Well, it is Sunday again. Go figure. It's also cloudy and chilly outside after a couple glorious days here in Portland. So you might as well put on some coffee, sit around and read the news. Hey, yeah! That sounds like a great idea!
Yesterday's negotiations on the bill brought hordes of tea-partyin' protesters outside the Capitol, where they shouted slurs at Barney Frank and civil rights leader John Lewis, and spat on Emanuel Cleaver. I refuse to take these tea partiers seriously until they start doing this.
More in dumb racist: a 16-year-old boy is charged with getting on a Walmart's PA system and telling all black people to leave.
Some nerd writer for a nerd magazine writes about a nerdy plan to bring broadband Internet (huh-woah!) to nerds in rural areas.
Speaking of rural nerds: scientists try to stop spotted-wing fruit flies from devastating Oregon's crops. I'm pretty sure we looked at those in 10th-grade Bio class.
A five-month drought in Southwestern China has left 20 million people without drinking water.
This week in YA THINK?!?: UN official says the Israeli blockade is to blame for the suffering in Gaza.
EYJAFJALLAJOKULL!!! That's the volcano that's spewing all over Iceland, forcing hundreds of people to evacuate. BJÖRK.
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