Headlines Du Jour ► Monday, February 24, 2014

Today ‘Merkins will gather in town squares all across the country to celebrate Abe Vigoda‘s 93rd birthday, as fire crews are on stand-by, watching the candles on his cake. Among the other Headlines Du Jour of yesteryear include:

1582Pope Gregory XIII announces the Gregorian calendar.
1809 – London’s Drury Lane Theatre burns to the ground, leaving owner Richard Brinsley Sheridan destitute.
1822 – The 1st Swaminarayan temple in the world, Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, Ahmedabad, is inaugurated.
1831 – The Treaty of Dancing Rabbit Creek, the first removal treaty in accordance with the Indian Removal Act, is proclaimed. The Choctaws in Mississippi cede land east of the river in exchange for payment and land in the West.
1863Arizona is organized as a United States territory.
1868Andrew Johnson becomes the first President of the United States to be impeached by the United States House of Representatives. He is later acquitted in the Senate.
1920 – The Nazi Party is founded.
2008Fidel Castro retires as the President of Cuba after nearly fifty years.

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

GUNS, GUNS, GUNS:

Indiana man accidentally shoots
himself dead during gun sale


DOMESTIC TERRORISM:

Tea Party-Type Militia Terrorists
Used Facebook To Plot Attack
Against The United States


CYBER-BULLY CORNER:

Cyber bullies face the threat of fines and jail time under new legislation

 My very own personal Cyber-Bullies:
The Mark Koldys-Johnny Dollar Cyber-Bully Comments of the Day

Anatomy of a Cyber-Feud

THE “O” IN GOP STANDS FOR OLIGARCHY:

If Republicans Don’t Want to
be Compared to Nazis, They
Should Stop Acting Like Nazis



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

These Racist Tweets
About Subban Prove
Canada’s Not so Tolerant


ANOTHER EXCITING EPISODE OF COPS GONE WILD:

New Jersey man escapes 5
year sentence after dash cam
footage clears him, indicts cops


WAIT!!! WHAT???

Minnesota nursing home defends rapist: 89-year-old victim was a ‘flirt’

Court Rules Off-The-Grid Living Is Illegal


MORE DISPATCHES FROM DETROIT, ‘MERKA’S FIRST THROWAWAY CITY:

Update: Detroit Police
Chief ‘Not Backing Off’
Amid Death Threat

Sugrue: Trickle-down urbanism won’t work in Detroit


MEET THE PRESS IN THE NEWS AGAIN:

David Gregory Tarnishes Meet The Press by Creating a Fake Obama Leadership Crisis


FOX “NEWS” IN THE NEWS AGAIN:

Murdoch, Fox and Limbaugh:
Closing the conservative mind


SEAN HANNITY IN THE NEWS AGAIN:

Sean Hannity fundraises
for tea party: Surprise?

◄ ◄ From the Wayback Machine ► ►
Hannity’s Charity Under Fire


ELISABETH HASSELBECK IN THE NEWS AGAIN:

Elisabeth Hasselbeck:
I don’t hate Obama


ALLEGEDLY CORRUPT GOVERNOR’S CORNER:

Scott Walker Falls Apart When Asked About Incriminating Emails On Fox News


TODAY IN EDUCATION:


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