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Initial post: Feb 4, 2014 10:09:29 PM PST
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Posted on Feb 4, 2014 10:09:59 PM PST
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Posted on Feb 4, 2014 10:10:25 PM PST
robb says:
. . . . . .╰☆╮ Ponder of the Day╰☆╮ . . . . . .

"People always say that I didn't give up my seat because I was tired, but that isn't true. I was not tired physically, or no more tired than I usually was at the end of a working day... No, the only tired I was, was tired of giving in." Rosa Parks

Posted on Feb 4, 2014 10:10:58 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Feb 4, 2014 10:46:16 PM PST
robb says:
I won't bore you with more football talk other than to say I am heading to a parade with a few hundred thousand of my closest friends later today. Should be a nice warm 28F (-2C) with a windchill making it 22F (-5C).

Posted on Feb 4, 2014 10:11:24 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Feb 4, 2014 10:15:35 PM PST
robb says:
Yesterday would have been Rosa Parks 101st birthday.

On December 1, 1955, Rosa Parks, a 42-year-old African American woman who worked as a seamstress, boarded this Montgomery City bus to go home from work. On this bus on that day, Rosa Parks initiated a new era in the American quest for freedom and equality.

She sat near the middle of the bus, just behind the 10 seats reserved for whites. Soon all of the seats in the bus were filled. When a white man entered the bus, the driver (following the standard practice of segregation) insisted that all four blacks sitting just behind the white section give up their seats so that the man could sit there. Mrs. Parks, who was an active member of the local NAACP, quietly refused to give up her seat.

Her action was spontaneous and not pre-meditated, although her previous civil rights involvement and strong sense of justice were obvious influences. "When I made that decision," she said later, "I knew that I had the strength of my ancestors with me."

She was arrested and convicted of violating the laws of segregation, known as "Jim Crow laws." Mrs. Parks appealed her conviction and thus formally challenged the legality of segregation.

At the same time, local civil rights activists initiated a boycott of the Montgomery bus system. In cities across the South, segregated bus companies were daily reminders of the inequities of American society. Since African Americans made up about 75 percent of the riders in Montgomery, the boycott posed a serious economic threat to the company and a social threat to white rule in the city.

Posted on Feb 4, 2014 10:11:43 PM PST
robb says:
A group named the Montgomery Improvement Association, composed of local activists and ministers, organized the boycott. As their leader, they chose a young Baptist minister who was new to Montgomery: Martin Luther King, Jr. Sparked by Mrs. Parks' action, the boycott lasted 381 days, into December 1956 when the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the segregation law was unconstitutional and the Montgomery buses were integrated. The Montgomery Bus Boycott was the beginning of a revolutionary era of non-violent mass protests in support of civil rights in the United States.

It was not just an accident that the civil rights movement began on a city bus. In a famous 1896 case involving a black man on a train, Plessy v. Ferguson, the U.S. Supreme Court enunciated the "separate but equal" rationale for Jim Crow. Of course, facilities and treatment were never equal.

Under Jim Crow customs and laws, it was relatively easy to separate the races in every area of life except transportation. Bus and train companies couldn't afford separate cars and so blacks and whites had to occupy the same space.

Thus, transportation was one the most volatile arenas for race relations in the South. Mrs. Parks remembers going to elementary school in Pine Level, Alabama, where buses took white kids to the new school but black kids had to walk to their school.

"I'd see the bus pass every day," she said. "But to me, that was a way of life; we had no choice but to accept what was the custom. The bus was among the first ways I realized there was a black world and a white world" (emphasis added).

Montgomery's Jim Crow customs were particularly harsh and gave bus drivers great latitude in making decisions on where people could sit. The law even gave bus drivers the authority to carry guns to enforce their edicts. Mrs. Parks' attorney Fred Gray remembered, "Virtually every African-American person in Montgomery had some negative experience with the buses. But we had no choice. We had to use the buses for transportation."

Posted on Feb 4, 2014 10:12:05 PM PST
robb says:
Civil rights advocates had outlawed Jim Crow in interstate train travel, and blacks in several Southern cities attacked the practice of segregated bus systems. There had been a bus boycott in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, in 1953, but black leaders compromised before making real gains. Joann Robinson, a black university professor and activist in Montgomery, had suggested the idea of a bus boycott months before the Parks arrest.

Two other women had been arrested on buses in Montgomery before Parks and were considered by black leaders as potential clients for challenging the law. However, both were rejected because black leaders felt they would not gain white support. When she heard that the well-respected Rosa Parks had been arrested, one Montgomery African American woman exclaimed, "They've messed with the wrong one now."

In the South, city buses were lightning rods for civil rights activists. It took someone with the courage and character of Rosa Parks to strike with lightning. And it required the commitment of the entire African American community to fan the flames ignited by that lightning into the fires of the civil rights revolution.

Posted on Feb 4, 2014 10:12:30 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Feb 4, 2014 10:13:49 PM PST
robb says:
Congressman Pete Gallego
So many times we think that one person cannot change the outcome of issues because we often think those are larger than life. But Rosa Parks is a vivid example of how one person with one simple gesture can change the big picture. Rosa Parks didn't intend to do anything; she told the story many times on how she just didn't want to move to the back of the bus because she was tired. The fact that Rosa Parks had the courage to stay there, at the front of the bus, should encourage us to believe that a small action can have a huge impact. Today, she would have turned 101 years old. Let's always think of her when we doubt or think we cannot change the world around us."

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10 Things You Didn't Know About Rosa Parks

Posted on Feb 4, 2014 10:14:25 PM PST
robb says:
I will be in and out today.


Posted on Feb 4, 2014 10:28:54 PM PST
redandwhite says:
Thank you Robb for the informative start, we are always learning, and it is a good thing to remember that we Can make a difference, each and every one of us

Posted on Feb 4, 2014 10:35:27 PM PST
robb says:
I had a different start but this one called. She was a remarkable woman.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 4, 2014 10:42:23 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Feb 4, 2014 10:44:28 PM PST
redandwhite says:
@ Robb
Have a good day at the game and wrap up warm.
The link ( did not work for me :(
it said: Sorry, there is no video here.
Either it was deleted or it never existed in the first place. Such are the mysteries of the Internet.
And I did so want to see it too :)

Posted on Feb 4, 2014 10:51:26 PM PST
Robb... Great start as always...
I do hope that you have a good day..
I can't imagine the excitement in Settle the past few days..
And the weeks leading up to the game..

Posted on Feb 4, 2014 10:52:55 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Feb 4, 2014 11:00:41 PM PST
robb says:
Interesting. It was on earlier but must have been pulled. Maybe a copyright problem.

Posted on Feb 4, 2014 11:08:31 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Feb 4, 2014 11:14:18 PM PST
Sally in SA says:
Robb, thank for the start. It's going to make me start reading up on the net AGAIN! We had a movie about Rosa Parks show on our TV a couple of weeks ago which I recorded...but when I sat down to watch, it had somehow been deleted. Hopefully it will show again, perhaps tonight as it is her birthday.

There were a number of very brave and wonderful people, both in your country and mine, who fought for, and won equality.

Don't get crushed in the crowd at your parade! That should be great fun. We had the same thing in our streets when SA won the World Rugby Cup many years ago. You must all be so proud of your team. Yeah Seattle Seahawks!

Oh, her birthday was yesterday!

Posted on Feb 4, 2014 11:24:17 PM PST
Robb, that clip worked...

Posted on Feb 5, 2014 12:53:19 AM PST
Sally in SA says:
"Stand for something or you will fall for anything. Today's mighty oak is yesterday's nut that held its ground."
¯ Rosa Parks

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 5, 2014 1:14:31 AM PST
Sally, You are supposed to be working so that you can go see GS play this afternoon..

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 5, 2014 1:39:56 AM PST
Sally in SA says:
LOL, and you are supposed to be sleepig!! The weather is a little fingers crossed that the rain stays away. I've asked my boss for the time off so all is well if it doesn't rain.

Have you read "The Lost child of Philomena Lee" or "The Book Thief"? They both look good to me and I was wondering if anyone had read them and would recommend them.

Posted on Feb 5, 2014 1:54:23 AM PST
A lot of people talk about The Book Thief over on the What are you reading thread but, I haven't read either one of them..

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 5, 2014 1:58:14 AM PST
Sally in SA says:
I seem to remember Donna saw the movie but I've heard that the movie wasn't that good. Perhaps someone else here has read the books and will leave a comment.

Posted on Feb 5, 2014 4:20:01 AM PST
Susan says:
Good Morning all

Great start, Robb -

I'm in shock :)
Work is cancelled for today.
Ice storms are the worst.

Posted on Feb 5, 2014 4:27:11 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Feb 5, 2014 4:27:44 AM PST
Overtime says:
I am so sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 5, 2014 4:39:52 AM PST
Sally in SA says:
Hi Susan,

So what are you going to do with your unexpected leisure time?

Posted on Feb 5, 2014 4:45:51 AM PST
Susan says:
The Wardog's Coin
The Wardog's Coin consists of two stories set in the epic fantasy world of A Throne of Bones. The title story is about a human mercenary company which finds itself in the employ of an elf king. Outnumbered and under attack from an army of orcs and goblins, the Company discovers it is no longer fighting for pay, but for survival. The second story, Qalabi Dawn, features a young tribal chieftain, Shabaka No-Tail, who seeks to find a way to unite the fractious tribes of The People before the implacable legions of the Dead God invade the desert to carry out their crusade of total extermination.
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