Author: Crissie Brown

Campus Chatter – March 30, 2017

Today in history, greetings, and social banter here. (More) The Sicilian Vespers began with the revolt against Angevin king Charles I today (1282). Also, Joachim Murat issued the Rimini Proclamation that would inspire the unification of Italy (1815), Congress established the Florida Territory (1822), the National Bank of Greece was founded (1841), Crawford Long became the first doctor to use ether anesthesia during surgery (1842), “Border Ruffians” from Missouri forced Kansas to elect a pro-slavery legislature (1855), the Treaty of Paris ended the Crimean War (1856), Danish Prince Wilhelm Georg became Greek King George I (1863), Secretary of State...

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Campus Question – March 29, 2017

Tonight’s question, greetings, and banter here. (More) Today an “erratic and aggressive” woman was arrested after crashing her car into a Capitol Police cruiser. Police fired several shots during the arrest, but no one was injured and a Capitol Police spokesman said there was “no nexis to terrorism.” But that didn’t stop racists like Teresa Monroe-Hamilton from branding the woman a terrorist and speculating about connections to the Black Lives Matter movement. Also, California Attorney General Xavier Becerra released an arrest warrant documenting 15 felony charges against the right-wing agitators who secretly recorded conversations with Planned Parenthood officials. The...

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Campus Chatter – March 29, 2017

Today in history, greetings, and social banter here. (More) Gundobad issued his Lex Burgundionum, unifying Gallo-Romans and Burgundians under the same legal code, today (502). Also, Thomé de Souza founded the city of Salvador da Bahia, Brazil (1549), Swedish colonists arrived in what they called New Sweden, now Delaware (1638), Gustav IV Adolf became King of Sweden upon the death of his father Gustav III, who had been shot 13 days earlier (1792), Victoria gave assent to the British North America Act that would establish the Dominion of Canada as of July 1st (1867), Connecticut priest Michael McGivney founded...

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Campus Question – March 28, 2017

Tonight’s question, greetings, and banter here. (More) Today the Washington Post reported that the God-King tried to stop former Acting Attorney General Sally Yates from testifying to Congress about evidence of the God-King’s ties to Russia. Of course the Out House promptly denied the story, but the Post released copies of the letters between Yates’ attorneys, the Out House, and the House Intelligence Committee. Meanwhile, House Intelligence Committee chair Kevin Nunes canceled the hearing where Yates was scheduled to testify, and the letters suggest the Out House wanted to pre-screen Yates’ testimony. One Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee...

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What the Heck?

“What is that?” Janice asked. “It’s just a wad of tissue,” Kevin said. Midday Matinee is our people watching, people doing and people being feature. Join the Woodland Creatures for an afternoon break. Welcome back to Tuesday’s Tale, a weekly feature where we collaborate to write a story. Previous Tuesday’s Tales include March Madness and Precinct 221: Bleaker Street. We follow the basic rules of the “Yes, And” improvisational game – accept everything written so far as part of the story, and add your own paragraph (or so) where the last addition left off – except you needn’t begin...

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