Your Tuesday Morning News Update

-- It's odd that even with our Seattle weather we had there for almost a week, the state was still hotter than normal in July.

-- Suckiness continues in the Middle East.

-- Gabrielle Giffords has a podcast out. Um, OK.

-- Meanwhile, Randy Graf's getting ready to welcome Colorado Rep. Tom Tancredo, who's batty as all hell, as well as Chris Simcox, at Trail Dust Town next week. Is it just me, or is that creepy/alarming and hilarious, all at once?