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Tuesday Clutter: Trump, the Supreme Court, CDC Confusion, USPS Ruling, Secretary DeVos Investigation, Stocks Fall, Michael Jordan, Gabrielle Union, Doctor Who, Jimmy Buffett, and more

Hi everyone,

Welcome back!  It's Tuesday, and that means BDH and Little Buddha already asked what time I'm going to the bookstore today.  I don't want to get their hopes up, but I'm pretty sure there's a new release that they'll enjoy.  We'll find out later this morning.   It's fun having this trip to look forward to every week.   However, first things first - let's check out today's headlines.  There's a fresh pot of coffee on the counter, so grab yourself a nice medium DD, because it's time to clear out some Clutter.

Is anyone surprised that Donald Trump has repeatedly accused Ruth Bader Ginsburg's granddaughter of lying about her grandmother's final wish to have her successor to the Supreme Court chosen by the winner of the presidential election?  Anyone surprised by the complete lack of class, dignity, or basic humanity?

Donald Trump and Mitch McConnell rushing through the confirmation of Ruth Bader Ginsburg's successor is yet another threat to the legitimacy of Chief Justice John Roberts' court.  Might Roberts not actually be that upset if Democrats end up adding more seats next year?  Otherwise, it's his name that will be attacked to a politically extreme group that will be accused of blatant partisanship for years to come.  Roberts is a conservative, but he's got an eye on his legacy, which leads him to occasionally side with the more liberal justices.

The CDC published new guidance yesterday saying that the coronavirus can travel more than six feet in the air, and then the agency abruptly pulled the information, saying it had been released prematurely.  Given all of the stories of the past few weeks and months, it's easy to suspect that this is another case of Trump lackeys interfering with the work of the scientists.  That only benefits Donald Trump's personal agenda, and it places more lives at risk.  The United States needs a White House occupant who actually cares about this country, who isn't a public health threat himself, and we need him now.

Donald Trump September 22 2020Trump will sacrifice everyone to save himself.  (pic via

Another federal judge has ordered the USPS to prioritize election mail and approve additional overtime for workers to handle the volume surge.  We're certainly glad to see this ruling supporting the postal service, but much like the other recent one, we're wondering what the penalties are for violating it, because Donald Trump has no problem breaking the law to save himself. 

We wish MAGA cult members would take a minute to ask themselves one simple question:  If Donald Trump won't stop shouting conspiracy theories about mail-in voting, why is he encouraging supporters in Michigan to vote by mail?  Can any of them grasp that he only wants it in states where he thinks it will help him win?  Can any of these folks push through their Fox News-induced hazes to exercise 60 seconds of independent thought to realize that they're following a con man?

If you need to brush up on why Mike Pence is terrible for America, the American Bridge 21st Century super PAC has the document for you.  Just click on the link to see why it's important for our country's future that Pence also gets the boot in November.

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos is under investigation for potentially violating the Hatch Act, which prohibits federal employees from engaging in partisan political activities.  DeVos, who has been completely missing from the scene as schools across the country have struggled to deal with the coronavirus pandemic, criticized Joe Biden on a Fox News interview and then posted the clip on the Department of Education's YouTube page.

A new poll shows Senator Susan Collins losing 46% - 41% to challenger Sara Gideon.  Much like her leader Donald Trump, Senator Collins will do or say anything she has to in order to save her job.  We urge Maine voters to say enough is enough and elect a senator who will not cover for Trump's crimes.

We send our best wishes to Louisville, Kentucky, as residents wait to hear whether or not the police officers who murdered Breonna Taylor in March will be indicted.

Yesterday was a rough day on Wall Street.  The S&P 500 fell 1.2%, as investors start realizing that another coronavirus surge is likely this fall and winter.  That, paired with flu season, could unleash a new wave of damage on the economy, especially if the Senate continues to refuse to pass another aid bill.  The Clutter investment team says we can still go to the bookstore today (and they want to join the reading party), but they again encourage us to take another look at how to tighten up our budget, because they see storm clouds ahead.

Michael Jordan is coming to NASCAR.  The Hall of Fame basketball legend is teaming with Denny Hamlin to form a team with Bubba Wallace as their driver.  We're curious to see if this announcement changes the views of any racing fans who have criticized Wallace for speaking out on racial and social justice issues.

Actress Gabrielle Union is leading an all-black table reading of a Friends episode tonight as fundraiser for Michelle Obama's When We Vote initiative.  It looks like Union may have stage direction reading responsibilities, as the cast features, " Sterling K. Brown as Ross, Ryan Michelle Bathe as Rachel, Uzo Aduba as Phoebe, Aisha Hinds as Monica, Jeremy Pope as Chandler, and Kendrick Sampson as Joey."   They'll be reading, “The One Where No One’s Ready,” which featured Ross having a meltdown trying to get his crew ready to go to an awards dinner.

Clutter favorite David Tennant narrowly beat Jodie Whittaker in a Radio Times poll about favorite Doctor Who stars.  We don't disagree with DT as #1, but this poll seems to skew heavily towards more recent viewers as the four most recent Doctors took the top four spots.  Anyway, the whole thing is moot.  Everyone has their own favorite, and no one is wrong. We'd just love to see these results quiet the silly little boys who are still in an uproar about Whittaker having the role, but that's probably too much to hope for. 

Speaking of the 13th Doctor, Jodie Whittaker and her co-stars are appearing at a panel at the New York Comic-Con on October 8.  Do we dare dream they'll release a trailer for this year's holiday special at that event?

Schitt's Creek is coming to Comedy Central as of October 2.  We admit we missed out on this show, so we're looking forward to seeing what all of the fuss is about.

Okay kids, that's going to do it for now.  We finally had the chance to watch the all star table read for Fast Times at Ridgemont High last nigh.  It was entertaining enough for us to ignore that Dane Cook was involved with the event.  Matthew McConaughey was a perfect fit for the role of Mike Damone, Shia LaBeouf was something else as Jeff Spicoli, and having Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston doing "the scene" was perfect casting. 

On that note, let's close things out with one of the highlights of the film's soundtrack.  Here's Jimmy Buffett with, "I Don't Know (Spicoli's Theme)," for today's, "Song of the Day."

Thanks for stopping by, everyone.  It was great to see you, as always.  BDH and Little Buddha say you're welcome to come back later to read with them if you like (assuming we have a successful trip to the store.)  Otherwise, enjoy your day, wear your masks, 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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