What an end to what started out to be a pretty good day -- cold, but blue sky and sunshine and we'll take every day like that. I spent a couple of hours removing snow, but it was o.k.
Then -- I listened to the news and I shouldn't have done that. I heard about the president's latest racist comments on Haiti, Nigeria and other African countries. And he included the country of Norway in his remarks as a place where he wants immigrants to come from. But certainly not Haiti where everyone has AIDS and Nigeria where people only live in "huts". It passes the bounds of common sense! We are a nation of immigrants. We all came from someplace else and the point was that America has been a place where life had to be better. People could begin again.
The great mix we have in this country has been our saving grace. All of us are becoming more and more of a hybrid and it is a wonder to behold. His racist statements are painful to hear. I never thought I would hear a President who is supposed to bring us together make a statement like that.
He refuses to apologize and says his policies are for the betterment of the country. Africa is the new powerhouse of the world economically and politically and we ignore it to our peril. His lack of understanding of history and our changing world is unbelievable.
What a sad day for our country!