Headlines Du Jour ► Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Since I began suspecting the headline-collecting robot drones of conspiring, they’ve been surprisingly silent. I know they’re just wait for me to slip up, so I won’t look directly at them. You shouldn’t either. Meanwhile, here’s today’s Headlines Du Jour.

BEST HEADLINE DU JOUR:

Tennessee man runs for governor in GOP primary for right to shower with his raccoon


TODAY’S EXCITING EPISODE OF COPS GONE WILD:

Cop shoots dead a tased, restrained, 100lb
teen: “we don’t have time for this”

LGBT CORNER:

Supreme Court halts Utah gay marriage

2014’s Gayest Cities in America

CLIMATE CHANGE NEWS:

Climate Change Might Just Be
Driving the Historic Cold Snap

FREE THE WEED!!!

Disagree with Nancy Grace’s Anti-Pot Crusade?
Well, You’re Just ‘Fat and Lazy’ Stoners

TOO MUCH GOVERNMENT REGULATION?

Swaziland Bans Witches From Flying Above 150 Meters

THE “O” IN GOP STANDS FOR OLD:

White House To GOP: If You Want
Troops In Iraq, You ‘Should Say So’

Family Values Republican Congressman Hid
His Out-of-Wedlock Child and First Family

TAKE MONEY OUT OF POLITICS:

Koch-backed political coalition, designed to shield donors, raised $400 million in 2012

FRANK LUNTZ IN THE NEWS:

GOP Pollster Frank Luntz Became ‘Depressed’ After 2012 Election

Frank Luntz Can’t Figure Out Why Nobody In Hollywood Is Returning His Calls

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

Three Ways to Fight
Racism in 2014

THE COLOUR LINE IS COMPLICATED:

TWERK: Booty-dancing, gender
politics & white privilege

HISTORY IS COMPLICATED. MUSICAL HISTORY EVEN MORE SO:

Sting, Puff Daddy, Andy Summers, and the case of the misplaced bajillion dollars

OH! OH!! CANADA?!?!?!

Canada’s former defense minister says space aliens live among us, but hate our nukes

FUCK CANADA!!!

They fought for your right to hear the F word
Local ‘Toilet Rockers’ MacLean & MacLean at centre of landmark Supreme Court decision

Couple feel ‘robbed’ by 25% interest TD car loan
Dealership promised relief after a year but didn’t deliver, customers say
[FULL DISCLOSURE: TD is my bank. It advertises as ‘Merka’s most convenient bank.]

RELIGION CORNER:

Alabama preacher arrested for his wife’s murder as he boarded overseas flight

Satanic Temple unveils 7-foot goat-headed Baphomet statue for Oklahoma Capitol

TODAY IN FLOR-I-DUH NEWS:

Miami Named 4th Worst-Run
City in America, Hialeah 9th

TRUE OBAMA DERANGEMENT SYNDROME:

Armed Minnesota man burns down his own house, then blames Obama

MOVIE CORNER:

Male Fans Made Bettie Page
a Star, but Female Fans
Made Her an Icon

Her risqué pinup photos made
her famous in the 1950s, but as a
new documentary reminds us,
Page’s liberated sexuality and
unflinching body positivity
are what still resonate today.

TODAY IN BEATLES’ NEWS:

Eurythmics reunite for Grammys tribute to the Beatles that will also include John Mayer and Keith Urban

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Calling himself “A liberally progressive, sarcastically cynical, iconoclastic polymath,” Headly Westerfield has been a professional writer all his adult life.

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