GOOD MORNING, BLOGTOWN! Lost inside, adorable illusion and I cannot hide. I'm the one you're using, please don't push me aside. LET'S GO TO PRESS.

2012 Republican failure Mitt Romney has harsh words for Hillary Clinton's tenure as Secretary of State, calling her reign "clueless," and a "monumental bust." (Dear Mitt, please run again... just so Hillary can hand you your ass.)

The Supremes pass on a big religious case deciding if prayers should be allowed at public meetings (the old "church vs. state" argument), though Justice Antonin Scalia is making it known he does not agree with the decision. Thanks, Antonin! When we need the opinion of a rusty old coot, we'll let you know.

Yesterday the US strongly condemned the massacre of hundreds of Iraqi Shia air force recruits in Tikrit by terrorist militants. (They also caused 40,000 people in the region to flee for their lives.)

Meanwhile in the Kenyan coastal town of Mpeketoni, supposed members of the Al Shabaab terrorist group allegedly went from door to door shooting and hacking 48 people to death.

Due to their continuing arguments over annexation, the Ukraine has refused to pay for the natural gas Russia ships to their country, and now "mother" Russia has shut off their supply.

After being taken off life support, radio star (and voice of Shaggy from Scooby-Doo) Casey Kasem has passed away at the age of 82.

A federal court judge's decision to put a hold on same sex marriages in Wisconsin pending an appeal, leaves already married gay couples in the awkward position of not knowing whether their nuptials are legal or not.

Hey World Cup fans! Here's a story about how the US is trailing the world in the art of "flopping."

Gun control advocate Gov. Kitzhaber and his Republican rival Rep. Dennis "Arm the teachers, dadgummit!" Richardson are both being perhaps not-so-strangely quiet about guns following the Reynolds High School shooting.

Now here's what's going on in your neck of the woods: Showery with the chance of thunderstorms this afternoon, but getting very nice and hot again starting Wednesday!

And finally, an Aussie guy supposedly fights off (or rather swims away in fright from) a great white shark in Sydney Harbor. REAL OR FAKE: YOU BE THE JUDGE!