Headlines Du Jour ► Sunday, February 9, 2014

As we celebrate Alice Walker‘s birthday (1944), let’s take a look at some headlines from yesteryear for this day:

474Zeno crowned as co-emperor of the Byzantine Empire.
1775American Revolutionary War: The British Parliament declares Massachusetts in rebellion.
1913 – A group of meteors is visible across much of the eastern seaboard of North and South America, leading astronomers to conclude the source had been a small, short-lived natural satellite of the Earth.
1950Second Red Scare: Senator Joseph McCarthy accuses the United States Department of State of being filled with Communists.
1964The Beatles make their first appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show, performing before a “record-busting” audience of 73 million viewers.

And now, let’s get right to today’s Headlines Du Jour:

FIRST, THE GOOD NEWS:

George Zimmerman’s Epic Boxing Match With DMX Has Been Canceled
The rapper will not get to stop, drop, shut Zimmerman down after all


IN LGBT NEWS:

Justice Department to
give married same-sex
couples equal protection


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

‘Racial slurs’ used in more
than 10,000 tweets a day


THE “O” IN GOP STANDS FOR OBSFUCATION:

Republican Party wing creates
18 fake websites for Democrats

PASS THE POPCORN!!!

Tea Party Brings The Knives
Out For Mitch McConnell


TODAY IN RELIGION:

The Religious Right Sells the False Choice of the State or Christianity


FREE THE WEED!!!

Alaska Could Be The Next
State To Legalize Marijuana

This Is Why So Many Reasonable People Think Anti-Marijuana Crusaders Look Ridiculous

Marijuana Legalization Plan Stalls in New Mexico

BULLY CORNER:

Former high school bully congratulates gay victim after seeing marriage proposal online

Some bullies never seem to learn:
The Johnny Dollar Cyber-Bully Comments of the Day

LOOFAH LAD CORNER:

Bill O’Reilly Is On The
Wrong Side Of The
Minimum Wage Debate

O’Reilly Sucks Up
To Ted Nugent

Bill O’Reilly: “I Believe
That John Boehner Is
Secretly A Democrat”

Geraldo Rivera Calls O’Reilly ‘President
Of Most Of The White Guys In America


CRACK MAYOR CORNER:

Rob Ford ‘talking gibberish’ during late night B.C. pub visit
Mayor reportedly disappeared into tiny staff washroom for more than an hour, emerging incoherent and fidgety before ordering rounds of drinks.

Toronto police mostly quiet on visit to Mayor Rob Ford’s office

Somali group to use Gawker funds for mentoring


GUNS, GUNS, GUNS:

NC parenting columnist’s 3-year-old son shoots 17-month-old sister
with dad’s gun

6-year-old Alabama boy
shot while Dad was trying
to unload his pistol


IN OUTER SPACE:

Red skies discovered on extreme brown dwarf


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