A Message to Facebookers

Dear Facefolkers:  Do you wander over to other people’s personal timelines to insult or take issue with what they post? If so, this post is for you. WHAT THE HELL IS WRONG WITH YOU? When sitting on a person’s front porch, would you start calling them names? Would you tell them their opinions are wrong?Read More



Celebrating Independence Day on Bizarro World

One of the most curious aspects of the Religious Right is its ability to turn around every controversy in order to play the victim. This despite being the dominating force of all public life for the last several millennia. The Phony War on Christmas has now morphed into the Phony War on Christians. After theRead More



Headlines Du Jour ► Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Hey there, Headliners! After a short absence we are back. Today’s birthday belongs to Lena Horne. Here are some other Headlines Du Jour of yesteryear: 1805 – The U.S. Congress organizes the Michigan Territory. 1860 – The 1860 Oxford evolution debate at the Oxford University Museum of Natural History takes place. 1864 – U.S. PresidentRead More



Headlines Du Jour ► Sunday, June 21, 2015

Hey there, Headliners! Today’s birthday belongs to composer Lalo Schifrin, who wrote a number of movie and tee vee theme songs. Here are some other Headlines Du Jour of yesteryear: 1734 – In Montreal in New France, a slave known by the French name of Marie-Joseph Angélique is put to death, having been convicted ofRead More



Headlines Du Jour ► Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Morgan State students arrested for protests at the segregated Northwood Theater, Baltimore, Maryland Hello, Headline Hunters. Today’s birthday belongs to Femi Kuti. Here are some other Headlines Du Jour of yesteryear: 1755 – French and Indian War: The French surrender Fort Beauséjour to the British, leading to the expulsion of the Acadians. 1816 – LordRead More



Headlines Du Jour ► Sunday, June 14, 2015

Hello, Headliners! Today’s birthday boy is folksinger and actor Burl Ives. Here are some other Headlines Du Jour of yesteryear: 1775 – American Revolutionary War: the Continental Army is established by the Continental Congress, marking the birth of the United States Army. 1777 – The Stars and Stripes is adopted by Congress as the FlagRead More