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Saturday, February 15, 2014

Headlines Du Jour ► Saturday, February 15, 2014

As we celebrate the 450th birthday of Galileo Galilei (1564), let's take a look at some of the headlines from yesteryear:
1879Women's rights: American President Rutherford B. Hayes signs a bill allowing female attorneys to argue cases before the Supreme Court of the United States.
1898 – The battleship USS Maine explodes and sinks in Havana harbor in Cuba, killing 274. This event leads the United States to declare war on Spain.
19251925 serum run to Nome: the serum arrives in Nome, Alaska, with Balto being the lead dog of the last team.
1933 – In Miami, Florida, Giuseppe Zangara attempts to assassinate President-elect Franklin D. Roosevelt, but instead shoots Chicago mayor Anton J. Cermak, who dies of his wounds on March 6, 1933.
1946ENIAC, the first electronic general-purpose computer, is formally dedicated at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia.
1965 – A new red-and-white maple leaf design is adopted as the flag of Canada, replacing the old Canadian Red Ensign banner.

Now, let's dive into today's Headlines Du Jour:

ICKY ISSA:


Irrefutable Proof that Darrell
Issa Completely and Totally
Lied About the IRS Scandal


LGBT NEWS:


Study finds genes on X chromosome linked to
male homosexuality


Fox News Isn't Comfortable
With These New Facebook
Gender Options


CONSTITUTION CORNER:



RELIGION CORNER:


How Belief In Hell
Directly Benefits The Elite


WATCH: Tenn. pastor of Happy
Valley Church of Jesus Christ
rails against biracial babies


CYBER-BULLY CORNER:


New Study: Internet Trolls Are
Often Machiavellian Sadists


◄ ◄ My own Machiavellian sadistic internet trolls ►►

The Mark Koldys-Johnny Dollar Cyber-Bully Comments of the Day

THE "O" IN GOP STANDS FOR OLIGARCHY:


Republican Says Rich
People Should Get More
Votes Than Everyone Else


THE "O" IN GOP STANDS FOR OLD:


Tea Party Senators Introduce ‘You’re Not Married Anymore’ Bill To Nullify Same-Sex Marriages

Ted Cruz’s ‘Heart Weeps’ Over Gay Marriage Progress

Missouri lawmaker introduces bill allowing
familes [sic] to 'opt out' of learning evolution


THE "O" IN GOP STANDS FOR OBSFUCATE:


GOP Congressman Gets Fact Checked By His
Own Constituents On Obamacare: ‘Stop Lying!’


HISTORY IS COMPLICATED. THE BEATLES' HISTORY EVEN MORE SO:


Black record label brought the
Beatles to America, not Ed Sullivan


FREE THE WEED!!!


Why the U.S. is going to pot,
and other liberal adventures


FOX "NEWS" IN THE NEWS AGAIN:


Fox Host Todd Starnes Blasts Hospital for Banning Fox News in Waiting Rooms


THE FALAFEL KING IN THE NEWS AGAIN:


Radio, cable guys not as popular as they claim

VIDEO DU JOUR:

◄ ◄ This is always always good for a laugh ► ►


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Friday, February 14, 2014

Headlines Du Jour ► Friday, February 14, 2014

It's Valentine's Day, but more importantly, it's Pops' 88th birthday. Pops shares his date with these headlines from yesteryear:

1349 – Several hundred Jews are burned to death by mobs while the remainder of their population is forcibly removed from the city of Strasbourg.
1778 – The United States Flag is formally recognized by a foreign naval vessel for the first time, when French Admiral Toussaint-Guillaume Picquet de la Motte renders a nine gun salute to USS Ranger, commanded by John Paul Jones.
1779James Cook is killed by Native Hawaiians near Kealakekua on the Island of Hawaii.
1849 – In New York City, James Knox Polk becomes the first serving President of the United States to have his photograph taken.
1876Alexander Graham Bell applies for a patent for the telephone, as does Elisha Gray.
1929Saint Valentine's Day Massacre: Seven people, six of them gangster rivals of Al Capone's gang, are murdered in Chicago, Illinois.

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

LGBT NEWS:


Virginia Ban on Gay
Marriage Overruled


Kansas’ Anti-Gay Segregation Bill Is an Abomination

Facebook adds gender options

TODAY IN HEALTH CARE:


How Texas Health Care Failed Israel, A Man With
Terminal Cancer Who’d Worked His Whole Life


GUNS, GUNS, GUNS:


Court overturns restrictions on
concealed guns in much of California

Appeals panel finds state rules allowing
counties to restrict the right to carry concealed
weapons in public violate the 2nd Amendment.

NATURE IS COMPLICATED:


Takeover of the crazy ants: It’s creepy!

Kentucky Sinkhole Eats
Corvettes, Raises Questions

Geologists explain what happened—and
which other areas might be vulnerable.

THE "O" IN GOP STANDS FOR OLD:


WSJ: Ted Cruz on Mission to ‘Make Republicans Even More Unpopular’


Colorado lawmaker shocks victim’s dad: ‘Good thing’ Aurora shooter had 100-round magazine



Montana Republican Charged With Felony Assault After Throwing 4-Year Old Daughter



Darrell Issa Is Raising Millions Of Dollars
Off Of His Bogus Obama Investigations


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


Gun Owner Blames Fictional Black Man for Self-Inflicted Gunshot Wound

MONOPOLY ISN'T JUST A GAME:


Comcast Announces $45.2 Billion Takeover of
Time Warner Cable



Al Franken Drops the
Hammer on the Comcast
Time-Warner Deal



The Comcast Deal Won't Make a Terrible Industry Any Worse



CAREFUL WHAT YOU TYPE ON FACEBOOK:


The Facebook Comment
That Ruined a Life


FREE THE WEED!!!


Rick Perry urges move toward marijuana decriminalization

Scott Walker: Big difference between
having a beer and smoking marijuana


VIDEO DU JOUR:




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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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Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Headlines Du Jour ► Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Today we celebrate the official birthday of Abraham Lincoln, the 16th President of the United States. Coming up this weekend is Presidents' Day, where we honour both George Washington and Lincoln with mattress sales. Let's get right to today's Headlines Du Jour.

LGBT:


Nevada State Officials Stop Defending Same-Sex Marriage Ban In Appeal

Where is it illegal to be gay?

NATURE IS COMPLICATED:


Some species of crocodiles can climb trees

COLD CASE HEATS UP:


New Suspect Named in Disappearance of Sisters 39 Years Ago

CONSITUTIONAL CORNER:


'Choose Life' License
Plate Struck Down By
Federal Appeals Court


THE "O" IN GOP STANDS FOR OLD:


Florida County Eliminates Minority-Heavy Polling Places


Republicans Lose It and Try to Overthrow
John Boehner Over the Clean Debt Limit Bill


WHEN POP-TART GUNS ARE OUTLAWED:


Pop-Tart school-gun bill clears first hurdle in Florida

TODAY IN RELIGION:


Right-wing pastor: Pat Robertson committed ‘blasphemy’ by mocking creationism

BULLY BOY BOLLING IN THE NEWS:


Did A Fox News Host
Just Endorse The Public
Health Care Option?


From the Not Now Silly Archives
Chow Mein and Bolling

FREE THE WEED!!!


Marijuana May Stop The
Spread Of HIV, Study Finds


Lethal Dose: Half Ton of Weed Kills a Man

Alaska To Legalize Recreational
Weed This Summer?


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


Breakdowns In Pipes And Power
Grid Cause Disruptions Across City



CRACK MAYOR CORNER:


Rob Ford’s conduct criticized by
student protesters at City Hall

About a dozen protesters say Mayor Rob Ford’s lying,
drinking and drug-taking make him unfit to lead.
The mayor was not there to hear them.

VIDEO DU JOUR:




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Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Headlines Du Jour ► Tuesday, February 11, 2014

With only 323 days left in the year, let's take a quick look at some of the WikiWhackyWoo headlines of yesteryear:
55Tiberius Claudius Caesar Britannicus, heir to the Roman emperorship, dies under mysterious circumstances in Rome. This clears the way for Nero to become Emperor.
1531Henry VIII of England is recognized as supreme head of the Church of England.
1752Pennsylvania Hospital, the first hospital in the United States, is opened by Benjamin Franklin.
1794 – First session of United States Senate opens to the public.
1916Emma Goldman is arrested for lecturing on birth control.
1990Nelson Mandela is released from Victor Verster Prison outside Cape Town, South Africa after 27 years as a political prisoner.

Let's get right to today's Headlines Du Jour before they become old:

THE "O" IN GOP STANDS FOR OBSTREPEROUS:


Frustrated With Obstruction Harry Reid Eyes Going Nuclear on ALL Republican Filibusters

Former Florida State Rep. Ana Rivas
Logan Leaves GOP Over Immigration,
Becomes A Democrat


BACK TO THE LAND!!!


If children lose contact with nature they won't fight for it

BLAMING AND SHAMING THE VICTIM:


WSJ Editor: Intoxicated Sexual Assault Victims
Are Just As Guilty As Their Attackers


IN LGBT NEWS:


NFL Prospect Michael Sam Blazes Trail By Bravely Coming Out As An Openly Gay Man

Anti-Gay Restaurant Hilariously
Pranked By Gay Rights Supporters


BULLY CORNER:



The Mark Koldys-Johnny Dollar Cyber-Bully Comments of the Day


TODAY IN RELIGION:


This church holds naked services


The Cruelty of Creationism

A new documentary shows how biblical
fundamentalism imprisons the mind.


BOYCOTT THE SOCHI OLYMPICS!!!


International Olympic Committee defends arrests and beatings of LGBT activists

FREE THE WEED!!!


Marijuana Advocates
'Discouraged,' but not Deterred


Why Smoking Pot Makes You So Hungry

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


Wall Street Journal: Casinos, The Engines Of Detroit's Economy, Start To Sputter

East-side Detroit groups gain
recognition for reimagining
use of vacant urban parcels


FOX "NEWS" IN THE NEWS AGAIN:


Fox Flips Blame
From AOL Exec
To Obamacare In
One Segment


FOX & FRIENDS IN THE NEWS AGAIN:


Fox & Friends:
Is Walmart’s Viral Pro-Work Ad a Response to Dems Denigrating Labor?


LOOFAH LAD IN THE NEWS AGAIN:


WATCH: O’Reilly’s Jesse Watters Confronts Pelosi to
Get Her to Come on Show


LAURA INGRAHAM IN THE NEWS AGAIN:


Laura Ingraham fights
with an entire Fox News
panel over immigration


VIDEO DU JOUR:




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Monday, February 10, 2014

Headlines Du Jour ► Monday, February 10, 2014

It's February 10th, folks. Which means this is the 41st day of the year. Before we get to today's news, here's a look at a few of the headlines from yesteryear. On this day, according to the WikiWhackyWoo:

1840 – Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom marries Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha.
1861Jefferson Davis is notified by telegraph that he has been chosen as provisional President of the Confederate States of America.
1870 – The YWCA is founded in New York City.
1942 – The first gold record is presented to Glenn Miller for "Chattanooga Choo Choo".
1962 – Captured American U2 spy-plane pilot Gary Powers is exchanged for captured Soviet spy Rudolf Abel.


Now let's get right down to today's Headlines Du Jour:

IN LGBT NEWS:


Wielding Whip and a Hard New Law,
Nigeria Tries to ‘Sanitize’ Itself of Gays


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


Racist Chants From The Crowd
Brought This Soccer Star To Tears


FREE THE WEED!!!


Legal Pot Coming Soon? 50-State
Marijuana Law Roundup.


Medical Marijuana Gains
Traction in the Deep South


FOX "NEWS" IN THE NEWS AGAIN:


On Fox & Friends: Oscar
Song 'Yanked' Because
Of Faith Based Bigotry


PAYING TWO DEBTS TO SOCIETY:



BOYCOTT THE SOCHI OLYMPICS:


Sochi Olympic Winter Games at
root of residents' housing woes


THINGS GO BETTER WITH KOCH:


Keystone XL Pipeline Could Yield
$100 Billion For Koch Brothers


TODAY IN RELIGION:


Ken Ham: The Making of An
American Religious Huckster


Young American adults abandon
religion in record numbers


Christians Might Be Surprised to
Find That Not God, But Men,
Decided What They Would Believe


CHRIS CHRISTIE CORNER:


NJ Star-Ledger Regrets Endorsing
Christie: 'We Blew This One'


CRACK MAYOR CORNER:


Rob Ford’s wee-hours
Foggy Dew pub night
concerns Coquitlam mayor


IN OUTER SPACE:


Researchers identify one of the
earliest stars in the universe

The discovery suggests that the very first generation of stars may not have been as powerful as previously thought.

NASA is now accepting applications from companies that want to mine the moon

VIDEO DU JOUR:





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Sunday, February 9, 2014

Headlines Du Jour ► Sunday, February 9, 2014

As we celebrate Alice Walker's birthday (1944), let's take a look at some headlines from yesteryear for this day:
474Zeno crowned as co-emperor of the Byzantine Empire.
1775American Revolutionary War: The British Parliament declares Massachusetts in rebellion.
1913 – A group of meteors is visible across much of the eastern seaboard of North and South America, leading astronomers to conclude the source had been a small, short-lived natural satellite of the Earth.
1950Second Red Scare: Senator Joseph McCarthy accuses the United States Department of State of being filled with Communists.
1964The Beatles make their first appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show, performing before a "record-busting" audience of 73 million viewers.

And now, let's get right to today's Headlines Du Jour:

FIRST, THE GOOD NEWS:


George Zimmerman’s Epic Boxing Match With DMX Has Been Canceled
The rapper will not get to stop, drop, shut Zimmerman down after all

IN LGBT NEWS:


Justice Department to
give married same-sex
couples equal protection


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


‘Racial slurs’ used in more
than 10,000 tweets a day


THE "O" IN GOP STANDS FOR OBSFUCATION:


Republican Party wing creates
18 fake websites for Democrats


PASS THE POPCORN!!!


Tea Party Brings The Knives
Out For Mitch McConnell


TODAY IN RELIGION:


The Religious Right Sells the False Choice of the State or Christianity

FREE THE WEED!!!


Alaska Could Be The Next
State To Legalize Marijuana


This Is Why So Many Reasonable People Think Anti-Marijuana Crusaders Look Ridiculous


Marijuana Legalization Plan Stalls in New Mexico


BULLY CORNER:


Former high school bully congratulates gay victim after seeing marriage proposal online

Some bullies never seem to learn:
The Johnny Dollar Cyber-Bully Comments of the Day



LOOFAH LAD CORNER:


Bill O'Reilly Is On The
Wrong Side Of The
Minimum Wage Debate


O’Reilly Sucks Up
To Ted Nugent


Bill O'Reilly: "I Believe
That John Boehner Is
Secretly A Democrat"


Geraldo Rivera Calls O’Reilly ‘President
Of Most Of The White Guys In America


CRACK MAYOR CORNER:


Rob Ford ‘talking gibberish’ during late night B.C. pub visit
Mayor reportedly disappeared into tiny staff washroom for more than an hour, emerging incoherent and fidgety before ordering rounds of drinks.

Toronto police mostly quiet on visit to Mayor Rob Ford’s office

Somali group to use Gawker funds for mentoring

GUNS, GUNS, GUNS:


NC parenting columnist’s 3-year-old son shoots 17-month-old sister
with dad’s gun


6-year-old Alabama boy
shot while Dad was trying
to unload his pistol


IN OUTER SPACE:


Red skies discovered on extreme brown dwarf

VIDEO DU JOUR:




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