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:

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