Eric Florack on August 22nd, 2011

Middle Village, NY– Middle Village, NYC, NY I’m in  New York City dropping a load of drinks. I came in early this morning,  from outside Scranton, PA, and will leave noonish for who knows where. My truck is  fixed now, so I returned the one I picked up last week. Truck 259, what I was […]

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davidl on April 30th, 2011

Demographics and demagogues,  maybe Outside the Beltway is what a site run by college professors would be expected to be,  that one which favors political correctness over logic.  An Oklahoma legislator Sally Kern as reported by  Tulsa World: Rep. Sally Kern, R-Oklahoma City, said minorities earn less than white people because they don’t work as […]

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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 September 23rd, 2009

Joe Scarborough,  demonstrates the the MSNBC  doctrine, those without ratings should attack those with ratings.   Scarborough tried to claw his way up the rating ladder by attacking who he perceives to be conservative, to wit Glenn Back: “You cannot call the President of the United States a racist.” Moaning  Joe faces two problems,  no besides […]

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Eric Florack on July 26th, 2009

Frankly I think there are few people on the sphere who bring greater gravitas to the entire matter about the Gates /Crowley affair than Sister Toldjah. Yesterday morning’s post on that point reinforces that perception. — President Obama expressed “regret” yesterday – but did not apologize – for the choice of words he initially used […]

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