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Friday, January 1, 2016

Really just a quickie

Happy New Year to all of Blogville and friends, etc. Over to you mum: As most of you know I am not a US Citizen (I'm from the UK) but am here legally, paid taxes while I was working, etc. However, not being a citizen, I cannot vote over here an generally feel that because of that, any opinions I may have, I keep to myself. However, this Presidential election has raised some issues that really upset me. I have just come from reading the post from the young girl who was upset at Trump. I lived in the NY/NJ area from 1982 through 1999 and so saw and heard many things about Trump. Most of which I could ignore. However, I cannot keep quiet about some of his immigration policies. When I came over here in 1962 it was very easy for a British citizen to get a visa/green card. I understand that it is not so easy now and so I REALLY appreciate being able to keep my citizenship and take advantage of being a legal immigrant here. I am sure that many people will ask why I never became a US citizen -- expecially since my ex worked at NASA and had high level security clearance. A short answer is that my ex and I had an agreement -- if my being a UK citizen should affect his clearance, I would become a US citizen. It didn't and so I didn't. I have been divorced since 1978 so it is a moot point. Another point that is brought up is why I don't move back to the UK. Believe me, there have been many times I have considered it, but I just haven't. If my lawsuit ever gets settled satisfactorily I may go over there for a few months -- but at my age ...... Sorry to be such a party pooper on new years day, but ...... So, saying that I will now say HAPPY NEW YEAR and ttf and toodle pip Cookie and family


  1. Mom says the talk is probably going to get worse before it gets better. Thank goodness Blogville elections are run so much better!

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

  2. Hari OM
    What worries me so much, purely as an observer, is that so many in the US are even taking the guy seriously enough for him to be running this race... I have the great good fortune of being a dual citizen; birthright of UK and chosen of OZ and whilst politics in both places is not particularly to my liking at the moment, they certainly don't have buffoons like that looming. (yet...)

    I'm with the doodz; being a 'citizen' of Blogville is pawsibbly the bestest of all!!! Huggies, YAM xx

  3. Happy New Year, I hope you are feeling better.

    Mommy says Trump is an idiot!

    Ziggy Out!!