Headlines Du Jour ► Saturday, January 11, 2014

People have been curious about the process of curating Headlines Du Jour, which surprises me because I didn’t think people would be that interested. However, since you asked:

When my headline-collecting robot drones return from a night of headline collecting, they are loaded down with headlines from every genre. Then the culling begins. The first thing I do is throw out all the sports headlines. Then older headlines are discarded. Next, I toss out any headline you can find elsewhere. My readers don’t come here to find what they can get elsewhere; they come here for the headlines they won’t get anywhere else. Which brings us to today’s Headlines Du Jour.

THE “O” IN GOP STANDS FOR OLD:

GOP’s poverty scam: Why does it suddenly “care” about the poor?

‘No free lunch’ Republican bills taxpayers for
his food but tells poor kids to work for theirs

CRACK MAYOR CORNER:

Formal complaint filed about
Mayor Rob Ford’s use of staff

POLITICS IS AS POLITICS DOES:

Dirty Tricks, Traffic Studies, And Why Sociopaths Flourish In Politics

All the Governors’ Dark-Money Funds

Walker, Kasich, Snyder: These big-name governors embraced dark
money to push their agendas. They could pay for it in 2014.

Is Scott Walker next?

ROGER AILES IN THE NEWS:

CNNers: Ailes Book Likely Won’t Change Anyone’s Mind About Fox News

Ailes book: Fox chief to blame for
Fox’s election night meltdown

Past Book Sales Show Apathy Rules When It Comes to Roger Ailes

FOX “NEWS” IN THE NEWS:

Fox’s Scott Blames “Overly-Vindictive
Women” For Arrest Of Man Who
Violated Restraining Order

Fox: Where The Chris Christie Scandal
Is Really Just About Benghazi

FREE THE WEED!!!

Kentucky Republican offers to ‘fill this committee room’ with people affected by pot deaths

Senator Ted Cruz attacks Obama for not
locking up marijuana users in Colorado

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

Interracial Couple Upset Over
‘Jungle Fever’ Note Left by Valet

WEATHER, OR NOT?

Scientists: Americans are becoming weather wimps

MOSTLY HARMLESS???

What if the rest of the
alien universe was
terrified of humans?

WHISTLE-BLOWERS BEWARE:

Australian Teen Reported To Police After
Exposing Security Hole In Website

MOVIE CORNER:

Unseen Alfred Hitchcock Holocaust documentary
‘Memory of the Camps’ to be released

VIDEO DU JOUR:

And, introducing Maureen O’Hara:

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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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