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Thursday, February 13, 2014

Headlines Du Jour ► Thursday, February 13, 2014

Not Tennessee Ernie Ford
As we celebrate the birthday of Tennessee Ernie Ford, Not Now Silly looks at some of the headlines of yesteryear (from the WikiWackyWoo).
On this date:

1633Galileo Galilei arrives in Rome for his trial before the Inquisition.
1880Thomas Edison observes the Edison effect.
1881 – The feminist newspaper La Citoyenne is first published in Paris by the activist Hubertine Auclert.
1914Copyright: In New York City the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers is established to protect the copyrighted musical compositions of its members.
1920 – The Negro National League is formed.
1960 – Black college students stage the first of the Nashville sit-ins at three lunch counters in Nashville, Tennessee.
Let's get right to today's Headlines Du Jour:

IN LGBT NEWS:


Kansas House passes
bill allowing service
refusal to gay couples


Idaho bill would allow
doctors or cops to refuse
service to LGBT people
on religious grounds


Nigerian gay people being hunted down

Dallas sportscaster’s shocking response to Michael Sam coming out as gay

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


Don Lemon Proves People Are ‘Really Sensitive’ About Race with One Epic CNN Shout-Fest

7 Things Your Colorblind
Racist Friend Might Say to
You and How to Respond


BOYCOTT THE SOCHI OLYMPICS!!!


Russian govt defends anti-gay neo-Nazis, says kidnappings never happened

FREE THE WEED!!!


Wanted: Medical marijuana critics to write for
Motor City Muckraker



Congress Calls On President Obama To Use His Authority
To Reclassify Marijuana


RELIGION CORNER:


A Montana School Just Fired a
Teacher for Getting Pregnant.
That Actually Happens All the Time.


Georgia Rep. Paul Broun Supports the Bible, Not the Constitution

CHRIS CHRISTIE CORNER:


Chris Christie said with a straight
face: George W. Bush was our
last successful politician



ANOTHER DISPATCH FROM DETROIT, 'MERKA'S FIRST THROWAWAY CITY:


Burst Mains Continue Flooding Detroit Streets And Basements

FOX "NEWS" IN THE NEWS AGAIN:


Watch Fox News Throw A Hissy
Fit Over ‘The Lego Movie’


How A Man Accused Of Threatening His Wife
With A Gun Became A
Conservative Media Hero


LOOFAH LAD IN THE NEWS AGAIN:


In the "RoboCop" Reboot, Samuel L. Jackson Is
Basically Bill O'Reilly



IN OUTER SPACE:


Teamwork! Two Telescopes Combine Forces To Spot
Distant Galaxy Clusters


VIDEO DU JOUR:




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