Author: Crissie Brown

Campus Question – November 18, 2017

Tonight’s question, greetings, and banter here. (More) This week Scooby the Camel was returned home safely after a 90-minute stroll through an Ohio town, but two Guinness World Record-holding cats are still missing after a house fire in Michigan. Also, The Nonhuman Rights Project has filed a lawsuit to grant elephants legal personhood, and New York City cabbies have made a pinup calendar to raise money for low-income immigrants. And a Pennsylvania man got his final wish: to be buried with two Philly cheesesteak sandwiches but with “No onions, because they’ll come back to haunt me.” Umm … wouldn’t...

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Campus Chatter – November 18, 2017

Today in history, greetings, and social banter here. (More) The Old St. Peter’s Basilica was consecrated today (326). Also, Innocent III excommunicated Otto IV (1210), Boniface VIII issued the Papal bull Unam sanctam (1302), William Tell shot an apple off his son’s head (1307), 10,000 people died as 72 Dutch villages were inundated when a seawall in the Zuiderzee dike collapsed, causing the St. Elizabeth’s Flood (1421), Christopher Columbus saw what is now Puerto Rico (1493), the new St. Peter’s Basilica was consecrated (1626), the Haitian Revolution concluded with a decisive victory over the French in the Battle of...

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Campus Question – November 17, 2017

Tonight’s question, greetings, and banter here. (More) Today a Texas woman who drives a pickup truck with a “F—k Trump” bumper sticker was arrested ‘on an unrelated charge.’ Also, two 2016 Democratic campaign workers – one each from Hillary Clinton’s and Bernie Sanders’ campaigns – said they were sexually harassed by fellow campaign workers. Oh, House Republicans passed their massive tax giveaway to billionaires and big business and Senate Republicans’ bill includes a tax break for private jets, but Senate Finance Committee chair Orrin Hatch (R-UT) was furious that member Sherrod Brown (D-OH) kept telling the truth: that the...

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Al Franken, Jamie Johnson, and “Moral Value”

Many progressives want Al Franken to resign and one of the God-King’s DHS officials just did, while ever-defiant Roy Moore demands “moral value.” (More) “That photo is what Mothers warn their Daughters about” That’s how Minnesota DFL Feminist Caucus chair Megan Thomas described the photo of Sen. Al Franken (D-MN) pretending to grope the breasts of Leeanne Tweeden when the two co-starred in a USO tour in 2006: When the allegations emerged this morning accusing Senator Al Franken of sexual harassment my reaction leaned toward the “political”: is it true? Is this a setup? We should hear from the...

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Campus Chatter – November 17, 2017

Today in history, greetings, and social banter here. (More) The Elizabethan era began with the death of Mary I and the crowning of her half-sister Elizabeth today (1558). Also, France and Spain signed the Treaty of the Pyrenees (1659), the Articles of Confederation were submitted to the states (1777), Congress met in Washington, D.C. for the first time (1800), Sweden declared war on Britain to fulfill a treaty obligation to Finland, but no fighting would occur and Sweden and Britain would continue to trade throughout the two-year Anglo-Swedish War (1810), Nathaniel Palmer saw Antarctica, the first American to do...

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