Your Virtual Front Page, Monday, Nov. 28, 2011

Still feeling a bit logy after gorging myself last few days, but here’s something to get the brain juices flowing:

  1. Syrian troops have killed hundreds of children – UN (The Guardian) — Report alleges crimes against humanity.
  2. Egyptians crowd polling stations (BBC) — A lot of questions, but a lot of hope. Oh, and be sure to check out this interesting graphic feature over at the Beeb.
  3. Dow Surges 291 Points (WSJ) — You see, some days the traders are convinced that Europe is going to get its act together, and the market goes up, and other days they decide Europe is hopeless, and the market goes down. This is a “Europe is going to get its act together” day. I’ll let you know if I notice any discernible pattern, such as M-W-F or T-Th, or whatever.
  4. Black Friday Sales Suggest A Strong Cyber Monday (NPR) — You know, it seems that with online stuff, we’d just know, instantly, how it’s going, and not have to wait for numbers to be compiled. You know what I think? I think that, instead of sophisticated algorithms, the Web is run by little guys with arm garters and green eyeshades who live inside your computer. Don’t get me started on Cyber Monday.
  5. Andre Bauer endorses Gingrich ( — Nothing can stop him now, eh?
  6. Lana Peters, Stalin’s Daughter, Dies at 85 (NYT) — There are real people who stumble, through no intention of their own, through the epic events of their century just as the fictional Forrest Gump did. The erstwhile Svetlana Stalina was one such person.

Oh, and right after I finished putting this together, this came in:

Herman Cain reveals Ginger White to accuse him of a 13-year affair

After being criticized for his slow response to sexual harassment allegations, presidential candidate Herman Cain on Monday refuted a story that has yet to come out.

“It was pretty simple,” Ginger White told an Atlanta TV station in an interview set to air at 6 p.m. Monday evening. “It wasn’t complicated. I was aware that he was married. And I was also aware I was involved in a very inappropriate situation, relationship.”

The former Godfather’s Pizza CEO told CNN’s Wolf Blitzer that a story will break Monday night in which a woman is “going to accuse me of an affair for an extended period of time.” An Atlanta television station, Cain explained, asked him for comment.

Fox 5 Atlanta is also hyping the story, saying in a promotional video that the woman in question accused Cain of a 13-year-affair.

Cain told CNN, “It is someone that I know, who is an acquaintance who I thought was a friend.”

The GOP presidential candidate later elaborated on their relationship, saying she was a “friend, because not having a job, et cetera and this sort of thing.” He said it was “premature” to talk about how long he had known the woman, and that his wife had not met her…

But Herman Cain is sort of last month’s news by now, right?

    4 thoughts on “Your Virtual Front Page, Monday, Nov. 28, 2011

    1. bud

      Looks like Cain is about to call it quits. Gingrich continues to poll better and better and now appears within striking distance in NH. As shocking as it is I’d have to say he’s almost in a dead heat with Romney. Still, Romney has the staff, money and endorsement package so I’ll give him a slight edge at this point:

      Romney 2-1
      Gingrich 3-1
      Perry 8-1
      Bachmann 10-1
      Paul 12-1
      Cain 20-1
      Santorum 20-1
      Huntsman 20-1


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