How Ironic Is That

October 25, 2005 — 7 Comments

The day I start talking about segregation, Rosa Parks passes away.

Call her “the woman who refused to get up,” but I’m sure Rosa Parks had no idea what her tired feet and frustrating treatment would lead to on December 1, 1955.

December 1, 1955, was also the beginning of the Montgomery Bus Boycott, which lasted about a year. Blacks refused to ride the buses in Montgomery, Alabama, until November 13, 1956, when the U.S. Supreme Court declared segregation on buses unconstitutional. Despite its embarrassing and often pathetic history, America is still, by far, the greatest country in the world, no matter what color you happen to be.

It’s been quite a day.

Tim Sweetman


Tim Sweetman is a young writer, blogger, and student who lives near our nation’s capital, Washington D.C. He has been much more widely known by his “code-name,” Agent Tim. This name also served as the name of his popular blog, which received over 750,000 visits between 2005 to 2007. In 2005, he quickly rose to become a leading teenage spokesperson and cultural critic within the booming blogosphere, taking on issues such as MySpace, alcohol, homeschooling, pride, racism, tolerance, and other topics relating to our culture today. His blog has come to the attention of people such as Albert Mohler, C.J. Mahaney, Alex and Brett Harris, and La Shawn Barber. Tim’s written work has appeared in Lifeway’s Living With Teenagers (February 2012), Lookout Magazine, FUSION Magazine, The Brink Online, The Old Schoolhouse Magazine, Virtue Magazine, Regenerate Our Culture Online Magazine, and on many other blogs and websites across the internet like Marry Well and the Lies Young Women Believe Blog. He has also been featured in WORLD Magazine, The Towers Magazine, and Maryland Newsline. He is scheduled to have an article appear in Veritas Magazine this December. Most recently, his work can be found on Focus on the Family’s Boundless Webzine. His personal interests include writing (surprise!) and sports, both watching and playing. He is a die-hard Washington Redskins fan.

7 responses to How Ironic Is That

  1. Ironic? More like magic I think.

    Don’t talk about segregation any more – more civil rights leaders may die, such as Louis Farrakhan.


    I suppose it *might* be alright to keep talking about it…

  2. ROFL. Man, you crack me up…

  3. ROFL=Rolling on the floor laughing. I think Jake of made it up if I’m not mistaken. It’s been spread throughout the Instant Messaging world, and has really affected blogs…perhaps it needs an entry in the wikipedia online encylopedia?

  4. Actually, Tim, “ROFL” has been around much longer than me. The one I started was “BHODL” – Banging Head On Desk Laughing.

    While instant messaging Alex, I usually find that “ROFL” doesn’t do justice to how hard he makes me laugh.

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