WUI (Writing under the influence)

Somebody once said we are all Americans, sometimes born in the wrong places.
On a warm autumn day in 1986, while enjoying beer with my college buddies,
I decided to join my new homeland.

I've come to appreciate the ideals that helped create this great country.
Liberalism, political-correctness, multiculturalism and moral equivalence
are destroying it.

This old house Grovenet Wal*Mart Visiting Poland American wine better than French.

Friday, December 11, 2015


The Road to Reich

The government creates stupid economic incentives; private actors respond to those stupid incentives by making choices other than the ones their feckless rulers intended; the politicians declare this “unpatriotic,” and insist that their big ideas would work just fine if not for these scheming economic traitors and their connections to inscrutable foreigners; in the final act, state violence is directed against those who make economic choices other than the ones that politicians demand, either in the name of patriotism or in the name of national security.

Read TWT.

Monday, December 07, 2015


What has changed?

The process we went through was much different.  First, we were told it would take approximately 6 months before my wife would be admitted to the US.  Second, the practice would be best handled if she remained outside the country.  Third, we went through a very strange series of interviews whereby both of us were interviewed separately and our stories cross-checked for any inconsistencies.  My wife had to document our relationship by submitting pictures, letters, and anything else that would establish everything was legit.  We didn't complain; it made sense given that I personally had heard about marriages of convenience. It made sense to me the government wanted to make sure I wasn't getting paid for a fake marriage.

That was 20 years ago.  Now this:

Tashfeen Malik entered the US for the first time on July 27, 2014, on a K-1 or 'fiance' visa. The visa program allows foreign residents intending to marry American citizens to live with them in the U.S. for up to 90 days prior to the wedding.
Before entering the country, the partner has to undergo several rounds of counter-terrorism screening and a medical exam. Malik would have also had to undergo a one-on-one interview with an embassy official in her home country of Pakistan.
However, already questions are swirling about how the checklist works. For examples, Fox News reported that Malik cited an incorrect home address in Pakistan on her visa application and it wasn't picked up by the authorities.

What has changed?  Does this new "process" apply to all or just some?


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