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Saturday, April 5, 2014

Headlines Du Jour ► Saturday, April 5, 2014

Hello there Hipsters and Headliners! It's Lord Buckley''s birthday!!! He loved the Headlines Du Jour of yesteryear:
Okay, Hepcats, let's get right to today's Headines Du Jour:

THE "O" IN GOP STANDS FOR OMFG:


Oregon Governor Candidate: Gay
Marriage ‘Just The Same As Murder’


5 Things Conservatives Lie Shamelessly About

FREE SPEECH IS NOT FREE:



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


NRO Paints Black Students
As Criminals With Poor
Impulse Control


Judge grills Arizona sheriff's
aide in racial profiling case


BULLY CORNER:


Bullying crackdown
passes Minnesota Senate

Controversial, hard-fought measure
requires stricter school policies

◄◄ THE NOT NOW SILLY BULLIES ►►
The Mark Koldys-Johnny Dollar Cyber-Bully Comments of the Day

THE YOUNGEST HACKER:


Five-Year-Old Boy Exposes Xbox Security Flaw

TODAY IN FLOR-I-DUH NEWS:


Man Who Mistook Body
For A Mannequin Fired


CHRIS CHRISTIE CORNER:


The Feds Are Closing In On
Chris Christie as Bridgegate Investigation Turns Criminal


BUSH WATCH:


George W. Bush Is a Far Better
Painter Than He Was a President.
Here's His Portrait of Vladimir Putin.


Filmmaker Errol Morris: Donald Rumsfeld
proved Americans are gullible morons


FOX "NEWS" IN THE NEWS AGAIN:


Fox News Host Rips Mets' Daniel
Murphy For Taking Paternity Leave


Charles Krauthammer: Anyone can
get out of individual mandate by
claiming hardship without explanation


VIDEO: The Junk Science Of Fox
News' Favorite "Global Cooling" Myth


Fox News Attacks When Black Women Clap Back

LOOFAH LAD IN THE NEWS AGAIN:





LEGGY MEGGY IN THE NEWS AGAIN:


Megyn Kelly: Fox News is
‘only place people can go right
now for fair and balanced news’


IN OUTER SPACE:


How Many Dimensions Does
the Universe Really Have?


“Cosmic” meltdown! Neil deGrasse
Tyson under siege from Christian right


VIDEO DU JOUR:




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Friday, April 4, 2014

Headlines Du Jour ► Friday, April 4, 2014

It was 50 years ago today: The Beatles had the
Top Five singles on the Billboard Hot 100 chart
With Headlines Du Jour on hiatus yesterday, today's Headlines Du Jour is bigger than usual. We'll get to that, right after the Headlines Du Jour of yesteryear:

Without any further delay, here is today's Headlines Du Jour:

$COTU$ WATCH:


How The Supreme Court Just Legalized Money Laundering
By Rich Campaign Donors


More Than Corruption Threatens the Integrity of Our Democracy
The sad tale of how the Supreme
Court’s approach to money in politics
helped create the Inequality Era. 

Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia believes society is eroding because women use the 'F-word' and thinks Facebook is 'strange'

LGBT NEWS:


When Did The Gospel
Become Anti-Gay?


ACLU: We're not buying Schuette's 'just doing my job' claim on gay marriage ban

Introducing The Federalist,
A New Web Magazine For Anti-LGBT Conservatives


Miami Beach scores 100, plus 12 bonus points, on updated HRC 2013 Municipal Equality Index

THE WAL*MART EFFECT:


Hungry for Savings
Walmart donates billions to anti-hunger initiatives.
Some of those efforts benefit its own employees.

THE "GOP" IN GOP STANDS FOR "GOT OBSOLETE POLITICIANS?":


The Sheldon Adelson Suck-Up Fest
Republican contenders prostrated themselves for the casino mogul's favor—a vivid illustration of who owns the GOP.

Georgia GOP Chair Warns That Straight People Will Enter Sham Gay Marriages For Benefits

TODAY IN INCOME INEQUALITY:


18 Charts that Illustrate America's Insane Class
System from Birth till Death



FREE THE WEED!!!


Hash Bash 2014: Marijuana rally in Ann Arbor welcomes back organizer after 2 years in prison

DEA Chief: Please, Think Of The
Dogs Before You Legalize Pot


Pot activist alleges human rights
violated by AHS over vapourizer use

Lisa Kirkman fighting for right to use medical
marijuana vapour in hospitals and other public places

Arizona sheriff ordered to return medical marijuana to patient by state Supreme Court

Washington D.C. mayor okays measure decriminalizing possession of an ounce of pot

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


Snyder Wins: How 'CancelColbert' Drowned Out the Native Voice

TODAY IN RELIGION:



Nun Reportedly Tells Catholic School
Kids That Masturbation Makes Guys Gay



Fairbanks campus priest charged
with DUI, drugs and weapons


DISPATCHES FROM DETROIT' 'MERKA'S FIRST THROAWAY CITY:


The death of a great American city: why does anyone still live in Detroit?
The city’s social contract was shredded
long ago and everyone knows time is running
out – but some Detroiters have hope

In arena deal, Detroit
worshipping Mike Ilitch

Why have we decided that a guy who became
a billionaire selling us cheap pizza is God?

Feds probe vote for Detroit
City Council leadership


New Book From WSU Press
Captures Detroit Art Explosion
In All Its Funky Splendor


A VIDEO DISPATCH FROM DETROIT:


A Videographer Tweaks The Controversial
Promotion For The Albert Apartments





FOX "NEWS" IN THE NEWS AGAIN:


Fox News host: ‘Right-wing people’ love gentrification because poor areas smell bad

Fox Kept Cutting Away
From Democrats During
Benghazi Hearing


Fox Is Annoyed That Other Networks Don't
Buy Into Its Benghazi Conspiracy Theory


Fox Finds Latest Food Stamp Poster Child

Fox's Starnes Embarrasses Himself With
Another Bogus Culture War Horror Story


BULLY BOY BOLLING IN THE NEWS AGAIN:


Eric Bolling gets his
cleantech facts very wrong


Eric Bolling's Latest Conspiracy Theory: Obama "Bankrupted" GM To Protect It From Ignition Defect Fallout

LEGGY MEGGY IN THE NEWS AGAIN:


Megyn Kelly Accuses CAIR Of Trying To
Suppress Fox Coverage Of Anti-Islamic Movie


FOX & FRIENDS IN THE NEWS AGAIN:


Congrats Fox & Friends
for being (almost) the first
to blame Obama for the
Fort Hood shooting


IN INNER SPACE:


Gene therapy comes of age: We can now
edit entire genomes to cure diseases


Scientists Create an Unprecedented
Map of the Developing Human Brain


IN OUTER SPACE:


Honey, I Want to Move to Mars
My wife is a semifinalist to board a one-way mission to
the Red Planet. I’m proud, happy, and thrilled for her.
Now, do you want to know how I really feel about it?

VIDEO DU JOUR:


Compare and Contrast - London: 1927 & 2013



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Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Headlines Du Jour ► Wednesday, April 2, 2014

G'day Headliners!!! It's the 72nd birthday of Leon Russell, who started out as a session player before putting out records under his own name. As a member of the Crypt-Kickers Five, Russell is on record praising the Headlines Du Jour of yesteryear:
Whatever happened to my Trabsylvania Twist? No matter, here are today's Headlines Du Jour:

THE "G" IN GOP STANDS FOR GUNS & GOOFBALLS:


The GOP’s perpetual war drum explained:
Why are Republicans so eager for conflict?


Louie Gohmert: ‘Separation of church and state’ means ‘church plays a role in the state’

IN 'MERKIN POLITICS:



IN LGBT NEWS:


Gay Key West men sue for right
to marry in Florida after Monroe
clerk’s office denies couple a license


FREE THE WEED!!!


Colorado drivers claim 'license plate
profiling' after marijuana legalization


Medical marijuana sales now officially legal in Nevada

TODAY IN RELIGION:


Hobby Lobby's Hypocrisy: The Company's Retirement
Plan Invests in Contraception Manufacturers


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


White Officers Falsely
Arrested Black Teen: Jury


Report: Well-being of African-Americans in Michigan among worst in nation


EVOLUTION IS COMPLICATED:


Zebra Stripes Evolved to Keep
Biting Flies Away, Study Reveals


DETROIT, 'MERKA'S FIRST THROWAWAY CITY:


Detroit installs 3,200
new LED street lights


Cobalts Were Seen as Lemons From Start, State Data Shows

LOOFAH LAD IN THE NEWS AGAIN:


O'Reilly Provides GOP A
2014 Platform: "All They
Have To Do Is Get A
Transcript Of This Show"


O’Reilly, Juan Williams
Rip Chris Hayes: He
Used Conservative Guest
as ‘Living Piñata’!


STEVE DOOCY IN THE NEWS AGAIN:


Steve Doocy, Guest Agree: Godless 'Noah' Example Of Today's Godlessness!

IN INNER SPACE:


Art and Science Collide in the Discovery of the Higgs Boson
Particle Fever, a documentary about
the physicists who found the "God
particle," suggests doing science
isn’t that different from making art


BONUS VIDEO DU JOUR:





IN OUTER SPACE:




ENTERTAINMENT CORNER:



VIDEO DU JOUR:



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Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Headlines Du Jour ► Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Howdy Headliners! It's April Fool's Day. No joke. It's also the birthday of Reggae star Jimmy Cliff. No joke. He loves the Headlines Du Jour of yesteryear:
Let's get right to today's Headlines Du Jour:

GOOD NEWS FROM THE WAR FRONT:


Zero U.S. Troops Died In Combat In March, The First Time In More Than A Decade

IN LGBT NEWS:



TODAY IN RELIGION:


Atlanta archbishop apologizes
over $2.2M mansion


Christians Putting Bibles in
Schools Flip Out After Atheists
Hand Out Humanist Literature!


Pastor Who Prays for President
Obama to Die Preaches That
Women Should Shut Up in Church


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


How PBS whitewashed the abolitionist movement

THE "O" IN GOP STANDS FOR OBSOLETE:


Watch: ‘Obama May Well Be
A Homosexual’ Says GOP
Candidate For Governor


'Influential Republicans'
trying to draft Jeb Bush


Colorado GOP candidate
calls Obama birth certificate a
‘myth’ in uncovered video



Rick Santorum: Uninsured people are deadbeats
and ‘won’t make a payment’ for Obamacare


Rick Santorum's Wholesome Film Studio Has a Smutty Anime Secret

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


Ed McNeil: How Can a Bankrupt Detroit
Give Away Millions to Illitch Organization?


PLAYING CHECKERS, NOT CHESS:


Firm that cleared Christie in
Bridgegate? Same one Nixon
mentioned in famous Checkers speech


Ralph Thrower, IRS Chief Who
Resisted Nixon, Dies at 100


From the vast Not Now Silly archives:
Did Roger Ailes Dupe James Rosen,
Or Did Rosen Dupe 'Merka?


GET A JOB:


Dallas Police: Man Sends Dick Pic With
Job Application, Still Doesn't Have a Job


TODAY IN FLOR-I-DUH NEWS:


Off-Duty Deputy Shoots Man After Catching Couple Having Sex in Community Pool

WHEN SAGGY PANTS ARE OUTLAWED, ONLY OUTLAWS WILL WEAR SAGGY PANTS:


Pull up your pants or pay a fine! Louisiana parish introduces $50 saggy pants fine for first-time offenders and $100 for repeat offenders

CRACK MAYOR CORNER:


Anti-Rob Ford campaign
posters pop up in Toronto


CHRIS CHRISTIE CORNER:


Lawrence O’Donnell Gets
Joe Scarborough To Admit
That Christie Is Absolutely Irredeemable


Glenn Beck: Not to be confused with a methane-spewing microbe.

GLENN BECK CORNER:


Boston Marathon Bombing Survivor Sues Glenn Beck
for Defamation


From the vast Not Now Silly archives:
The Day I Shook
Hands With Glenn Beck


NATURE IS COMPLICATED:



VIDEO DU JOUR:




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Monday, March 31, 2014

Headlines Du Jour ► Monday, March 31, 2014

Hello Headliners! Today's birthday boy is Herb Albert, who was not only the leader of the Tijuana Brass, but also the "A" in A&M Records. It's no secret: This guy's in love with the Headlines Du Jour of yesteryear.
Today's Headlines Du Jour, step this way:

IN LGBT NEWS:


Mozilla Finally Declares
Support for Marriage Equality


Banned for life: Why gay
men still can't donate blood


Man Who Raised Money For
Organ Donation Dies, Is Rejected
As Donor Because He Was Gay


THE "O" IN GOP STANDS FOR OBFUSCATE:


Newest ‘Obamacare Victim’ Is Actually An Anti-Healthcare GOP Operative (Video)

Students Walk out on Dick Cheney,
Calling Him ‘War Criminal’ (VIDEO)


YOUR TAX DOLLARS AT WORK:



TODAY IN INCOME INEQUALITY:


Plutocracy without end:
Why the 1 percent always
defeats the middle class


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


New Jersey Student Causes Controversy
After Hanging Confederate 'Redneck' Flag


WHEN CONDOMS ARE OUTLAWED, ONLY OUTLAWS WILL WEAR CONDOMS:



FREE THE WEED!!!


Marijuana goes mainstream
A business conference in Eugene focuses on a changing industry

Expect serious problems
with medical marijuana


Colorado man sues Idaho police over "license-plate profiling" in marijuana case

Study: No Link Between Marijuana
Legalization And Rise In Crime


TODAY IN RELIGION:


Fundamentalists Are Pretty Sure
Jesus Would Not Bake a Wedding
Cake for a Gay Couple


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


Detroit: bankrupt city readies for divisive $450m Red Wings arena


NATURE IS COMPLICATED:


Dolphins use sponges as nose
guards and it's changing their genes


THE "NEWS" IN THE NEWS AGAIN:


Rumor, gossip, nonsense: How
the news became a nightmare


The Tee Vee Newsroom Race to the Bottom

FOX "NEWS" IN THE NEWS AGAIN:


As ACA Signups Skyrocket Towards 7 Million Fox News Claims Obama Is Cooking the Books

LOOFAH LAD IN THE NEWS AGAIN:


Watch Bill O’Reilly Explain
That Inequality Is Actually
GOOD For America! (Video)


Bill O’Reilly Amps Up His Race War Against Rep. Barbara Lee

VIDEO DU JOUR:




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Sunday, March 30, 2014

Headlines Du Jour ► Sunday, March 30, 2014

G'day Headliners!!! Today's the birthday of painters Francisco Goya (1746) and Vincent van Gogh (1853). While their styles were quite different, they totally agreed on the Headlines Du Jour of yesteryear:
Now let's get to today's Headlines Du Jour:

THE "G" IN GOP STANDS FOR GIMME!!!


Republican Led Southern States
Dragging America Down By
Leeching Off Of Your Tax Dollars


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


Hobby Lobby: A Mixture of
Racism and Xenophobia


TODAY'S DOMESTIC TERRORISM IN TEXAS:


FBI Smashes Alleged Radical-
Right Terror Plot in Texas


TODAY'S UFO IN TEXAS:


Mystery aircraft flying over Texas baffles aviation experts

1957'S UFO IN TEXAS:



TODAY IN RELIGION:


Why the surprise at learning how
much evangelicals hate gay people?


A Creationist Decided to Answer My 10 Questions and the Results are Hilarious

Pat Robertson Is Upset That Gay
People Are No Longer Stoned To Death


BROWSER BATTLES:


Mozilla’s bad week: Employees call for CEO Eich to step down, 3 board members leave

Employees Revolt Against Mozilla’s New Anti-Gay CEO; Demand He Resign

Gay Firefox developers boycott Mozilla to protest CEO hire

FREE THE WEED!!!


Hemp aid: US considers buying industrial cannabis from Ukraine to bolster its economy

Non-psychoactive CBD oil made from marijuana plants poised to be game-changer

Marijuana raid in Bates County
illustrates the evolution of an issue


MORE EXCITING EPISODES OF COPS GONE WILD:


Police Mistake Tea Leaves
for Pot, Raid Ex-CIA


UVA Student Files $40 Million Suit Against ABC
Agents and State For Traumatic Sparkling Water Episode


CHRIS "CHRIS" CHRISTIE CORNER:


Five Takeaways From Christie's Self-Exoneration Report

THINGS GO BETTER WITH KOCHS:


What’s Really Behind the Koch Attacks on Democrats
Hint: it’s not about healthcare.

LOOFAH LAD IN THE NEWS AGAIN:


Bill O’Reilly Amps Up His Race
War Against Rep. Barbara Lee



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


How a Florida Engineer Found
a Fatal Flaw in Chevy Cobalt


VIDEO DU JOUR:




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