Headlines Du Jour ► Friday, January 24, 2014

Welcome to another exciting chapter of Headlines Du Jour. Virginia and West Virginia figure prominently today. Each headline was picked at the moment of perfection, for your reading pleasure.

VIRGINIA IS FOR LOVERS!!!

IN OTHER LGBT NEWS:

McDonald’s #CheersToSochi Campaign Meets With
LGBT Backlash

Cecil Chao, Hong Kong Billionaire, Doubles Reward
For Any Man Who Can Make
Lesbian Daughter Straight

DEREGULATION?!?!? YOU’RE DRINKING IT!!!

NOT AS YOUNG AS HE USED TO BE:

Neil Young Awarded
President’s Merit Award,
Delivers Astounding Speech

ANOTHER DISPATCH FROM DETROIT, ‘MERKA’S FIRST THROWAWAY CITY:

10 reasons every American
should visit Detroit

SEPARATING THE REDS FROM THE BLUES:

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

Just Being Black Was Enough
to Get Yourself Spied on by
J. Edgar Hoover’s FBI

Jews Are Too Smart
For Manual Labor

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

Louisiana School Accused Of Religious Harassment By ACLU

MEGYN KELLY IN THE NEWS AGAIN:

Fox’s Kelly: Wendy Davis’ Defense Of Personal Struggle Is Out Of “The Nixonian Handbook”

BULLY BOY BOLLING IN THE NEWS AGAIN:

Roland Martin Goes Off on ‘Stuck on Stupid’
Eric Bolling for Claiming There’s No Racism

RELIGION CORNER:

Chicago Catholic archdiocese
releases documents detailing
cover-up of abuse

Settlement between archdiocese and
victims reveals decades of evasion and
bungled action by church officials

Priest sex abuse victims
respond to documents

CRACK-SMOKING MAYOR CORNER:

Doug Ford: I didn’t know mayor was drinking, he says

‘I’m 100% done with booze’ and 16 other Rob Ford lies, broken promises and statements at odds with facts

IN OUTER SPACE:

KABOOM! Nearby Galaxy
M82 Hosts a New Supernova!

VIDEO DU JOUR

Happy Birthday,
Klaus Nomi!!!

From the WikiWackyWoo:

Klaus Sperber (January 24, 1944 – August 6, 1983), better known as Klaus Nomi, was a German countertenor noted for his wide vocal range and an unusual, otherworldly stage persona.

Nomi was known for his bizarrely visionary theatrical live performances, heavy make-up, unusual costumes, and a highly stylized signature hairdo which flaunted a receding hairline. His songs were equally unusual, ranging from synthesizer-laden interpretations of classical music opera to covers of 1960s pop standards like Chubby Checker’s “The Twist” and Lou Christie’s “Lightnin’ Strikes”. He is remembered in the US as one of David Bowie’s backup singers for a 1979 performance on Saturday Night Live.

Nomi died in 1983 at the age of 39 as a result of complications from AIDS.

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