Hey, Portland. Some of today's news items are so odd they make me wish Sarah Palin was still around to offer her take.

Afghanistan elections were fraught with problems the first time around. Let's do it again!

I told myself I wasn't going to post about The Balloon Boy, since I thought it was just a publicity stunt. Turns out I'm not the only one.

Wow. I didn't believe this when I read it: A judge in Louisiana has denied a mixed-race couple a marriage license because he doesn't "believe in mixing the races that way." Hey, everybody, it's 1952 again!

Wait. Priests have girlfriends? I'm so confused.

Tea-baggers: Helping Republicans, or tea-bagging them?

Overprotective stepfather shoots his stepdaughter's boyfriend after he catches them having sex!

Patriot Act nabs someone! This time it's a...Washington exec. For Taking too much allergy medication and acting loopy on a plane.