GOOD MORNING, BLOGTOWN! A black cherry paradise, half the sugar, twice the spice. I don't wanna treat you nice, come on baby, roll the dice! LET'S GO TO PRESS.
Oregon Democrats would like to sidestep the rule on neutral language for ballot measures in an attempt to make health care a right for every citizen in the state and to finance affordable housing. Republicans don't like that.
Thanks to frigid temps and that dusting of snow last night, the roads are a bit icy this morning—be alert!
In the NBA All-Star Game, the Blazers' own Damian Lillard was a maniac, scoring 21 points in 21 minutes. Check him out in action, courtesy of the Portland Trail Blazers:
Happy President's Day to a great leader. pic.twitter.com/qRfUIenjYY— kim (@4_the_babies) February 19, 2018
THE NOOSE IS TIGHTENING. Trump is panicking bigly following Mueller's latest revelations from Friday, and went on a lie-packed tweet rampage that was desperate even by his own desperate standards.
Since Republicans refuse to do anything substantive to save peoples' lives, students are organizing various nationwide marches for gun control. GET BEHIND THIS.
Florida student Emma Gonzalez had this to say:
“At this point, I don’t even know if the adults in power who are funded by the NRA, I don’t think we need them anymore, because they are going to be gone by the midterm election,” Gonzalez said on “Face the Nation” on CBS. “There’s barely any time for them to save their skins, and if they don’t turn around right now and state their open support for this movement, they’re going to be left behind because you’re either with us or you’re against us at this point.”
Pro-gun president and NRA money recipient Donald Trump says he is open to strengthening background checks for gun buyers, and is scheduled to talk to Florida students (where he will surely get dunked on).
Panicky Trump also tweet-slammed Oprah Winfrey for a segment she did on 60 Minutes, but Twitter ain't having it and buried him alive.
When Trump comes for Oprah pic.twitter.com/9AuUAKNo3m— Matthee A. Cherry (@MatthewACherry) February 19, 2018
Trump's political appointees in the health department are working behind the scenes to dismantle protections for LGBT workers and patients.
Not to say Trump voters were extremely gullible during the election, and easily duped by Russian trolls, but—actually, that's exactly what I'm saying.
Here's an interesting story on how Trump's longtime lawyer Michael D. Cohen spent his time during the election spending hush money, intimidating people, and getting fake stories printed in the tabloids.
Ummmm... for some reason, a Russian curler failed his drug test and joins other athletes from his country accused of doping. CURLING?
To the surprise of no one, Marvel's Black Panther KILLED IT at the box office this weekend, becoming the fifth biggest opening weekend ever.
The director of #BlackPanther Ryan Coogler. (Only 31)— Black Lives Matter (@usblm) February 18, 2018
He had $900k budget for Fruitvale Station it made 16 mil. Had 40 mil bud for Creed it made 173 mil. Marvel gave him 200+ million budget for Black Panther. Most ever given to an African American director.
He did a GREAT Job. pic.twitter.com/WAUTLjKXZ6
Now let's check out the WEATHER: Cold, but sunny with a high of (brrrr) 38 degrees.
And finally, get ready for 17-year-old gold-winning snowboarding Olympian Red Gerard to make you feel EXTREMELY OLD. (Kids these days! Absolutely no respect for Blink-182!)