GOOD MORNING, BLOGTOWN! But when one little cross leads to shots, grit your teeth—you run for cover so discreet, why don't they... GO TO PRESS.

As Denis so diligently reported last night and into the wee morning, a Molotov Cocktail was set off at Portland's World Trade Center, and the cops suspect someone within Occupy Portland. Rash thinkers are calling this the final straw for the movement, and are expecting Adams and Chief Reese to drop the hammer on the camp—but if you're gleeful about this development, and think this is going to remedy the situation, I only have one thing to say: "Welcome to Oakland."

Which is kind of what the Oregonian editorial board and their friends at the PBA want, right? They want the shit to hit the fan, so afterward, when the time rolls around to elect a new mayor, it's gonna be one who's "tough on crime" (in the worst possible way), kowtows to business interests (not small business interests, btw), and makes damn sure that the issues that mean a lot to Portland's liberal base (transportation, bikes, homelessness) are kicked to the curb. So again, for those cheering for the demise of Occupy? Be careful what you wish for.

(Ahem. Sorry.) Weirdly, prime minister Silvio Berlusconi's pledge to resign didn't immediately resolve Italy's financial melt-down. Weirrrrrrrd.

More weirrrrrrrd. The prime minister of Greece is also stepping down today... and nope, their financial crisis hasn't been automatically resolved either!

And thanks to all this international financial hullaballoo, the Dow Jones is falling faster than a virgin's underpants on prom night.

Herman Cain addressed a largely disinterested (but bemused) nation to deny sexually harrassing... exactly how many women is it now?

Mississippi does something right for a change, and rejected last night's anti-abortion amendment.

Arizona does something right too, giving the heave-ho to a jackass candidate in favor of harsh immigration laws.

All in all it was a good election night for progressives. Here's a quick rundown of the victories nationwide.

And it appears that the GOP is willing to accept some tax hikes to advance a budget deficit plan. I SMELL SHENANIGANS.

In sports/sexual abuse news: Amid the child sex scandal rocking Penn State, head football coach Joe Paterno says he will resign at the end of the season.

Now here's what's going on in your neck of the woods: Nice and mild and dry until the weekend with highs reaching a balmy 60 degrees tomorrow! (Perfect weather for sweeping out Occupy Portland, and the ensuing riot!)

And finally, Herman Cain reminds us that he is statistically less likely to sexually harass women—because women sexually harass men, too! Whu-Whu-WHAAAAA??