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Jewcy Zeitgeist: Snoop Dogg’s New Religion, Obama’s New Health Secretary, and OMGSNOW!!1!

Today’s top stories, in no particular order: If you live on the East Coast, you knew this already, but it’s snowing. A lot. President Obama has tapped Kansas Governor Kathleen Sebelius to head the department of Health and Human Services. … Read More

By / March 2, 2009

Today’s top stories, in no particular order:

  • If you live on the East Coast, you knew this already, but it’s snowing. A lot.
  • President Obama has tapped Kansas Governor Kathleen Sebelius to head the department of Health and Human Services. Gov. Sebelius is the second choice for the post, replacing former Senator Tom Daschle, who was forced to withdraw from contention because of tax problems.
  • This week, California’s state Supreme Court will hear arguments to determine whether Proposition 8 – which sought to ban gay marriage in the state – is unconstitutional. The court has 90 days to render a verdict.
  • Rapper Snoop Dogg revealed over the weekend that he has become a member of the Nation of Islam. He appeared at the group’s Saviour’s Day event in Chicago with Nation founder Louis Farrakhan. "I’m an advocate for peace, I’ve been in the peace movement ever since I’ve been making music," Snoop said. "It’s just about the way I live, and I live how I’m supposed to live as far as doing what’s right and representing what’s right – that’s why I was here today."
  • Embattled New York Yankees player Alex Rodriguez met with Major League Baseball officials to discuss his alleged past steroid use. He had two attorneys with him and was described as "cooperative" during the two-hour interview. Rodriguez then flew to the Dominican Republic – he will be playing on the nation’s team for the World Baseball Classic.
  • João Bernardo Vieira, the president of Guinea-Bissau, was shot to death early this morning. He was reportedly killed by soldiers who blamed Vieira for the death of the country’s army chief. Guinea-Bissau’s borders are currently closed. Several soldiers said in a radio broadcast that the head of Parliament will take over as president until elections are held in three months’ time.
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