GOOD MORNING, BLOGTOWN! Cotton candy, sweet and low, let me see that tootsie roll! LET'S GO TO PRESS.

Hey everybody! Today is Pearl Harbor Day. Let's pause to reflect on one of Ben Affleck's worst movies ever.

Obama borrows language from the Occupy movement to sway voters in conservative Kansas. (Sorry Occupiers! He still won't be camping out.)

The son of ousted Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi allegedly tried to illegally sneak into Mexico, buy up property, thereby ruining my future vacations.

Two thousand Russians take to the streets of Moscow to protest their election results, with at least 500 arrested, many of them beaten.

Syria officials still seem to think that their country's popular uprising is actually some kind of a foreign plot. (Lay off the Bourne Identity flicks, Syria.)

Former Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich will be visiting a judge today to beg for mercy as he faces sentencing for multiple counts of corruption.

Prosecutors have decided to no longer pursue the death penalty for Black Panther Mumia Abu-Jamal (who you may have heard of thanks to numerous Reed College t-shirts).

Actor/future President of the United States Alec Baldwin was kicked off an American Airlines flight for playing the Scrabble-like iPhone game, "Words with Friends." (Somebody's got a new spokesperson!)

Comic writer Alan Moore attacks comic writer Frank Miller following his famed anti-Occupy rant, calling him homophobic, misogynist and misguided. Oh, and that Superman could so too beat Flash in a race. (NERD FIGHT!!)

A Montana "investigative journalist" blogger is fined $2.5 million in damages for defaming a central Oregon attorney. Gulp. Have I mentioned how much I love central Oregon lawyers lately?

Now here's what's going on in your neck of the woods: Little cloudy today, but still dry all the way to next Tuesday! REVEL IN IT.

And finally, as downward spiraling GOP candidate Rick Perry reminds us, "there's something wrong in this country when gays can serve openly in the military, but our children can't openly celebrate Christmas." WHAT???

And that's your Wednesday morning dose of "Rick Perry is KA-RAAAAAZY!"