Author: Crissie Brown

Things We Did This Week – March 13-19, 2017

Please share your stories of political activism here. (More) I’d like to think my U.S. Senators and House Representative aren’t as tired of taking my phone calls as I am of making those calls. But with the God-King and Republicans proposing new horrors on a near-daily basis, I feel I have no choice but to keep calling, week after week, to protest and cajole and – perhaps – persuade them to push back. This past week’s topics were the GOP’s Wealthcare Act, the God-King’s latest Muslim Ban, and his proposed budget. With Senate confirmation hearings this week on Supreme...

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Campus Chatter – March 20, 2017

Today in history, greetings, and social banter here. (More) Maximinus Thrax, the first Roman Emperor who would never enter Rome, was crowned today (235). Also, 5 Swedish nobles were beheaded by the new regent Charles in the Linköping Bloodbath (1600), the Dutch East India Company was founded (1602), Walter Raleigh was freed after 13 years in the Tower of London (1616), 349 buildings were destroyed in the Great Fire of Boston (1760), Napoleon returned to Paris with an army of over 300,000 to begin his “Hundred Days” rule (1815), Bavarian King Ludwig I abdicated (1848), Harriet Beecher Stowe’s Uncle...

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Campus Question – March 19, 2017

Tonight’s question, greetings, and banter here. (More) Today on State Nation This Sunday Meet, House Speaker Paul Ryan said Republicans want to “add some additional assistance to people in those older cohorts” through “regulatory relief to the health insurance markets to dramatically lower the price of the plan for the 50- and 60-year-olds.” But Heritage Foundation Chair Jim DeMint revealed conservatives’ real goal: to return to “the best health care system in the world” that he claims we had before the Affordable Care Act and Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AK) said the goal is to get the working poor “into...

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“Pathological Lying … Is the Big, Big Story?”

“My pathological Hawaiian shirts,” Professor Plum said as he entered the mail room, “are the Big, Big Story.” He read the mail. (More) “Your shirts aren’t pathological,” Chef said, shielding her eyes. “They’re just kinda … blinding.” “In that case,” Professor Plum replied, “this one should light up the wine cellar library nicely.” The Professor of Astrology Janitor chuckled. “It may scorch the bottles books.” Professor Plum then left with Ms. Scarlet to join the resident faculty in the aforementioned wine cellar library, where they’ll spend the weekend drinking thinking on our motto of Magis vinum, magis verum (“More...

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Campus Chatter – March 19, 2017

Today in history, greetings, and social banter here. (More) The Edict of Amboise ended the first phase of the French Wars of Religion and granted limited religious freedom to the Huguenots today (1563). Also, England’s House of Commons abolished the House of Lords two months after the execution of Charles I, but the Lords did not assent and the act was declared invalid upon the restoration of the monarchy 11 years later (1648), Canada’s North-West Rebellion began when Louis Riel declares a Provisional Government in Saskatchewan (1885), Auguste and Louis Lumière filmed their first footage on their cinematograph (1895),...

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