Headlines Du Jour ► Friday, February 28, 2014
The headline from a year ago

As Canadians wonder why Don Francks‘ birthday is not a national holiday, allow me to get personal for a moment. I co-starred with Mr. Francks (as an extra in two different scenes, breaking movie continuity) in 1978’s Drying Up the Streets, about heroin addiction in the big city. With the deep relationship I forged with Don, I can tell you that he loves the Headlines Du Jour of yesteryear:

1525 – The Aztec king Cuauhtémoc is executed by Hernán Cortés‘s forces.
1849 – Regular steamboat service from the west to the east coast of the United States begins with the arrival of the SS California in San Francisco Bay, 4 months 22 days after leaving New York Harbor.
1883 – The first vaudeville theater opens in Boston
1885 – The American Telephone and Telegraph Company is incorporated in New York State as the subsidiary of American Bell Telephone. (American Bell would later merge with its subsidiary.)
1939 – The erroneous word “dord” is discovered in the Webster’s New International Dictionary, Second Edition, prompting an investigation.
1953James D. Watson and Francis Crick announce to friends that they have determined the chemical structure of DNA; the formal announcement takes place on April 25 following publication in April’s Nature (pub. April 2).
1991 – The first Gulf War ends.
1993Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms agents raid the Branch Davidian church in Waco, Texas with a warrant to arrest the group’s leader David Koresh. Four BATF agents and five Davidians die in the initial raid, starting a 51-day standoff.
2013Pope Benedict XVI resigns as the pope of the Catholic Church becoming the first pope to do so since 1415.

Without any further delay, let’s get to today’s Headlines Du Jour:

THE LATEST IN COCONUT GROVE:

Coconut Grove Developer
Fined After Cutting Down 100-Year-Old Trees Around Charles Ave.

Aftermath of the Great
Miami Tree Massacre

BIG BROTHER IS WATCHING:

SCOTUS INTERUPTUS:

Unprecedented Interruption of Supreme Court Proceedings

LGBT NEWS:

Joe Walsh Calls LGBT Community ‘Constitutional Terrorists’ Amid Arizona Anti-Gay Bill Protests

FREE THE WEED!!!

Marijuana bill clears
Ga. committee

TODAY IN RELIGION:

New York pastor: Obama
sending ‘white homo demons’
to ‘scoop up’ black men

Noah’s ark project in
Ky. to move forward

TEABAGGED ENOUGH ALREADY???

Louie Gohmert: God ‘answered my prayers’ by creating the Tea Party

5 years later, here’s how the
tea party changed politics

Tea Party leader attacks Jan Brewer
for allowing “slavery” and penis cakes

ON THE FACEBOOKERY:

Facebook Shuttering Messenger
Apps for Windows, Firefox

BROWSER BATTLES:

Chrome users attack Google for zapping
unsanctioned Windows add-ons

FOX NATION IN THE NEWS AGAIN:

Eric Holder Hospitalized. Fox Nation Readers Hope He Dies

FOX “NEWS” IN THE NEWS AGAIN:

Here’s Why Fox News
Should Report On The
Noose Hung Around A
Civil Rights Statue
At Ole Miss

Fox Debunks Its Own
Defense Of Right-Wing
Special Interest Groups

LOOFAH LAD IN THE NEWS AGAIN:

Sexist Pig Bill O’Reilly Insists That There Is A Downside To Having A Female President

IN OUTER SPACE:

What if We’ve Completely
Misunderstood Our Place
in the Universe?

Bizarre Orbit of Weird Asteroid’s Moon Revealed

VIDEO DU JOUR:

Don Francks stars in Jericho!!!

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