GOOD MORNING, BLOGTOWN! Living this life on the hustle, I barely get enough time. You know me from the platinum, how I stack them and shine. LET'S GO TO PRESS.
While it's fun to watch sailors invade Portland, an unfortunate byproduct of Fleet Week are the police's annual sweep of homeless people.
In an attempt to house 12,000 people in the next seven years, Metro is putting an affordable housing bond on the November ballot.
Ooh! And if you love "food," don't forget that tickets for the annual gastronomic festival Feast go on sale today!
Sad food news: Celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain—who encouraged everyone to see and taste the world—has died of an apparent suicide at age 61. If you are in crisis, there is hope and help. Here's a list of local and national services.
Here is Anthony Bourdain with a group of children in Gaza. Thank you for shining your light on the dark places. pic.twitter.com/225CETUQZd— Erin Cunningham (@erinmcunningham) June 8, 2018
Gmorning.— 🇵🇷 Lin-Manuel Miranda 🏳️🌈 (@Lin_Manuel) June 8, 2018
YOU ARE SO LOVED AND WE LIKE HAVING YOU AROUND.
*ties one end of this sentence to your heart, the other end to everyone who loves you, even the ones you haven't heard from for awhile*
THERE. STAY PUT, YOU.
To the surprise of no one, Trump has called on G7 nations to reinstate Russia after it was kicked out years ago for annexing Crimea. It's not a surprise because Trump is still trying to pay off Vladimir Putin for helping him win the election, as well as, you know... the pee tape.
In one of the most brazen acts of corruption from the Trump administration yet, the White House has convinced the Justice Department to say that crucial parts of Obamacare are unconstitutional. This is absolute horse shit, and some DoJ lawyers assigned to the litigation efforts are resigning from the case, because it is blatantly a corrupt use of power (and horse shit).
In yet more governmental corruption, the EPA just gave a big win to the chemical industry, and will be scaling back evaluations into potentially toxic chemicals and their effect on people and the environment.
Pardon Mania Continues: Trump is now thinking about giving a posthumous pardon to Muhammad Ali—whose conviction for refusing to fight in the Vietnam war was already overturned by the Supreme Court in 1971. But sure... go ahead and knock yourself out, Trump. (Please knock yourself out.)
Also, NOTHING TO BE CONCERNED ABOUT HERE: "Trump says Kim meeting will be about ‘attitude,’ not prep work."
Okay, let's take a look at the WEATHER: A showery and cooler weekend lies ahead, with highs in the mid-to-low 60s.
And finally: Cute dog vs. weird fence made out of jars and asparagus. WHO YA GOT?!?