GOOD MORNING, BLOGTOWN! It can't be bought. Just know, thieves get caught. Watch if you're smart. LET'S GO TO PRESS.
One of Portland's most prominent tenant rights activists, Margot Black, is stepping down from Portland Tenants United after accusations that the organization is rife with racism.
A driver who sideswiped and injured a cyclist also had the nerve to demand $300 for scratching her car. Things did not go well for her in court.
Portlander Eric Ueland is joining the Trump administration as the third-ranking member of the State Department, will advise Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, and never be allowed to step foot in Portland again (if I had my way).
Tonya Harding—the subject of the new biopic I, Tonya—nearly walked off an interview with Piers Morgan because, you guessed it, he was being a dick. (Have you seen this flick yet? It's really good. Check out our Megan Burbank's review.)
Somehow this article by @annamarum manages to take a city where violent crimes is down ~60% and write an article that focuses almost exclusively on how crime is up. Classic mass incarceration style journalism. https://t.co/gFcRSRslq1
— David Menschel (@davidminpdx) January 9, 2018
A federal judge rules against Trump's attempts to get rid of DACA, and orders the Obama-era rule to stay in place temporarily. Unsurprisingly, the legitimately outrageous Trump administration calls the ruling "outrageous."
In other good judging news, a judge has thrown out North Carolina's gerrymandered congressional map, saying it was designed to favor Republicans.
Senator Dianne Feinstein stuck her finger in the eye of the GOP yesterday by releasing the transcript of an interview with Glenn R. Simpson of Fusion GPS, which contains proof that Republicans calling for an investigation of the Russia dossier are goddamn liars. LOCK THEM UP! LOCK THEM UP!
Moldy bag of shit Steve Bannon has left (read: been fired from) Breitbart after being busted for comments in Michael Wolff's Fire and Fury book, thereby alienating Trump's idiot base. Bye-bye, dummy!
Today in infuriating headlines that say an awful lot about how so-called "Christians" could vote for probable pedophile Roy Moore: "A pastor admitted a past ‘sexual incident’ with a teen. His congregation gave him a standing ovation."
Speaking of terrible Christians in the news: "Trump Spiritual Advisor Wants You To Send Her Up To 1 Month's Pay Or Face 'Consequences'."
Actor/director James Franco has been accused of sexual harassment and abuse, and denied the charges in an interview with Stephen Colbert.
Now let's get into some WEATHER: Another showery day with a high of 48.
And finally, there's a lot of "wrong" in this world—but playing "Smells Like Teen Spirit" in a major key is also pretty goddamn wrong.