Another water main broke in downtown Portland. This one flooded a couple of businesses and forced the Right 2 Dream Too camp to evacuate. Folks in the Pearl are punching holes in the pipes as we speak.


It’s almost laughable. Republicans are hammering the Obamacare website, which is painfully riddled with technical problems. But wait. These are the same people who wanted to kill the Affordable Care Act — now they want it to run perfectly from Day One?

It’s almost laughable. Here’s our administration showing off its Internet prowess by roundabout hacking of Google and Yahoo data centers without leaving a trace, spying on world leaders, listening in on billions of our phone calls, reading our email, and collecting and storing metadata. So why can’t these same computer wunderkinds build a website where people can simply apply for health care?

It’s almost laughable. The president claims he didn’t know about the Obamacare website problems until we did, essentially the same excuse he used for the “Fast and Furious” gun-running scandal, NSA spying on Germany, IRS targeting of conservatives, Solyndra, and Benghazi.

How would the “I didn’t know” excuse play out where you work? Hey, when CNN stops to ask what’s with the president seemingly out of the loop, you know it’s a problem. As we said, it’s almost laughable, but we’re too busy crying. Don’t do this to us.

One last thought: If our

government is spying on all of our allies and foes, why are we so surprised when bad stuff happens?


Dr. Conrad Murray, convicted of involuntary manslaughter in the death of Michael Jackson, was released from jail (due to overcrowding) two years early and now wants his medical license back. He says what happened to Jackson is not typical of his medical practice history. Question is, who would ever go see Murray? Perhaps he’s better suited for the Obamacare death panel.


In Congress, there is fear lawmakers will not agree on a new farm bill and milk prices will go through the roof. Turns out we’ve been supporting milk prices since the 1930s and, without a new agreement, we could be paying $8 a gallon for 2 percent milk. You know what that means? We’re going to be seeing a whole lot of backyard cows.


Help! I’m dying, and I can’t get up. Now that the World Series is over and the Bosox have won, statistics tell the story of a sport in decline. The average age of the World Series viewer is just over 54. Kids made up just 4 percent of the viewing audience. Let’s see here, sit and watch baseball for three-plus hours or Battlefield 4?

For kids, baseball games have become the sports equivalent of going to your sister’s recital: Long and boring. What businessman will invest in a major league team for Portland with those demographic stats?


Speaking of demographics, more and more reports show teens are forsaking Facebook for other social media sites. The reason? It’s now the place where parents hang out. And do you remember ever wanting to hang out with your



The FAA announced it will allow the use of all electronic devices during the entire length of flights. Good news and bad news. Bad news first: no cell phones to stay in touch. The good news? The other 150 passengers will be too busy playing Words with Friends to bore you with their life story at 35,000 feet.


There’s a new app for your smartphone. A device that plugs into your phone and emits a scent whenever you get a new text message. We think it’s a great idea unless you’re near Anthony Weiner’s phone.

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