Tagged: america

Obama got Osama!

Obama got Osama!

Wow! What a weekend this has been! Here I was thinking that I’d just be enjoying a fantastic three days of sport – netball, basketball and football – when President Barack Obama went and...

On Becoming a US Citizen – Mi can marry u fi US $20,000

On Becoming a US Citizen – Mi can marry u fi US $20,000

Diana O. – Yaadinfo Contributor    [ Website ] After 15 years of living in America, last month I officially became a US citizen. The $675.00 application fee was enough to deter me (again), but...

Oiling the Wheels of Democracy

Oiling the Wheels of Democracy

France is ostensibly leading a coalition of nations, under UN resolution 1973, in an effort to push back against the “atrocities” of Colonel Muammar Gaddafi (spellings vary, gimme a break please) in Libya. The...

America Could Do Worse Than Copy “Socialist” Canada

America Could Do Worse Than Copy “Socialist” Canada

I remember Canada before it became “socialist.” I recall squat brick buildings, a stultifying Anglophile culture, old-fashioned trolley cars and beer parlors where men had to sit in one room and “ladies and escorts”...

Could The Nomination “Fight” Be an Elaborate PR Stunt?

Could The Nomination “Fight” Be an Elaborate PR Stunt?

America is the home of hype. Realty is lightly regarded and truth is as expendable as a used Kleenex. That’s what keeps tabloid publications alive. That’s what fuels round-the-clock TV news, web sites like...

A Reminder of a Shameful Time in U.S. History

A Reminder of a Shameful Time in U.S. History

A news item this morning brought back bitter memories of a shameful time in America’s past, and I wondered at the chutzpah some commentators have shown in condemning the Rev. Jeremiah Wright so self-righteously....