Please allow a brief break in the regularly scheduled sex scandal programming to announce three important bits of news.
For the Children! - Back in March, I reported with some elation that a bill allowing online voter registration in Oregon was rolling forward. Today, pour some champagne for the YouTube-Obama Youth-Hipster generation (that's you. And me.) because the bill passed the Senate! When Washington state passed an online voter reg law, 40 percent of new voters registered online and half were under age 30. The bill now heads to the Governor's desk. via the Bus Project
Diversity Fountain! Yes, indeed, Portland is planning a new diversity fountain! At the new Saturday Market, kids will frolic in the "dancing water jets" of a fountain honoring "Portland’s immigrants with a poem etched into its steps, celebrating the diverse cultural influences that have shaped our city." If there wasn't a prohibition on poetry on Blogtown, I would dare readers to write that poem right now. via Neighborhood Notes
Richard Nixon: An Awful Racist! Whatever Sam Adams did, at least (cross your fingers) audio recordings of his office will never surface to reveal that he said, “There are times when an abortion is necessary. I know that. When you have a black and a white. Or a rape.” Gragh. Let's install a diversity fountain on Nixon's grave so we all have an excuse to dance on it. via Wonkette