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My wife was Naturalized today (vanity)

Posted on 03/25/2009 3:42:13 PM PDT by MNDude

My wife was naturalized into a US citizen today. It was a rather bitter-sweet experience.

It started out with the star spangled banner and some patriotic songs.

Then they listed the countries of the 192 new citizens. Unfortunately, Somalia and Ethiopia had the most citizens (about 40 each), Vietnam and Thailand both had about 25. Surprisingly, my wife was one of the few hispanics. I guess, why bother doing that pain in the butt for something you can get the same benefits for nothing. Probably a handful of Caucasians getting naturalized but there sure were a lot of burcas!

Some liberal woman judge gave the speech that ticked me off immensely. She told the new citizens that our country's strength is based on "diversity and tolerance". No reference to liberty, duty, responsibility, sacrifice, loyalty of course. What the heck exactly is tolerance anyhow? You can only have tolerance for something annoying or bad can't you?

This hag then told everyone that our "democracy only works when everyone gets involved in the political like we saw back in November"

Next, they played a video of Obama speaking--I'm pretty sure it was his inauguration speech, which sucked since I took pride in missing this "historic event". At this time, I let my 2 year old loose and run around like a pill until this video was over.

The service ended with the music "I'm proud to be an American" song playing which raised my spirits a bit.

Sadly, I bet a very small number of those new Americans will be Sarah Palin voters in 2012.


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1 posted on 03/25/2009 3:42:13 PM PDT by MNDude
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To: MNDude
Congratulations!

Now she can run for President. :-)

2 posted on 03/25/2009 3:44:07 PM PDT by justlurking (The only remedy for a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun.)
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To: MNDude
Congratulations!
3 posted on 03/25/2009 3:44:09 PM PDT by xcamel (The urge to save humanity is always a false front for the urge to rule it. - H. L. Mencken)
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To: MNDude

Good on her!


4 posted on 03/25/2009 3:44:44 PM PDT by Drango (A liberal's compassion is limited only by the size of someone else's wallet.)
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To: MNDude

Why should Ethiopians be a problem? Most of them are Christians. Then again they will probably vote for the Kenyan President in African-to-African loyalty.


5 posted on 03/25/2009 3:45:06 PM PDT by SolidWood (Palin: "We do not want to becomes slaves of Washington.")
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To: MNDude

Congratulations to both of you!


7 posted on 03/25/2009 3:45:31 PM PDT by buccaneer81 (Bob Taft has soiled the family name for the next century.)
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To: MNDude

A most hearty CONGRATULATIONS to you and the wife and associated Family etc.

I was naturlized in 1994 when I saw the CLINTOON debacle, I wanted to vote him OUT!! We all know how that went.

Naturalized citizens, I believe, hold America a little more close to their hearts. Nothing against the natural born Americans, unlike OBOZO, but immigrants KNOW the other side of the fence where there is no FREEDOM.

The USA in the WORST condition is 100x better than any other country in the history of the world.

IMHO...

G


8 posted on 03/25/2009 3:45:47 PM PDT by GRRRRR (He'll NEVER be my President! (FUBO!))
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To: MNDude

Congratulations
My wife was naturalized in 04 in time to see the republic end in 09


9 posted on 03/25/2009 3:46:32 PM PDT by omega4179 (Don't spread my wealth, spread my work ethic.)
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To: MNDude
God Bless that woman!

Something we take for granted she fought to win!

10 posted on 03/25/2009 3:46:34 PM PDT by Mikey_1962 (Obama: The Affirmative Action President)
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To: SolidWood
Why should Ethiopians be a problem? Most of them are Christians.

The Somalis are a big problem in my city.

11 posted on 03/25/2009 3:47:13 PM PDT by buccaneer81 (Bob Taft has soiled the family name for the next century.)
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To: MNDude

Congratulations to your wife. I know it was long hard road.


12 posted on 03/25/2009 3:47:17 PM PDT by DB
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To: MNDude
May I also add my Congratulations!
13 posted on 03/25/2009 3:47:52 PM PDT by WellyP (obama must go!)
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To: MNDude

First of all congratulations to your wife and you as well.
Remember, the ceremony is just a ceremony. The real pleasure and joy of being a citizen is an everyday event. Just make sure that both of you work to overcome the basis for whatever that hag judge said. That can be you both fulfilling your duty as a real citizen.
As for the Somalis and Ethiopians, Ive got no problem with it as long as they become citizens. They probably know moare about our laws/constitution than the average lifetime natural born citizen.


14 posted on 03/25/2009 3:48:01 PM PDT by DeusExMachina05 (I will not go into Dhimmitude quietly.)
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To: MNDude

She done good.

Jury duty should not be far from now.


15 posted on 03/25/2009 3:48:17 PM PDT by Mark (Don't argue with my posts. I typed while under sniper fire..)
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To: MNDude

Did it hurt?


16 posted on 03/25/2009 3:50:32 PM PDT by stockpirate (A people unwilling to use extreme violence to preserve liberty deserves the tyrant that rules them)
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To: MNDude

That is great, now get her to get a CCW.


17 posted on 03/25/2009 3:50:53 PM PDT by bikerman (Obama lied;the Country died.)
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To: Mark
Jury duty should not be far from now.

I don't know. I've had a driver's license for 30 years, a passport for 33 years, and been a registered voter for 28 years. I've never been called. Ever.

18 posted on 03/25/2009 3:51:16 PM PDT by buccaneer81 (Bob Taft has soiled the family name for the next century.)
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To: SolidWood

Oh that’s good then! Geographic ignorance I guess!


19 posted on 03/25/2009 3:51:46 PM PDT by MNDude
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To: MNDude

There are two kinds of people in this world. Americans, and those who wish they were.

Congratulations to both of you.


20 posted on 03/25/2009 3:52:34 PM PDT by Sylvester McMonkey McBean (Looking for the reset button.)
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To: MNDude

By the way! Thank you too all Freepers for all your kind words of Congratulations!!


21 posted on 03/25/2009 3:52:40 PM PDT by MNDude
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To: MNDude

Welcome to America!


22 posted on 03/25/2009 3:53:04 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: MNDude

Congrats!!


23 posted on 03/25/2009 3:53:14 PM PDT by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: MNDude

Congratulations to you and your wife!

My husband is a naturalized citizen from Cuba.


24 posted on 03/25/2009 3:53:23 PM PDT by Texas56 (The Obama era (oops error), is it over yet?)
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To: MNDude

Congratulations to both of you!


25 posted on 03/25/2009 3:54:33 PM PDT by ElayneJ
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To: buccaneer81
I've never been called. Ever.

..SHUUUUUSH...now ya gone and did it

26 posted on 03/25/2009 3:55:20 PM PDT by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: MNDude

Congratulations to her and you.


27 posted on 03/25/2009 3:56:27 PM PDT by Sudetenland (Victory in 2012...but first Victory in 2010!!!)
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To: MNDude

Congratulations! Hug her for us!


28 posted on 03/25/2009 3:58:01 PM PDT by FrogMom (No such thing as an honest democrat!)
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To: MNDude
What the heck exactly is tolerance anyhow?

Psalm 15

A psalm of David.

1 LORD, who may dwell in your sanctuary?
Who may live on your holy hill?

2 He whose walk is blameless
and who does what is righteous,
who speaks the truth from his heart

3 and has no slander on his tongue,
who does his neighbor no wrong
and casts no slur on his fellowman,

4 who despises a vile man
but honors those who fear the LORD,
who keeps his oath
even when it hurts,

5 who lends his money without usury
and does not accept a bribe against the innocent.
He who does these things
will never be shaken.

ML/NJ
29 posted on 03/25/2009 4:00:13 PM PDT by ml/nj
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To: Doogle
..SHUUUUUSH...now ya gone and did it

LOL! I'm up for it. Friends have told me that the courthouse has a sweet set-up for jurors...a library, several TVs, free coffee and snacks, internet access and cushy furniture. Plus my employer pays me in full.

30 posted on 03/25/2009 4:00:35 PM PDT by buccaneer81 (Bob Taft has soiled the family name for the next century.)
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To: MNDude

Congrats!


31 posted on 03/25/2009 4:03:13 PM PDT by WakeUpAndVote (Fump!)
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To: MNDude

I agree with you completely on the diversity and tolerance issue. Of course tolerance is a good quality to have when living in a society, and diversity - sure,why not....but these are not goals in and of themselves. What kind of a nation could exist if its primary goal was tolerance? That’s absurd. We practice tolerance as we pursue our nation’s goal of ensuring freedom and the God-given rights of individuals. I’ve grown very tired of hearing the liberal claptrap that says exactly what your judge said. Ugh.
But the important thing is that your wife is a brand-new citizen - cool!


32 posted on 03/25/2009 4:08:04 PM PDT by ElayneJ
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To: MNDude
What the heck exactly is tolerance anyhow? You can only have tolerance for something annoying or bad can't you?

Excellent observation!

33 posted on 03/25/2009 4:12:30 PM PDT by Mind-numbed Robot (Not all that needs to be done needs to be done by the government)
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To: MNDude

Congratulations to Mrs. Dude! I’ve found that converted Catholics and new citizens both can teach us all a lot about our faith/country! All the best to her!


34 posted on 03/25/2009 4:14:26 PM PDT by Iluvpopcrn (Karen)
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To: MNDude

Congratulations!!!! She is as American as apple pie. You must be very proud of her.


35 posted on 03/25/2009 4:22:52 PM PDT by Conservative4Ever (Man the pitchforks and torches.......let the revolution begin)
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To: MNDude

Wonderful news! Congratulations to her!!!


36 posted on 03/25/2009 4:34:31 PM PDT by stylecouncilor (The black man is keeping me down!)
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To: MNDude

Congrats! Welcome her for all of us.


37 posted on 03/25/2009 4:50:27 PM PDT by FreeInWV (Have you had enough change yet?)
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To: MNDude

Congratulations to your wife. I was naturalized in 1956...


38 posted on 03/25/2009 5:09:07 PM PDT by vetvetdoug
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To: buccaneer81

I used to say the same thing and then they called me.


39 posted on 03/25/2009 5:21:21 PM PDT by packrat35 (You could make a fortune as a politician if you have the moral standards of a convicted pedophile)
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To: MNDude; devolve

Congratulate her for us!! Glad you are there to keep her on the right path.


40 posted on 03/25/2009 6:36:09 PM PDT by potlatch
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To: MNDude

Good points. Congrats to your wife. IMO, it is not our diversity that “makes us strong”, it is the AMerican values we hold in common. Sadly, not so common anymore.


41 posted on 03/25/2009 6:38:16 PM PDT by alarm rider ("We laugh at honor, and are shocked to find traitors in our midst" C.S. Lewis)
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To: MNDude

Congrats.


42 posted on 03/25/2009 6:58:15 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps !"~~)
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To: MNDude

Congratulations to you and your wife and son !!! Your wife did the right thing and you both have much to be proud of. And the USA is lucky to have that kind of new citizen.

It’s such a big occasion, sorry the lib judge had to put a damper on it - try not to let it get you down.


43 posted on 03/25/2009 6:58:21 PM PDT by EDINVA
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To: potlatch

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Bump


44 posted on 03/25/2009 7:05:52 PM PDT by devolve (-- "... my Muslim faith....." ABC-TV with Steffi --)
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To: MNDude

Have her register to vote Republican.


45 posted on 03/26/2009 3:46:45 PM PDT by Impy (RED=COMMUNIST, NOT REPUBLICAN)
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