Eric Florack on February 14th, 2010

From the Palm P750… somewhere outside Erie PA: While passing time on the bus ride, I find an interesting report from Fox News: More than 23 years before a college professor was accused of shooting six of her colleagues at an Alabama university, her teenage brother died from the blast of a shotgun she held […]

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Eric Florack on February 13th, 2010

I notice today a rather remarkable report on the wires this morning from the NY Times: Three faculty members at the University of Alabama in Huntsville were shot to death, and three other people were seriously wounded at a biology faculty meeting on Friday afternoon, university officials said. The Associated Press reported that a biology […]

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rosa_parksToday is the anniversary of the day that Rosa Parks made waves in Montgomery Alabama in 1955 by refusing to give up her seat on a bus to a white man.  What Rosa did that day sparked a movement resulting from pressure that had been building for almost 100 years.

African Americans, who had been freed from slavery by Abraham Lincoln, were forced to endure a century of contempt, disdain and abuse from white Americans.  Our society, although founded by men who rejected the concept of social classes, was maintaining a dual class existence and legally forcing people of color to live a servile existence.

This was wrong.

By the power and grace of God, this finally changed in America as a result of the boycotts, rallies, legal wranglings, and efforts of the Federal Courts and finally Congress.  Although one may believe strongly in the sovereignty of the states, clearly the rights of United States citizens was being abridged by the actions and/or inaction of many of those states, and the Federal government needed to act.

When I contemplate these events, it always amazes me that human beings can be so incredibly dysfunctional.  It certainly makes greater sense to me to see an individual here or there who is so stupid that they actually think they are superior to others.  But to think that large swathes of our society would actually continue to look down on others because of a history that is over two generations old, and especially in a time following the horrors of Nazi Germany, that they could continue to look upon other humans as just wild cattle that had been let loose and whose status as free men and women had to be tolerated.  How could our country reach this point?

I think the answer to […]

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Eric Florack on April 10th, 2009

As I did yesterday, I will point out again today that these pirates are Muslim extremists. I half expect Obama to try and strike up a negotiation with the ‘moderate’ pirates.

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Eric Florack on February 10th, 2009

Time to let your voice be heard… loudly and repeatedly. Here’s where.

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Eric Florack on December 1st, 2008

From Channel 13 in Birmingham Alabama: Andrea Lindenberg and Rod Carter Published: December 1, 2008  Birmingham Mayor Larry Langford was arrested Monday and the 101-count indictment against him has been unsealed. This morning, U.S. Attorney Alice Martin announced that Langford, along with friend Al LaPierre and businessman Bill Blount, face charges of conspiracy, bribery, fraud, […]

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Eric Florack on May 21st, 2008

Bit says: This was sent to me via mail this monring, and I’ve echoed out in total: The Democrats: Democrats fought to expand slavery while Republicans fought to end it. Democrats passed those discriminatory Black Codes and Jim Crow laws. Democrats supported and passed the Missouri Compromise to protect slavery. Democrats supported and passed the […]

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