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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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Thursday, February 6, 2014

Headlines Du Jour ► Thursday, February 6, 2014

Before we get to today's Headlines Du Jour, lets take a look a headline from yesteryear, found at the WikiWhackyWoo:

• Feb 6 1843 – The first minstrel show in the United States, The Virginia Minstrels, opens (Bowery Amphitheatre in New York City).


Let's get right to today's Headlines Du Jour:



NEWSPAPERS IN THE HEADLINES:


Observer: NY Times Staffers
in ‘Semi-Open Revolt’
Against Editorial Section


THE NEWS IN THE HEADLINES:


The media’s massive revisions on CBO-Obamacare story

BOYCOTT THE SOCHI OLYMPICS:


New Channel 4 Documentary Reveals Shocking Levels of Russian Homophobia

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


GOP Strategist: 'Detroit
Should Prepare A Bid' For
Party's 2016 Convention


Project to transform 140
acres of blight into large
urban farm finally underway


THIRTY-SEVEN YEARS AGO:


Fugitive sought since 1977 found in California

THINGS GO BETTER WITH KOCH:


The Koch Brothers Left a Confidential Document
at Their Last Donor Conference—Read it Here


ANOTHER EXCITING ADVENTURE OF COPS GONE WILD:


EXCLUSIVE: Cops
sexually assault mother,
break 10-year-old son's
leg, claims lawsuit

Cops break a 10-year-old boy's leg with a kick then sexually assault mother by flicking pierced nipple, a shocking new lawsuit claims.

A "COPS GONE WILD" FOLLOW-UP:


Cop Indicted For Allegedly Killing Schizophrenic
Because He Didn't 'Have Time' To Reason With Him


FREE THE WEED!!!


Obama Could Legalize Pot Today

Legalizing Medical Marijuana
May Lead To Fewer Suicides


Georgia’s New Medical
Marijuana Bill Introduced


THE "O" IN GOP STANDS FOR OMFG!!!


Watch What Happens When A Woman Tells
Rep. Bridenstine Obama Should Be Executed


TODAY IN RELIGION:


Did God Harden Barack Obama’s Heart
or Did He Make Joseph Farah Stupid?


CRACK MAYOR CORNER:


Duly Quoted: Rob Ford on
Ongoing Police Investigation

Mayor responds to the news that police
are seeking his cellphone records.



LOOFAH LAD IN THE NEWS AGAIN:


Appetite For Distraction: Fox News Gets
Taken To The Woodshed By Jon Stewart


Bill O'Reilly Tries To Make Jon Stewart Understand America



The Bill O'Reilly interruption factor: Dana Milbank

O'Reilly: WaPo's Dana Milbank 'a weasel'

Milbank: Yes, O’Reilly is ‘unfair’ to Obama

Pathetic O’Reilly Gets Taste of His Own Bullying
Medicine, Whines About Obama Interview Criticism


WRETCHED GRETCHED IN THE NEWS AGAIN:


Fox Freaks Out Over CVS
Ending Sales Of Tobacco

Fox Host: "Is It OK Legally ... To
Restrict Tobacco Availability In
A Private Store Like This?"

KIMBERLY GUILFOYLE IN THE NEWS AGAIN:



ANN COULTER IN THE NEWS AGAIN:


Ann Coulter: My Friend’s Sister Died Because of Obamacare

EVERYTHING OLD IS NEW AGAIN:


Sony Bets That Jazz Can Still Be Hip

VIDEO DU JOUR:





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Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Headlines Du Jour ► Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Good morning, Headliners!!! Today is the birthday of United Artists, a company I once worked for. It was started by Charlie Chaplin, Mary Pickford, Douglas Fairbanks, and D.W. Griffiths on this date in 1919. But, that's yesterday's headlines. Here's today's Headlines Du Jour.

IN LGBT NEWS:


BREAKING: Scotland legalizes same-sex marriage

AT&T Is First Olympic Brand to Condemn Russia's Anti-Gay Laws

GET THE FRACK OUT OF HERE!!!



NEWS YOU CAN USE:


How to avoid the 'one ring scam' that's been blowing up your phone

THE "O" IN GOP STANDS FOR OLD:


Republicans Self Destruct as Conservative Group Tries to Overthrow Boehner and McConnell

BOYCOTT THE SOCHI OLYMPICS!!!


Journalists at Sochi are live-tweeting their hilarious
and gross hotel experiences


CRACK MAYOR CORNER:


Criminal investigation
into Mayor Rob Ford
‘very active,’ top Toronto
police detective says



TEE VEE NEWS IN THE NEWS AGAIN:


Enabling Chris Christie: How Fox News, Joe Scarborough and faux-centrist pundits lie, deny and shade the truth
Bad journalism, false equivalency, phony
objectivity: Christie coverage shows why
mainstream media can't be trusted

KKKARL ROVE IN THE NEWS AGAIN:


Did A Right-Wing Media
Backlash Kill Karl Rove's
Attempt To Moderate The GOP?


Believe it or not: He's not talking about Fox "News"


LOOFAH LAD IN THE NEWS AGAIN:


O’Reilly outFoxed by Obama

O'Reilly Forgets To Fact-Check Before Lecturing Obama For Not Addressing Black Issues

Five things you need to know about Bill O'Reilly's interview with President Obama

Bill O'Reilly Demands Obama Explain How He's Unfair to Him: VIDEO

VIDEO DU JOUR:




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Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Headlines Du Jour ► Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Another Tuesday to ponder. Those celebrating birthdays today include Rosa Parks, Ida Lupino, and Alice Cooper. So, let's get right to today's Headlines Du Jour.

BEST HEADLINE DU JOUR:


Mom Suspected Of Dismembering Adult Son
Was Having A 'Bad Year'



DO YOU DIG ARCHAEOLOGY?


Abandoned pyramid turns out to be a 4,600-year-old wonder

In Photos: Egyptian Pyramid Predates Giza Landmark

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


Michael Dunn trial starts
in Florida: How similar
to Trayvon Martin case?

The murder trial of Michael Dunn, which began Monday, puts Florida's 'stand your ground' law front and center again. Mr. Dunn, who is white, is charged with killing a black teen in Jacksonville after jousting over loud music.


Coca-Cola’s ‘America the Beautiful’ Super
Bowl Ad Causes Idiotic Tea Party Backlash


FREE THE WEED!!!


More black leaders are shifting their views on marijuana

2 medical marijuana bills stall in Michigan Senate

Marijuana news: What would legal pot mean for state workers in Oregon?


CCC = CHRIS CHRISTIE CORNER:


Chris Christie's Botched Attempt at Bridgegate Character Assassination

NEWS OUT OF THE FACEBOOKERY:


The Quiet Upheaval of
Facebook's New iPhone App


ROGER AILES IN THE NEWS AGAIN:


How President Obama Turned The Tables and Humiliated Roger Ailes and Fox News

BULLY BOY BOLLING IN THE NEWS AGAIN:


The Five’s Bolling Slams Coca-Cola: ‘You Ticked Off a Lot of Americans’

A series from the Not Now Silly archives
Chow Mein and Bolling

IN OUTER SPACE:


International Space Station will soon contain
the coldest spot in the known universe


VIDEO DU JOUR:




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Monday, February 3, 2014

Headlines Du Jour ► Monday, February 3, 2014

The Super Bowl is over, which means 'Merkins can now turn their collective attention to things that are really important, like the latest Coca-Cola commercial that the Reich Wing is so upset about. Which brings us right to today's Headlines Du Jour.

ASSHOLES DU JOUR:


Coca Cola Super Bowl Ad Inspires Racist Twitter Backlash

THE "O" IN GOP STANDS FOR OLD:


John Elway to Fox News: I’m Republican because ‘I don’t
believe in safety nets’

Sunday, February 2, 2014

You Don't Need A Groundhog To Know Which Way The Wind Is Blowing

I forgot again. Every year I swear I will write a Groundhog Day essay about my experiences working as a News Writer in the CityPulse news room in Toronto on this day. However, the day always seems to creep up on me. Maybe because I'd prefer to forget.

In the CityPulse [sic] News Room, on BreakfastTelevision [sic], I was put on GroundhogWatch [sic] every year because -- after doing it just once -- I already had experience writing about rodent weather prognosticators. 


I think I wrote about Groundhog Day a total of 8 years in a row and it always seemed a lot like the movie.

Headlines Du Jour ► Groundhog Day ► Sunday, February 2, 2014

It's Groundhog Day. Punxsutawney Phil shares his big day Ayn Rand, Elaine Stritch, Stan Getz, Graham Nash, and Farrah Fawcett, all celebrating birthdays today. But, let's get right to today's Headlines Du Jour.



A BRIDGE OVER TROUBLED WATERS:


Gov. Chris Christie booed by Times Square crowd at Super Bowl event




POLITICAL CORNER:


Cecil Bohanon: Why national politics has become so nasty



IN COCONUT GROVE:


Out with old, in with new Miami park

West Grove to get its first police station





IN RUSSIA, BEARS ARM YOU:


Vodka blamed for Russia's high death rate






FREE THE WEED!!!


Obama, Who Evidently Has Not Read The Controlled Substances
Act, Denies That He Has The Power To Reclassify Marijuana


Medical marijuana shops could open by summer





FREE THE TUMBLING TUBLEWEEDS!!!


'Tumbleweed Invasion 2014': Tumbleweeds bury New Mexico town




EXPOSING THE AFFORDABLE CARE ACT LIES:


All About the Woman Whose Life Was Ruined by
Obamacare and Had No Choice but to Appear in a TV Ad



FROM OUTER SPACE:


Study Shows How Planets with Binary Stars, Like Tatooine, Form





CRACK MAYOR CORNER:


Rob Ford reportedly ticketed in Vancouver
for jaywalking; public intoxication


Mayor Rob Ford 'embarrassed' by Vancouver jaywalking ticket



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