Americans should not feel proud that the Confederate flag is being removed from various government buildings. Americans should be ashamed that, more than a century after the end of the Civil War, that flag hangs anywhere other than the basement bedroom of someone named Bubba. Not only does it decorate any number of government buildings in the former Confederate States, but it appears on license plates, t-shirts, coffee mugs and so on. If we were a decent people, the Confederate flag would have about the same status as the Nazi swastika.
In other news, I've decided to have Facebook friends. Up to now, I've just used Facebook to play games and keep up on organizations I'm interested in. I sent two friend requests, and nearly cried when one took a couple of hours to respond, so I'll wait for others to friend me.