Author: Crissie Brown

Campus Chatter – March 22, 2017

Today in history, greetings, and social banter here. (More) Æthelred of Wessex defeat the Danes at the Battle of Marton today (871). Also, 347 English settlers at Jamestown were killed by Algonquin raiders during the Second Anglo-Powhatan War (1622), the Massachusetts Bay Colony banned playing cards, dice, and gaming tables (1630), and expelled Anne Hutchinson for religious dissent (1638), Nadir Shah occupied Delhi and stole the jewels of the Peacock Throne (1739), the British Parliament passed the Stamp Act (1765), the Emerald Buddha was moved to Wat Phra Kaew, Thailand (1784), the London Protocol established the borders of Greece...

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Campus Question – March 21, 2017

Tonight’s question, greetings, and banter here. (More) Today the God-King told House Republicans “I’m gonna come after you” if they vote against the Wealthcare Act and cited the crowds that turn up at his rallies, but House Freedom Caucus chair Mark Meadows wasn’t impressed and the bill’s opponents have enough votes to kill it. Meanwhile, Cancun residents and other tourists are upset at spring breakers who chanted “Build that wall!”, which wingnuts insist proves the wall is popular and The Nation insists proves they’re “the children of unending war.” (Or maybe they’re just white, privileged, drunken assholes.) Should Mexico...

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Precinct 221: Bleaker Street

“Dammit,” Sergeant Thomasen said as he put down the phone. Detective Inspector Stevensen didn’t have to ask. “They found another one.” 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 Foible’s War and March Madness. 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...

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Campus Chatter – March 21, 2017

Today in history, greetings, and social banter here. (More) The marriage of French King Louis VII to Queen Eleanor of Aquitaine was annulled today (1152). Also, Archbishop of Canterbury Thomas Cranmer was burned at the stake, on the order of counter-Reformation Queen Mary I (1556), the Great New Orleans Fire destroyed most of the French Quarter (1788), Pius XII was crowned in Venice with a papier-mâché tiara (1800), the Code Napoléon became French civil law (1804), the Bahá’í calendar began (1844), 107,000 people died as fires swept through Tokyo after an earthquake (1857), Confederate Vice President Alexander Stephens gave...

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Campus Question – March 20, 2017

Tonight’s question, greetings, and banter here. (More) Today Director James Comey testified on the FBI’s investigations of Russian meddling in the U.S. election, collusion between the God-King’s campaign and Russian intelligence, and the God-King’s baseless claim that President Obama wiretapped the phones at Trump Tower. The key takeaways: there’s overwhelming evidence of Russian meddling, some evidence of collusion with the God-King’s campaign, and no evidence for that ridiculous wiretap charge. Meanwhile, the God-King had yet another Twitter tantrum, and Comey shot down the God-King’s comments as they were read during the hearing. Comey said the FBI investigation will continue...

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