The campaign to recall Mayor Wheeler is officially kaput.
The campaign to recall Mayor Wheeler is officially kaput. Total Recall Campaign

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IN LOCAL NEWS:

• In case you're wondering if fans of the Portland Thorns and Timbers soccer teams are going to let management get away with their recent bad behavior, rest assured... THEY ARE NOT. Abe Asher has the latest about how fans are expecting systemic change from the front of house.

• RIP, the campaign to recall Ted Wheeler: A federal judge has dismissed the lawsuit filed by the "Total Recall" campaign when the city refused to grant the effort an extension due to the pandemic and other factors. The recall campaign is now officially dead, and our Alex Zielinski has more.

• AHEM! For those who insist that overpaying an underperforming police department is the right move... there's this:

• Billionaire Elon Musk is a walking piece of poop... this truth we hold to be self-evident. However, this freakish jackal really outdid himself this time with his overwhelmingly stupid and infantile response to Oregon Sen. Ron Wyden's absolutely legit idea to tax billionaires. I'd remind everyone that it's time to "eat the rich," but Musk is far too disgusting to put in anyone's mouth.

• Speaking of eating the rich (especially those who contribute large sums to unworthy campaigns):

• In case you didn't know, there is a LOT more than meets the eye when it comes to beloved Portland stripper/writer/singer/artist Viva Las Vegas, and a documentary that's just been released for streaming and DVD explores this complicated, intelligent, and beautiful soul. Here's the review.

IN NATIONAL/WORLD NEWS:

• The congressional panel investigating the domestic terrorist attack of January 6 have subpoenaed some Trumpy insiders, including toady/former national security advisor Mike Flynn, as well as a former campaign manager, a senior advisor, and more who colluded to overturn the 2020 election.

• The Houston chief of police reportedly met with rapper Travis Scott to voice safety concerns about his Astroworld festival... which ultimately led to a crowd surge that left eight people dead and injured hundreds more. Calls are being made for an independent review, and lawsuits against the organizers are already being filed.

• For now, a federal appeals court has blocked Biden's workplace vaccination mandate after numerous Republican-controlled states filed lawsuits against it. Next step: All the cases will be rolled into one, and will be decided upon by a single federal court. Of course, there's nothing stopping businesses from doing the right thing and protecting their employees with their own vaccine/mask mandates.

• I'm so speechless (a rarity) that I'm just going to leave this headline right here: "Rep. Paul Gosar tweets photoshopped anime video showing him killing Rep. Ocasio-Cortez and attacking President Biden."

• If you need a drink, you won't want to miss the Mercury's "Shot & Beer" week, featuring creative, one-of-a-kind pairings of shots and beers from your fave local drinkeries. It all goes down THIS WEEK from November 8 through 14, and you can get a taste of all the offerings here!

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• And now... THE WEATHER REPORT: Rain in the morning, showers in the afternoon and a high of 53.

• And finally, here's one Muppet that has NO INTENTION of following Big Bird's advice to get vaxxed!