"I Have a Dream...A Bad Dream." Sarah Palin and Glenn Beck are currently holding a right-wing "Restoring Honor" rally at the Lincoln Memorial on the 47th anniversary of Martin Luther King's "I Have a Dream" speech in the same location.
Rising Tide: in Pakistan the flooding, yes, only continues to get worse. Now almost a million people have been displaced in the last 48 hours. That's a quarter of the whole population of Oregon, to put things in perspective for you.
Gruesome carnage in Monterrey, Mexico follows the wake of the drug war.
After the Storm: It's the 5-year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans. What's changed? Certainly not much in the Ninth Ward...
Folsom Prison Blues: Guards opened fire on inmates during a riot and seven prisoners are injured.
Criminal Celebrity News of the Day: Paris Hilton has been arrested, this time for cocaine possession.
Portland is thinking about what would make the prettiest bridge design in Sellwood.
Weather for the weekend is lower 70s today, 60's tomorrow, and rain the beginning of next week.
And finally, WalletPop has compiled a list of the 10 Worst Places to Live in the U.S. (no, Portland's not on it, but it's still fun to read about people who have it worse than you, right?)
And speaking of people who have it worse than you, just look at this bull jump! I had no idea they could cover so much air distance. Guess he got bored just running around in circles.
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