress is busy, so these things take a while.  What's the big deal, right?  It's safe to say Stewart didn't care for that response. As time goes on, it's starting to feel like McConnell can't even bother to try to hide his loathing of the public.  Stewart is right - McConnell and the GOP love to trot out first responders when they suit the party's political purposes, but when these firefighters, EMT's, and police need help, Republicans have to be shamed into doing their jobs.

Mitch McConnell June 18 2019Mitch McConnell doesn't feel any rush to support first responders.  (pic via brownsvilleherald.com)

Did Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas signal a new attack by conservatives on established legal precedents on Monday? That should set off alarm bells across the country.  As awful as the current White House occupant is, the single most important question of any presidential election is, who do you want appointing judges, because the country will still have to deal with them long after that president is gone.

Facebook is officially in the cryptocurrency business.  What could possibly go wrong?

The Boston Red Sox beat the Minnesota Twins 2-0 last night for their sixth straight win.  Rick Porcello threw seven scoreless innings with eight strikeouts and allowing just four hits.  Boston only had seven hits of their own, but RBI from J.D. Martinez and Xander Bogaerts were all they needed to get the job done.   This win against the team with the best record in baseball is a loud statement that Boston has put its awful start to the season in the rear view mirror.   The Sox are six games over .500 (40-34) for the first time this year, and now it's David Price's turn to keep the momentum going, as he takes the mound for Boston against the Twins tonight.

Here's the latest from the Big Papi News Desk:  Officials in the Dominican Republic have identified the man who they say paid the hit men who tried to kill David Ortiz on June 9. The guy's name is Alberto Miguel Rodriguez Mota, and he's apparently a fugitive.  Of course, everyone is still waiting to hear who ordered the hit in the first place.  Meanwhile, Big Papi continues to recover at Mass General Hospital.

We had to check IMDB.com to make sure this wasn't a fan-made trailer, but it seems to be legit.  We could get into watching Robert the Bruce, with Angus Macfadyen reprising his role from Braveheart.  Not sure if we'd see it in the theater (or if it will even be shown anywhere around here), but on Netflix?  Sure, why not?  Take a look:

Mark your calendars, Supernatural fans:  The CW announced that the show's final season will premiere on Thursday, October 10. We'll be sorry to see the show go, but we can't wait to see how the Winchesters (presumably) save the world one last time.

We've also got the starting dates for This is Us and The Good Place, so you can get your fall schedules in order now.

This is different:  Dick Wolf is looking at a crossover event that would likely feature FBI with either Chicago P.D. or Law & Order: SVU.  The story would apparently dictate which shows are involved, but either way, we're talking about cross-collaboration between CBS and NBC, which you don't see often.  In fact, would this be the first time for two dramas on competing networks to intersect?

James Corden and Michelle Obama had their intense dodgeball battle last night.  You'll have to watch the clip to see if Team U.K. or Team USA won the fight.  For some reason, we kept imagining what Donald Trump would look like playing dodgeball.  It's not a pretty picture:

Megadeth frontman Dave Mustaine announced yesterday that he's battling throat cancer. We wish Mustaine the best with his fight.

Okay kids, that's going to do it for now.  Here's ZZ Top to close things out with, "Sharp Dressed Man," for today's, "Song of the Day."

Thanks for stopping by, everyone.  It was great to see you, as always.  Enjoy the rest of your day, be good, and we'll catch up with you again for more fun soon.  Until next time, that's today's Clearing out the Clutter, and we are outta here.

 

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