Mississippi still burning

This story points to the racial problem that still hangs over much of the South.  This is why that I have to smile every time some one mentions to me that affirmative action needs to be repealed.  The races are now on equal footing I’m told.  Really?  What America are you seeing?  The American that we are hoping for or the America that we are truly living in.  CNN is still doing a series on Race in America.  They are finding what I have said for years.  Yes, we have made progress but we still have a long way to go.  (BTW, the video does not exactly go with this text.  The video is really about the town where the Mississippi Burning incident takes place.  Since it had to do with race and racism I put them together.)

From CNN (written by Paula Zahn):

After ex-“Seinfeld” star Michael Richards’ bigoted tirade at a comedy club last month, my staff and I started talking about what could possibly drive a person to say such vile and hateful things.

This discussion raised a series of questions we decided to explore on our program: Is there an inner racist in many of us, just waiting to explode? And is racism thriving today, just underneath a well-masked surface of political correctness and civility?

As we started gathering research on these questions, we read about Vidor, Texas, an East Texas community of 11,000 formerly known as a “sundown town,” a place where African-Americans weren’t welcome after dark. Like many other towns around the United States in the early 20th century, Vidor was rather open about being closed to blacks. Continue reading

Bulgarian aid workers convicted for "spreading AIDs" in Libya

Have you seen this?  Craziness.  Imagine that you were helping in a Libyan hospital.  Imagine that you left your comfortable home to help those in need then you are arrested and inprisoned for 8 years on this craziness.  Clearly this isn’t right. (BTW, still on the road.  Happy that Ihave internet access but everything isn’t working perfectly.  In spite of this I am able to post a little video.)

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From CNN.com:

A court convicted five Bulgarian nurses and a Palestinian doctor Tuesday of deliberately infecting 400 children with HIV and sentenced them to death, despite scientific evidence the youngsters had the virus before the medical workers came to Libya.

The United States and Europe reacted with outrage to the verdict, which prolongs a case that has hurt Libya’s ties to the West. The six co-defendants have already served seven years in jail.

The sentence brought cheers in Libya, where there is widespread public anger over the infections. The Libyan press has long depicted the medical workers as guilty.  more

Congratulation to Daily Kos

Daily Kos has been named as the best blog of 2006 by Weblog Awards. 

The Daily Kos is a great site.  There is a great deal of information on the site.  The volume of information is sometimes overwhelming. 

The Daily Kos beat out some great blogs including the Huffington Post which has star power.  The Daily Kos, I guess has people power?  Little Green Footballs was also in that category.  I’m not sure that I like the format of LGF.  Boing, boing was also beaten out.  Boing Boing is the most popular English language blog in the world.  Again, hats off to Markos and the Daily Kos.