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Friday Clutter: President Biden, George Santos, Trump, U.S. Jobs Report, Boston Red Sox, New England Patriots, Mike Tyson, Doctor Who, Young Sheldon, Bon Jovi, Ariana Grande, and more

Hi everyone,

Welcome back, and a happy Friday to you all.  What's on the schedule for this weekend?  I don't think we have anything too crazy going on, but the most important thing is to remember to change our clocks on Sunday.  It's a drag to lose that hour of sleep, but we're excited for the much later sunsets. 

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President Biden delivered a powerful State of the Union address last night.  He used the opportunity to remind viewers that only one presidential candidate actually supports democracy, both here and abroad.  There's also only one candidate who isn't completely out of touch with the majority of the country when it comes to topics like health care and taxes.  Biden touted the success of the economy under his administration, and we give him additional points for highlighting the hypocrisy of Republicans who voted against his proposals and then bragged about bringing the money home to their districts.  He also directly called out the Supreme Court justices in front of him for overturning Roe v. Wade. 

When it was over, the 81-year-old Biden left no doubt he is more than capable of continuing to do the job for another term.

President Biden March 8 2024President Biden gave an impassioned State of the Union address on Thursday.  (pic via

Senator Katie Britt (Alabama) delivered the GOP's response to President Biden's address, and let's just say it didn't go over well with anyone.  It's probably safe to remove Senator Britt from any further discussion as a possible VP choice for Donald Trump. 

Expelled former Representative George Santos was in the audience in the House chamber last night.  He was hanging out with his buddies like Rep. Matt Gaetz, and everyone appeared to be having a grand old time.  Republicans love criminals when it's one of their own.  Santos appears to be preparing to run for office again, but one has to wonder if his plan is to use his campaign funds to pay his legal fees.  After all, that's Donald Trump's playbook, so why wouldn't one fraud imitate the other?

While President Biden does his job leading this country, Donald Trump is still desperately looking for over $500 million to pay off his recent legal losses.  The supposed billionaire obviously doesn't have the money himself, so who will he prostitute himself to in order to secure the funds?   A politician who owes anyone that much money leaves himself vulnerable to being compromised.  We already know Trump has no use for the United States, so let's not put this security risk within 500 yards of the White House again for the rest of his life.

Cheers to France for celebrating International Women's Day by making abortion a constitutionally-protected right.  May other countries do the same.

The February jobs report is expected to show that the U.S. economy remains solid.   When you remove the pandemic bounce-back, job creation in this country has still been remarkable under the current administration.  Even former Trump officials are forced to admit that the economy is doing well.  (Update:  The report says 2750,000 nonfarm payroll jobs were created last month, more than the 200,000 experts predicted.)

The Boston Red Sox signed young pitcher Brayan Bello to a new contract yesterday that now takes him through 2030.  Like we said yesterday, it wouldn't have been the worst thing to maybe wait another year or two to see if the promising Bello can last a full season, since the team already had him locked up through 2028.  However, this isn't a huge deal (total value:  $55 million), so if it works out , good for the Sox, and if not, it's not a disaster.  Given ownership's disinterest in keeping home-grown players for the long-term, they'll probably end up trading Bello in 2028 anyway.

The New England Patriots have reportedly reached a deal with former Pittsburgh Steelers offensive tackle Chukwuma Okorafor.  The guy was a starter at right tackle for Pittsburgh for three seasons before being benched last year.  This move doesn't solve New England's offensive line problem. However, if Okorafor is motivated, and the team can convince free agent Michael Onwenu to return, things would be trending in the right direction.

NFL free agency hasn't even started yet, but the Denver Broncos have already given Russell Wilson permission to start talking to other teams, ahead of his release.  First stop:  The Pittsburgh Steelers.

It's sad to hear that a number of Kansas City Chiefs fans who sat in the stands during the team's playoff game against the Miami Dolphins in sub-freezing weather may need amputations.  We also have to say that sitting outside for hours when there's a wind chill of -20 degrees is insane. 

Mike Tyson will take on Jake Paul in a boxing match that will be streamed live on Netflix on July 20.  This is part of Netflix's push to show they can dominate live programming, as evidenced by their recent deal to become the new home for WWE's Monday Night Raw next year.  The odds are good that we'll end up watching this contest, since we already have Netflix, and we're curious to see exactly how they handle these live events.  However, is this supposed to be a legitimate fight, or more of an exhibition?  It seems like a bad look for either man to lose to the other one.  What do you think?

Max will apparently become the next streaming service to crack down on password-sharing, following the lead of Netflix and Disney.  Honestly, we often forget we have a subscription, because we never seem to be able to find anything worth watching when we do log into it.  We miss the days when HBO meant outstanding television content that you couldn't find anywhere else.  Now, it's all just one big mess.

Additional cast members have been announced for the upcoming SNL origin movie that will be directed by Jason Reitman.  There's a lot of entertaining material about the early days of Saturday Night Live, but we're not quite seeing how it translates into a film.  Good luck to everyone involved.

Actor Tony Curran shared some thoughts about playing the legendary artist Vincent Van Gough on Doctor Who in 2010.  Not only is this one of our favorite episodes of the series, it's one of the most moving performances we've ever watched on television.  Curran was terrific as Van Gough, and the way the story addressed the topic of depression was powerful.  It's also pretty accessible for non-viewers, because you don't need to know much/anything about the Doctor to understand what's happening.  Highly recommended.

Young Sheldon fans, how do you feel about last night's episode rewriting the reason why Sheldon Cooper always knocks three times before opening a door?  We know the Big Bang Theory prequel has had a number of deviations from the original stories Sheldon told about his childhood, but we're okay with this one.  However, you can just hear the clock ticking on George Sr. with every passing minute that he and Mary have found this new level of connection.  His death is going to be brutal.

The new trailer is out for the upcoming Bon Jovi docuseries on Hulu.  All four episodes of Thank You, Goodnight come out on April 26.  Have a look:

There will be a movie about the early years of the late AC/DC singer Bon Scott.  According to the linked article, production starts in 2025.  We wouldn't go to the theaters for this, but definitely let us know when it hits a streaming service. 

Okay kids, that's going to do it for now.  Let's have Ariana Grande close things out with the title track from her new album.  We leave you with, "eternal sunshine" for today's, "Song of the Day."

Thanks for stopping by, folks.  It was great to see you, as always.  Enjoy your weekend, don't forget to change your clocks on Sunday, 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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