Beyond the Bubble: Dec. 9, 2011


By Hana Skoblow

–Herman Cain announced that he was suspending his campaign on Dec. 3 but will continue to be “a voice for the people.” Surprisingly, the four women who were allegedly victims of Cain’s sexual harassment and assault did not determine the end of his campaign.  Instead, a 13-year sexual affair with a woman named Ginger White ended it.

–Think we’re not alone in the universe? With the discovery by NASA astronomers of the first planet declared to have the potential to sustain life, we may get closer to an answer to this question. The planet was named Kepler 22-B but has already been nicknamed “Earth 2.0.” As long as it doesn’t host Daleks, I’m cool with it.

–On Dec. 1, the Senate voted to allow the indefinite detention of U.S. citizens if they are affiliated with a terrorist organization. As Sen. Lindsey Graham put it, “When they say, ‘I want my lawyer,’ you tell them: ‘Shut up. You don’t get a lawyer. You are an enemy combatant, and we are going to talk to you about why you joined Al Queda.”

–The brothers of Hanson are planning to release their own brand of beer, aptly titled Mmmhop after their only hit in the late nineties, “Mmmbop.” The line will launch sometime next year.

Sources:, BBC



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