Saturday, August 10, 2013

The Green Card Chronicles - Part another - The Signing

Well, it is getting close. I have found out that the lawyer will have all the papers ready to file on August 20th. One big check to the lawyer and one to the government this time. We should be less than 3 months away from Interview time!!

I have to say that even doing this "the easy way" because I married an American citizen is far from easy. The amount of documentation that is required to establish the bona fides of a marriage in the eyes of the US government is quite impressive and a little daunting. I know, and Robin knows (yes we are Rob and Robin ... shut up) that we entered into this marriage because we love each other and we want to spend the last 50 years of our lives together but actually proving that is the case is much more difficult (and the burden of proof is on us to prove it not the government to prove that it isn't).
For all my happily married readers that got married less than 18 months after starting to date here  is a thought experiment for you. How would you do it  ... think about how you would have proved your marriage was real if you had to do it in the first couple months of your marriage.

Friday, August 9, 2013

Megyn Kelly's Greatest hits

News Corpse » Fox News Rewards Megyn Kelly’s Bootlicking Conservative Bias With A Promotion To Primetime::
"Kelly defended an anti-Islam filmmaker as a “patsy” of the Obama administration.
Kelly asserted that Americans have “gotta get a little squeamish” about the prospect of being killed by drones.
Kelly told her colleague Bill O’Reilly that pepper spray used against student protesters was just “a food product, essentially.”
Kelly moderated a discussion that was based on a series of “Fox Facts” that were cribbed directly from a Republican National Committee press release.
Kelly featured a disreputable reporter with a history of violence (who was later arrested for sexually assaulting a four year old girl) in her frequent attacks on the funders of the Islamic Center that Fox derisively referred to as the “Ground Zero Mosque.”
Kelly misrepresented the results of a Fox News Opinion Dynamics poll to argue that Democrats are defying the will of the people.
Kelly helped to cover up the extra-marital affair of GOP senator John Ensign and failed to disclose her personal involvement in the story."

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She will be a fine replacement for Sean Hannity.

My Favorite Blogger Makes An Announcement

I Think I’m Done » Balloon Juice:

 " My name is John Cole, and I am an alcoholic. And I am going to do what I can to fix it, and I hope you all will help me, because 30 years of behavior is going to be hard to change."

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John Cole is a brilliant blogger. I hope that he can manage this. If you don't already read his site, you should.

Sunday, August 4, 2013

Things that annoy me - Security State Edition

So tired of being called an apologist for a security state because I believe that there are legitimate reasons for a) surveillance and b)secret government communications. That does not mean that there should be unchecked warrantless wiretapping or that every hiccup by a diplomat should be classified .

The world is a complicated place and I really am weary of folks that pretend that there are easy answers to complex questions.

Things That Amuse Me - Fox News Edition

Fox Host Confronts House Republicans For Running A Do-Nothing Congress | ThinkProgress:
 "Fox News’s Chris Wallace challenged House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) and the GOP-controlled House for failing to pass key appropriations before the government runs out of money in September, demanding to know why the party is wasting time holding its 40 Obamacare repeal vote and pursuing other highly partisan partisan measures. "

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