Monday Clutter: Trump, Kristi Noem, Marjorie Taylor Greene, Warren Buffett, Boston Red Sox, Tom Brady, Doctor Who, The Boys, GH, Nita Strauss, Dua Lipa, and more
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Tuesday Clutter: Trump, Marjorie Taylor Greene, Abortion, TikTok, IRS, New England Patriots, Kirk Cousins, Will Smith and Martin Lawrence, NCIS, Mumford & Sons and Pharrell Williams, and more

Hi everyone,

How are you?  My legs are still a little stiff from last weekend, but yesterday was still both fun and productive.  Here's hoping today is more of the same.  BDH and Little Buddha say the forecast sounds terrific.  That should make the to-do list go by a little faster. 

Speaking of which, let's get to work.  The guys made coffee, so grab yourself a nice medium DD, because it's time to clear out some Tuesday Clutter.

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Donald Trump was found in contempt of court for the 10th time in his hush money case yesterday.  Judge Juan Marchan warned Trump that jailis now on the table if he violates the limited gag order for this trial again.  It's clear that Donald Trump is being treated differently in this case than other defendants.  No one else would be allowed to repeatedly defy the court like this without already landing behind bars. 

The $1000 fine per violation has clearly had no deterrent effect on the man.  Trump will attack a witness, or someone connected to the court, again, because that's his default strategy.  Judge Merchan should lock him up on the spot when that happens.  Trump supporters may claim that would be great for his campaign, but we know that orange marshmallow would melt down after five minutes of incarceration.  He's not above the law.  There must be consequences for his actions.

Donald Trump May 7 2024Lock him up.  (pic via

Judge Aileen Cannon continues to bend over backwards to save Donald Trump in his classified documents case:  Judge Cannon recently granted Trump's request for a new delay without providing any reasoning for her decision.  The corruption is on full display in the courthouse, as Judge Cannon does everything she can to make sure this case doesn't start before the presidential election, if ever. 

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene met with House Speaker Mike Johnson yesterday and said she plans to do so again today.  Perhaps she's looking for an off-ramp for her doomed crusade to remove Johnson from the job.  Imagine what would happen if Republicans spent as much time working for ordinary Americans as they do fighting each other.  Actually, imagine what would happen if Republicans spent any time working for ordinary Americans.

New York Governor Kathy Hochul said she "misspoke" when she earlier claimed there were Black kids in the Bronx, "who don't know even know what the word 'computer' is."  That's a grossly racist statement, and she should have known better.

Besides being a fundamental assault on women's lives, a new survey shows that abortion bans are bad for business, with many young workers saying they'd be less inclined to work in a state that prohibits this health care procedure. 

We know many people on both sides have strong feelings about the ongoing protests on college campuses regarding the Israel-Hamas war.  Just remember that people who attack protestors as "outsiders" are usually on the wrong side of history.

A new poll shows that people who don't know anything about TikTok support its sale, while younger people/actual users of the app oppose any effort to ban it in the United States.  We don't use TikTok, although BDH and Little Buddha might enjoy it, but banning media platforms isn't something democracies should be pushing. 

The IRS said 140,000 Americans filed their taxes with the agency's new free program this year.  However, officials won't commit to its future.  This pilot saved taxpayers approximately $5.6 million in fees, according to the linked article.  It should be expanded and made available to everyone.  There's no reason people shouldn't be allowed to bypass the middlemen.

In one of the more pressing issues of the day, here's an explanation about why brown eggs cost more than white eggs.  If this fact somehow helps you win a bar trivia game, please consider donating some of your prize to our coffee budget.

After getting yesterday off, the Boston Red Sox start a new series against the Atlanta Braves on the road tonight.  Kutter Crawford takes the mound for the Sox.

The New England Patriots made some space in their quarterbacks room yesterday by waiving Nathan Rourke, who signed with the team last December but never made it into a game.  That leaves New England with Jacoby Brissett, Bailey Zappe, Drake Maye, and Joe Milton.  The clock is ticking on Zappe.  You know Brissett and Maye aren't going anywhere.  If the rookie Milton shows any promise in camp, it seems likely Zappe will be the next to get the boot.  Honestly,  Zappe doesn't seem like a guy who would handle being demoted to the #3 spot well, so it might be better to send him packing sooner rather than later.

One of the reasons Kirk Cousins left the Minnesota Vikings is reportedly because the team told him they were looking at taking a quarterback in this year's NFL Draft.  That makes it all the more awkward that the Atlanta Falcons selected Michael Penix Jr. this year, after having just given Cousins a four-year/$180 million contract.  Not being forthcoming with your new big star is an odd way to do business.  The Falcons could end up being a mess this season.

The Boston Bruins weren't messing around last night:  The B's beat the Florida Panthers 5-1 to take a 1-0 lead in their second-round Stanley Cup playoff series.  Game 2 is tomorrow night, so here's hoping Boston can continue that momentum.

Former Boston sports radio show host Rich Shertenlieb announced yesterday that he'll be returning to the airwaves  in the mornings on classic rock station WZLX.   Shertenlieb got a raw deal last year when his former employer chose to stick with his unprofessional co-host instead of him.  We wish Rich the best with this new program.

Will Smith and Martin Lawrence shared some thoughts about their upcoming movie, Bad Boys: Ride or Die, which comes out on June 7.  The first movie is one of our great guilty pleasures in life, and the first sequel wasn't bad.  The third one was okay, but we were glad to be able to stream it.  We'll probably do the same for this one as well.  How about you?

The first reviews for this week's new Doctor Who episodes are starting to arrive.  The headlines seem generally positive, but we haven't read any of the articles, because we don't want any spoilers.  We can (barely) wait three more days until the first two shows hit Disney+ on Friday.

Is someone leaving the NCIS team?  From the way everyone involved is talking about it, we'll go out on a limb and say this isn't the last we've seen of the character in question.  Hopefully that's the case, because this person is a solid member of the cast.  (By the way, it's remarkable how well this show has moved on from Mark Harmon and Leroy Jethro Gibbs.  It may not have quite the same level of drama and suspense as early seasons, but considering it is 21 years old, the series is still in remarkably good condition.)

Hey NCIS:  Hawai'i' fans, how are you feeling about the unplanned series finale?  It still seems weird that CBS wouldn't have given the show time to come up with a more satisfying conclusion, considering the value of the NCIS franchise at the network.  The New Orleans and Los Angeles shows were allowed a proper farewell.  The same should have happened for this one.

Tom Selleck is still trying to convince CBS to change their minds about cancelling Blue Bloods after the second part of the final season airs this fall.

If you can't wait until next week, here are a couple of publicity photos of Jim Parsons and Mayim Bialik appearing in the Young Sheldon series finale.  What do we think?  Will it turn out that this entire show has been Sheldon Cooper writing his autobiography?

Wolfgang Van Halen discussed what it was like to invite David Lee Roth to jam with him, his dad, and his uncle, back in 2006.  We'll always appreciate having had the opportunity to hear the Van Halen family play together several times before Eddie's death in 2020.  However, they would have needed a different singer if they'd continued past 2015, because Roth had no business sharing the stage with them at that point.  Oh well, we have the memories and new music from Mammoth WVH to enjoy.

Okay kids, that's going to do it for now.  Here's Mumford & Sons and Pharrell Williams to close things out with, "Good People" for today's, "Song of the Day."

Thanks for stopping by, folks.  It was great to see you, as always.  Enjoy the rest of your day and this beautiful weather, be good, 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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