The City of Portland's Sustainable Susan, who heads the "Bureau of Planning and Sustainability", has miraculously scraped together enough money to produce a brief propaganda film to tell us what a city is, and what a great city Portland is.
Apparently, it never rains in Portland. And they somehow missed filming the panhandling street kids and other bums urinating in doorways downtown. They even overlooked Portlands status as the heroin capital of the USA. Probably just a series of oversights; they can only include so much in a short film, after all.
Meanwhile, the smoking nazis are preparing to celebrate the culmination of years of propaganda:
SALEM -- The state of Oregon is taking steps to ban smoking on all 362 miles of beaches along the Pacific coast.
The move by the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department follows a ban on smoking at most other state-park property, which was enacted earlier this year.
After having sex on the beach, couples are advised to crack open a carton of milk; lighting up will carry a stiff fine. You know, that second-hand smoke is a killer.