Author: Crissie Brown

Things We Did This Week – November 20, 2017

Please share your stories of political activism here. (More) This week I called my U.S. senators to express my opposition to the GOP tax bill. I’ve been calling about this for a few weeks now, but this week their ugly bill got even uglier. A CBO analysis found that the House version would trigger a $25-billion cut to Medicare and another $111-billion in mandatory cuts from other sequestered budgets and repealing the Obamacare individual mandate – as the Senate bill now does – would make 14 million more Americans uninsured by 2027 and raise premiums an additional 10% for...

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Campus Chatter – November 20, 2017

Today in history, greetings, and social banter here. (More) Holy Roman Emperor Henry VI conquered Palermo, Sicily today (1194). Also, New Jersey became the first state to ratify the Bill of Rights (1789), an 80-ton sperm whale attacked the Nantucket whaler Essex in the south Pacific, inspiring Herman Melville’s Moby Dick (1820), 28 miners died in a fire at Telluride, Colorado (1901), Francisco Madero’s Plan de San Luis Potosi launched the Mexican Revolution (1910), the Nuremberg Trials began (1945), then-Princess Elizabeth married Philip Mountbatten at London’s Westminster Abbey (1947), President John Kennedy ended the blockade of Cuba after the...

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Campus Question – November 19, 2017

Tonight’s question, greetings, and banter here. (More) Today on State Week Meet Sunday Nation: Outhouse Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney said the God-King would accept a tax bill that did not repeal the Obamacare individual mandate and Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) said she hasn’t decided whether she’ll vote for the tax bill if the repeal provision remains. Collins also said she doesn’t want Roy Moore in the Senate and Outhouse legislative affairs director Marc Short said the God-King isn’t campaigning for Roy Moore because the accusations are “credible,” but Mulvaney said he doesn’t know who to...

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Jeff Flake: “We Are Toast?”

“I bet Chef is making some kind of toast this morning,” Professor Plum said as he entered the mail room. He read the mail…. (More) Professor Plum then left with Ms. Scarlet to join the resident faculty in the wine cellar library, where they’ll spend the weekend drinking thinking on our motto of Magis vinum, magis verum (“More wine, more truth”). In the staff poker game, the Professor of Astrology Janitor knew he was toast. Chef opened with a raise, the Professor of Astrology called with the King and Queen of Hearts, and the Squirrel called as well. The...

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Campus Chatter – November 19, 2017

Today in history, greetings, and social banter here. (More) The Council of Clermont met to commission the First Crusade today (1095). Also, the U.S. and Britain signed Jay’s Treaty (1794), Warsaw University was founded (1816), President Abraham Lincoln gave the Gettysburg Address (1863), the Island Maid and Angele sank on Cornwall’s Doom Bar (1911), Samuel Goldwyn and Edgar Selwyn founded Goldwyn Pictures (1916), Rainier III launched Télé Monte Carlo (1954), William F. Buckley launched the National Review (1955), Hong Kong’s TVB began broadcasting (1967), Pelé scored his 1,000th goal (1969), President Ronald Reagan met Soviet Premier Mikhail Gorbachev for...

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