Author: Crissie Brown

Campus Question – June 22, 2017

Tonight’s question, greetings, and banter here. (More) Today former President Obama weighed in on the GOP’s Wealthcare Act, calling it “a massive transfer of wealth from middle-class and poor families to the richest people in America” and adding: Simply put, if there’s a chance you might get sick, get old, or start a family – this bill will do you harm. And small tweaks over the course of the next couple weeks, under the guise of making these bills easier to stomach, cannot change the fundamental meanness at the core of this legislation. Of course, wingnuts quickly had the...

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Campus Chatter – June 22, 2017

Today in history, greetings, and social banter here. (More) Fatahillah recaptured Sunda Kelapa harbor from a Portuguese fleet and changed the name of the settlement to Jakarta, now the capital of Indonesia, today (1527). Also, the Holy Office in Rome forced Galileo Galilei to recant his view that the Sun, not the Earth, is the center of the Universe (1633), the British Parliament passed the Quebec Act, which continued French civil law and guaranteed freedom of religion for Catholic Québécois (1744), a poisonous cloud from the eruption of Iceland’s Laki volcano reached Le Havre, France (1783), Parliament abolished feudalism...

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Campus Question – June 21, 2017

Tonight’s question, greetings, and banter here. (More) Today Democrats launched a full-blown freakout over Jon Ossoff’s narrow loss in reliably Republican Georgia U.S. House District 6, never mind that Ossoff ran 6 points better than expected in that district and that Democratic candidates have, on average, run 8 points better than expected in the four special elections of 2017. Esquire’s Charlie Pierce wrote that Ossoff lost because – duh – Republicans still vote for Republicans, no matter what, and No More Mister Nice Blog’s Steve M. said that’s because the right-wing media is very good at demonizing any Democrat....

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Campus Chatter – June 21, 2017

Today in history, greetings, and social banter here. (More) Spanish forces defeated the French at the Battle of Landriano, during the War of the League of Cognac, today (1529). Also, Kryštof Harant, Jan Jesenius, and 25 other Czech nobles were executed for leading an uprising against the Holy Roman Empire, in Prague’s “Day of Blood” (1621), a slave named Marie-Joseph Angélique was executed on charges of setting the Great Montreal Fire (1734), the British government under Edward Cornwallis founded Halifax, Nova Scotia, prompting Father Le Loutre’s War (1749), New Hampshire ratified the U.S. Constitution and became our 9th state...

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Campus Question – June 20, 2017

Tonight’s question, greetings, and banter here. (More) Today Alexandra Petri applied to be the next Outhouse Sewer Spewer. Yeah, there’s other news about that topic, but really … what was your favorite line in Petri’s application? +++++ Today on Campus Mixed Nuts – GOP’s New Plan: Hide the Ball Tuesday’s Tale – ClichéMixMaster +++++ Credit: Adobe Stock Images. Standard...

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