I’m writing for tomorrow and am feeling quite exhausted. I spent the day in the new place unpacking and putting away deliveries from yesterday, and waiting for today’s deliveries. They arrived just as I was leaving to return here, so I just shoved them in. I had to leave before the snow hit. ARGH! Tomorrow I’ll be working here on my final move prep. On Wednesday at 9:00 AM the movers arrive.
Jig Zone Puzzle:
Today’s took me 6:33 (average 6:39). To do it, click here. How did you do?
From Daily Kos: NBC’s Meet the Press was very adoring to Nelson Mandela today. In their adoration they were attempting to discount the fact that America was complicit in apartheid survival as long as it did.
President Obama’s remarks glossed over how vehemently the government of the United States, specifically Republicans, for a long time was against Nelson Mandela and the ANC. They never accepted that the African National Congress (ANC) was no different than our founding fathers, who picked up arms for freedom.
Al Sharpton silenced the round table as he placed into context America’s role in South Africa’s liberation. The USA was not a supporter of Nelson Mandela. Conservatives are attempting to rewrite history. Al Sharpton ensured that all around that table were forced to accept that fact. He ensured that all of those listening were well aware that Conservative stalwarts like Ronald Reagan and Margaret Thatcher did not embrace freedom. They uttered the words but it was just for a select few.
At times, our President tries too hard to be non-confrontational. Kudos to Al Sharpton for accurately pointing out the shameful history of Republican Party support for apartheid. They have not changed. Consider that today’s Republicans are doing their best to establish apartheid in America’s voting booths.