Friday Clutter: Kidnapping Plot, Trump, Speaker Pelosi, New England Patriots, Mel Gibson, Supernatural, West Wing Reunion, Ozzy Osbourne, and more
Monday Clutter: Supreme Court Confirmation Hearings, Trump, Dr. Fauci, New England Patriots, Dak Prescott, Los Angeles Lakers, Paris Hilton, Pearl Jam, and more

Sunday Clutter: Trump, Bill Barr, Lindsey Graham, Chris Christie, SNL, New England Patriots, MLB Playoffs, Jensen Ackles, John Lennon, and more

Hi everyone,

Welcome back!  How are you?  We hope you're all enjoying the weekend.  While it's disappointing that the New England Patriots aren't playing today, there are a number of things to take care of on the to-do list, so at least I don't have to rush to finish all of them before the game.  BDH and Buddha say the coffee is ready, so grab yourself a nice medium DD, because it's time to clear out some Sunday Clutter.

Donald Trump held an illegal campaign rally at the White House yesterday while he was still possibly contagious with the coronavirus.  Trump lied about every topic under the sun, while the event ignored social distancing guidelines and few people wore masks.  In other words, he learned nothing from the Rose Garden ceremony for Judge Amy Barrett Coney which was likely a super-spreader event.  He doesn't care how many people he potentially makes sick/kills if it means he can stay in office.  Trump has no interest in changing course with November 3 roughly three weeks away.  He knows he's going to lose badly in a free and open election, and he's going to do everything he can to steal the win through the courts.

Donald Trump October 11 2020Still a national public health threat.  (pic via abcnews.go.com)

Don't know about you, but we prefer presidential candidates who haven't been endorsed by the Taliban.

Senator Thom Tillis (R-SC)  is now talking about voters needing a GOP-controlled Senate to protect against a Biden presidency.  Will his GOP colleagues join the pivot away from Donald Trump?

After two years of being his most loyal lackey, do you think it bothered Attorney General Bill Barr when Donald Trump blasted him this week, or did he just shrug it off as business as usual?

Of course we have to see how SNL handled last week's VP debate.  You think you know what's coming, but things take an unexpected turn here:

We will need much more Maya Rudolph as Senator Kamala Harris to make it through the rest of this election.

Former New Jersey governor Chris Christie was released from the hospital yesterday, a week after checking himself in as "a precautionary measure" after contracting the coronavirus at the aforementioned Rose Garden ceremony.  It was bizarre to see how he was erased from the headlines while he was gone.  Do you think anyone from Team Trump even noticed he was missing?   In any case, it must be nice to be able to preemptively get health care, an opportunity most people suffering from this virus don't receive. 

Has anyone heard anything about Melania Trump?

Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) says he cares about black people and immigrants in his state as long as they're conservatives.  Graham is in the fight of his political career.  If challenger Jaime Harrison can beat him (and he's got the funding to do it), that would be the third best result of this year's elections, behind the removal of Donald Trump and the relegation of Mitch McConnell back to the minority.  Meanwhile, Senator Graham refuses to get a coronavirus test, because he either knows he's positive or doesn't want to even take the chance, lest that slow down the GOP's crusade to ram through Judge Coney's appointment to the Supreme Court.  Graham, much like other Republican senators like Rand Paul, doesn't care if he puts lives at risk, as long as the GOP can rush this illegitimate appointment.

Hold on, the NFL reportedly closed down the New England Patriots facility again this morning.  What's going on in Foxboro?  It's not clear why the league did this (Hold on, it sounds like there was another positive coronavirus test.), but will tomorrow's game be moved again?   (Hold on again, now it’s been postponed.) It also appears that the Patriots players have lost trust in the league's protocols, so what if they say they don't want to play tomorrow?  What if players on other teams follow their lead?  How quickly could this house of cards collapse?  With all of their lead time, it's almost as if the NFL is just making this up as they go along.  Who could have seen that coming?  Hey, we made it through a quarter of the football season without any major issues.  It was a good run.

The Tampa Bay Rays and Houston Astros start the ALCS tonight.  As we said before, we don't care that much about who wins the World Series this year, as long as it's not Houston.  Those guys got off scot-free for cheating their way to a championship, and now they're whining that they're victims.  The Rays are the better team, so hopefully they'll take these guys down, and if they end up winning their first championship in franchise history, all the better.

The Atlanta Braves and Los Angeles Dodgers begin the NLCS tomorrow.  The Dodgers are the favorites, but we wouldn't mind seeing the Braves pull off an upset.  Again, as long as the Astros don't grab the title, all of the other outcomes are fine.

In an ominous sign, it was announced there will be no Broadway productions until May 30, 2021 at the earliest.   Broadway has an estimated economic impact on New York City of almost $15 billion annually, so this is a serious blow.  We're not even sure how we would define "a return to normal" at this point, but our sense is that it's not coming until at least the end of next summer.

We have to mention that this week's SNL also had one of the greatest beer ads of all-time, and it perfectly summarizes our feelings about pumpkin-flavored products:

The season finale of The Boys was a whirlwind of chaos that left us already impatient for the start of Season 3.  That won't happen for a while, since it's only in pre-production now, but we're excited to see Jensen Ackles in his first post-Supernatural role as "Soldier Boy."  Maybe it's because Ackles and showrunner Eric Kripke already have the Supernatural connection, but we're confident the actor will be a terrific addition to the cast.

Okay kids, that's going to do it for now.  This past Friday would have been John Lennon's 80th birthday, so let's have him close things out with, "Stand By Me," 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, 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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