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Bye-bye, racist!
Bye-bye, racist! Courtesy YouTube

GOOD MORNING, PORTLAND! I went today, maybe I will go again tomorrow. And the music there, it was hauntingly familiar. LET'S GO TO PRESS.

There is ONE WEEK LEFT UNTIL THE MIDTERM ELECTIONS. (Insert dramatic sting music here.) Look, by now you know how you're going to vote, so grab your ballot and turn it in early. And if you have any last minute questions, use the Mercury Endorsement Cheat Sheet and LET'S DO THIS THING!

In his latest attempt to inflame his base before the midterms, Trump announced he wants to end birthright citizenship, which is protected by the constitution. This is the same type of dehumanizing, blatantly racist crowing that directly inspired this week's synagogue murders, including one of the largest assassination attempts in our country's history.

Anti-Semitism following the Pittsburgh synagogue mass murder is on the rise on social media.

Because of the obvious role he played in the synagogue mass murder, many Pittsburgh residents and leaders want Trump to stay away.

Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders, in her first press conference in almost a month, attempted to balance showing empathy for the victims of the Pittsburgh synagogue murders while casting blame on the media for daring to question the administration.

RELATED: A new mail bomb addressed to CNN has been discovered by authorities.

Meanwhile Trump has ordered the deployment of 5,200 troops to the Southwest US border to stop the approaching caravan of immigrants... most of whom are poor women and children... and probably won't make it here for months if at all. But by all means, PANIC!!!

Another racist white lady has lost her job after the Black people she verbally attacked caught the tirade on video. BYE-BYE RACIST!

And just in case you think America's two warring factions will never see eye-to-eye again, there's some good news: Cardi B and Nicki Minaj have called a truce!

The Oregonian is trying to furiously backpedal after publishing a disgusting, wildly one-sided opinion piece lauding Patriot Prayer jackass Joey Gibson (don't worry, it's not working).

A group of Occupy ICE protesters pleaded "not guilty" in federal court yesterday on charges of refusing to leave SW Portland's immigration office back in June.

A rare tornado actually touched down for two minutes on Sunday in North Portland; no injuries were reported. It was the first tornado touch down since 1972, and... what the hell... I'm gonna blame Trump.

And speaking of WEATHER: A mostly cloudy day today with a high of 56, and rain returning tonight.

And finally, this morning I originally posted a video of a sea lion surprising some fishermen by popping out of their net, but didn't notice that they used a pellet gun to scare him off, which I do not condone! So I'm removing it, apologizing for my oversight, and replacing it with a video of a cat wandering onto a fashion runway, screwing with the models, and licking its butt.