Headlines Du Jour ► Sunday, February 23, 2014

Today we honour W. E. B. Du Bois, on the anniversary of his 1868 birth. While he died in 1963, his books and articles are still avidly read around the world. Among the other Headlines Du Jour of yesteryear are:

1455 – Traditional date for the publication of the Gutenberg Bible, the first Western book printed with movable type.
1836 – The Battle of the Alamo begins in San Antonio, Texas.
1861President-elect Abraham Lincoln arrives secretly in Washington, D.C., after the thwarting of an alleged assassination plot in Baltimore, Maryland.
1896 – The Tootsie Roll is invented.
1898Émile Zola is imprisoned in France after writing “J’accuse“, a letter accusing the French government of antisemitism and wrongfully imprisoning Captain Alfred Dreyfus.
1903Cuba leases Guantánamo Bay to the United States “in perpetuity”.
1954 – The first mass inoculation of children against polio with the Salk vaccine begins in Pittsburgh.

Without further delay, here are today’s Headlines Du Jour:

THE LATEST IN COCONUT GROVE:

Aries Development Continues To Rape Charles Avenue

SAVE THE E.W.F. STIRRUP HOUSE!!!


WAR IS HELL:


IN LGBT NEWS:

George Takei’s Ripping
Letter to AZ about
‘Turn Away the Gay’ Bill


THE “O” IN GOP STANDS FOR OLD:

Democrats say ‘class warfare’
is part of the Fla GOP agenda

THE CONFEDERACY WILL RISE AGAIN:

The South still lies about the Civil War
In an ongoing revisionist
history effort, Southern
schools and churches
still pretend the war
wasn’t about slavery


TODAY IN TED NUGENT:

The Horrifying Song Ted Nugent Released in 1981
that Nobody Seems to be Talking About (VIDEO)

Ted Nugent, Gay Pirate?

MORE EXCITING EPISODES OF COPS GONE WILD:

Woman Violently Arrested
After Jaywalking

Cops hit my car, then
arrested me: suit


MORE ‘MERKIN ‘CEPTIONALISM:

‘Time to Forget the United States…’: Beck Says the ‘Fundamental Transformation’ of America Has Already Happened


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

The Pink Zone: Why Detroit is the New Brooklyn


TODAY IN CLIMATE CHANGE:

No Global Warming? NOAA
Says January Was Fourth
Warmest on Record

TODAY IN RELIGION:

Tom DeLay Claims God
‘Wrote The Constitution’

Things I learned during the
Alabama Legislature’s Ten
Commandments debate today

“Hipster” Christianity:
9 hilarious attempts by
the religious right to be cool


LOOFAH LAD & FOX “NEWS” IN THE NEWS AGAIN:

FOX Alert: O’Reilly Factor Producer Asks DeSmogBlog
to Provide Best Arguments
Against Global Warming

Fox producer emails climate blog looking for “the very best arguments” against man-made global warming


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