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Jewcy Zeitgeist: More Shoe Throwing, Vermont Legalizes Gay Marriage, and “House” Star Moves to White House

Here are today’s top stories in no particular order: Shoe-throwing has become a trend in journalist-government official relations, as an angry Sikh journalist hurled his sneaker at India’s top security official, House Minister Palaniappian Chidambaram. The man was apparently upset over anti-Sikh … Read More

By / April 7, 2009

Here are today’s top stories in no particular order:

  • Shoe-throwing has become a trend in journalist-government official relations, as an angry Sikh journalist hurled his sneaker at India’s top security official, House Minister Palaniappian Chidambaram. The man was apparently upset over anti-Sikh riots that left thousands dead in 1984.
  • In other shoe-throwing news, the Iraqi journalist who threw his shoe at former President Bush has had his sentence reduced by a third and will now be serving just one year in prison. His actions have spurred the creation of the "Shoe-Throwing Appreciation Society" on Facebook.
  • A federal judge has thrown out the conviction of former senator Ted Stevens. The judge declared that the evidence in the corruption case was mishandled.
  • A German man opened fire in a Bavarian courtroom, killing his sister-in-law and injuring two others before turning the gun on himself.
  • Vermont has become the fourth state to legalize gay marriage, the first to do so with the vote of the legislature and not the courts.
  • Spoiler Alert! House character Dr. Lawrence Kutner (that’s Kutner, not Kumar) committed suicide on last night’s episode, freeing actor Kal Penn to take on a new job working as the associate director of the White House’s Office of Public Liaison.