GOOD MORNING, BLOGTOWN! Move yourself and glide like a 747. Lose yourself in the sky among the clouds in the heavens. LET'S GO TO PRESS.

US intelligence says there's no evidence that the Russian government was involved in shooting down that Malaysian airline... you know, other than giving the separatists the missile launcher and doing a shitty job of training them how to use it.

And now, after a very short break, the Russian separatists are back at it—blowing Ukrainian jets out of the sky.

A plane goes down in a storm while trying to land in Taiwan; 47 people are believed trapped, and possibly dead.

Apparently there are enough war crimes to go around in the continuing Israel/Palestine bloodbath, and the UN Human Rights Chief issues a stern warning.

The bouncing ball of Obamacare continues its bounce from court to court, with a federal judge throwing out a Republican senator's challenge that Congress and staffmembers shouldn't receive subsidies.

Despite the spate of national and international problems he's had to deal with, according to a new poll, President Obama's popularity numbers haven't really budged. (Not that it was all that great a few months ago... but it's not getting worse! So there's that?)

At least 11 parents of the 200 schoolgirls abducted by Boko Haram have died, allegedly from worry and grief.

Working class whites are now officially outnumbered in Ohio, which should make the next few voting cycles verrrrrry interesting.

Will someone 'fess up about those white flags planted on top of the Brooklyn Bridge? It's really freaking people out for some reason.

Save up your nickels, nerds! A #1 edition of Action Comics will be going up for auction next month on eBay.

Now here's what's going on in your neck of the woods: Stormy today, cloudy tomorrow, but summer returns with a vengeance this weekend!

And finally, when I get to be this old, I'm going to carry around a couple of canes (even if I don't need them), attend dances, throw the canes away, and become an internet star. (Yeah, yeah, I know I'm cynical today. Well... YOU'RE CYNICAL TODAY.)