Headlines Du Jour ► Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Not Now Silly presents some of the headlines roiling the world, or at least my little portion of it, today.

When I gain a pound it’s in the headlines.
~~~~~Kim Kardashian

Not in my Headlines Du Jour, Kim.

► Don’t blame Obama! Nixon’s the one! ◄

Nixon proposed today’s Affordable Care Act
It’s easy to forget amidst all of the conservative handwringing
that this is the kind of plan GOP has always wanted

██ A couple of headlines from Detroit, ‘Merka’s first throwaway city ██

► It turns out Gov Snyder could have protected the pensions, but chose not to ◄
Snyder rejected pension fund conditions

► Could the DIA treasures be sold at bargain basement prices? ◄
Kevyn Orr testifies DIA art could help city,
but stops short of suggesting sale

► Who is scooping up some of these distressed buildings? ◄
China Moves to U.S. Projects
Investors Taking on Distressed Properties in Cities Such as Detroit


██ The latest news about Fox “News” ██

► We will soon learn whether Rupert Murdoch paid his minions enough to keep their mouths shut ◄
High-profile British phone-hacking trial begins

► The Wall Street Journal used to be a respected newspaper. Then Rupert Murdoch bought it ◄
Suzanne Somers’ Anti-Obamacare Op-Ed
in the WSJ Is at 3 Corrections and Counting…


► There are still idiots willing to say idiotic things about the Travon Martin case. Enter Ted Cruz ◄
Trayvon Martin’s Mother Responds to
Ted Cruz’s Stand Your Ground Remarks

Beck: Obama’s ‘Class War’ Is Responsible
For A Brutal Murder Of Five People

► This is some of the funniest footage I’ve seen in a long time ◄
NYPD tries to stop longboard skaters
during Broadway Bomb, fails miserably

► I’m so glad we are living in a post-racial society ◄
Teacher Suspended for ‘Racist’ Rant
Against ‘Ghetto’ Trick-or-Treaters

► When hemp is outlawed, only outlaws will farm hemp ◄
Could hemp be next big thing?
Discussion highlights opportunities

► Guns seem to have that effect on people, not to mention death ◄
‘We’re all in a state of shock’: Shooting
rampage in Texas leaves five dead

► The colour line is the poverty line is the power line ◄
After Sandy: New York’s ‘perfect storm’
of inequality in wealth and housing

One year on, it’s painfully clear that society’s choices mean the
hurricane hit our poorest communities harder than the well-to-do

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