GOOD MORNING, BLOGTOWN! If your game is on, give me a call boo. If your lovin's strong, gonna give my all to you. LET'S GO TO PRESS.

A number of people were arrested yesterday in dueling rallies in Portland and Vancouver put on by the anti-American/conservative Patriot Prayer group. While the usual scuffles and smoke bombs went down in Portland, in a very scary moment in Vancouver, one of the "patriots" came within striking distance of the counterprotesters with his vehicle and was arrested. His intentions were questionable to say the least.

Officials are waiting until Tuesday to decide whether to lift evacuation orders for the hundreds of residents of Eagle Creek. And while firefighters have gained semi-control of most of that area, elsewhere the fire seems to be holding steady, consuming 33,000 acres. I-84 in that area remains closed.

The Timbers beat the league's second best team, New York FC, in a 1-0 victory—proving that the team is starting to really get it together. Check out the recap from our Abe Asher!

Hurricane Irma violently arrived in Florida yesterday, covering the entire state. And while downgraded to a Category 2, and today a tropical storm, it flooded parts of downtown Miami, left millions without power, and we're still waiting to see how much damage was caused. Four have been reported dead in Florida, and at least 27 in the Caribbean. It's moving into southern Georgia next.

Aftershocks continued this weekend following Thursday's massive Mexico earthquake which left 90 dead in the southern Oaxaca State region.

It's the anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, and a good time to remember the victims as well as read this historical perspective aptly called, "How 9/11 Triggered Democracy’s Decline."

In his first interview with 60 Minutes after being shitcanned from the White House, Steve Bannon cried "wah-wah-wah" about how he couldn't ruin millions of people's lives because of the GOP. AND HE WILL HAVE HIS (impotent) REVENGE! (Oh, shut up and sit down, has-been.)

George Clooney REALLY lets wrinkled weasel Steve Bannon have it in an interview, calling him a "failed fucking screenwriter," and adding, "Now, if he’d somehow managed miraculously to get that thing produced, he’d still be in Hollywood, still making movies and licking my ass to get me to do one of his stupid-ass screenplays.” Ouch! And HAHAHAHAAAAAAA!

Now let's check the WEATHER, shall we? A warmer day today (with a high of 88) will cool to more reasonable temps in the days ahead.

And finally, when a TV news reporter tries to get a panicky reaction from a Floridian, he gets appropriately schooled in the art of SCIENCE.