Eric Florack on September 23rd, 2011

Queens, NY– I’m dropping a load here, and will run to Buffalo to grab next Monday’s load. Raining here, and will be raining at home by the time I get there. Really wanted to wash the truck, but…(shrug) What this “tax the rich” meme is really all about:  Krauthammer nails it A most revealing window […]

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davidl on December 11th, 2010

Don’t Ask, Don’t Think, the New York Slmes goes stupid: The Senate Stands for Injustice On one of the most shameful days in the modern history of the Senate, the Republican minority on Thursday prevented a vote to allow gay and lesbian soldiers to serve openly in the military of the United States. They chose […]

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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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davidl on July 29th, 2008

The House of Representative is set to pass this tripe: Resolved, That the House of Representatives– (1) acknowledges the fundamental injustice, cruelty, brutality, and inhumanity of slavery and Jim Crow; (2) apologizes to African-Americans on behalf of the people of the United States, for the wrongs committed against them and their ancestors who suffered under […]

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Eric Florack on June 27th, 2008

Not that it ever amounted to much anyway, but Fox Business blog notes that the gas tax holiday went bye bye, before it ever got going. And let’s be honest, here, 18.4 cents at the pump doesn’t even scratch the surface of the tax take going on, here. Of course, that news shows up just […]

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Eric Florack on March 20th, 2008

In the LA Times, this morning: In the script for the landmark 1964 film “Nothing but a Man,” actor Ivan Dixon saw something familiar in the character Duff Anderson. Duff was a railroad worker in love with Josie, a schoolteacher and minister’s daughter who lived in an Alabama town. The story of Duff’s attempts to […]

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Eric Florack on February 3rd, 2008

We wrote here some time ago on the subject of one Lynne Stewart. I see John Stephenson linking stories which suggest she’s about to be released. I’m with John, and Mchelle Malkin on this one.  Lynne Stewart should rot in jail. I’ll take it one step farther… the scum should rot in jail permanently,  and […]

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Eric Florack on October 25th, 2007

Interesting stuff the Cheerful Iconoclast: Glen Reynolds links to this Christian Science Monitor article by Craig Franklin about the Jena 6 case. Franklin is a local journalist who has covered the case for the local paper, and his article is a damning indictment of the media’s coverage: The media got most of the basics wrong. […]

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Eric Florack on October 17th, 2007

A thoughtful, caring post from RightWingDuck at IMAO today: Ms. Rhodes was doing nothing wrong at the time except walking her dog. Many on the left are saying that this could not possibly be random. I agree, nothing is out of place as much as a person in New York being mugged. On a positive […]

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