Friday, September 12, 2008

No lipstick on this blog

So... it is done. I have filed my Citizenship application. I have scraped together the nearly-700$ application and biometrics fee. I have spent many, many hours working out when during the time since I obtained my green card I have left the USA, when I came back, how many days I was away, and where I went to. (My job means that this was not just two weekends in the Bahamas.) I have re-obtained copies of vital birth/marriage/death/divorce certificates that went missing during the move, and which I now suspect are cleverly and safely filed away inside the chest that I use as a coffee table (promised myself not to look until after mailing the application, I can waste time on bemoaning wasted money after that is done).

I am ready to study hard and learn the answers to all the questions.

Do you know them? http://www.uscis.gov/files/nativedocuments/M-685.pdf

But... I should have done this a year ago. Well if I had, I might have been able to vote in November. Too late now I'm sure.

So... America please forgive me if my one, missing vote means that you elect us a leader or leaders who will hope that our children will abstain from sex, rather than teaching them that abstention is a good choice, but also equipping them with the knowledge that they need today, no matter how long or short a time they abstain.

Please forgive my missing vote if you elect someone that knows and cares so much about the rest of the world, and America's role in our global community, that they don't bother to apply for a passport until they are over 40 (maybe there wasn't enough room in the handbag, too full of makeup?)

And please forgive that missing vote if you elect someone who then uses their position to dictate what we can (or cannot) read, (don't care if the question was "rhetorical", it was still asked).

I've lived in countries with right-wing politicians in the past. But nowhere has the "right" been as far-out, way-out, gun-toting right as this. America: do you realise how far you are leaning???

Now tell me. What's the difference between George Bush and Sarah Palin?

Oops. There's that lipstick word again.

4 comments:

Paradox aka DJade said...

And you are doing it all for me so I can get my green card faster awww. Thing is if McCain becomes president I may actually have to leave the country so it would have been all for nothing!

Lainy said...

Isn't that what mums are for ? Often think about you both from over here in "Sunny Syston" - NOT :-)

MamaSaid said...

Best of luck with the exam - and if you put lipstick on a pitbull, would it resemble Sarah Palin?

Anonymous said...

... all I can say to that, is that if you put lipstick on a pitbull, it would look rather... stoopid. :-)