Welcome to another thrill-packed edition of Headlines Du Jour. Today I am adding to the format slightly. When appropriate I will be printing quotes from the articles cited to give more context and/or irony. Today there happens to be two such headlines that deserved more context. So, let’s get right to the news while it’s still fresh.
TODAY IN LGBT NEWS:
TEABAGGED ENOUGH ALREADY?
OH! OH!! CANADA!!!
TODAY’S VOLLEY IN THE PHONY WAR ON CHRISTMAS:
FREE THE WEED:
These days some think a total repeal of Canada’s drug laws is inevitable.
We look at how the drug laws put in 90 years ago were based on panic
and racism as opposed to science or medicine
Doob??? Really???QUOTE: “One has to ask in these circumstances what the benefit to society is,” says University of Toronto criminologist Anthony Doob. Forty years ago, the Le Dain report also questioned the notion that overly harsh laws were harmless if not strictly enforced. Aside from the occasional outlandishly severe sentence, rational people lose respect for laws that are irrational, corroding the faith that citizens — especially young people — ought to place in institutions.
FREE THE CRACK:
NATURE IS COMPLICATED:
FOX “NEWS” IN THE NEWS:
QUOTE: “Yeah, well, you know as well as I, some of the best stories have flaky sources unfortunately,” Carlson concluded.
Before Kurtz was hired by Fox News earlier this year, he had blasted Carlson’s the Daily Caller website after a Dominican law enforcement official claimed that the publication had offered to pay prostitutes to make false claims about Sen. Bob Menendez (D-NJ).
Kurtz, a CNN host at the time, insisted that the Daily Caller “owes the senators and its readers an apology.”
MORE DISPATCHES FROM DETROIT, ‘MERKA’S FIRST THROWAWAY CITY:
The Mark Koldys-Johnny Dollar Cyber-Bully Comments of the Day
Another Not Now Silly investagative report
IN SOUTH FLOR-I-DUH NEWS:
VIDEO DU JOUR:
Memories of You is my favourite song and Eubie Blake among my favourite artists
My Freedom of Information requests from the City of Miami are beginning to add up, not to mention all the other costs of researching systemic racism and corruption in Coconut Grove