Headlines Du Jour ► Friday, December 27, 2013

Earlier this week, when I introduced robot drones to collect the daily headlines, little did I know how smoothly things would run in the Not Now Silly news room. Now when I wake up, the robots have already returned and the headlines are waiting on my desk. If I could only find a robot with news sense to cull the bad headlines — and then post this to the blog — I could sleep in. 

I’m also going to need a never-ending supply of AAA batteries; these suckers use a lot of power. No matter, let’s get right to today’s Headlines Du Jour.

WHERE WILL FUTURE HEADLINES DU JOUR COME FROM?

As fewer people read newspapers, more share their front pages

IN LGBT NEWS:

Texas bar bans gay men over ‘safety risk’ for
dancing to country music instead of hip-hop

Advocates in Florida Gather Enough Signatures to Put Medical Cannabis Legalization to a Vote

FOX “NEWS” IN THE NEWS:

Mike Huckabee is either a clueless fool or a brazen liar

Fox News’ 5 worst moments of 2013

Fox News Spent 2013 Worrying About “Wussification”

YOU DESERVE A BREAK TODAY:

McDonald’s shuts down
heavily-criticized employee
resources site

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

Racist Ohio Teacher Suspended After Telling Student ‘We Don’t Need Another Black President’

New Mexico Tea Party Patriots Leader: Blacks
Should Stop ‘Bitching And Moaning’ About Slavery

The Most Clueless Racists of 2013

Detroit has seen an uptick in history buffs and photographers
visiting its ruins since its bankruptcy filing.

THE RUIN PORN OF DETROIT, ‘MERKA’S FIRST THROWAWAY CITY:

Detroit’s abandoned buildings draw tourists instead of developers

After a century, Michigan Central
train station’s last
stop in limbo

HISTORY IS COMPLICATED:

8 very old sites in the New World

MUSIC IS LIFE:

30 Songs That Changed the Course Of Musical History

GUNS, GUNS, GUNS:

No charges after family member’s gun fatally shoots 2-month-old on Christmas Eve

Florida man shot and killed by stray bullet from neighbor’s backyard gun range

VIDEO DU JOUR:

Headlines
Du Jour is a leisure-time activity of Not Now Silly, home of the
Steam-Powered Word-0-Matic, and your rest stop on the Information
Highway. Use our valuable bandwidth to post your news comments in
today’s open thread.

About Headly Westerfield

Calling himself “A liberally progressive, sarcastically cynical, iconoclastic polymath,” Headly Westerfield has been a professional writer all his adult life.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *