Headlines Du Jour ► Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Happy Birthday to the youngest and least known Marx Brother, if you don’t count Gummo. Zeppo Marx was born Herbert Manfred in 1901. As straight man and romantic lead, he acted in the first 5 Marx Brothers’ movies. Zeppo retired from Show Biz to become a theatrical agent and inventor and would have loved these Headlines Du Jour of yesteryear:

1836Samuel Colt is granted a United States patent for the Colt revolver.
1870Hiram Rhodes Revels, a Republican from Mississippi, is sworn into the United States Senate, becoming the first African American ever to sit in the U.S. Congress.
1928Charles Jenkins Laboratories of Washington, D.C. becomes the first holder of a television license from the Federal Radio Commission.
1932Adolf Hitler obtains German citizenship by naturalization, which allows him to run in the 1932 election for Reichspräsident.
1968Vietnam War: 135 unarmed citizens of Hà My village in South Vietnam‘s Quảng Nam Province are killed and buried en masse by South Korean troops in what would come to be known as the Hà My massacre.
1986People Power Revolution: President of the Philippines Ferdinand Marcos flees the nation after 20 years of rule; Corazon Aquino becomes the Philippines‘ first woman president.

Let’s get right to today’s Headlines Du Jour:

IN LGBT NEWS:

Uganda Tabloid Prints List
of ‘Top’ Homosexuals

Arizona GOP State Senator Regrets Voting For Anti-Gay
SB 1062: ‘I Screwed Up’

Ariz. business leaders call
for veto of anti-gay
religious freedom bill

Sens. McCain and Flake
Call on AZ Governor to
Veto ‘Anti-LGBT’ Bill

Watch: CNN Anchor Explains To Anti-Gay Group
That Same-Sex Marriage Is Not A KKK Rally

Georgia Wants to Allow Businesses to Kick Gay People Out of Diners

Horrifically anti-gay Regnerus study
conceived at top GOP think tank Heritage


THE “O” IN GOP STANDS FOR OH, FER FUCK’S SAKE!!!

Virginia Lawmaker Calls Pregnant Women “Hosts”

TODAY IN RELIGION:

Former Bush Strategist: Anti-LGBT Law Uses Christianity Like Muslim Terrorists Use Islam

The Religious Right
To Dodge the Law

On this date in 1836, Samuel Colt is granted
a United States patent for the Colt revolver.


GUNS, GUNS, GUNS:


Judge orders guns returned to blind FL man who ‘stood his ground’ against drinking buddy

Demonstrating Gun Safety, Oakland Man Shoots Himself
In The Head And Dies

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

Ole Miss Fraternity Suspended
After Hanging A Noose On
Statue Of Civil Rights Hero

White Grandfather Cuffed For
Walking With Black Granddaughter

Is Black History Month still needed?

FREE THE WEED!!!

Colorado Governor Set To Release
Those Convicted On Marijuana
Related Charges, Expunge Records

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

Detroit’s New LED Freeway Lights Off At Night, On During The Day

CRACK MAYOR CORNER:

Rob Ford runs groin-first into fire hydrant while celebrating Canada’s gold medal in hockey

Rob Ford threatens to
walk out of scrum

Mayor struggles to explain
position on transit revenue tools

This is not parody. The Falafel King actually said this.

LOOFAH LAD’S EGO IN THE NEWS AGAIN:

The Falafel King showing absolutely no self-awareness whatsoever.

LOOFAH LAD’S FANS IN THE NEWS AGAIN:

Freshman’s idol reads his
fan letter on national TV

LOOFAH LAD’S GUESTS IN THE NEWS AGAIN:

OTHER FOX “NEWS” GUESTS IN THE NEWS AGAIN:

Ten Of The Most Ludicrous
Fox News Guests

IN INNER SPACE:

The oldest gem

IN OUTER SPACE:

Biggest meteor ever recorded hits Moon (VIDEO)

VIDEO DU JOUR:


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