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Saturday, February 8, 2014

Headlines Du Jour ► Saturday, February 8, 2014

It's another weekend, the second of this shortened month. Before we get to today's Headlines Du Jour, let's take a look at some headlines from yesteryear:

1587Mary, Queen of Scots, is executed on suspicion of having been involved in the Babington Plot to murder her cousin, Queen Elizabeth I.

1879Sandford Fleming first proposes adoption of Universal Standard Time at a meeting of the Royal Canadian Institute.

1915D.W. Griffith's controversial film The Birth of a Nation premieres in Los Angeles.
Now, on to more recent headlines:

IN LGBT NEWS:


This drag queen’s brilliant response to homophobia
will move you to tears


Video: Gays arrested in Moscow`s Red Square,
singing national anthem


SO GLAD WE'RE LIVING IN A POST-RACIAL SOCIETY:


The history white
people need to learn

Anyone who wants "white history
month" should learn instead about how
whiteness has been used to discriminate

FOX "NEWS" IN THE NEWS AGAIN:


Greg Gutfeld Rags on
Bill O’Reilly: ‘How
Egotistical Is That?!’


Fox's Juan Williams: It's
Fair To Call Out Fox For
Their Benghazi Coverage


Hannity Attacks "Comrade De Blasio" For Boycotting
St. Patrick's Day Parade Over Its LGBT Exclusion

Hannity: "This Is Him Being Prejudiced Towards
People's Deeply Held Fundamental Religious Belief"

BOYCOTT THE SOCHI OLYMPICS:


Most corrupt Olympics ever: Why Sochi’s
“above and beyond” what we’ve seen before


THE "O" IN GOP STANDS FOR OBFUSCATION:


National Republican Congressional Campaign using fake Democrat websites to lure voters

THE "O" IN GOP STANDS FOR OLD, TOO:


850,000-year-old human
footprints found in Norfolk


MORE DISPATCHES FROM DETROIT, 'MERKA'S FIRST THROWAWAY CITY:


Obama invites Duggan
to develop job creation
plan for Detroit


Bankruptcy In Action: Belle Isle Becomes A State Park Tuesday


Really? A 'No Colors Allowed' Sign at Bar Sparks Absurd Cries of Racism

Orr: Detroit's turnaround is going to happen quickly

FREE THE WEED!!!


Uruguay’s President Nominated for
Nobel Peace Prize for Legalizing Weed


TODAY IN FLOR-I-DUH NEWS:


Florida Ordinance Makes It Illegal
For Homeless To Use Blankets



CRACK MAYOR CORNER:


Rob Ford wanted rainbow flag
removed from Toronto City Hall


Rob Ford to duck
World Pride parade, too


Rob Ford: ‘I’m not going to change the way I am’

WATCH: Robyn Doolittle appears on The Daily Show

FROM OUTER SPACE:


Curiosity Rover Sees Earth from Mars for 1st Time (Photos)

VIDEO DU JOUR:




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